JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Amy B. Lane to its board of directors. Ms. Lane will serve on the board’s finance and investment committee.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Amy to the NextEra Energy board,” said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. “Amy brings to our board a wealth of finance and business expertise, along with a proven track record as an experienced leader and strategist in investment banking for more than two decades. We look forward to benefitting from her valuable insight and counsel as we continue to grow NextEra Energy and pursue our vision of being North America’s clean energy leader.”
Throughout her distinguished 26-year career in investment banking, Ms. Lane gained experience with financial services, capital markets, finance and accounting, capital structure, acquisitions and divestitures in that industry as well as management, leadership and strategy. She served as a managing director and group leader of the global Retailing Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., from 1997 until her retirement in 2002. In that role, Ms. Lane worked on many mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt transactions for a wide range of major retailers. Previously, she was a managing director at Salomon Brothers, Inc., where she founded and led the retail industry investment banking unit, having joined that firm in 1989. She began her investment banking career at Morgan Stanley in 1977.
Ms. Lane also serves on the boards of directors of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, and GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products. In addition, she is on the board of trustees of Urban Edge Properties, an equity real estate investment trust. Ms. Lane received a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.0 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2014. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and 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. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for eight consecutive years, which is an unprecedented achievement in its industry. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.