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9:30 a.m. OUTAGE UPDATE; Pepco Customers Urged Not to Use Downed Wires Number to Report Outages

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2003, 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. OUTAGE UPDATE

Pepco Customers Urged Not to Use
Downed Wires Number to Report Outages

Wrong Use of Number Could Pose Life-Threatening Risks

Pepco has issued an urgent plea asking people not to use the Pepco downed wires emergency number to report power outages.

The number to call to report power outages is: 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662). Customers calling the emergency line with non-emergency situations are tying up this line and jeopardizing the safety of customers with actual life-threatening situations.

Furthermore it will delay reporting of their outage

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About Pepco: For more than 100 years, Pepco has served the people of the Washington metropolitan area with clean, reliable and low-cost electricity. Pepco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides electricity transmission and distribution services to more than 700,000 customers in the District of Columbia and major portions of Prince George`s and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Point of Contact:
Robert Dobkin

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