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PG&E Making $148 Million in Property Tax Payments to California Counties

Release Date: December 16, 2011
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – More than $148 million is on its way to 49 California counties, as Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) delivers its property tax payments.

The amount, which PG&E is paying this week to the counties in which it operates, represents full, timely payment of property taxes due for the last six months of 2011, from July 1 to December 31.

"Local governments are tackling public safety, environmental protection, health care, and education needs with limited financial resources these days," said Mark Caron, PG&E's vice president of tax. "Our timely and substantial payments to local governments for property taxes and other fees will help communities address those vital services."

The company's total tax payments to counties for the last six months of 2011 increased by almost $7.5 million over the same period in 2010. The overall increase is tied to higher assessments as PG&E invests in key infrastructure projects throughout its Northern and Central California service area. PG&E's investments have included building new power-generating stations and upgrading equipment to boost electric reliability.

A full listing of county-by-county payments is shown in the appended table.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.

PACIFIC GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS,
TAX YEAR 2011/2012 1ST INSTALLMENT

County1st Installment
ALAMEDA14,393,017.64
ALPINE52,695.71
AMADOR840,423.78
BUTTE2,667,742.11
CALAVERAS581,315.24
COLUSA4,385,070.20
CONTRA COSTA12,445,218.52
EL DORADO1,059,344.28
FRESNO10,771,094.77
GLENN524,063.97
HUMBOLDT1,830,956.53
KERN4,785,543.70
KINGS850,610.52
LAKE563,381.46
LASSEN42,215.53
MADERA1,425,176.95
MARIN2,075,004.94
MARIPOSA257,371.10
MENDOCINO1,015,188.27
MERCED2,035,253.25
MODOC201,814.36
MONTEREY2,342,957.94
NAPA1,311,665.39
NEVADA883,337.79
PLACER3,382,563.48
PLUMAS1,811,119.94
SACRAMENTO2,859,800.89
SAN BENITO452,224.86
SAN BERNARDINO621,452.42
SAN FRANCISCO9,123,914.57
SAN JOAQUIN6,561,355.71
SAN LUIS OBISPO13,304,493.28
SAN MATEO6,793,534.44
SANTA BARBARA707,749.80
SANTA CLARA15,738,636.43
SANTA CRUZ1,182,606.24
SHASTA3,885,978.15
SEIRRA60,220.572
SISKIYOU102,317.43
SOLANO3,702,681.99
SONOMA4,102,467.81
STANISLAUS1,039,164.65
SUTTER781,563.94
TEHAMA896,899.52
TRINITY88,425.70
TULARE378,415.64
TUOLUMNE564,976.07
YOLO1,495,882.09
YUBA1,024,243.33
Total 1st Installment Tax Payment148,003,152.90
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