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LG&E & KU Energy (PPL)

Filed: 18 Mar 19, 9:42pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 18, 2019

 

 

 

Commission File
Number

  

Registrant; State of Incorporation;

Address and Telephone Number

  

IRS Employer

Identification No.

1-11459  

PPL Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(Pennsylvania)

Two North Ninth Street

Allentown, PA 18101-1179

(610)774-5151

  23-2758192
333-173665  

LG&E and KU Energy LLC

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(Kentucky)

220 West Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202-1377

(502)627-2000

  20-0523163
1-2893  

Louisville Gas and Electric Company

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(Kentucky)

220 West Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202-1377

(502)627-2000

  61-0264150
1-3464  

Kentucky Utilities Company

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(Kentucky and Virginia)

One Quality Street

Lexington, KY 40507-1462

(502)627-2000

  61-0247570

 

 

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Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events

Louisville Gas and Electric Company

On March 18, 2019, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (“LG&E”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “LG&E Underwriting Agreement”) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. as representatives of the several underwriters, relating to the offering and sale by LG&E of $400 million of 4.25% First Mortgage Bonds due 2049 (the “LG&E Bonds”). LG&E expects to issue the LG&E Bonds on or about April 1, 2019. The LG&E Bonds are due April 1, 2049, subject to early redemption. LG&E intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the LG&E Bonds to repay short term debt, for the repayment of LG&E’s $200,000,000 term loan that matures October 2019 and for other general corporate purposes.

The LG&E Bonds were offered under LG&E’s Registration Statement on FormS-3 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (RegistrationNo. 333-223142-02).

A copy of the LG&E Underwriting Agreement is attached as Exhibit 1(a) to this report and incorporated herein by reference.

Kentucky Utilities Company

On March 18, 2019, Kentucky Utilities Company (“KU”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “KU Underwriting Agreement”) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters, relating to the offering and sale by KU of $300 million of 4.375% First Mortgage Bonds due 2045 (the “KU Bonds”). The KU Bonds are due October 1, 2045, subject to early redemption. KU intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the KU Bonds to repay short term debt, including commercial paper, and for other general corporate purposes.

KU expects to issue the KU Bonds on or about April 1, 2019. The KU Bonds will be part of the same series of bonds as the $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of KU’s 4.375% First Mortgage Bonds due 2045 originally issued by KU in 2015.

The KU Bonds were offered under KU’s Registration Statement on FormS-3 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Registration StatementNo. 333-223142-01).

A copy of the KU Underwriting Agreement is attached as Exhibit 1(b) to this report and incorporated herein by reference.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(a)  Exhibits
  1(a)  Underwriting Agreement, dated March 18, 2019, among Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner  & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
  1(b)  Underwriting Agreement, dated March 18, 2019, among Kentucky Utilities Company and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner  & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

PPL CORPORATION
By: 

/s/ Marlene C. Beers

 Marlene C. Beers
 Vice President and Controller
LG&E AND KU ENERGY LLC
By: 

/s/ Daniel K. Arbough

 Daniel K. Arbough
 Treasurer
LOUISVILLE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By: 

/s/ Daniel K. Arbough

 Daniel K. Arbough
 Treasurer
KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY
By: 

/s/ Daniel K. Arbough

 Daniel K. Arbough
 Treasurer

Dated: March 18, 2019