Investor News Release

NRG Energy, Inc. Statement On Schedule 13D Filing by Elliott Associates and Bluescape Energy Partners

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2017-- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today received a notice of Schedule 13D filing by Elliott Associates and Bluescape Energy Partners (the Group).

NRG Energy appreciates the Group’s interest in the Company. NRG Energy is committed to creating shareholder value and welcomes input from all shareholders. NRG looks forward to an open dialogue with Elliott and Bluescape.

About NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

Source: NRG Energy, Inc.

For NRG Energy, Inc.
Marijke Shugrue, 609-524-5262
Kevin L. Cole, CFA, 609-524-4526
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