FIRSTENERGY REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2009 EARNINGS AKRON, OH – FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today reported first quarter 2009 results that reflect the company’s strong financial and operational performance, despite very challenging economic conditions. First quarter 2009 basic earnings per share were $1.02 ($1.01 diluted) on a non- GAAP(*) basis. These results exclude the impact of regulatory charges associated with implementing the Ohio Electric Security Plan, and other special items, described below. This compares to first quarter 2008 non-GAAP basic earnings per share of $0.88 ($0.87 diluted). On a GAAP basis, first quarter net income was $115 million, or basic and diluted earnings of $0.39 per share of common stock, on revenue of $3.33 billion. First quarter 2008 net income was $277 million, or basic earnings of $0.91 per share of common stock ($0.90 diluted), on revenue of $3.28 billion.