HOUSTON, April 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services, LLC (www.championenergyservices.com) is now offering pricing to deregulated commercial and industrial customers in the Pepco, Delmarva and Potomac Edison territories of Maryland.

"Our entry into Maryland's deregulated electricity markets is a logical next step for Champion Energy," said Fordham.  "We look forward to building on a successful track record in the Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio markets as Champion Energy again extends its footprint, and our company is excited to bring competitive rates, exceptional customer care and flexible solutions to commercial and industrial customers across Maryland."

About Champion Energy Services

Houston-based Champion Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing and largest retail electric providers in the nation and one of the largest never to be affiliated with a utility.  Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland and plans to begin serving customers natural gas in Illinois in the third quarter of 2012. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Two Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies℠.* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company serves 1,000,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load of near 2,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082 and Maryland IR-2196.

* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.


Cindy Smith

Champion Energy Services



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