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September 16, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Suzanne Whitaker
Entergy
scousin@entergy.com
Entergy Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Baton Rouge, La. -- Entergy Corporation has again successfully met the stringent qualifications and criteria to be selected for listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2006, the company announced today. This is the fourth year in a row that Entergy has been selected for listing, and the company is one of only two U.S. electricity sector companies listed on the index.

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes track the performance of companies that lead their field in terms of corporate sustainability on a global basis. Listing on the index is based on a thorough assessment of general and industry-specific sustainability criteria, which is then verified by an external auditor.

In 2005, there were 438 North American companies analyzed for the DJSI as compared to 370 in 2004.

Listing as a DJSI company communicates honesty, integrity and commitment to sustainability to shareholders and key segments of the investment community.

The DJSI evaluated companies based on their performance in three dimensions, which include economic, environmental and social. Entergy ranked best in class for the electricity sector in the social dimension. In the economic dimension, Entergy scored best in class for corporate governance and investor relations criteria. In the environmental dimension, Entergy ranked best in class in environmental reporting criteria. And in the social reporting dimension, Entergy scored best in class in corporate citizenship/philanthropy, and occupational safety and health criteria.

Continued listing as a DJSI company is a significant achievement in Entergy’s quest to be viewed not only as a company with outstanding financial performance, but also as an environmental leader in the utility industry and a company committed to the communities where it does business.

Entergy''s commitments to addressing global warming, its investment in generation technologies, and its low-income customer assistance initiatives all played significant roles in meeting the stringent criteria to be listed on this index.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production, retail distribution operations, energy marketing and trading, and gas transportation. 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 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.

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Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com