Enron Mail

Subject:Re: Succession Plan
Date:Wed, 13 Dec 2000 06:38:00 -0800 (PST)

We did receive this from David.

12/13/2000 02:14 PM
To: Kenneth Lay/Corp/Enron@ENRON
cc: =20
Subject: Re: Succession Plan =20

Congratulations on making this not-unexpected move in a smooth, upbeat and=
highly positive way, with what looks like excellent timing and a clean=20
handoff. I know Jeff will have all of our strong support as he expands his=
Since I left for my wedding and honeymoon just before Thanksgiving nothin=
has happened on the Sports Authority stuff - - -we are still awaiting some=
promised deliverables from Mr Campo. Yesterday I relit the fire on our V&E=
team to start nudging him gently. No action on your part needed at present =
- -I'll keep you informed. I'll be pushing to get this resolved by mid=20
January in a manner that works for the Sports Authority and the financings=
without upseting our partners. - - -DLH

Sent by: Enron Announcements@ENRON
To: All Enron Worldwide
cc: =20

Subject: Succession Plan

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Board has accepted my=20
recommendation to appoint Jeff Skilling as chief executive officer, effecti=
at the time of their next board meeting on February 12, 2001. Jeff will al=
retain his duties as president and chief operating officer. I will continu=
as chairman of the Board and will remain at Enron, working with Jeff on the=
strategic direction of the company and our day-to-day global operations.

Jeff will assume the role at a time when the company is hitting on all=20
cylinders and is positioned for phenomenal growth. He is clearly ready for=
the job, and after 15 years as CEO of this great company, I=01,m ready for =
somewhat different role.

Our succession plan has been clear for some time. This has afforded Jeff a=
me the freedom to combine our strengths toward building a company that=20
continues to exceed everyone=01,s expectations, including our own. We look=
forward to furthering that relationship as Jeff expands his role.

There are no plans for any other changes in our management team nor broad=
shifts in strategy and direction.

Please join me in congratulating Jeff. I look forward to a great 2001.