NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today announced the final results of its previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase any and all of its outstanding 6.625% senior notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes").

The Tender Offer expired at 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on December 28, 2017 (the "Expiration Date"). An aggregate principal amount of $797,206,000 of the 2023 Notes were validly tendered on or prior to the Expiration Date and accepted by the Company for purchase, including $789,620,000 in aggregate principal amount of 2023 Notes that were tendered prior to 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on December 13, 2017 (the "Consent Date") and were accepted for purchase on December 14, 2017.

As previously announced, holders who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their 2023 Notes after the Consent Date and at or prior to the Expiration Date received $1,006.25 per $1,000 principal amount of 2023 Notes tendered (which does not include the $30.00 consent payment per $1,000 principal amount of 2023 Notes tendered, which payment was received by holders who validly tendered at or prior to the Consent Date). Holders of the 2023 Notes accepted for purchase also received accrued and unpaid interest on their 2023 Notes from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the date on which payment for the Notes was paid.

The Company further announced that today it completed its previously announced redemption of all of the 2023 Notes not validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer before the Expiration Date. The redemption price for the remaining $72,034,000 in aggregate principal amount of 2023 Notes was an amount equal to 103.313% of the principal amount of the 2023 Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest on such 2023 Notes to the date of redemption.

About NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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