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2014-08-22 12:22:50

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) declared a quarterly common stock dividend on Friday (8/22) of $0.3725 per share, payable Oct. 1, 2014, to shareowners of record as of Sept. 10, 2014. PPL Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL...

2014-08-06 08:36:17

Tiger Group and PPL Group conducting online sale for equipment formerly owned by environmental services company; bids close late August NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Tiger Group's Remarketing Services Division and PPL Group are auctioning excavators, loaders, tractors, service and pickup trucks, and other warehousing and office assets from the commercial contractor and environmental remediation company Allied Industries,...

2014-08-01 08:23:21

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Friday (8/1) that Rodney C. Adkins, an executive with more than 30 years of service at IBM, is joining the company's board of directors, effective today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132538 Adkins, who will retire from IBM at the end of this year, is currently serving as senior vice president with a focus on special corporate projects and key client relationships. Until April of this...

2014-07-31 08:25:36

Line would improve reliability and lower costs for millions of electricity users in Mid-Atlantic region ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Thursday (7/31) that its Pennsylvania utility, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, is proposing to build a major new regional transmission line that would make electric service more reliable and enhance the security of the electric grid while reducing the cost of electricity for consumers....

2014-07-31 08:25:04

- Second-quarter and first-half earnings from ongoing operations increased 15 percent over 2013 ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced on Thursday (7/31) second-quarter 2014 reported earnings of $229 million, or $0.34 per share, a decrease from $405 million, or $0.63 per share, a year ago. For the first six months of 2014, PPL's reported earnings were $545 million, or $0.83 per share, compared with $818 million, or $1.28 per share, in the first six...

2014-07-22 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) will release consolidated second-quarter 2014 earnings results before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. William H. Spence, PPL chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, and other members of PPL's executive team will discuss quarterly results and the company's general business outlook during a conference call with financial analysts beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The call will be...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-07-05 20:20:23

BERWICK, Pa., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Saturday (7/5). Operators conservatively shut down the unit June 25 based on data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine, which indicated that a few turbine blades developed small cracks. As with past turbine inspections, plant staff found that the data accurately reflected the status of the blades...

2014-07-02 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Wednesday (7/2) that an executive with more than three decades of wide-ranging technology and management experience will join the company's board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140702/124088 Armando Zagalo de Lima, a Xerox executive vice president, has been elected to the PPL board, effective July 3, 2014. Zagalo de Lima, who has served Xerox in a number of key positions since...

2014-06-25 08:22:59

BERWICK, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 Wednesday (6/25) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "We have been monitoring turbine performance closely for the last several years, and continue to work with the manufacturer to address conditions that are...


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