FPL Ranks 3rd in the Country for Diversity of Information Technology Staff
July 2, 2001

Florida Power & Light Company has been recognized by Computerworld, a leading information technology (IT) publication, as one of the best places to work in IT and as one of the most diverse information technology organizations in corporate America.

Computerworld ranked the company third for its diverse work force, up from eighth in 2000, and 56th among the 100 best places to work in its eighth annual "100 Best Places to Work" survey.

Dennis Klinger, vice president of information management for FPL, said about the honor, "We are excited to be named among the best and most diverse places to work in information technology. FPL is pleased to be recognized as a leader in fostering a diverse work force."

In developing its rankings, Computerworld reviewed FPL's benefits, training and development, average salary increases, percentage of staff promoted, turnover rates and the percentage of women and minority employees on staff and in IT management positions. In addition, information was collected on each organization's priority projects, mentoring programs and benefits, including elder and child care, flextime and stock options.

Computerworld says that even with the down turn in the IT job market, professionals remain "very fussy" about where they work. To the hiring manager, Computerworld says, "The surest way to attract and keep skilled IT talent is to be known as an employer of choice -- a best place to work."

Curt Sterling, manager of equal employment opportunity and diversity for FPL, says, "There continues to be a commitment to diversity at FPL. That commitment includes training in diversity leadership, which is a required core competency for our managers."

About FPL:

Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. , one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related services with annual revenues of more than $7 billion. The company serves approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.fpl.com.

About Computerworld:

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 250,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 935,200, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.7.0. News and resources for the IT leader community are available at http://www.computerworld.com/.

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net/), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries.

IDG is a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com/.


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