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FEDERAL COURT RULES IN PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT CO.'S FAVOR ON ANTITRUST CLAIMS

 FEDERAL COURT RULES IN PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT CO.'S
 FAVOR ON ANTITRUST CLAIMS
 ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. (NYSE: PPL) (PP&L) was notified Wednesday, Sept. 9, that a Philadelphia federal court has ruled in the company's favor in two antitrust suits brought against the utility by eastern Pennsylvania fuel oil dealers.
 "As we've said throughout these proceedings, our marketing programs are lawful and in the best interests of the company, its customers and shareowners. We believe the judge's decision vindicates our position," said Jerry Caliendo, PP&L's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
 The first suit was filed in August 1991 by Lehigh Valley and Lancaster-area fuel oil dealers who alleged that PP&L's promotion of high-efficiency electric heat pumps and thermal storage heating systems violates federal antitrust laws. And in April 1992, a Schuylkill Haven fuel oil dealer filed a class action antitrust suit against the company.
 The decision upholding PP&L's position was handed down Wednesday, Sept. 9, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
 PP&L supplies electricity to a 10,000 square-mile area of 29 counties in Central Eastern Pennsylvania. Among the communities it serves are Allentown, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, Pa.
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