05.12.03

5.12.2003: Meldung: Calpine Corp.: Sale of PG&E Note Receivable for $133.4 Million completed

Calpine Completes Sale of PG&E Note Receivable for $133.4 Million
Thursday December 4, 12:42 pm ET

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 / Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN - News) today announced that it has sold to a group of institutional investors its right to receive payments under a note receivable from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for approximately $133.4 million in cash.

"The sale of the PG&E note receivable represents the successful completion of another liquidity-enhancing event," noted Bob Kelly, Calpine"s chief financial officer. "To date we have completed liquidity transactions totaling over $2.3 billion. Our last major liquidity event, the $250 million construction financing for our Rocky Mountain project, should be completed in the next 30 days, bringing the total liquidity raised in 2003 to nearly $2.6 billion."
Proceeds from the sale will be used for general corporate purposes, including the repurchase of outstanding public indebtedness in open-market transactions, and as otherwise permitted by the company"s indentures.
The PG&E note receivable stems from a 1999 restructuring of a long-term power purchase agreement with PG&E for electricity delivered from the company"s Gilroy Power Plant. Calpine will continue to own and operate the Gilroy Power Plant, a 112-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas-fired facility, which supplies power to the northern California power market and steam to an adjacent food processing facility.

Calpine is a fully integrated power company that owns and operates electricity generating facilities and natural gas reserves. The company generates power at plants it owns or leases in 21 states in the United States, three provinces in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Calpine also owns nearly 900 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas reserves, Calpine focuses its marketing and sales activities on securing power contracts with load-serving entities. The company has in-depth expertise in every aspect of power generation from development through design, engineering and construction management, into operations, fuel supply and power marketing. Founded in 1984, Calpine is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPN. For more information about Calpine, visit www.calpine.com.

Source: Calpine Corporation
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