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CILCORP Inc. Announces Termination of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for 9.375% Senior Bonds due 2029

PEORIA, Ill., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CILCORP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced today that it has terminated its previously announced cash tender offer and related consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 9.375% senior bonds due 2029 (CUSIP No. 171794 AF7) (the "2029 notes"). The tender offer and consent solicitation were made pursuant to an offer to purchase dated September 3, 2008 and a related letter of transmittal and consent. None of the 2029 notes were purchased in the tender offer and consent solicitation, and all 2029 notes previously tendered and not withdrawn will be promptly returned to their respective tendering holders. CILCORP Inc.'s cash tender offer and related consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 8.700% senior notes due 2009 (CUSIP No. 171794 AE0) was previously terminated on April 30, 2009.

Persons with questions regarding the termination of the tender offer and consent solicitation relating to the 2029 notes should contact J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., the dealer manager, at 2128344802 (collect calls accepted) or toll free at 8668344666, or Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information agent, at 2124303774 (collect calls accepted) or toll free at 8668572200.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

CILCORP Inc. is an Ameren Corporation subsidiary that operates as a holding company for Central Illinois Light Company ("CILCO") and a nonrateregulated subsidiary. CILCO operates a rateregulated electric and natural gas transmission and distribution business and a nonrateregulated electric generation business through its subsidiary, AmerenEnergy Resources Generating Company, all in Illinois. CILCO supplies electric and gas utility service to portions of central and east central Illinois in areas of 3,700 and 4,500 square miles, respectively, with an estimated population of 0.6 million. CILCO supplies electric service to 214,000 customers and natural gas service to 216,000 customers. AmerenEnergy Resources Generating Company owns 1,125 megawatts of coalfired electric generating capacity and 15 megawatts of oilfired electric generating capacity.

SOURCE Ameren Corporation

SOURCE: Ameren Corporation

Web site: http://www.ameren.com/