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"Pacific Gas and Electric" or "PG&E" when
referring to PG&E Corporation or its National Energy Group.
The PG&E National Energy Group is not the same company as Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, the utility, and is not regulated by the
California Public Utilities Commission. Customers of Pacific Gas
and Electric Company do not have to buy products or services from
the National Energy Group in order to continue to receive quality
regulated services from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
P. JOHNS PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER FOR PG&E
(San Francisco, CA)- PG&E
Corporation (NYSE: PCG) today announced that its board of directors
has elected Christopher P. Johns, 41, Senior Vice President and
Controller. In his new role, Mr. Johns will assume responsibility
for Investor Relations and continue with his current controller
"This promotion reflects
Chris' leadership and contributions to PG&E Corporation at a critical
time in our history as we work through our Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization,"
said Robert D. Glynn, Jr., PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President.
"We are pleased to recognize his continuing accomplishments and
wish him continued future success."
Since joining PG&E Corporation
in 1996, Mr. Johns has been responsible for accounting, tax and
financial planning and analysis. Prior to PG&E Corporation, he was
a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in the firm's National Public
Utilities practice. Active in the business community and a frequent
speaker at industry conferences, he is a member and former chairman
of the American Gas Association's Accounting Advisory Council.
Mr. Johns serves his local
community as president of the Moraga Baseball Association.
An alumnus of University
of Notre Dame, Mr. Johns earned a B.A. in Accounting in 1982. He
is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
and is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California