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BANKING VETERAN, LES BILLER, APPOINTED ADVISORY DIRECTOR OF PG&E
CORPORATION AND PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
(San Francisco, CA ) - PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) today announced
the appointment of Leslie S. Biller as Advisory Director of its
Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of utility unit Pacific
Gas and Electric Company. Biller, 54, is a 30-year veteran of the
banking industry, most recently serving as Vice Chairman and Chief
Operating Officer of Wells Fargo & Co. until his retirement
earlier this year.
"Les Biller's experience as an executive and a director brings
value to our Boards," said PG&E Corporation, Chairman,
CEO and President Robert D. Glynn, Jr. "We look forward to
his participation in his role as advisory director."
In this role, Biller will participate in all discussions and review
key issues brought before both Boards.
Biller joined Wells Fargo in 1998, when it merged with Norwest
Corporation. Prior to that, he spent nearly 11 years at Norwest,
where he held various executive positions including Executive Vice
President and head of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, Executive
Vice President and head of the company's South Central Community
Banking operations, and President and Chief Operating Officer.
Before joining Norwest, he was Executive Vice President and head
of Consumer Markets at Bank of America, based in San Francisco.
He joined Bank of America in 1985 as the Senior Vice President
of International Consumer Markets. Prior to that, Biller was with
Citicorp for 12 years, where he was a Regional Business Manager,
U.K. Region; and Vice President and Business Manager, Italy.
Biller serves on the Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc. He also
serves as a director of the Los Angeles Urban League and the Autry
Museum of Western Heritage, and is a Founders Circle member of
the Fulfillment Fund.
A native of New York City, Biller earned his master's degree in
business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio,
and holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from City
College of New York.