Hydro-Québec - Issue of debentures 5.00% due February 15, 2050 on the
Canadian market

MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec announces that it has negotiated on the Canadian domestic market the issue of CA$500,000,000 of debentures, Series JN, maturing on February 15, 2050.

The debentures, with a coupon of 5.00%, payable semi-annually, will be offered on the market at a price of 104.418 plus interest deemed to have accrued from February 15, 2010. The yield is 4.752%.

The lead manager for this issue is National Bank Financial Inc. with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank acting as co-lead managers, and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Casgrain & Company Limited, CIBC World Markets Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., and Scotia Capital Inc. acting as other managers.

This is the fourth additional tranche of Debentures, Series JN, issued initially on January 15, 2009 and the total aggregate principal amount of debentures outstanding under this series now amounts to CA$2,500,000,000.

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information: For further information: Jean-Hugues Lafleur, Vice President - Financing, Treasury and Pension Fund, Hydro-Québec, (514) 289-4772; Ariane Connor, Media Relations, (514) 289-5982, connor.ariane@hydro.qc.ca; Press Room: http://www.hydroquebec.com/media


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