10/29/2018
AEP NAMES SUNDARARAJAN PRESIDENT AND COO OF AEP OHIO

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2018 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today named Raja Sundararajan president and chief operating officer of AEP Ohio, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He is currently AEP’s vice president – Regulatory Services.

Sundararajan will lead all aspects of AEP Ohio’s electric service responsibilities. He will report to Paul Chodak, executive vice president – AEP Utilities. Sundararajan replaces Julie Sloat, who has been named AEP’s senior vice president – Treasury and Risk.

“Raja has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and creative approaches to problem-solving throughout his AEP career,” Chodak said. “His experience in regulatory, transmission and business strategy will be an asset as we continue our work to offer new energy services and solutions that provide value to our customers in Ohio.

“Under Julie’s leadership, AEP Ohio has advanced smart technologies and established a framework to provide new clean energy to benefit all Ohio customers. I’m confident that Raja will build on this strong foundation and help Ohio lead the Midwest in the transition to a new energy economy,” Chodak said.

Sundararajan, 43, has held several leadership positions since joining AEP in 2002. He has served as vice president – Regulatory Services since 2016, leading AEP’s regulatory activities before 11 state regulatory commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Previously, he was vice president – Transmission Asset Strategy and Policy; managing director – Transmission Business Strategy; managing director of Market Risk; and has held management positions in Treasury and Corporate Finance at AEP.

Sundararajan has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He also has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan and he completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Columbus Zoo Board of Directors.

 About AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio delivers electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of AEP’s subsidiary Ohio Power Co. in Ohio. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities 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 also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.

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