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National Gas & Electric, LLC Reaches Agreement to Acquire Northeast Customer Base

HOUSTON, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Gas & Electric, LLC (“NG&E”) has entered into agreements for the purchase of a Northeast retail customer base from an undisclosed seller operating in over twenty gas and power markets.

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W. Keith Maxwell III, CEO of NG&E, commented, “We are excited with our purchase of the Northeast customer base. We have a strong working relationship with this seller and are confident that they will continue to be successful in their growth strategy. This type of parent-level acquisition is a second for our family of retail companies, and we believe there are many similar acquisitions to be executed on in the space.”

Spark Energy, Inc. (“Spark”) (NASDAQ:SPKE) an affiliated company, successfully closed on its first dropdown acquisition of Oasis Energy, from the parent-level on July 31, 2015. While NG&E intends to offer these customers to Spark, there is no assurance that such a transaction will be completed as it remains subject to negotiation and necessary board approvals.

About National Gas & Electric, LLC

NG&E is wholly owned by W. Keith Maxwell III, who is also the Founder and Chairman of Spark Energy. NG&E is working alongside Spark to develop a strategy that maximizes Spark’s ability to aggressively pursue additional growth through M&A.

About Spark Energy, Inc.

Spark Energy, Inc. is an established and growing independent retail energy services company founded in 1999 that provides residential and commercial customers in competitive markets across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Spark currently operates in 16 states and serves 66 utility territories. Spark offers its customers a variety of product and service choices, including stable and predictable energy costs and green product alternatives.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein that address activities, events, developments or transactions that NG&E or Spark expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, including required approvals by regulatory agencies, the possibility that the anticipated benefits from such activities, events, developments or transactions cannot be fully realized, the possibility that costs or difficulties related thereto will be greater than expected, the impact of competition, and other risk factors included in Spark's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Except as required by law, neither NG&E nor Spark intend to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


National Gas & Electric, LLC

Michael Tsang, VP of Finance

Spark Energy, Inc.

Andy Davis, 832-200-3727

Jenn Korell, 281-833-4151

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Source: GlobeNewswire (November 24, 2015 - 8:30 AM EST)

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