Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) announced on March 23 that the two companies had completed their merger transaction. The announcement followed the approval of the merger by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DC PSC).
The merger brought together Exelon’s three electric and gas utilities — BGE, ComEd and PECO — and Pepco Holdings’ three electric and gas utilities — Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco — to create the leading mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility company.
Exelon will provide a package of direct benefits -- including bill credits, reliability improvements and other investments -- worth more than $430 million for customers and communities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey under the commitments made in those jurisdictions.
Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco will remain as separate companies and retain their local headquarters in Mays Landing, N.J., Newark, Del., and Washington, D.C., respectively. Together with Exelon’s other three utilities, they serve approximately 10 million customers across six jurisdictions.
The transaction was approved by Pepco Holdings’ shareholders, and regulatory approvals were issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Delaware Public Service Commission, the Maryland Public Service Commission, and the Virginia State Corporation Commission, in addition to the DC PSC.
As a result of the closing of the merger, trading of Pepco Holdings’ common stock on the New York Stock Exchange was suspended on March 24, 2016, and those shares are no longer listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Pepco Holdings stockholders receive $27.25 per share.
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