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July 20, 2010

GAHANNA, Ohio, July 16, 2010 -- Michael J. Zwick has been named general manager of AEP Ohio’s Muskingum River and Waterford power plants near the communities of Beverly and Waterford. Zwick also will retain his current site responsibilities for Dresden Plant in Muskingum County. Prior to being named plant manager at Dresden in 2008, Zwick was manager at Waterford Plant.

 In his new expanded role, Zwick will be responsible for the overall administration and management of all three plants. At Muskingum River, Zwick succeeds Dave Wickline, who recently was named plant manager at the AEP Amos Plant, Putnam County, W.Va. At Waterford, Zwick replaces Dan Moyer who was named manager of the AEP Kammer-Mitchell Plant, Marshall County, W.Va.

 Zwick joined AEP in 1991 as a plant engineer at Muskingum River Plant. He later served as supervising engineer environmental, a team leader and energy production superintendent at Philip Sporn Plant, Mason County, W.Va.

 Zwick earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University and has successfully completed the AEP Management Development Program. He currently is enrolled in the AEP Mid-Level Leader Targeted Development Program. He is a member of the Muskingum Area Chamber of Commerce, Beverly/Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Tri-Valley Foundation.

 Zwick resides in the Caldwell, Ohio, area with his wife, Tammy, and three children Tiffany, 18; Ashley, 15; and Andrew, 11.

 Muskingum River Plant is a five-unit, coal-fired generating station with total capacity of 1,425 megawatts. Waterford Plant is a natural gas-fired, combined cycle 850-MW generating facility. Dresden will be a 580-MW natural gas-fired, combined cycle generating facility.

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of major AEP subsidiaries Columbus Southern Power Company and Ohio Power Company in Ohio, and Wheeling Power Company in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio.  The company serves all or part of 61 counties in Ohio and two in West Virginia.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 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 nearly 39,000-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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