NV Energy Acquisition Information

NV Energy

On May 29, 2013, we announced that NV Energy will be acquired by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (now Berkshire Hathaway Energy), the subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway whose chairman is Warren Buffett. We will keep you informed over the coming months about this transaction, below you will find information including: the press release regarding this announcement; a copy of the Customer Letter; and frequently asked questions.

We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What was announced?
A: NV Energy has agreed to be acquired by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company for $23.75 per share in an all-cash transaction.

Q: How did this come about?
A: The chronology of the transaction will be contained in the proxy statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expect to file the proxy statement this summer.

Q: What does this transaction mean for customers?
A: This transaction should be seamless for customers. We do not expect that there will be any changes to our operations – MidAmerican has indicated that it intends to keep in place our call centers, outage response teams, customer service programs and other operating activities.

Q: Will this have an effect on my electric or gas service?
A: No effects on your electric or gas service are expected as a result of this transaction. Our dedicated team of employees will continue to do what they’ve always done – and that is deliver safe and reliable service at predictable and reasonable prices.

Q: Will this transaction mean lower rates for customers?
A: This transaction will have no immediate impact on rates. Our rates are established by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) and that process does not change.

Q: Does this transaction change how the PUCN regulates the company?
A: No, the company still will be regulated by the PUCN.

Q: What is NV Energy’s rationale for this transaction?
A: The transaction is a positive step forward for NV Energy. It provides an attractive value for our stockholders, and our operations going forward will be supported by a very well capitalized organization that shares our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our customers.

Q: Who is MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company?
A: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company is the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that owns and operates generation, transmission and distribution companies in the U.S. and abroad. Warren Buffett is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Collectively, MidAmerican serves 7.1 million electric and natural gas customers, operates 178,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and 39,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. It manages a fleet of electric generators having an aggregate capacity of 23,500 megawatts, including more than 7,200 megawatts of capacity from renewable and non-carbon generation resources.

Q: I am an NVE stockholder, what happens to my shares?
A: Upon completion of the transaction, MidAmerican will purchase all NV Energy shares for $23.75 per share. MidAmerican will become the owner of all NV Energy shares and NV Energy stock will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Q: Will you still pay a dividend?
A: Subject to the limitations of the merger agreement, the NV Energy Board of Directors retains discretion on paying dividends prior to the effective date of the merger.

Q: When will this transaction be completed?
A: This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals as well as approval from NV Energy’s stockholders. It is currently expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to the satisfaction of those closing conditions.

Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the future performance of NV Energy, Inc. (the “Company”). When the Company uses words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate” or similar expressions, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s expected results may not be achieved, and actual results may differ materially from expectations. This may be a result of various factors, including the risk that the transaction will not be consummated due to a failure to satisfy the closing conditions to the transaction, including the approval of the transaction by the Company’s stockholders and the receipt of certain regulatory approvals; the risk that an event, effect or change occurs that gives rise to a termination of the definitive agreement entered into with MidAmerican; the risk that the Company or MidAmerican will be unable to perform certain obligations under the transaction agreements; the risk relating to unanticipated difficulties and/or expenditures relating to the transaction; the risk that legal proceedings may be instituted against the Company and others following announcement of the definitive agreement entered into with MidAmerican; and the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and creates potential difficulties in employee retention. There are other factors outside the control of the Company that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including the risks related to future economic conditions, changes in the rate of industrial, commercial and residential growth in their service territories; the risks related to the Company’s ability to procure sufficient renewable energy sources in each compliance year to satisfy the Nevada Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, the effect of future or existing Nevada or federal laws or regulations affecting the electric industry, changes in environmental laws and regulations, construction risks, including but not limited to those associated with the ON Line project; the risks related to the Company’s ability to maintain access to the capital markets for general corporate purposes and to finance construction projects, employee workforce factors, unseasonable weather, drought, wildfire and other natural phenomena, explosions, fires, accidents, vandalism, or mechanical breakdowns that may occur while operating and maintaining an electric and natural gas system; and the risks related to the Company’s ability to purchase sufficient fuel, natural gas and power to meet its power demands and natural gas demands for Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy, financial market conditions, and unfavorable rulings, penalties or findings in the Company’s rate or other cases. Further risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ from current expectations pertain to weather conditions, customer and sales growth, plant outages, operations and maintenance expense, depreciation and allowance for funds used during construction, interest rates and expense, cash flow and regulatory matters. Unless the context suggests otherwise, references herein to the “Company” includes the consolidated subsidiaries of the Company, including Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy and Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy.

Additional cautionary statements regarding other risk factors that could have an effect on the future performance of the Company are contained in its Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this communication. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Participants in Solicitation
The Company and its directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the special meeting of stockholders that will be held to consider the proposed transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of the Company’s common stock is set forth in the proxy statement for the Company’s Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 27, 2013. Stockholders may obtain additional information regarding the interests of the Company and its directors and executive officers in the proposed transaction, which may be different than those of the Company’s stockholders generally, by reading the proxy statement and other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction, when filed with the SEC.

Additional Information
In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company will file a proxy statement with the SEC. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE COMPANY. The final proxy statement will be mailed to the Company’s stockholders. Investors will also be able to obtain the proxy statement, as well as other filings containing information about the Company, free of charge, at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the proxy statement and other filings made by the Company with the SEC can also be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to the Corporate Secretary, NV Energy, Inc., 6226 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89146 or by calling Max Kuniansky, Executive, Investor Relations, NV Energy, Inc. at 702-402-5627.