PECO ENERGY COMPANY
First and Refunding Mortgage Bonds, 5.70% Series Due 2037
New York, New York
March 12, 2007
To the Representatives named in
Schedule I hereto of the Underwriters
named in Schedule II hereto
Ladies and Gentlemen:
PECO Energy Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the “Company”), proposes to sell to the several underwriters named in Schedule II hereto (the “Underwriters”), for whom you (the “Representatives”) are acting as representatives, $175,000,000 principal amount of the Company’s First and Refunding Mortgage Bonds, 5.70% Series due 2037 (the “Securities”). The Securities are to be issued under the Company’s First and Refunding Mortgage, dated as of May 1, 1923 (the “Mortgage”), as amended and supplemented through the date hereof, and as further amended by the Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 12, 2007 (the “Supplement”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”). The Mortgage, together with any and all amendments or supplements thereto, including the Supplement, is referred to herein collectively as the “Indenture.” To the extent there are no additional Underwriters listed on Schedule I other than you, the term Representatives as used herein shall mean you, as Underwriters, and the terms Representatives and Underwriters shall mean either the singular or plural as the context requires. Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 which were filed under the Exchange Act on or before the Effective Date of the Registration Statement or the issue date of the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be; and any reference herein to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the filing of any document under the Exchange Act after the Effective Date of the Registration Statement or the issue date of the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be, deemed to be incorporated therein by reference. Certain terms used herein are defined in Section 18 hereof.
1. Representations and Warranties. The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, each Underwriter as set forth below in this Section 1.
(a) The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the Act and has prepared and filed with the Commission a registration statement (the file number of which is set forth in Schedule I hereto) on Form S-3, including a related base prospectus, for registration under the Act of the offering and sale of the Securities. Such
Registration Statement, including any amendments thereto filed prior to the Execution Time, has become effective. The Company may have filed one or more amendments thereto, including a Preliminary Prospectus, each of which has previously been furnished to you. The Company will next file with the Commission a final term sheet as contemplated by Section 5(b) hereof and a final prospectus supplement relating to the Securities in accordance with Rules 415 and 424(b). As filed, such final prospectus supplement shall contain all 430B Information, together with all other such required information, and, except to the extent the Representatives shall agree in writing to a modification, shall be in all substantive respects in the form furnished to you prior to the Execution Time or, to the extent not completed at the Execution Time, shall contain only such specific additional information and other changes (beyond that contained in the Base Prospectus and any Preliminary Prospectus) as the Company has advised you, prior to the Execution Time, will be included or made therein. The Registration Statement, at the Execution Time, meets the requirements set forth in Rule 415(a)(1)(x).