July 2009 Investor Update by pkj12584

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									  July 2009
  Investor Update
July 1, 2009

To the Investment Community,
GE Aviation made several annoucements at the recent 2009 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget,
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incuding the unveiling of its new GEnx engine in a special ceremony.
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On June 17, GE and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company signed an extensive                           Infrastructure
agreement that expands GE’s global network of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul
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(MRO) providers in the Middle East and further advances Mubadala’s plans to build a global
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MRO network centered in Abu Dhabi. GE Aviation and its affiliates will provide technical
support and services to Mubadala’s affiliate MRO companies SR Technics and Abu Dhabi                      GE Capital Finance      page 4
Techonolgies, including technical and corporate training support, comprehensive material                  NBC Universal           page 5
support, and the granting of licenses to service certain GE engines.
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With its unveiling of the fastest selling large jet engine in GE history — the GEnx — and its
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strategic agreement with Mubadala Development Company, GE and its joint ventures,
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CFM* and Engine Alliance+, announced more than $8 billion in orders at the Paris Air
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Show. Services, repair and overhaul contracts — whose values reflect the life of the service
contract — accounted for $5 billion of the total. Total engine sales — which reflect the list             GE Global Research      page 6
price — came in at $3 billion.                                                                            Upcoming investor       page 6
On June 12, The Board of Directors authorized a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per                   events
outstanding share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable July 27, 2009
to shareowners of record at the close of business on June 22, 2009. The ex-dividend date is
June 18, 2009. Full Text Here                                                                             Contact
As a reminder, our 2Q’09 earnings call will be held on Friday, July 17 at 8:30AM ET. The                  Trevor A. Schauenberg
webcast and other relevant earnings materials will be posted on our website. Please access                Vice President
the following link for more information: http://www.ge.com/investors/events/event_                        Corporate Investor Communications
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Please save the date for our upcoming GE Capital Investor Webcast on Tuesday, July 28.                    Fairfield, CT 06828
The meeting will be hosted by GE Vice Chairman & CFO Keith Sherin, GE Vice Chairman &                     USA
GE Capital CEO Mike Neal and multiple members of the GE Capital leadership team, and                      T 203 373 2424
will include an interactive question and answer session. We are committed to providing                    F 203 373 2071
increased transparency at GE Capital, and this webcast will update our extensive March                    trevor.a.schauenberg@ge.com
19th presentation. Presentation materials will be made available online at the start of the
event. You can access the event information directly here: http://www.ge.com/investors/
events/event_id07282009.html
For presentations, news and other helpful information please visit our investor web site at
http://www.ge.com/investor.
Regards,




                            *CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between General Electric
                            Company and Snecma (SAFRAN Group).
                            +The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE)
                            and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
     GE Technology Infrastructure
•	   With its unveiling of the fastest selling large jet engine in GE history –
     the GEnx – and its strategic agreement with Mubadala Development
     Company, GE and its joint ventures, CFM* and Engine Alliance+,
     announced more than $8 billion in orders at the Paris Air Show, which
     was held at Paris’ Le Bourget airport. Full Text Here
•	   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has
     selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its new fleet of 35 Boeing 787-9
     aircraft and 10 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The total
     value of both engine orders is worth $2.2 billion list price. Additionally,
     the airline holds options for 25 Boeing 787 aircraft and 10 Boeing
     777-300ERs with purchase rights for a further 10 Boeing 787 and five
     Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Etihad Airways has also signed a multi-year
     OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance,
     repair and overhaul of its entire firm GEnx and GE90 engine fleet. The
     OnPoint solution agreement is valued at more than $1.7 billion over the
     life of the agreement. Full Text Here
•	   WestJet announced it has signed an exclusive 12-year OnPoint solution
     agreement valued at more than $850 million over the life of the contract
     with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its fleet of
     CFM56-7+ engines that power 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.
     Full Text Here
•	   GE Healthcare, announced the first installation of the new DiscoveryTM
     PET/CT 600 scanner, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
     in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The revolutionary scanner is designed to help enable
     earlier detection and accurate monitoring of disease combined with the
     latest advancements in molecular imaging. With the new Discovery PET/
     CT 600, CTCA patients will benefit from advanced motion management
     technology that will enable CTCA doctors to precisely identify where lesions
     are located, rapidly create a therapy plan, and monitor treatment response
     by interpreting images taken in a single exam, which generally takes
     less than half an hour. This assessment can help doctors quickly address
     patients’ concerns and shorten overall hospital length of stay. Full Text Here
•	   BP America placed a $1.1 million order for flow meters from GE Sensing
     & Inspection Technologies. As global energy demand prompts refiners,
     such as BP, to increase refining capacity and maximize the production
     of distillates, they are expanding and building new delayed coker units.
     GE’s flow meters will be used to monitor 36 critical flow points for a new
     coker unit being built as part of BP Whiting’s multi-billion dollar refinery
     expansion. Full Text Here


     *CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between General Electric Company and Snecma (SAFRAN Group).
     +The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).



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     GE Energy Infrastructure
•	   GE Energy announced that it has signed contracts totaling more than $500 million
     to supply advanced power generation equipment and long-term services for the Al
     Dur Independent Water and Power Project, the largest power plant in the Kingdom
     of Bahrain. When completed, the plant is expected to provide 1,250 megawatts of
     power, which would account for 30% of the Kingdom’s existing electricity grid output,
     as well as 48 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day. Full Text Here
•	   As Saudi Arabia is facing unprecedented demand for reliable sources of water, GE
     Energy is building on its growing commitment to provide critical water solutions
     to the Kingdom with the opening of a near $10 million GE Saudi Water & Process
     Technology Center. The new technology center incorporates a blending plant for
     water treatment chemicals and offers advanced water, water reuse, wastewater
     and process solutions to local and regional customers. It is the second GE Water
     facility in the Gulf, following a recently opened manufacturing facility and office
     complex in Dubai, UAE. The new center is a joint venture between GE and Al Tamimi
     Group, a leading Saudi Arabian engineering and construction firm with which GE
     has had a relationship since 1957. Full Text Here
•	   GE Energy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. have signed final agreements to
     co-develop a “next generation” steam turbine for use in gas turbine combined-
     cycle power plants. The co-development effort will focus on the design of a new,
     advanced steam turbine, leaving each of the parties to separately manufacture and
     sell the co-developed steam turbine in support of its natural gas-fired, combined-
     cycle power generation products. Full Text Here
•	   GE Energy smart meters are helping prove the value of a smart grid in the United
     Kingdom as part of a government-sponsored Energy Demand Research Project
     (EDRP). GE is committed to assisting the U.K. government meet an objective of having
     smart meters in every home by 2020. “As the test progresses, we are learning about
     consumer behavior and how smart meter technology can help save on energy
     bills,” said Andrew Monks, EDRP program manager at Scottish and Southern Energy.
     “Thanks to the help of GE technology and GE engineers, we will be able to plan for a
     more efficient, cleaner energy future across the United Kingdom.” Full Text Here
•	   GE Oil & Gas announced that its drilling & production business has been awarded
     a three-year frame agreement valued at more than $250 million to supply 250
     VetcoGray subsea wellhead systems to Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) of Brazil,
     an integrated oil and gas company. In terms of number of wellheads, this is the
     largest contract awarded to date in the industry. Full Text Here
•	   GE Oil & Gas announced that it has been awarded a contract of more than $11 million
     to supply four VetcoGray subsea wellhead systems and running tool rentals to OGX
     Petroleo e Gas Ltda., the largest independent oil company in Brazil. Commenting,
     Reinaldo Belotti, production development director, OGX said, “We consider GE Oil
     & Gas one of our key suppliers for our upcoming exploratory drilling campaigns in
     Campos and Santos Basins. We are glad to receive GE’s latest VetcoGray MS-800
     subsea wellhead technology, coupled with outstanding field service performance and
     large experience in Brazilian water for our upcoming wells.” Full Text Here


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     GE Capital Finance
•	   GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance announced it co-led a $4 billion
     asset-based credit facility for Sears Holdings Corp., a leading retailer
     operating more than 3,800 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. The
     loan will be used for working capital needs. GE will provide $400 million
     to Sears in this transaction, making the largest contribution of new
     capital to the company. Full Text Here

•	   GE Capital, Corporate Finance announced it served as co-administrative
     agent for a $230 million cash flow term loan to Transaction Network
     Services, Inc., a leading provider of secure data, network and
     telecommunications services. The new loan increases the company’s
     existing credit facility to $423.5 million to support the acquisition of the
     Communication Services Group from VeriSign, Inc. Full Text Here

•	   GE Capital announced it provided a C$130 million asset-based credit
     facility to The Brick Group Income Fund, one of Canada’s largest
     retailers of furniture, appliances and home electronics. The loan will be
     used for recapitalization purposes. Full Text Here

•	   GE Capital announced it provided a $75 million debtor-in-possession
     credit facility to Caraustar Industries, Inc., one of North America’s largest
     integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted
     paperboard products. The loan will be used for working capital needs as
     the company restructures under Chapter 11. Full Text Here

•	   GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services announced it provided a
     $75 million senior credit facility for Arizant Inc. The loan will be used
     to refinance Arizant’s existing indebtedness and for general corporate
     purposes. Full Text Here

•	   GE Capital Global Banking announced today that it has increased
     its ownership stake in BAC-Credomatic GECF Inc. (BAC-Credomatic),
     from 49.99% to 75%, as contemplated in the original agreements
     signed by the parties in 2005. BAC-Credomatic owns the retail bank
     BAC International Bank, Inc. and the BAC and Credomatic operations
     throughout Central America. BAC Credomatic Holding Co. Ltd. will
     retain 25% of BAC-Credomatic. “Having GE as a partner has been a
     tremendous asset to BAC-Credomatic, and has helped us to accelerate
     our strategic growth. I am looking forward to continuing to work with
     GE on this exciting next phase of BAC-Credomatic’s successful growth
     and development,” said Carlos Pellas, BAC-Credomatic’s chairman.
     Full Text Here




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     NBC Universal
•	   Telemundo Communications Group, a leading producer of innovative and high-quality content for
     Hispanics in the U.S. and around the world, announced that the network has partnered with Conill
     on an interactive initiative for the launch of the Toyota Venza, which is featured during the opening
     credits of Telemundo’s popular novela Más Sabe El Diablo. Full Text Here
•	   NBC Universal, as part of its ongoing effort to develop creative promotional opportunities beyond
     traditional 30-60 second spots, has collaborated with Microsoft to help launch its new search
     engine Bing.com. Full Text Here
•	   NBC Universal has signed a pact with Hallmark Cards Inc., which incorporates film properties from
     Universal Partnerships & Licensing and television properties from the NBC Universal Television, DVD,
     Music and Consumer Products Group. The deal expands upon a previously existing partnership and
     gives Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards use of NBC Universal’s current and future slate of film and
     television product as well as its extensive library of film and television properties for a wide range
     of social expression products. The deal also allows Hallmark exclusive access to the extensive NBC
     News archives for e-greetings. Full Text Here
•	   ProFootballTalk.com (PFT) and its founder Mike Florio are joining NBCSports.com as part of a wide-ranging
     partnership. Generally regarded as the best and most popular, independent NFL news and information
     site, PFT consists of 30-50, daily “News and Rumors” blog items written largely by Florio and dealing with
     the issues surrounding the NFL players, coaches, owners & general managers. Full Text Here
•	   Women@NBCU, NBC Universal’s female-targeted sales and marketing initiative, partnered with Step
     Up Women’s Network to host its first annual Mentors Walk in Central Park on June 11th. Each mentor
     accompanied several aspiring young career women on a “walk & talk” through Central Park, followed
     by a breakfast at Tavern on the Green. Over 70 mentors, including many senior-level executives from
     advertising, finance, legal, digital, media and human resources participated. Full Text Here
Ratings highlights:
•	   The June 1 premiere of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien generated Tonight’s highest metered-
     market household results for a Monday edition in more than four years and the seventh-highest
     Monday in the 17 years since Jay Leno began his run as Tonight host in May 1992.
•	   USA had its strongest May ever, delivering its ninth straight “best ever” month in key demos. USA
     dominated May in adults 25-54 with 15 of the top 25 entertainment cable telecasts, including every
     new episode of In Plain Sight and WWE Monday Night Raw as well as new episodes of Law & Order:
     Criminal Intent. NCIS and House continue to be the top two acquired series on cable.
•	   Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey season finale on June 16 delivered 2.5 million adults
     18-49 and 3.48 million total viewers, the highest rated Real Housewives franchise telecast ever in all
     demographics, and Bravo’s highest rated Tuesday telecast in adults 18-49 since 2003 (Queer Eye).
     The New Jersey Housewives is the highest rated Real Housewives season ever in all demographics.
•	   NBCSports.com, had its biggest traffic day ever on June 22 with live streaming coverage of the final
     round of the 2009 U.S. Open.

