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					Ameren                                                  service territory that includes more than 7 percent of
                                                        the state’s population and 35 percent of its surface area
                                                                                                                    • Pinckneyville Power Plant
                                                                                                                      Perry County, Ill.

Corporate Facts                                         — including Quincy and East St. Louis to the west and
                                                        Mattoon and Marion to the east and south.
                                                           Founded in 1923, AmerenIP provides electric
                                                                                                                      Size: 316 MW,
                                                                                                                      Purchased 2005 from an affiliate;
                                                                                                                      Began Operation: 2000
NYSE ticker symbol: AEE                                 service to about 626,000 electric customers — an            • Raccoon Creek Power Plant
                                                        aggregate population of 1.5 million — in 313 incorpo-         Clay County, Ill.
ADDRESS         One Ameren Plaza                        rated municipalities across 15,000 square miles of cen-       Size: 304 MW, Purchased 2006
                1901 Chouteau Avenue                    tral, east central and southern Illinois. AmerenIP pro-     • Venice Power Station
                St. Louis, MO 63103                     vides service to nine cities with populations greater         Venice, Ill.
                                                        than 30,000, including Danville, Decatur, Belleville,         Size: 500 MW, Began Operation: 2005
WEB ADDRESS: www.ameren.com                             Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Galesburg             Other CTG units totaling around 413
For more detailed information see Securities &          and Granite City.                                           megawatts.
Exchange Commission Filings found at                       Founded in 1902, AmerenUE — Missouri’s largest
www.ameren.com on the Investors page.                                                                               Hydroelectric Plants
                                                        electric utility — provides electric service to approxi-
                                                                                                                    • Keokuk Plant
                                                        mately 1.2 million customers across central and east-
Ameren Corporation is the parent of:                                                                                  Keokuk, Iowa
                                                        ern Missouri, including the greater St. Louis area. UE
• AmerenCILCO, based in Peoria, Ill.;                                                                                 Size: 137 MW, Began Operation: 1913
                                                        serves 57 Missouri counties and 500 towns. More than
• AmerenCIPS, based                                                                                                 • Osage Plant
                                                        half (55 percent) of UE’s electric customers are locat-
    in Springfield, Ill.;                                                                                             Lakeside, Mo.
                                                        ed in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
• AmerenIP, based in                                                                                                  Size: 234 MW, Began Operation: 1931
    Decatur, Ill.; and                                                                                              • Taum Sauk Plant
                                                        E L E C T R I C G E N E R AT I O N
• AmerenUE, based in                                                                                                  (pumped storage)
                                                           Ameren companies’ net generating capacity is
    St. Louis, Mo.                                                                                                    Reynolds County, Mo.
                                                        approximately 16,500 megawatts (MW), including
Ameren was created by the                                                                                             Size: 440 MW, Began Operation: 1963
                                                        Ameren’s 80 percent share of Electric Energy, Inc.,
December 1997 merger of CIPSCO                                                                                        Not currently in service
                                                        Joppa, Ill., generating facilities.
Incorporated and Union Electric Company. In 2003,
Ameren grew with the acquisition of CILCORP Inc.,                                                                   N O N - R AT E - R E G U L AT E D
                                                        R E G U L AT E D O P E R AT I O N S
parent of Central Illinois Light Company, now operat-                                                               O P E R AT I O N S
                                                        AmerenUE Facilities:
ing as AmerenCILCO, and in 2004, Ameren acquired                                                                    Ameren Energy Generating Company:
Illinois Power Company — now operating as               Coal-fired Facilities
                                                        • Labadie Plant                                             Primarily Coal-fired Facilities
AmerenIP — from Dynegy Inc. Ameren employees,
                                                          Franklin County, Mo.                                      • Coffeen Power Plant
totaling approximately 9,500, provide energy services
                                                          Size: 2,405 MW, Began Operation: 1970                        Montgomery County, Ill.
to approximately 2.4 million electric customers and
                                                        • Meramec Plant                                                Size: 900 MW, Began Operation: 1965
nearly one million natural gas customers across
                                                          St. Louis County, Mo.                                     • Hutsonville Power Plant
64,000 square miles in Illinois and Missouri.
                                                          Size: 841 MW, Began Operation: 1953                          Crawford County, Ill.
