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Local Business, Church Selected as Winners in FirstEnergy Solutions' Thanks a Million Giveaway

Carothers A-1 Pest Control in Mansfield, Ohio, First Presbyterian Church in Bucyrus, Ohio, receive cash prizes

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced two $50,000 winners in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million giveaway, an opportunity for residents and businesses throughout Ohio to win cash prizes and secure a low electric generation price for four or seven years.  All eligible Ohio residents and businesses that enrolled in a FirstEnergy Solutions electric generation offer between August 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012, were automatically entered into the giveaway. 

"This is a small, family-owned business, and winning this prize will be a significant financial boost to my company," said Carothers A-1 Pest Control owner Mary Hooks.  "I became aware of the giveaway only after I enrolled in FirstEnergy Solutions' offer, offering the long-term price stability that my business needs.  Thank you, FirstEnergy Solutions, for this exciting opportunity."

Reverend John Cory, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bucyrus said, "We constantly seek ways to provide the members of our local community with relief from hunger or want.  With the economy being as difficult as it is, sometimes we simply don't have enough to go around.  However, with this wondrous gift from FirstEnergy Solutions, we'll now have the ability to assist a broader spectrum of demand than ever before.  We are incredibly grateful for this gift!"

 "As an Ohio-based company, FirstEnergy Solutions is committed to helping ensure the people and businesses in this state continue to thrive, which is why we created our Thanks a Million giveaway," said Trent Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions. 

FirstEnergy Solutions is also making long-term fixed price offers available to residents and businesses interested in locking in an electric generation price for four or seven years. 

"Our PriceControl offers are a great opportunity for residents and businesses to take advantage of today's historically low prices in the energy market," said Smith.  "And by locking in a low fixed price for four or seven years, customers could potentially see considerable savings over the long term." 

Ohio residents and businesses can sign up to receive 6.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on electric generation until 2019, or 6.49 cents per kWh until 2016.  To enroll or for more information, residents can call 1-855-849-2645 or go online to www.fes.com/pricecontrolohio.

Through this campaign, eight businesses are winning $50,000 each, eight residents are winning $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions is giving $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use however they see fit. 

FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving two million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois. 

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.  Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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