SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 3, 2018
CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 207-1111
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|Item 8.01|| |
On April 21, 2018, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement), by and among the Company, Vectren Corporation, an Indiana corporation (Vectren), and Pacer Merger Sub, Inc., an Indiana corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (Merger Sub). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, on and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub will merge with and into Vectren (the Merger), with Vectren continuing as the surviving corporation in the Merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The Company expects to complete the Merger in the first quarter of 2019.
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to provide pro forma condensed combined financial information relating to the Merger, which is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information relating to the Merger is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The exhibits listed below are filed herewith.
|99.1||Unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information relating to the Merger.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.|
|Date: October 3, 2018||By:|
|Kristie L. Colvin|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer|