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Calpine Announces Sale of Common Stock by Stockholder

04/24/2009

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2009-- Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) announced today that Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. has agreed to sell 20,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in a registered public secondary offering. The Company will not receive any proceeds from this offering. The closing of the offering is scheduled for April 29, 2009. In addition, the selling stockholder has granted Morgan Stanley the option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares solely to cover over-allotments.

Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.

The common shares purchased by Morgan Stanley are being offered for resale from time to time in negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices on the New York Stock Exchange prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or otherwise.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Calpine Corporation has filed a prospectus supplement to its shelf registration statement and related prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and the prospectus supplement and other documents the company has filed with the SEC for more complete information aboutCalpine Corporation and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Morgan Stanley will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling 1-866-718-1649 or by e-mail at prospectus@morganstanley.com.

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 over 24,000 megawatts of clean, cost-effective, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 16 states in the United States and Canada. Calpine owns, leases, and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fired, and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpinegenerates electricity in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves. Please visit www.calpine.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Information

In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Words such as "believe," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "may," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as 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. Please see the risks identified in this release or in Calpine's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. These filings are available by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's web site at www.sec.gov or Calpine's web site at www.calpine.com. 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.

Source: Calpine Corporation

Calpine Corporation
Media Relations:
Norma F. Dunn, 713-830-8883
norma.dunn@calpine.com
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Andre Walker, 713-830-8775
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