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Message from the CEO 

CALPINE REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2017 RESULTS AND REAFFIRMS 2017 GUIDANCE

Today we are reaffirming our 2017 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow guidance ranges and are introducing guidance for Adjusted Unlevered Free Cash Flow. We expect Adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 billion to $1.95 billion, Adjusted Unlevered Free Cash Flow of $1.355 billion to $1.505 billion and Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $710 million to $860 million in 2017. 

I am pleased to report solid second quarter results, and I am proud of the hard work of our team and the operational excellence of our portfolio,” said Thad Hill, Calpine’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “During the second quarter, we saw stronger power prices for our Texas plants in the constrained Houston zone, and the PJM capacity auction yielded positive prints for our locationally advantaged Mid-Atlantic fleet.  In California, our natural gas-fired assets were critical to grid reliability during the recent June heat wave, particularly during the daily evening peaks.

While these trends support what we believe to be a sound investment thesis for Calpine, the public equity markets have undervalued our business and underappreciated our strong track record of executing on our financial commitments and our stable cash flows.  Early this spring, our Board of Directors decided to explore strategic alternatives for the company, seeking to enhance value for our shareholders. At this time, our Board, together with management and financial and legal advisors, are in discussions regarding a potential sale of Calpine.

The Board plans to proceed in a timely manner, but has not set a definitive timetable for completion of these discussions. There can be no assurance that these discussions will result in a transaction of any kind, or if a transaction is undertaken, as to terms or timing.  Calpine does not intend to disclose developments or provide updates on the status of these discussions unless or until it is determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law. Notwithstanding these discussions, the Calpine team remains committed to operational excellence, customer focus and financial discipline.

Thad Hill, 

President and CEO