PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announced that on October 7, 2020 the Company received notice from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission granting early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) waiting period for the previously announced Direct Energy acquisition.

The Company has received Centrica Shareholder, Canadian Competition Act and HSR approvals. This acquisition remains subject to approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The acquisition is targeted to close by year end 2020.

About NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to more than 3.7 million residential, small business, and commercial and industrial customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, and by working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.

Forward-Looking Statements

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