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ENERGY GROUP COMPLETES $550 MILLION CREDIT TRANSACTION
BETHESDA, Md. - PG&E National
Energy Group has completed its transaction for a new $550 million
senior unsecured letter of credit and revolving credit facility.
The facility, which closed
on June 15, will be used primarily for letters of credit to support
trading and for working capital requirements.
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
led the transaction as bookrunner and lead arranger. Societe Generale
and Citibank participated as arrangers with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein,
ABN AMRO and Credit Lyonnais acting as co-arrangers. The all-in
drawn pricing is 1.625 percent over LIBOR at the BBB level.
"This transaction marks
the conclusion of the National Energy Group's effort to establish
a credit identity that is independent of PG&E Corporation and signals
the National Energy Group's re-entry into the commercial bank market
to support our trading and development efforts," said John Cooper,
the National Energy Group's senior vice president of finance.
Headquartered in Bethesda,
Md., PG&E National Energy Group - a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation
(NYSE: PCG) -- develops, owns and operates electric generating and
gas pipeline facilities and provides energy trading, marketing and