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Ameren Illinois Announces Pricing of Senior Secured Notes Offering

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois Company, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced today the pricing of a public offering of $240 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.15% senior secured notes due 2046 at 102.753% of their principal amount.  The senior secured notes will be a further issuance of Ameren Illinois' 4.15% senior secured notes due 2046 issued on Dec. 14, 2015 in the aggregate principal amount of $250 million. The transaction is expected to close on Dec. 6, 2016.

Ameren Illinois intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding short-term debt.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, when available, for the offering may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov, or by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated toll-free at 1-800-294-1322, Mizuho Securities USA Inc. toll-free at 1-866-271-7403, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC toll-free at 1-866-718-1649, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-685-4786 or TD Securities (USA) LLC toll-free at 1-855-495-9846.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the senior secured notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

About Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois and our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles.


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For further information: Media: Joe Muehlenkamp, 314.554.4135, jmuehlenkamp@ameren.com; Analysts: Doug Fischer, 314.554.4859, dfischer@ameren.com or Andrew Kirk, 314.554.3942, akirk@ameren.com; Investors: Investor Services, 800.255.2237, invest@ameren.com