Don D. Jordan, chairman and CEO of Reliant Energy, will be
succeeded by R. Steve Letbetter as CEO June 1. Jordan will remain
chairman of the board until Dec. 31, 2000.
Jordan's tenure as chief executive officer is one of the longest
among CEO's in the energy industry. He was initially elected chief
executive officer of Houston Lighting & Power Company (then
Reliant Energy's principal operating unit) in 1977.
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