2006

Execution of Stock and Note Purchase Agreement with Mirant - Acquisition of the holding company of Philippines' largest IPP business -

Dec. 11. 2006
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated、Marubeni Corporation


The consortium comprised of The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated  (“TEPCO”) and Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) (jointly the “Consortium”) has reached agreement with Mirant Corporation to acquire Mirant Asia Pacific Limited (“MAPL”), the Philippines’ largest IPP, and executed a Stock and Note Purchase Agreement with Mirant Asia Pacific Holdings, Inc. and Mirant Asia Pacific Ventures, Inc., Mirant’s 100% subsidiaries, to purchase all of MAPL’s shares today.

MAPL, through its subsidiaries, retains approximately 20% of the generating capacity in the Luzon region including Manila, the Philippines’ capital. Through this acquisition by the Consortium, a Japanese electricity utility company and a trading house will acquire that generating capacity and will contribute to the stable electricity supply for the Manila region.

The Consortium will acquire 100% of the Pagbilao coal-fired power station (735MW), 100% of the Sual coal-fired power station (1,218MW) and 20% of the Ilijan gas combined cycle power station (1,251MW). The total capacity of the acquired assets is 2,203MW. The Consortium will establish an onshore special purpose company and continue the acquisition process.

Electricity generated will mainly be sold to National Power Corporation, the Philippines’ government-owned utility company, by way of long-term electricity purchase and fuel supply contracts.

The Consortium is being advised by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Japan and ING Bank N.V. of the Netherlands as financial advisors on cashflow evaluation and financing plan.

TEPCO trusts that, through utilizing its technical expertise and O&M know-how, it will be able to contribute to the Philippines’ electricity sector. TEPCO continues to develop overseas investment business in a proactive manner for further growth.

Marubeni identifies Overseas IPP as one of the top priority field of investment, and expanding its global asset portfolio. By participation to this acquisition, Marubeni will strengthen its high presence as one of the largest IPP player in the market of Philippines, together with contributing to the development of power project which is an essential infrastructure in the country.

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