This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Mirant And RRI Energy To Merge To Create GenOn Energy, A Leading 24,700 Megawatt Independent Power Producer

Mirant Corporation (NYSE: MIR) and RRI Energy, Inc. (NYSE: RRI) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to create GenOn Energy, which will be one of the largest independent power producers in the United States, with approximately 24,700 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity and a pro forma market capitalization of $3.1 billion. The transaction is structured as an all-stock, tax-free merger.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, which has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies, Mirant stockholders will receive a fixed ratio of 2.835 shares of RRI Energy common stock for each share of Mirant common stock they own. The ratio reflects an at-market transaction based on the volume-weighted average price for the preceding 10 trading days. Upon closing, which is expected before the end of 2010, Mirant stockholders will own approximately 54% of the equity of the combined company and RRI Energy stockholders will own approximately 46%.

Edward R. Muller, chairman and chief executive officer of Mirant, will be chairman and chief executive officer of the combined company until 2013, when he plans to retire. Mark M. Jacobs, president and chief executive officer of RRI Energy, will be president and chief operating officer of GenOn and will serve on its board. Jacobs is to succeed Muller as CEO in 2013. J. William Holden III, currently chief financial officer of Mirant, will be chief financial officer of GenOn. The GenOn Board of Directors will be comprised of 10 directors, with five members of the current Mirant Board and the five members of the current RRI Energy Board. GenOn’s corporate headquarters will be located in Houston.

The merger brings together two organizations with complementary electric generating assets and proven operational excellence, enabling GenOn to derive substantial near- and long-term benefits from significant cost savings, greater scale, geographic diversity, and increased financial strength and flexibility. GenOn will have a strategically balanced presence across key regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, California, the Northeast, the Southeast and the Midwest.

1 of 5

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,279.74 +13.75 0.08%
S&P 500 2,013.22 +1.86 0.09%
NASDAQ 4,584.1820 -9.2430 -0.20%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs