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Ameren Missouri to Give $30,000 to 100 Neediest Families
Bill Credits of $300 Each Will Go to 100 Families

Ameren Missouri announced today that it will award $300 bill credits to 100 families in the “Neediest Cases" program. The $30,000 total contribution will be funded by company profits, not customer electric or natural gas rates.

“Each year, our hearts go out to the families identified by social service agencies as the '100 Neediest Cases,'" says Warner Baxter, Ameren Missouri president and CEO. "Ameren Missouri is pleased to be able to help out this year by dramatically decreasing or even removing one concern for these customers—their electric utility bill."

“Throughout the year, Ameren Missouri gives back to the community through a variety of programs. This is just one way we can help improve the quality of life for some of our most needy customers,” says Richard Mark, Ameren Missouri senior vice president, Customer Operations.

In August, Ameren Missouri announced a $5 million commitment of company profits to meet the energy needs of customers by offering financial assistance to non-profit agencies, military families and Dollar More. Dollar More is one of the largest privately funded energy assistance programs in the state. Since it was established in 1982, Dollar More Program has raised about $31 million through voluntary customer and employee contributions, and donations from Ameren Corporation. Customers having trouble paying their bills are encouraged to call 1.800.552.7583.

Contacts: Ebony Lincoln, 314-554-2114, elincoln@ameren.com

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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 126,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.