JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today appointed President and Chief Executive Officer James L. Robo as chairman of the board, effective Dec. 13, 2013. Robo will succeed Lewis Hay III, who will be retiring as executive chairman effective on that date.
Robo became chief executive officer in July 2012. Prior to that, he served in several senior executive positions since joining the company in 2002.
NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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