David Crane steps down as CEO of NRG Energy and Mauricio Gutierrez becomes CEO

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David Crane steps down as CEO of NRG Energy and Mauricio Gutierrez becomes CEO

NRG has announced that David Crane is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of NRG, effective immediately. Mr. Crane has served in this position since 2003.

Replacing Mr. Crane will be Mauricio Gutierrez, who will be President and Chief Executive Officer and it is expected that Mr. Gutierrez will be appointed as a Director of NRG. Mr. Gutierrez has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2010 and has been with the Company in various roles since August 2004.

Mr. Crane will assist in the CEO transition through the end of the year.

Howard E. Cosgrove, Chairman of the NRG Board, stated:

“During more than 12 years at the helm of NRG, Mr. Crane led the company from emergence from bankruptcy to its current position as leader in the wholesale and retail energy markets. The Board thanks Mr. Crane for his leadership that helped transform NRG into the Company it is today.”

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