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): November 27, 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 5.02|| |
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 3, 2018, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (the Company) announced that on November 27, 2018, William D. Rogers, the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, informed the Company of his intent to retire.
Mr. Rogers will remain in his current role through the first quarter of 2019 to help ensure a seamless closing of the pending Vectren Corporation merger and transition to his successor.
|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously disclosed, on April 21, 2018 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.
On December 3, 2018, the Company announced its post-Merger executive leadership team, which will report directly to the Companys chief executive officer, Mr. Scott Prochazka.
For additional information regarding the post-Merger executive leadership team announcement, please refer to the Companys press release attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated by reference herein.
The information included in this Item 7.01, including the information incorporated by reference herein, is furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 7.01. Accordingly, none of the information will be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, as amended, and such information will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by CenterPoint Energy under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified as being incorporated by reference.
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 is furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 7.01. Accordingly, none of the information will be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, as amended, and the information in Exhibit 99.1 will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by CenterPoint Energy under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified as being incorporated by reference.
|99.1||Press Release dated December 3, 2018 announcing the Companys post-Merger executive leadership team|
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: December 3, 2018||By:|
|Dana C. OBrien|
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel|