NTR plc Announces the Completion of the Sale of Airtricity to Scottish & Southern Energy Plc


February 15 2008

NTR plc and the Board of Airtricity Holdings Limited (“Airtricity”) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of Airtricity to Scottish and Southern Energy Plc for an equity value of approximately €1.1 billion. The purchase price includes payment for the proceeds from the recent sale of the Airtricity North American business unit of approximately €0.8 billion. The combined sale proceeds, including the North American transaction, net of transaction costs and other adjustments, is approximately €1.8 billion.

Issued on behalf of NTR by Heneghan PR

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NTR plc

Nigel Heneghan / Rachel Watchorn Heneghan PR Tel: +353 (0)1 660 7395 / +353 (0) 86 258 7206 / +353 (0) 86 8143831

About NTR

NTR plc is a leading international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management. The company employs 1,600 people and had annual revenues in excess of €440 million for the year ended March 2007. NTR has operations in Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the US. For more information see: www.ntrplc.com

About Airtricity

Airtricity is a world leading renewable energy company developing and operating wind farms across Europe. The company is both a generator and supplier of electricity and currently supplies green electricity to over 38,000 commercial customers in Ireland. Airtricity has 14 wind farms in operation throughout Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland resulting in almost 400MW. A further 9 wind farms totaling almost 200MW are under construction with a global pipeline of over 10,000MW. The company has almost 300 employees.

About Scottish and Southern Energy plc — Scottish and Southern Energy (“SSE”), headquartered in Perth, in Scotland, is an integrated electricity and gas provider, listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of around €9 billion. SSE is the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy, owning and operating over 1,300MW of hydro and one of the UK’s largest operational wind farms. Overall, SSE has four operational wind farms in the UK, with a total installed capacity of almost 170MW, and four wind farms at various stages in the construction process with a total capacity of almost 150MW. For more information see: www.scottish-southern.co.uk

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