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Newest ComEd Program Provides Bill Assistance to Struggling Small Businesses During Pandemic

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CHICAGO, IL – With many restaurants, bars, retailers and other small businesses
across northern Illinois struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd today
announced a new bill-assistance program to help eligible small businesses facing financial
difficulties.

“Small and family-owned businesses are the backbone of our communities. When they struggle,
our neighborhoods struggle.” said ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez. “By offering a new billassistance option targeting small and family-owned businesses, we hope to do our part to ensure that the businesses that we all love and depend upon continue to be a part of our lives.”

ComEd’s Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small-business customers that are past due on their energy bills with a one-time grant equal to 30 percent of their total ComEd balance (up to $1,000) for a limited time. Customers whose electric service has not been disconnected can then set up their remaining balance due on a payment plan of up to six months.

Small-business customers can visit ComEd.com/SmallBizAssistance or call 1-877-4-COMED-1
(1-877-426-6331) to learn more or apply for the Small Business Assistance Program.

Earlier this week, ComEd announced its new Helping Hand program to provide more immediate aid to eligible residential customers most in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For a limited time, this financial-assistance program provides an additional one-time grant of up to $300 to help reduce past-due balances of income-eligible customers.

Assistance through the Helping Hand program is administered directly through ComEd, which expedites the verification process so that customers can receive grants more quickly. Residential customers can apply for Helping Hand grants at ComEd.com/PaymentAssistance.

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