Northeast Utilities Announces New Name

CL&P, NSTAR, PSNH, WMECO & Yankee Gas to all adopt new name

HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, Mass. (January 7, 2015)—Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), which operates New England’s largest energy delivery company, today announced it will begin doing business under the new brand name of Eversource Energy on February 2nd.

All of the company’s subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), NSTAR Electric, NSTAR Gas, Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH), Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) will adopt and operate under the Eversource name.

“Energy is what brings us all together, and Eversource reflects the one-company focus we have been driving for the last few years,” said Tom May, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Utilities.

“Consolidating our brand was the obvious next step for us as we continually strive to improve energy delivery and customer service to our 3.6 million electricity and natural gas customers across the region.”

The company’s re-branding initiative will officially take place on February 2nd. Customers will receive more information regarding the brand change after the launch. As part of the change, Eversource plans to trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ES. Changes to the company’s ticker symbol are expected to be effective at the beginning of trading on Thursday, February 19, 2015.