    Ameren includes among its subsidiaries, in addi-
                                                        • Rush Island Plant                                            Size: 151 MW, Began Operation: 1953
tion to AmerenCILCO, AmerenCIPS, AmerenIP and
                                                          Jefferson County, Mo.                                     • Meredosia Power Plant
AmerenUE, the following operating entities:
                                                          Size: 1,181 MW, Began Operation: 1976                        Morgan County, Ill.
• Ameren Energy Resources Company, LLC,
                                                        • Sioux Plant                                                  Size: 464 MW (308 MW coal, 156 MW oil),
    the holding company for non-rate-regulated
                                                          St. Charles County, Mo.                                      Began Operation: 1948
    generation, development, marketing and fuels
                                                          Size: 986 MW, Began Operation: 1967                       • Newton Power Plant
    services companies — Ameren Energy
                                                                                                                       Jasper County, Ill.
    Generating Company, Ameren Energy Medina            Nuclear Plant
                                                                                                                       Size: 1,198 MW, Began Operation: 1977
    Valley Cogen, LLC, Ameren Energy Marketing;         • Callaway Nuclear Plant
• Ameren Energy Resources Generating — an                 Callaway County, Mo.                                      Combustion Turbines (CTG)
    AmerenCILCO subsidiary that operates non-             Size: 1,190 MW, Began Operation: 1984                     Natural Gas-fired Facilities
    rate-regulated generation; and                                                                                  • Columbia Energy Center
                                                        Combustion Turbines (CTG)
• Ameren Services, which provides support                                                                             Boone County, Mo.
                                                        Natural Gas or Oil-fired Facilities
    services to the corporation and its subsidiaries.                                                                 Size: 140 MW, Began Operation: 2001
                                                        • Audrain Power Plant
                                                                                                                    • Elgin Energy Center
                                                          Audrain County, Mo.
ELECTRIC UTILITIES                                                                                                    Cook County, Ill.
                                                          Size: 608 MW, Purchased 2006.
   AmerenCILCO provides electricity to approximate-                                                                   Size: 460 MW, Began Operation: 2002
                                                        • Goose Creek Power Plant
ly 210,000 customers in 19 counties, serving towns                                                                  • Gibson City Power Plant
                                                          Piatt County, Ill.
in east and central Illinois. Founded in 1913,                                                                        Ford County, Ill.
                                                          Size: 438 MW, Purchased 2006
AmerenCILCO provides gas and electric services to                                                                     Size: 228 MW, Began Operation: 2000
                                                        • Kinmundy Power Plant
Peoria and 26 surrounding communities.                                                                              • Grand Tower Power Plant
                                                          Marion County, Ill.
   AmerenCIPS provides electric service in 70 coun-                                                                   Jackson County, Ill.
                                                          Size: 232 MW,
ties throughout a 20,500-square-mile area. Founded                                                                    Size: 511 MW, Began Operation: 1951
                                                          Purchased 2005 from an affiliate;
in 1902, AmerenCIPS today serves nearly 400,000                                                                       Repowered in 2001
                                                          Began Operation: 2001
retail electric customers in 576 communities with a                                                                 • Joppa (1-3)
                                                        • Peno Creek Power Plant
                                                                                                                      Joppa, Ill.
                                                          Bowling Green, Mo.
