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News Release

CL&P Declares Preferred Dividends



BERLIN, Connecticut, December 20, 2012 The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) today announced the declaration of regular quarterly dividends on 13 issues of its preferred stock. For the following issues, the payment date is February 1, 2013, and the record date is January 10, 2013:

· Holders of the 1956 4.50% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.5625 per share.
· Holders of the 4.96% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.62 per share.
· Holders of the 6.56% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.82 per share.
· Holders of the $1.90 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.475 per share.
· Holders of the $2.00 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.50 per share.
· Holders of the $2.04 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.51 per share.
· Holders of the $2.06 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.515 per share.
· Holders of the $2.09 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.5225 per share.
· Holders of the $2.20 Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.55 per share.

For the following issues, the payment date is March 1, 2013, and the record date is February 8, 2013:

· Holders of the 3.90% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.4875 per share.
· Holders of the 1963 4.50% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.5625 per share.

For the following issues, the payment date is April 1, 2013, and the record date is March 8, 2013:

· Holders of the 5.28% Series preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.66 per share.
· Holders of the $3.24 Series G preferred stock will receive a dividend of $0.81 per share.



The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses.  With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is improving the environments you live in, by offering programs in energy efficiency, community partnerships, and environmental stewardship.  CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU).  For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLightandPower) and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.

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