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April 30, 2012
Contact:  Shannon Feyen (812) 322-8524

Hoosier Energy sponsors local Relay for Life

Hoosier Energy recently donated $2,500 to qualify as a "Power of Purple" sponsor for the 2012 Sullivan County Relay for Life, scheduled May 4 - 5 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Sullivan Elementary School.

Local teams will include several Hoosier Energy Merom Station employees who have had their lives impacted by cancer. The Sullivan County Relay for Life committee includes three spouses of Hoosier Energy employees among its members.

Hoosier Energy and its employees target a variety of contributions throughout the year to the Sullivan County community.

"Hoosier Energy strives to deliver cooperative values including concern for community by giving to several worthy causes and organizations," Merom Station Plant Manager Karl Back said. "A team of Merom Station employees works hard to distribute donations to schools, volunteer and youth activities and other great causes here in Sullivan County. Many of our employees live in the county and they and their families are active in local groups. They're dedicated to making a positive impact."

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and other services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives, which collectively meet the electricity needs of more than 750,000 residents, businesses, industries and farms. About 200 Hoosier Energy employees work at the Merom Station, a 1070-megawatt coal-fired power plant.

For more information, visit www.hepn.com.

Members of the Sullivan County Relay for Life committee collect a check at Hoosier Energy's Merom Station.