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Deshaun Watson and Reliant Join Forces to Power Houston

August 10, 2018

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 10, 2018--Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson quickly won the hearts of Houstonians during his rookie season – on and off the field. Now, Watson is joining forces with Reliant to build on both the football star and energy provider’s shared passion for giving back to the community. Whether he’s throwing a deep pass for a touchdown or donating his first game check to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Watson impacted lives and lifted spirits for the city during one of its most crucial times.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Reliant join forces to power Houston. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“We are excited to partner with Deshaun. He’s a true power player for the Houston community, serving others through selfless acts and assisting those in need,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant and NRG Retail. “In working together to help Houstonians power their lives, and by harnessing the full potential of our collective passion, we can make a real difference in the Houston community – for today and for future generations. Together, we will power it forward.”

Looking ahead to the season, Reliant’s three-year relationship with Watson will “Power it Forward” through energy savings, fun fan experiences and meaningful charitable support. Fans and customers can bring the power home with the Reliant Texans plan, a 12-month electricity plan that supports local causes that Watson is passionate about. For every Texans plan customer, Reliant will make a $25 donation split between the Houston Texans Foundation and Houston Habitat for Humanity. Customers will also score a Deshaun Watson jersey and an invitation to an exclusive VIP event with the power player himself.

“My teammates and I are fired up to get back on the field at NRG Stadium this season and play hard for our Texans fans,” said Watson. “Partnering with Reliant is a great opportunity to team up with a community-focused company to Power it Forward and give back to the city I now call home. I’m truly excited for what is to come.”

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity, smart energy solutions, residential services and security to homes and businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the core of what we do. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 500 company that creates value through best-in-class operations and reliable and efficient electric generation. Backed by a diverse portfolio of power generating facilities, NRG’s retail companies, including Reliant, power more than 3 million customers across the U.S. and Canada. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

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CONTACT: Reliant

Megan Talley, 713-537-2160

Megan.Talley@reliant.com

Twitter:@reliantenergy

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

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SOURCE: Reliant

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PUB: 08/10/2018 11:00 AM/DISC: 08/10/2018 11:01 AM

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