September 11, 2007
For Immediate Release
Alex Schott
Entergy Services, Inc.
Entergy Only U.S. Utility Selected to 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

New Orleans, La. – For an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes named Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to the exclusive Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index. Entergy was the only U.S. utility selected to the world index, and one of only 16 utilities chosen worldwide.

Launched in 1999, the DJSI tracks the financial, environmental and social performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and selects companies whose overall performance scores are in the top 10 percent for their sector. The DJSI World covers the top 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 biggest companies in 58 different sectors. The DJSI North America selects the top 20 percent in each industry sector from a pool of the 500 largest companies in 47 different sectors. Listing on the indexes is based on a thorough assessment of general and industry-specific criteria, which is then verified by an external auditor. In 2007, Entergy accompanies an elite group of 52 U.S. companies honored by the DJSI World, and is one of only 11 utilities selected by the DJSI North America.

“Our designation as a DJSI company is an extremely noble distinction that communicates Entergy’s vision of honesty, integrity and sustainability to all our stakeholders,” said J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy’s chairman and CEO. “We adhere to the principles of sustainable growth in all our operations; simultaneously aspiring to deliver top-quartile returns while making a genuine difference in the community. Our recognition on the DJSI for six successive years supports our belief that these principles are working, but our aspirations are large and what is left to be done is significant.”

This year, Entergy ranked best in class for occupational safety; environmental policy and environmental management; stakeholder engagement; climate strategy; and talent attraction and retention. Entergy also scored in the top percentile for corporate governance, labor practice indicators and environmental reporting. Entergy''s continued commitment to environmental and societal initiatives played significant roles in meeting the stringent criteria required for listing on the DJSI. Entergy aspires to be an industry leader in total shareholder return, worker safety, environmental excellence and low-income customer assistance.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.6 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,500 employees.

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