Upcoming films
•	   July 31:   Funny People (Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan, Leslie Mann)
•	   August 14: A Perfect Getaway (Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Steve Zahn)
•	   August 21: Inglorious Bastards (Brad Pitt)


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     Citizenship, ecomagination and
     healthymagination
•	   GE announced as part of its healthymagination initiative to increase access to
     technology and reduce cost, the launch of a new program, Stimulus Simplicity,
     which offers doctors and hospitals an easier path to electronic medical records (EMR) adoption. This program is a joint
     offering of GE Healthcare and GE Capital and contains two core elements — a commitment to ensure the EMRs are
     certified (a precursor to federal stimulus reimbursement eligibility) and an interest-free loan with deferred payments.
     Full Text Here

•	   As the White House and U.S. Congress create a new national strategy for managing used nuclear fuel, GE Hitachi Nuclear
     Energy (GEH) is encouraging lawmakers to support the research and development necessary for recycling nuclear fuel. As
     the only nuclear reactor vendor that is majority-owned by a U.S. company, GEH is offering the Advanced Recycling Center,
     which would put U.S. technology to work to improve economic prosperity through job creation, enhance national security,
     help curb greenhouse gas emissions and provide a unique opportunity to regain the historical U.S. leadership position in
     nuclear science and technology. Full Text Here

•	   GE Transportation announced the results of a head-to-head fuel test between GE’s
     Evolution® ES44AC and EMD’s SD70ACe Tier 2 emissions-compliant locomotives.
     According to an independent research study GE’s locomotives are over 6% more fuel-efficient compared to their EMD
     counterparts. Based on the 6% fuel savings, the equivalent Green House Gas (GHG) reduction from operating GE’s
     Evolution Locomotive compared to EMD’s SD70ACe would be more than 200 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or more than
     4,000 tons over the 20-year life of the locomotive. That means that each Evolution Locomotive has an annual positive GHG
     impact equivalent to removing 35 cars from the road, or planting 55 acres of trees. Full Text Here


GE Global Research
•	   GE announced that it will open an advanced manufacturing technology and software center in Michigan. The center
     is expected to grow to more than 1,100 GE employees over the next few years. “Michigan is a great location for a
     technology center because of its world-class engineering, technical talent and public officials who understand that
     investing now will create tomorrow’s leading positions in information technology, clean energy and transportation,”
     said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. Full Text Here

•	   Senior leaders from GE Healthcare and GE Global Research are joining State and local leaders as well as officials from
     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the grand opening of GE Healthcare’s new, state-of-the-art digital mammography
     production facility at the Rensselaer Technology Park. The new 230,000 sq ft facility will add 150 high paying manufacturing
     jobs in Rensselaer County with an annual payroll of $10 million. Investment in the facility totals over $165 million,
     including a capital grant of $10 million from New York State. With a focus on “Clean Technologies”, the building has
     achieved USGBC LEED Gold Certification, making it one of only two semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the US to
     achieve this status. Full Text Here

Upcoming investor events (subject to changes)
•	   July 17*:   GE 2nd Quarter 2009 Earnings Webcast
•	   July 28*:   GE Capital Investor Webcast
*Meeting will be webcast. Webcast replays are retained on our web site for 14 days. Podcasts are also available by accessing
the following link: http://www.ge.com/rss/investor.xml


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