Mar 2, 2012

Marathon Capital Advises Edison Mission Energy on Capistrano Wind Partners Formation; Initial $460 Million Equity Commitment to North American Wind Energy

SANTA ANA, CA — March 2, 2012 — Chicago-based investment bank Marathon Capital, LLC announced today that it was the exclusive financial advisor to Edison Mission Energy, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Group (EMG), in the formation and equity funding of Capistrano Wind Partners, a new company that will support and fund the continued growth and development of North American wind energy projects. Initial funding commitments of $460 million will invest in high-quality wind projects to be acquired from EMG. The initial funding commitment, via Capistrano Wind Partners, creates a partnership among financial services provider Edison Mission Energy, TIAA-CREF and Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI).

To learn more about this transaction or to speak to Marathon Capital about M&A, project finance or North American renewable energy, contact Gregg Elesh, Principal and Chief Investment Officer gelesh@marathon-cap.com.

EME Press Release

About Marathon Capital, LLC

Marathon Capital, LLC is a leading investment bank focused on the global energy and infrastructure markets, with special expertise and a legacy of exceeding its clients' expectations in the North American renewable energy industries. Marathon Capital has been one of the most active North American advisors in the power generation space, with execution of over twenty-five (25) transactions in the past three years.