BKH Black Hills

Filed: 19 Jul 21, 5:29pm

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 19, 2021

Black Hills Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

South Dakota
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

7001 Mount Rushmore Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
(Address of principal executive offices)

(605) 721-1700
(Registrants telephone number)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock of $1.00 par valueBKHNew York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On July 19, 2021, the Company entered into a Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, among Black Hills Corporation, as Borrower, the financial institutions party thereto, as Banks, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Administrative Agent (the “Restated Revolver”). The Restated Revolver extends the term from July 30, 2023 to July 19, 2026, with two one-year extension options (subject to consent from the lenders). The Restated Revolver also has an accordion feature that allows the Company to increase availability from $750 million to up to $1 billion with the consent of the administrative agent, the issuing agents and each bank increasing or providing a new commitment. The cost of borrowing under the Restated Revolver remains unchanged at a spread of 112.5 basis points over LIBOR for borrowings and 17.5 basis points over LIBOR for the unused facility commitments, which can change from time-to-time based on our senior unsecured long-term debt ratings. Otherwise, the Restated Revolver is on terms that are similar, in all material respects, to the terms of the revolving credit agreement that it amends and restates. As of July 19, 2021, there were no borrowings outstanding, and there were $13.6 million of letters of credit issued, under the Restated Revolver. The Restated Revolver is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The information required by this item is included in Item 1.01.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits


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.


By: /s/ Richard W. Kinzley    
Richard W. Kinzley
Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Date: July 19, 2021