SOURCE: GenOn Energy, Inc.

GenOn Energy, Inc.

July 18, 2011 16:29 ET

GenOn Energy Names James P. Garlick Senior Vice President of Plant Operations

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - GenOn Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) announced today that James P. Garlick has been named Senior Vice President of Plant Operations. Garlick, the former senior executive of Mirant Corporation responsible for plant operations prior to Mirant's merger with RRI Energy, Inc. in December 2010 to form GenOn, will be responsible for all aspects of the operation of GenOn's 24,200 megawatt generation fleet. Garlick will report to Mark Jacobs, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Garlick replaces David Freysinger, who resigned to pursue other interests.

About GenOn Energy, Inc.
GenOn Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is one of the largest competitive generators of wholesale electricity in the United States. With power generation facilities located in key regions of the country and a generation portfolio of approximately 24,200 megawatts, GenOn is helping meet the nation's electricity needs. GenOn's portfolio of power generation facilities includes baseload, intermediate and peaking units using coal, natural gas and oil to generate electricity. We have experienced leadership, dedicated team members, financial strength and a solid commitment to safety, the environment, operational excellence and the communities in which we operate. GenOn routinely posts all important information on its Web site at www.genon.com.