                                                                                                                      Size: 165 MW, Began Operations: 2000
                                                          Size: 188 MW, Began Operation: 2002
AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen, LLC                                                                                             ILLINOIS                                Illinois
Natural Gas-fired Facility                                                                                                                                      Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                              On Jan. 2, 2007, new electric rates for the Ameren
                                                                                                                                                Elgin      •

• Medina Valley Cogen Plant                                                                                                                                               Illinois utilities went into effect, reflecting delivery
  Mossville, Ill.                                                                                                               Medina Valley
                                                                                                                                                                          service tariffs approved by the Illinois Commerce
                                                                                                                     Peoria •

  Size: 44 MW, Began Operation: 2001                                                                                        E. D. Edwards
                                                                                                                                                                          Commission (ICC) in November 2006 and full cost
  Produces electricity, steam and chilled                                                                  Duck Creek
                                                                                                                                                                          recovery of power purchased on behalf of Ameren
  water for Caterpillar Inc.’s adjacent                                                                                                           Gibson City             Illinois utilities’ customers in the September 2006 auc-
                                                                                        Keokuk
                                                                                                •                                                                         tion. These new electric prices significantly increased
  engine manufacturing facility.                                                                                            Springfield       Goose Creek
                                                                                                                                #              •
                                                                                                                                             Decatur                      customers’ energy bills. Due to the magnitude of
                                                                                                           •
Electric Energy, Inc. Facilities:                                                     Audrain
                                                                                                        Meredosia
                                                                                                                                                  Hutsonville
                                                                                                                                                                          these rate increases, various legislators supported leg-
Coal-fired Plant
                                                 • Kansas City
                                                                            Columbia
                                                                                          Peno Creek
                                                                                                  Sioux          Venice
                                                                                                                                                                          islation that would have reduced and frozen the
                                                                                          #                                      Coffeen          Newton
• Joppa Generating Station                                                              Callaway
                                                                                                       St. Louis •                                                        Ameren Illinois utilities’ electric rates at the levels in
                                                                                    #                                                           Raccoon Creek
  Joppa, Ill.                                                                  Jefferson City
                                                                                                    Labadie Meramec
                                                                                                                                                                          effect prior to Jan. 2, 2007. The legislation would
  Size: 1,002 MW, Began Operation: 1953                                       •
                                                                            Osage                        Rush Island
                                                                                                                                      Kinmundy                            have imposed a tax on electric generation in Illinois
                                                                                                                                    Pinckneyville
                                                                                                                                                                          to help fund customer assistance programs. The
Combustion Turbines (CTG)                                                                                •
                                                                                                      Taum Sauk                                                           Illinois governor also supported rate rollback and
                                                                                                                                      Grand Tower
Natural Gas-fired Facility                                                                                                                                                freeze legislation.
• Joppa CTGs (4-5)                                               MISSOURI                                                                 Joppa
                                                                                                                                                                              In July 2007, an agreement was reached among key
  Joppa, Ill.                                                                                                                                                             stakeholders in Illinois to avoid this and address the
  Size: 74 MW, Began Operation: 2000                                                                                                                                      increase in electric rates and the future power pro-
                                                        AmerenUE Coal-Fired Plants
Ameren Energy Resources Generating                                                                                                                                        curement process in Illinois. The agreement included
Facilities:                                      •      AmerenUE Hydro Plants
                                                                                                                                                                          a comprehensive rate relief and customer assistance
                                                #       AmerenUE Nuclear Plant
                                                                                                                                                                          program — which constructively resolved significant
Coal-fired Facilities                                   AmerenUE CTGs
                                                                                                                                                                          legislative, regulatory and legal uncertainty and avoid-
• Duck Creek Plant                                      Ameren Energy Resources Generating Coal-Fired Plants
                                                                                                                                                                          ed the potential for significant incremental costs —
  Canton, Ill.                                          Ameren Energy Medina Valley Cogeneration Plant
                                                                                                                                                                          and with the passage of legislation, took effect on Aug.
  Size: 410 MW, Began Operation: 1976                   Ameren Energy Generating Coal-Fired Plants
                                                                                                                                                                          28, 2007. The agreement provides approximately $1
• E.D. Edwards Plant                                    Ameren Energy Generating CTGs
                                                                                                                                                                          billion of funding for rate relief for certain electric
  Bartonville, Ill.                              •      Ameren Energy Generating Coal-, Oil- & Gas-Fired Plant
                                                                                                                                                                          customers in Illinois, including approximately $488
  Size: 715 MW, Began Operations: 1960                  Electric Energy, Inc. (80 percent owned by Ameren)
                                                                                                                                                                          million to customers of the Ameren Illinois utilities.
