SOURCE: Scottish Power PLC

March 17, 2006 10:21 ET

Scottish Power PLC announces Reg Approval PacifiCorp Sale

GLASGOW, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 --

Final regulatory approval for PacifiCorp sale received

ScottishPower announces that MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has received final regulatory approval for its proposed purchase of PacifiCorp. The six state public utility commissions regulating PacifiCorp have issued final written orders approving the purchase of PacifiCorp. The sale of PacifiCorp is now only subject to customary closing conditions.

MidAmerican has informed ScottishPower that it expects completion of the PacifiCorp sale no later than 22 March 2006.

A further announcement with confirmation of the details of the proposed return of capital to ScottishPower shareholders will be made as soon as completion has taken place.

Jennifer Lawton     Director, Investor Relations         0141 636 4527
David Ross          Group Investor Relations Manager     0141 566 4853
Colin McSeveny      Director, Media Relations            0141 636 4515




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