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SCHWENTKER NAMED VP OF LEGAL SERVICES AT CAROLINA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

    RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- Robert B. Schwentker has been named vice president of legal services for Carolina Electric Cooperatives.
    Schwentker will oversee corporate counseling, legal services, power supply arrangements, wholesale rate proceedings, litigation, legal overview and government relations.
    Carolina Electric Cooperatives is the utility network of 28 electric membership corporations(EMCs) in North Carolina. Carolina Electric Cooperatives provides electric service to 1.6 million consumers in 95 counties across the state.
    Schwentker is experienced in providing legal assistance to electric membership corporations (EMCs) across the state.  He joins Carolina Electric Cooperatives after serving 14 years with the law firm of Crisp, Davis, Schwentker, Page, Currin and Nichols in Raleigh.
    A native of Arizona, Schwentker graduated from The Principia College in Elsah, Ill. with a bachelor's degree in business administration.  He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    Schwentker and his wife, Joy, have two sons.
    Carolina Electric Cooperatives employs more then 2,500 people and pays more than $45 million in state and local taxes each year.  The organization has more than $3.2 billion in assets and serves 58 percent of North Carolina's land area.
    The name Carolina Electric cooperatives was recently adopted and refers to the entire network of electric cooperatives in North Carolina as well as the three corporations created to serve them.  These organizations, and the services they provide are:
    -- the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC),
       providing power generation and transmission.
    -- The North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC),
       providing trade association services, marketing, economic
       development, government affairs, safety training and many other
       services.
    -- the Tarheel Electric Membership Association (TEMA), serving as
       the central purchasing agency.
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    CONTACT:  Jay Johnson, Manager Corporate Communications or Jane Pritchard, Director, Media and Community Relations, both of Carolina Electric Cooperatives, 919-872-0800 CO:  CAROLINA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN:  UTI SU:  PER ST:  NC


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