Paul T. Addison      Anthony J. Alexander   Michael J. Anderson     Dr. Carol A. ...

Ernest J. Novak, Jr.       Catherine A. Rein      George M. Smart      Wes M. Taylor           Jesse T. Williams, Sr...

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  1. 1. FIRSTENERGY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 8 Paul T. Addison Anthony J. Alexander Michael J. Anderson Dr. Carol A. Cartwright William T. Cottle Robert B. Heisler, Jr. Dear Shareholders: On behalf of your Board of Directors, I want FirstEnergy’s corporate governance practices to thank FirstEnergy’s management team and also ranked among the top 10 percent of all employees for another record year. utilities and the top 15 percent of all S&P 500 As a result of continued strong operational companies at the beginning of 2008, based and financial performance, the market value of on corporate governance measures used by your Company increased by nearly $3 billion ISS Governance Services. last year. Our 2007 total shareholder return of You can learn more by reading our 23.6 percent, which reflects stock price appre- Corporate Responsibility Report, which offers ciation plus reinvested dividends, was among a comprehensive look at your Company’s the best in our industry. Based on our ethics and governance practices, environmental confidence in your Company’s future, the commitment, health and safety issues, and Board increased the common stock dividend contributions to our region’s quality of life. by an additional 10 percent in December, which The report is available online at brings the annual rate to $2.20 per share. As FirstEnergy addresses its opportunities Your Board is proud of FirstEnergy’s and challenges, we remain committed to continued progress in enhancing value to rigorous standards of corporate governance shareholders and remains committed to ensuring and ethics. In February of this year, we were that your interests are well represented. honored to be named among the top 100 Thank you for your ongoing confidence Corporate Citizens in the United States by and support. Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) Magazine. This prestigious annual study measures corporate efforts to address issues Sincerely, related to climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, lobbying and philanthropy. GEORGE M. SMART Chairman of the Board
  2. 2. 9 Ernest J. Novak, Jr. Catherine A. Rein George M. Smart Wes M. Taylor Jesse T. Williams, Sr. Paul T. Addison (61) Ernest J. Novak, Jr. (63) Retired, formerly Managing Director in the Utilities Retired, formerly Managing Partner of the Department of Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup). Cleveland office of Ernst & Young LLP. Chair, Chair, Finance Committee; Member, Audit Committee. Audit Committee; Member, Finance Committee. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2003. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2004. Anthony J. Alexander (56) Catherine A. Rein (65) President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstEnergy Retired, formerly Senior Executive Vice President Corp. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2002. and Chief Administrative Officer of MetLife Inc. Chair, Compensation Committee; Member, Audit Michael J. Anderson (56) Committee. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since President and Chief Executive Officer of The 2001 and of the former GPU, Inc. (merged with Andersons, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of FirstEnergy in 2001) from 1989-2001. Interstate Bakeries Corporation. Member, Finance and Nuclear Committees. Director of FirstEnergy George M. Smart (62) Corp. since 2007. Non-executive Chairman of the FirstEnergy Corp. Board of Directors. Retired, formerly President of Dr. Carol A. Cartwright (66) Sonoco-Phoenix, Inc. Member, Audit and Corporate Retired, formerly President of Kent State University. Governance Committees. Director of FirstEnergy Chair, Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Corp. since 1997 and of Ohio Edison from 1988-1997. Compensation Committee. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 1997 and of Ohio Edison from 1992-1997. Wes M. Taylor (65) Retired, formerly President of TXU Generation. William T. Cottle (62) Member, Compensation and Nuclear Committees. Retired, formerly Chairman of the Board, President Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2004. and Chief Executive Officer of STP Nuclear Operating Company. Chair, Nuclear Committee; Jesse T. Williams, Sr. (68) Member, Corporate Governance Committee. Retired, formerly Vice President of Human Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2003. Resources Policy, Employment Practices and Systems of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Member, Robert B. Heisler, Jr. (59) Corporate Governance and Nuclear Committees. Special Assistant for Community and Business Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 1997 and of Strategies to the President of Kent State University; Ohio Edison from 1992-1997. retired Chairman of the Board of KeyBank N.A. Member, Compensation and Finance Committees. Director of FirstEnergy Corp. from 1998-2004 and since 2006.
