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Unicom Hires Moler To Head D.C. Office

December 6, 1999
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Unicom Hires Moler To Head D.C. Office

John W. Rowe, Chairman, President and CEO of Unicom, announced the appointment of Elizabeth Anne ("Betsy") Moler, 50, as the company's senior vice president for federal government affairs. Moler, currently an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. is a former chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"). Upon completion of Unicom's merger with PECO Energy, she will head the combined company's Washington office.

"We are delighted to have Betsy join Unicom to head our Washington office," said Rowe. "She is known across the nation as one of the leading experts in our industry. Her experience at FERC, at the Department of Energy ("DOE") and on Capitol Hill is unparalleled. That experience will help us shape one of the nation's premier utilities."

Moler served as FERC chair from 1993-1997 and as the deputy secretary for the DOE from 1997 to 1998. She was first appointed to FERC in 1988. Prior to that she was senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She has a B.A. in International Relations from the American University School of International Service and a J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University. While at FERC, Moler was the architect of FERC Order Numbers 888 and 889, which required utilities to open their transmission lines to their competitors, thus paving the way for electric utility industry restructuring.

"I am excited about joining the management team at Unicom and, eventually, working for the combined company," said Moler. "Both Unicom and PECO have been leading the industry through restructuring. Once the merger is complete, the combined company will be a major competitor in the emerging energy industry. I look forward to representing it in Washington."

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