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"Pacific Gas and Electric" or "PG&E" when
referring to PG&E Corporation or its National Energy Group.
The PG&E National Energy Group is not the same company as Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, the utility, and is not regulated by the
California Public Utilities Commission. Customers of Pacific Gas
and Electric Company do not have to buy products or services from
the National Energy Group in order to continue to receive quality
regulated services from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
DAVID R. ANDREWS
JOINS BOARDS OF DIRECTORS FOR PG&E CORPORATION AND PACIFIC GAS AND
San Francisco - PG&E Corporation
(NYSE:PCG) today named David R. Andrews to its Board of Directors
and the Board of Directors of utility unit Pacific Gas and Electric
Company. Mr. Andrews, 58, is a partner and former chairman of the
law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. He returned to private
law practice recently after serving in the public sector for three
years as the legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State and Secretary
"We are very pleased that
David Andrews is joining our Boards," said PG&E Corporation Chairman,
CEO and President Robert D. Glynn, Jr. "His expertise and experience
as a counselor and a leader in both the private and public sectors
will enable him to be a strong contributor to the effectiveness
of our Boards."
Mr. Andrews has more than
20 years of experience counseling corporations and governments on
environmental matters. He founded McCutchen's environmental practice
and was the chairman of the firm's Environmental, Natural Resources
and Land Use Practice Group from 1981 until he left for public service
in 1997. Mr. Andrews is also a specialist in arbitration and public
and private international law.
As the legal advisor to
the U.S. State Department, Mr. Andrews represented the U.S. in all
proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the Iran-U.S.
Claims Tribunal, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and in
investor disputes arising out of NAFTA.
He also conducted sensitive
bilateral negotiations, including such high-profile matters as the
compensation claims for the mistaken bombing by NATO forces of China's
embassy in Belgrade and the negotiations with the governments of
the UK and the Netherlands over the trial of the two Libyan suspects
in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
Mr. Andrews began his legal
career as an associate with McCutchen in 1971. In 1974, he left
for the public sector. From 1974 to 1976, he served as Regional
Counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency Region IX. He remained
at the agency from 1977 to 1980, serving as Legal Counsel and Special
Assistant for Policy in Washington, D.C. From 1980 to 1981, when
he returned to McCutchen, he was Principal Deputy General Counsel
to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Andrews remains active
in the public sector today, in addition to his responsibilities
as partner at McCutchen. At the request of Secretary Albright, he
is currently serving as the Special Negotiator and Ambassador for
Iran/U.S. Claims. He is also a member of a number of professional
organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations and its California
counterpart, the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is
a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Mr. Andrews also serves
on the advisory boards of a number of academic institutions, including
the Environmental and Natural Resources Advisory Council of Stanford
Law School and the National Advisory Board of the Ecology Law Quarterly
of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the
Boalt Hall School of Law.
In addition to his seat
on the Boards of Directors of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and
Electric Company, Mr. Andrews is a member of the Boards of Directors
of Kaiser Permanente, Union Bank of California and NetCel360 Holdings
PG&E Corporation, with 1999
operating revenues of almost $21 billion and operations in 21 states,
markets energy services and products throughout North America through
its National Energy Group. PG&E Corporation's businesses also include
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Northern and Central California
utility that deliver natural gas and electricity to one in every