                                                           Coal-Fired Plant
NATURAL GAS OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                                        In September 2008, the ICC issued an order
    The combined natural gas operations of                                                                                                                                authorizing a net rate increase in annual revenues for
AmerenCILCO, AmerenCIPS and                     AmerenUE serves gas customers in more than 90                                                                             electric delivery service totaling $123 million for the
AmerenIP rank as the third largest Illinois     Missouri communities, including towns in southeast,                                                                       Ameren Illinois utilities. The electric rate changes
natural gas distribution operation in total     central and eastern Missouri. The company owns                                                                            were effective on Oct. 1, 2008.
number of customers. AmerenUE is the            3,200 miles of natural gas transmission and
third largest distributor of natural gas        distribution mains.                                                                                                       Natural Gas Rates
in Missouri.                                                                                                                                                              Missouri
    AmerenCILCO serves approximately            RATES AND REGULATION                                                                                                         As part of a 2007 stipulation and agreement
216,000 Illinois customers, including the                                                                                                                                 approved by the MoPSC authorizing an increase in
cities of Peoria and Springfield, and is        Electric Rates                                                                                                            annual natural gas delivery revenues of $6 million
directly connected to five interstate natural   Missouri                                                                                                                  effective April 1, 2007, AmerenUE agreed not to file a
gas pipelines with the ability to purchase         In 2007, AmerenUE was granted a 2.1% overall elec-                                                                     natural gas delivery rate case before March 15, 2010.
from multiple suppliers. AmerenCILCO has        tric rate increase of approximately $43 million. Until                                                                       The 2007 stipulation and agreement did not pre-
about 3,900 miles of natural gas transmis-      the 2007 increase, UE had not had an electric rate                                                                        vent UE from filing to recover gas infrastructure
sion and distribution mains and two under-      increase since 1987.                                                                                                      replacement costs through an infrastructure system
ground storage fields with eight billion           March 1, 2009, a 7.8 percent rate increase took                                                                        replacement surcharge (ISRS) during the rate mora-
cubic feet of capacity.                         effect for UE Missouri electric customers. The Missouri                                                                   torium. During 2008, the MoPSC approved two UE
    AmerenCIPS has provided natural gas         Public Service Commission (MoPSC) approved an                                                                             requests to establish an ISRS to recover annual rev-
service for more than 75 years and today        increase for UE in annual revenues for its electric serv-                                                                 enues of $2 million in the aggregate, effective in
distributes natural gas to nearly 190,000       ice territory of approximately $162 million. The rate                                                                     March and November 2008.
customers in more than 270 Illinois commu-      increase was needed to cover the cost of reliability                                                                         UE’s gas rates may also be adjusted without a tradi-
nities. AmerenCIPS operates 5,300 miles of      improvements and rising costs for the materials the                                                                       tional rate proceeding for changes in the wholesale
natural gas transmission and distribution       company uses to safely generate and deliver electricity.                                                                  costs of gas, which are passed through to customers
mains. It also owns and operates three             The MoPSC also approved UE’s implementation of a                                                                       without mark-up from UE (the purchased gas adjust-
underground storage fields, with a total        fuel and purchased power cost recovery mechanism                                                                          ment, or PGA).
capacity of approximately two billion           (FAC). The FAC provides for the adjustment of electric
cubic feet.                                     rates three times per year for a pass-through to cus-                                                                     Illinois
    AmerenIP supplies retail natural gas to     tomers of 95% of changes in fuel and purchased power                                                                          In September 2008, AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO
421,000 customers in 258 incorporated           costs net of off-system revenues, subject to a MoPSC                                                                      and AmerenIP received from the ICC a consolidated
municipalities and adjacent areas. The          prudency review. This mechanism allows UE to more                                                                         order approving a net increase in annual revenues for
company owns 8,700 miles of natural gas         quickly recover the money the company must spend on                                                                       natural gas delivery service of $38 million in the aggre-
transmission and distribution mains and         fuel to run its power plants and cover its purchased                                                                      gate. Rate changes implementing these adjustments
seven underground natural gas storage           power costs — without the time and expense required                                                                       became effective in October 2008. The ICC also
fields with a total capacity of approximately   for a full rate case.                                                                                                     approved an increase in the percentage of costs to be
15 billion cubic feet.                             The MoPSC will continue to have regulatory over-                                                                       recovered through fixed monthly charges for residen-
    About 126,000 of AmerenUE’s 1.2 million     sight over the FAC-adjusted rates. The fuel and pur-                                                                      tial and commercial natural gas customers.
customers are natural gas customers.            chased power adjustment clause does not generate
                                                additional profits for UE.
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