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Cestari, Kenneth Richardson, Susan RE: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) Friday, December 11, 2009 1:54:47 PM

Orrick is going to explain to me why the guarantee will not cause the bonds to be taxable. After the call I will inform them that they will need to prepare a memo. Kenneth C. Cestari Attorney Advisor Loan Guarantee Program U.S. Department of Energy Room 4B-122 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20585 Tel - 202.287.5523 Mobile - 202.306.7889 Kenneth.Cestari@hq.doe.gov -----Original Message----From: Richardson, Susan Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:53 PM To: Cestari, Kenneth Subject: RE: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) w whom? -----Original Message----From: Cestari, Kenneth Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:35 PM To: Richardson, Susan Subject: FW: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) Susan - Let me know if you would like to join in on a 3:00 PM call re tax exempt bonds. Ken Kenneth C. Cestari Attorney Advisor Loan Guarantee Program U.S. Department of Energy Room 4B-122 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20585 Tel - 202.287.5523 Mobile - 202.306.7889 Kenneth.Cestari@hq.doe.gov -----Original Message----From: Cestari, Kenneth Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:34 PM To: 'Lyon, Carl' Cc: Whitcombe, Nicholas; Fuller, Jim; mrapaport@nixonpeabody.com; jill.toporek@gs.com; Colyar, Kelly Subject: RE: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) 3:00 PM Works for me. Kenneth C. Cestari

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Attorney Advisor Loan Guarantee Program U.S. Department of Energy Room 4B-122 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20585 Tel - 202.287.5523 Mobile - 202.306.7889 Kenneth.Cestari@hq.doe.gov -----Original Message----From: Lyon, Carl [mailto:cflyon@orrick.com] Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:04 PM To: Cestari, Kenneth Cc: Whitcombe, Nicholas; Fuller, Jim; mrapaport@nixonpeabody.com; jill.toporek@gs.com Subject: RE: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) Ken, We would like to have a conference call to discuss this and the reasons why these guidelines are not violated by our transaction. Would 3 PM work for you? If so please use the following dial in: 888-327-8914 9842591# Carl F. Lyon Partner ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP tel 212-506-5180 fax 212-506-5151 mobile cflyon@orrick.com www.orrick.com -----Original Message----From: Cestari, Kenneth [mailto:Kenneth.Cestari@hq.doe.gov] Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 11:57 AM To: Lyon, Carl Cc: Cestari, Kenneth; Whitcombe, Nicholas Subject: FW: tax exempt bonds (Vogtle) Importance: High Carl - To follow up on our conversation, please see below and focus on item (5) below (linkages to of federal guarantees to tax exempt obligations). From Treasury: Section b4 of the IRS Code, b4 b4 the interest on obligations that are b4 , indicates that, with certain exceptions,

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