  3. 3. FIRSTENERGY OFFICERS 10 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy Service Company Anthony J. Alexander Anthony J. Alexander Bennett L. Gaines Anthony J. Alexander Chief Executive Officer President and Vice President, Information President and Chief Executive Officer Technology & Corporate Security, Chief Executive Officer Joseph J. Hagan and Chief Information Officer Mark T. Clark Mark T. Clark President and Chief Mark A. Julian Nuclear Officer Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Operations Vice President, Energy Delivery Strategic Planning and Operations James H. Lash Richard R. Grigg Nicholas J. Lizanich Richard R. Grigg Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Executive Vice President Vice President, Asset Oversight Executive Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities and President, FirstEnergy Utilities Danny L. Pace Thomas C. Navin Gary R. Leidich Gary R. Leidich Senior Vice President, Fleet Vice President, Investment Engineering Executive Vice President Management Executive Vice President and President, FirstEnergy and President, FirstEnergy Barry S. Allen John E. Paganie Generation Generation Vice President, Davis-Besse Vice President, Energy Efficiency Leila L. Vespoli* Lynn M. Cavalier Mark B. Bezilla Robert P. Reffner Executive Vice President Senior Vice President, Vice President, Perry Vice President, Legal and General Counsel Human Resources Paul A. Harden Ronald E. Seeholzer Richard H. Marsh* David C. Luff Vice President, Nuclear Support Vice President, Investor Relations Senior Vice President Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer Governmental Affairs Jeannie M. Rinckel Eugene J. Sitarz Vice President, Fleet Oversight Vice President, Tax James F. Pearson* Donald R. Schneider Vice President and Treasurer Senior Vice President, Peter P. Sena Daniel V. Steen Energy Delivery & Vice President, Beaver Valley Vice President, Environmental Harvey L. Wagner* Customer Service Vice President, Controller Stanley F. Szwed Thomas M. Welsh and Chief Accounting Officer Vice President, Federal Energy Senior Vice President, Regulatory Commission Policy, Rhonda S. Ferguson* FirstEnergy Regional Assistant to CEO and Chief FERC Compliance Corporate Secretary Operations Management Officer Tony C. Banks Paulette R. Chatman** Vice President, Business Bradford F. Tobin OHIO Assistant Controller Development, Performance Vice President, Supply Chain, & Management James M. Murray Jacqueline S. Cooper* and Chief Procurement Officer President, Ohio Operations Assistant Corporate Secretary David M. Blank Richard J. Horak Vice President, Rates Dennis M. Chack Jeffrey R. Kalata* Assistant Controller & Regulatory Affairs Regional President, The Cleveland Assistant Controller Electric Illuminating Company William D. Byrd Randy Scilla** Vice President, Corporate Trent A. Smith Assistant Treasurer Risk and Chief Risk Officer FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Regional President, Edward J. Udovich** The Toledo Edison Company Mary Beth Carroll Assistant Corporate Secretary Vice President, Corporate Charles E. Jones Steven E. Strah Affairs & Community Lisa S. Wilson* President Regional President, Involvement Assistant Controller Ohio Edison Company Ali Jamshidi Thomas A. Clark Vice President, Vice President, Customer Service * Also holds a similar position Commodity Operations PENNSYLVANIA & Service Area Development with FirstEnergy Service Company, Charles D. Lasky Douglas S. Elliott FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., and Ralph J. DiNicola Vice President, Fossil Operations President, Pennsylvania FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Vice President, Communications Operations Company. Arthur W. Yuan Michael J. Dowling Vice President, Sales & Marketing Ronald P. Lantzy ** Also holds a similar position Vice President, Regional President, with FirstEnergy Service Company Dennis J. Fuster † Governmental Affairs Metropolitan Edison Company and FirstEnergy Nuclear Vice President Operating Company. Bradley S. Ewing James R. Napier, Jr. Frank A. Lubich † Vice President, Energy Delivery Regional President, Vice President, Fossil Operations Pennsylvania Electric Company Rhonda S. Ferguson Vice President, Corporate FirstEnergy Generation Corp. † Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer NEW JERSEY Dennis J. Fuster Stephen E. Morgan Vice President, Project President, Jersey Central Construction Power & Light Company Donald M. Lynch Regional President, Jersey Central Power & Light Company