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Charles B. Clark to Leave Calpine Corporation

03/18/2008

HOUSTON & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2008--Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) announced today that Charles B. Clark Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will be leaving the company effective May 30, 2008. The company has initiated a search for his replacement and Mr. Clark will be available to assist in the transition for a period of time after May 30, 2008.

"I join all of Calpine's employees in feeling pride in having participated in Calpine's reorganization and emergence from the two-year Chapter 11 process," Mr. Clark said. "We have also completed the centralization of the accounting function in Houston under a top-notch accounting leadership team. I am very optimistic about Calpine's future prospects, and after nine years as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer, I will be leaving with fond memories of my time at Calpine. I extend my best wishes to the reorganized Calpine and its fantastic employees."

"I want to thank Chuck for his many years of service to Calpine and for being an important member of our team. We will miss him and wish him the very best with his new endeavors," said Lisa Donahue, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Calpine.

Bringing more than 20 years of domestic and international financial experience to Calpine, Mr. Clark joined the company in 1999. Prior to joining Calpine, Mr. Clark was the CFO of Hobbs Group, LLC. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Duke University.

About Calpine

Calpine Corporation is helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and cleaner sources of electricity. Founded in 1984, Calpine is a major U.S. power company, currently capable of delivering approximately 24,000 megawatts of clean, cost-effective, reliable, and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 18 states in the United States. Calpine owns, leases, and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fired, and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpine generates electricity in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves. Please visit http://www.calpine.com for more information.

Forward Looking Statement

In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. We use words such as "believe," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "may," "will" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (i) Calpine's ability to implement its business plan; (ii) financial results that may be volatile and may not reflect historical trends; (iii) seasonal fluctuations of results and exposure to variations in weather patterns; (iv) potential volatility in earnings associated with fluctuations in prices for commodities such as natural gas and power; (v) ability to manage liquidity needs and comply with covenants related to the Exit Facilities and other existing financing obligations; (vi) Calpine's ability to complete the implementation of its Plan of Reorganization and the discharge of its chapter 11 cases including successfully resolving any remaining claims; (vii) disruptions in or limitations on the transportation of natural gas and transmission of electricity; (viii) the expiration or termination of power purchase agreements and the related results on revenues; (ix) risks associated with the operation of power plants including unscheduled outages; (x) factors that impact the output of Calpine's geothermal resources and generation facilities, including unusual or unexpected steam field well and pipeline maintenance and variables associated with the waste water injection projects that supply added water to the steam reservoir; (xi) risks associated with power project development and construction activities; (xii) ability to attract, retain and motivate key employees including filling certain significant positions within Calpine's management team; (xiii) ability to attract and retain customers and counterparties; (xiv) competition; (xv) risks associated with marketing and selling power from plants in the evolving energy markets; (xvi) present and possible future claims, litigation and enforcement actions; (xvii) effects of the application of laws or regulations, including changes in laws or regulations or the interpretation thereof; and (xviii) other risks identified from time-to-time in Calpine's reports and registration statements filed with the SEC, including, without limitation, the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. Actual results or developments may differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements and Calpine undertakes no obligation to update any such statements. Unless specified otherwise, all information set forth in this release is as of today's date.

CONTACT: Calpine Corporation, Houston 
Media Relations:
Mel Scott, 713-570-4553
scottm@calpine.com
or
Investor Relations:
Norma Dunn, 713-830-8883
norma.dunn@calpine.com

SOURCE: Calpine Corporation