Liberty Power’s CEO and COO, Named Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 21, 2010 – Retail electric supplier, Liberty Power, announced that David Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer, and Alberto Daire, Chief Operating Officer, are finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award in the State of Florida. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Hernandez and Daire co-founded Liberty Power in 2001 and have led the company on a consistent growth path. They were selected as finalists from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 10th at the Omni Orlando Resort.

“We are both honored to be recognized as finalists for such a prestigious distinction as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. As one of the fastest-growing independent retail electricity suppliers in the nation, Liberty Power exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that this award showcases,” said Liberty Power’s COO, Alberto Daire.

“We have worked very hard to build Liberty Power into a company that offers innovative solutions, knowledgeable service, and competitive rates; and we could not have done this without the passion and commitment of the entire Liberty Power team,” stated David Hernandez, CEO of Liberty Power.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is one of only five national retail electric providers licensed in 16 or more states and is the only minority-owned, retail electricity provider with a national presence. The company currently provides low-cost, reliable electricity and outstanding customer service to tens of thousands of businesses across a broad spectrum of customer segments, ranging from Fortune 500 and government accounts to small and medium-sized businesses in New York, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, and very soon to include California.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. Florida sponsors include Bowne, Carlton Fields, Fifth Third Bank, RFB Communications Group, Smart Business Network and Tribridge.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

Liberty Power is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC. Liberty Power Corp. – encompassing Liberty Power Holdings LLC, Liberty Power Maryland LLC, Liberty Power District of Columbia LLC, and LPT LLC dba LPT SP LLC – is certified and licensed by the Public Utilities/Service Commissions of: CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, ME, MD (IR793), MA (CS-057) MI, NJ (ESL-0001), NY, OH, PA, RI, TX (10118) and VA; and is licensed and certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Liberty Power® is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC


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