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NextEra Energy names John Ketchum as EVP, finance and CFO

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Juno Beach, Fl., USA - March 3, 2016, Juno Beach, Fl., USA - NextEra Energy, Inc., a clean energy company, announced that John Ketchum has been appointed executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, effective March 4, 2016.

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Mr. Ketchum, who also has been appointed chief financial officer and a member of the board of NextEra Energy Partners, LP, has a diverse finance, legal, business and commercial transactions background with experience in domestic and international project development, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, tax, corporate governance, corporate finance, securities, bankruptcy, operations, risk management, finance and accounting.

He joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, finance for NextEra Energy.

Mr. Ketchum also has served in a variety of leadership roles within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president, business management and finance, with responsibility for the CFO organization and the financial performance of the generation portfolio.

In addition, he held the positions of general counsel and corporate secretary for NextEra Energy Resources.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ketchum served as corporate counsel to TECO Energy and as a corporate and securities law associate for Holland & Knight, LLP in Tampa, Fla. He began his career as a tax lawyer for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., and, prior to that, worked in corporate banking.

Mr. Ketchum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and finance from the University of Arizona and a Master of Laws degree in taxation and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.

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