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Lew Hay statement on appointment to President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

JUNO BEACH, Fla. − Lew Hay, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. issued the following statement today on his appointment to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness:

“The U.S. economy faces no greater challenge than returning to robust job growth. I’m honored to be chosen by the President to provide advice on how we get the economy not only growing, but growing in a way that puts Americans back to work. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members on recommendations that will allow the U.S. economy to create jobs at its full potential,” said Hay. 

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness was created to continue to strengthen the nation's economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States by ensuring the availability of nonpartisan advice to the president. It is headed by Jeffrey R. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive officer of GE.

Biographical Information 
Lewis “Lew” Hay, III was elected CEO of NextEra Energy in June 2001 and elected chairman of the board in January 2002. He joined NextEra Energy as chief financial officer in August 1999 and was appointed president of NextEra Energy Resources in March 2000. Hay serves on the board of directors of Capital One and Harris Corp. He is a vice chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, a director and past chairman of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and a member of the Business Roundtable. Hay received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1977 and a master of science degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982.

NextEra Energy, Inc. 
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 2010 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:,

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