Entergy increases dividend 5 percent for second consecutive year

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26, 2001 — The Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 33 cents per common share.

This dividend reflects a 5 percent increase over the previous dividend of 31.5 cents per common share. The payment date is Dec. 1, 2001 to shareholders of record Nov. 13, 2001.

The Board’s action today represents the second consecutive year the company increased dividends by 5 percent. The increase reflects Entergy’s strong past performance, a high level of confidence in future opportunities and the company’s commitment to return value to its shareholders.

Entergy is a major global energy company with power production, distribution operations, and related diversified services.

Entergy owns, manages, or invests in power plants generating more than 30,000 megawatts of electricity domestically and internationally, and delivers electricity to about 2.6 million customers in portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Through Entergy-Koch, L.P., it is also a provider of wholesale energy marketing and trading services.

Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com .

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