American Electric Power Seeks Bids For Compliance Coal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 18, 2013 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking offers for the supply of compliance coal to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP is seeking spot-coal delivery proposals for 20,000 tons per month for five months beginning May 1. In addition to the base tonnage, AEP is seeking a monthly option of 10,000 tons per month during the term, delivered by rail and/or barge. AEP is open to alternative pricing structures or other innovative, value-added concepts. Proposals with alternative terms will be accepted. Accepted bids will be at AEP’s discretion.

Proposal packages must be received by AEP no later than 5 p.m., March 26. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to coalrfp@aep.com, by fax to (614) 583-1619 (Attn. Chuck West), or by mail to Chuck West, Manager, Fuel Procurement - Coal, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at www.aep.com/go/coaloffers or by calling West at (614) 583-6112 or Tina Sefcik at (614) 583-6028.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a 40,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

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