The joint economic development program of Hoosier Energy and its member electric distribution cooperatives has been recognized once again as one of the top 10utility programs in the nation.

Site Selection magazine announced its top utilities in economic development today in a press
announcement.Hoosier Energy is an electric power supply cooperative with 18 member distribution systems
that serve more than 300,000 homes, business and industries in central and southern Indiana
and southeastern Illinois. This is the seventh time since 2002 that Hoosier Energy has been
named to the top 10 list by the publication.

The power supplier was recognized for economic development results with member
cooperatives in 2014. Commercial and industrial projects announced in 2014 included 58 new
and expanded businesses that are expected to add approximately 2,200 jobs and $600 million
in capital investment in communities served by member cooperatives. Key growth sectors
included food processing, automotive and distribution industries.

“Electric cooperatives share a tradition of making rural areas better places to work and live,”
said Harold Gutzwiller, Manager of Member and Key Accounts for Hoosier Energy.
“Last year’s jobs and investment results were among the top five in our history and demonstrate
our members continued commitment to the cooperative principle of concern for community.”
Partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in
more than $6 billion in new investments and almost 29,000 new jobs in the last 15 years.

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Ind. 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 powerplants, several renewable energy plants and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit