Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)

3/15/2006 Proxy Information

Although Dr. Sandor currently meets the independence standards, the Board of Directors has determined that he is not independent because of AEP's relationship with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). Dr. Sandor serves as Chief Executive Officer of CCX. AEP is a founding member of the CCX and during 2005 AEP and its subsidiaries transacted trades of greenhouse gas emission allowances on the CCX. AEP paid CCX approximately $9,700 in commissions and dues in 2005.

Mr. Smith, who is Chief Executive Officer of Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation (RESC), is not independent because RESC pays more than 2% of its consolidated gross revenues to an AEP subsidiary for electric service.

3/24/2003, 3/17/2004 and 3/14/2005 and 3/15/2006 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.