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Name and title: Bob Grey, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary Age: 57 Company profile: PPL Corp., headquartered in Allentown, Pa., began selling electricity 80 years ago in Pennsylvania. Deregulation has transformed the company into an international operator. PPL controls more than 11,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to about 4 million customers in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. The company posted $6.5 billion in revenues in 2007. “We were a traditionally vertically integrated utility company, but having come through deregulation we operate three different entities. The generation part of the business is the fastest growing,” Grey said. PPL subsidiaries serve 3.7 million customers in Latin America. Its other businesses include energy management services, natural gas and propane distribution, mechanical and electrical contracting, synthetic fuels production, telecommunications and engineering services. In 2007, the company announced plans to sell its Latin American companies as well as its U.S. propane and gas distribution units. Route to present position: Grey’s ambition to work in government drew him into the law. Following graduation from Emory University School of Law in 1975, he went to work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, serving two years as a legal assistant to the head of the solid waste program and working on the landmark 1977 amendments to the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. “I always had it in mind that as a lawyer I would get involved in the legislative process. That is what drew me to EPA,” Grey said. In 1977, when work on the amendments was complete, Grey joined the New York Public Service Commission, which regulates the power, water and telecommunications industries in that state. He was after litigation experience. “I knew I would get to work on a variety of cases with a lot of responsibility very early in my career,” Grey said. “I loved working in the public sector. I got to work with senior lawyers in the utility industry, which has always had very excellent, sophisticated lawyers, on a variety of very complex statewide cases. It is a great experience when you are a young lawyer just out of law school to sit across the table from outstanding lawyers.” Grey was immersed in electric regulatory issues at the commission and decided to stay in the power industry when he left the public sector. “There is a public-sector component, yet it is private industry,” he said of the business. “The government oversight and regulatory process is very interesting.” In 1982, Grey joined Preston Gates & Ellis (now Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis) in Seattle and Portland, Ore. He remained with the firm until 1992 as a partner, when he returned to the East Coast as general counsel for Long Island Lighting Co. He joined PPL as general counsel in 1995. His 15 combined years as general counsel at two major electric power companies give him one of the longest tenures in the industry. Legal team: Grey’s department employs 19 attorneys, two in Montana and the rest in Allentown. “We recruit excellent lawyers who in many cases are somewhat specialized, like our securities lawyers, but they are also generalists. We expect them to have an area of concentration, but we also expect them to work on a variety of matters to stay fresh and engaged, to keep developing,” Grey said. “We are staffed on the lean side for a company of our size and complexity, but that’s how we like it. We have considerable expertise with corporate and securities, and with regulatory matters. We have people with many years of experience at both the state and federal levels. We have a lot of experience with litigation.” Outside counsel: The company turns to New York-based Dewey & LeBoeuf and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for corporate work. Dewey & LeBoeuf also assists with litigation and regulatory work. New York’s Proskauer Rose also gets the company’s litigation work, while Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis represents PPL on regulatory matters and litigation. Daily duties: In addition to running the legal department, Grey is one of four executives who sits on PPL’s Corporate Leadership Council, which sets direction for the company. The utility has publicly announced that it is seriously considering the construction of an additional nuclear power plant � it now operates nuclear plants in seven states. A host of other power options, from renewables to efficiency programs to fossil fuel plants, are also under consideration. “I spend a considerable amount of time working with the [Corporate Leadership Council] on matters of companywide significance. Between preparation for the meetings, the meetings and implementation, it takes up a fair amount of time � plus I have my duties working with the board of directors,” Grey said. “As general counsel, I provide overall guidance for the law department. We have several senior lawyers who provide day-to-day management of the department, but I like to know all the details in matters of significance, so the lawyers come into my office when we need to have those discussions. My job is a combination of working on matters of companywide significance and getting into the details of cases that are important to the company, whether corporate matters or litigation.” Personal: Grey and his wife, Susan, spend nearly every weekend in New York City, about a 90-minute drive from his office in Allentown. They keep an apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. “We go to shows, music, we see as many art exhibits as we can possibly see. We also just like to walk around New York,” he said. They have two daughters. Lisa, 30, works for PepsiCo Inc. and just completed her master of business administration degree at Columbia University. Laura, 27, is a graduate student in graphic design at Yale University. Last book read: The Clarks of Cooperstown, by Nicholas Fox Weber. Last movie: “I have not been to a movie in quite a while,” Grey said, “but we recently saw Frost Nixon, the Broadway play about the David Frost interviews of Richard Nixon that took place after Nixon left the presidency.”

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