September 17, 2008

FirstEnergy CEO to Speak at Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference; Webcast Available

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony J. Alexander will participate in a panel discussion at the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. The session, "Ohio Transition Plays," will begin at approximately 7:45 a.m., EDT.

A live Internet Webcast of the discussion will be available via FirstEnergy's Investor Information Web site -- -- by clicking on the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference link.

For those who can't listen to the live Webcast, an audio version will be archived on FirstEnergy's Web site.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services.

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CONTACT: News Media: Tricia Ingraham, +1-330-384-5247, or InvestorRelations: Ron Seeholzer, +1-330-384-5415, both of FirstEnergy Corp.

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