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J. Brian Ferguson elected to FPL Group’s board of directors

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL) today announced that J. Brian Ferguson has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Ferguson, 51, is chairman and chief executive officer of Eastman Chemical Company.

Prior to becoming chairman and chief executive officer, Ferguson served as president of Eastman’s Chemicals Group where he had direct responsibility for all chemicals-based business organizations, as well as the manufacturing, sales, pricing and product management, technology and geographical aspects of the business group. He joined Eastman in 1977 and led several businesses in the U.S. and Asia.

Ferguson is a director of the American Chemistry Council, the National Association of Manufacturers and East Tennessee State University Foundation. He also serves on the executive committee of the Society of the Chemical Industry, U.S. Section and the Business Roundtable.

“We are pleased to add Brian to our board of directors and look forward to drawing on his expertise and experience,” said Lew Hay, chairman and chief executive officer of FPL Group.

With the election of Ferguson, FPL Group’s board of directors now totals 12 members.

FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $10 billion, is nationally known as a high-quality, efficient, and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With a growing presence in 26 states, it is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, serves 4.3 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, an FPL Group energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at

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