Central Illinois Light Company, an indirect subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, announced today that it has completed its offer to exchange up to $54 million principal amount of its unregistered 6.20% senior secured notes due 2016 (the "CILCO 2016 Notes") and up to $42 million principal amount of its unregistered 6.70% senior secured notes due 2036 (the "CILCO 2036 Notes") for a like amount of its 6.20% senior secured notes due 2016 and 6.70% senior secured notes due 2036, respectively, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933. The exchange offer and withdrawal rights expired at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at which time $54 million principal amount of CILCO 2016 Notes and $42 million principal amount of CILCO 2036 Notes had been tendered and not withdrawn. AmerenCILCO has accepted for exchange all CILCO 2016 Notes and all CILCO 2036 Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the exchange offer.
With assets of almost $19 billion, Ameren serves approximately 2.4 million electric customers and almost one million natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area of Missouri and Illinois. Ameren owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in its Midwest market with a generating capacity of more than 16,200 megawatts.
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