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April 12, 2016

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Hoosier Energy: Mary Lynn Beaver, 317-752-5991, mbeaver@hepn.com

Sowders joins Hoosier Energy economic development team

BLOOMINGTON, IN - Hoosier Energy is pleased to announce that Jeremy Sowders has joined its economic development team as economic development coordinator for the generation and transmission electric power cooperative.

Sowders will assist Hoosier Energy’s 18 distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois with business retention, expansion and attraction projects.

“Electric cooperatives are committed to the communities they serve. I look forward to working with our member cooperatives in our joint economic development efforts to identify and promote opportunities for growth,” Sowders said.

Sowders most recently served as the Director of Business Development for Radius Indiana, where he developed and led a comprehensive business recruitment program for the eight-county Radius Indiana region in south central Indiana. Sowders also worked closely with and provided support to local economic development officials, elected officials and Naval Support Activity Crane.

Prior to his experience at Radius Indiana, Sowders served as a Senior Associate at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Washington, DC. He also worked for many years in state and local economic development in Indiana, including serving as the Vice President of Business Development for the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation from 2008-2009 where he helped create and manage the Bloomington Technology Partnership.

“Retaining and attracting businesses to the region are vital for the economic health of our communities,” said Harold Gutzwiller, Manager of Member and Key Accounts for the G&T. “Jeremy’s broad experience in economic development and deep commitment to the communities he serves will be an invaluable asset for our member electric cooperatives.”

ABOUT HOOSIER ENERGY

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit www.hepn.com.