Internal Audit Director Joins Pike

May 15, 2009

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE) one of the nation’s leading energy solutions providers, is pleased to announce that James D. (Jim) Culbreth has joined the company as Internal Audit Director.

Culbreth comes to Pike with more than 17 years experience in internal audit, most recently from Grant Thornton, where he served as Manager, Business Advisory Services. In that role, he provided counsel for risk assessments, financial, operational and information systems audits, including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance. Pike was one of Culbreth’s clients, along with companies in telecom, banking and retail industries.

“We’ve come to know Jim’s work well over the past couple of years. We’ve been impressed, and we asked him to join our leadership team,” said Anthony Slater, Pike Executive VP and CFO. “We’re looking forward to bringing Jim’s expertise in-house, as we work together to continue our focus on internal controls and to investigate ways to increase efficiencies and streamline processes.”

About Pike

Pike is one of the largest providers of energy solutions in the United States. Pike’s portfolio of services includes engineering, powerline and substation construction, EPC and renewable energy services. The Company is also a recognized leader in storm restoration. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PIKE. Visit Pike’s website at www.pike.com.

SOURCE Pike Electric Corporation

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