(San Francisco) – PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) today elected Roger H. Kimmel, 62, to the holding company’s Board of Directors, as well as the Board of its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which provides utility service for 15 million people in northern and central California.
Kimmel is Vice Chairman of Rothschild, Inc., a preeminent global banking firm. In addition to his role as Vice Chairman, Kimmel is the Chairman of the firm’s investment banking committee and a member of its management committee. He joined Rothschild in 2001 after a distinguished legal career, culminating in his role as a senior partner heading Latham & Watkins’ mergers and acquisitions practice in New York. His election to the PG&E Boards will be effective on January 1, 2009.
“Roger brings decades of experience providing strategic counsel to the senior-most leaders at top corporations and fostering a culture of excellence within two of the world’s most respected legal and banking firms,” said Peter A. Darbee, PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President. “He is an outstanding addition to our Boards.”
Kimmel is currently Chairman of the Board of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., and a member of the board of Schiff Nutrition International, Inc.
Kimmel holds an undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated in 1968, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia, School of Law, where he graduated in 1971.