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OEC Ohio Edison

Filed: 30 Mar 21, 8:00pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
þ ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020
or
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from             to             
Commission File No.
Issuing Entity, Sponsor, Depositor, Bond Issuer

I.R.S. Employer
Identification
Number
Central Index Key No.
333-187692-06
FIRSTENERGY OHIO PIRB SPECIAL PURPOSE TRUST 2013
(Exact name of issuing entity as specified in its charter)
46-67958540001578443
001-02323
THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY
(Exact name of sponsor and depositor as specified in its charter)
34-01500200000020947
001-02578
OHIO EDISON COMPANY
(Exact name of sponsor and depositor as specified in its charter)
34-04377860000073960
001-03583
THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY
(Exact name of sponsor and depositor as specified in its charter)
34-43750050000352049
333-187692-03
CEI FUNDING LLC
(Exact name of bond issuer as specified in its charter)
46-13672730001573334
333-187692-01
OE FUNDING LLC
(Exact name of bond issuer as specified in its charter)
46-13674250001573352
333-187692-04
TE FUNDING LLC
(Exact name of bond issuer as specified in its charter)
46-13674530001573279
Delaware
(State or jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of the issuing entity and the bond issuers)
76 South Main Street
Akron, OH
(Address of principal executive offices of the issuing entity, sponsor and depositor and the bond issuers)
44308
(zip code)
(800) 736-3402
(Issuing entity’s, sponsor and depositor and bond issuers’ telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None



Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes  ¨    No   þ
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes  ¨    No   þ
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  þ     No  ¨  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  þ     No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer", “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated Filer ¨
Accelerated Filer ¨
Non-accelerated Filer þ
Smaller Reporting Company ¨
Emerging Growth Company ¨

    If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if that registrant has elected not to use the extended transition
period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the
Exchange Act. ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of
the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C.
7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  ¨  No   þ 
    State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed second fiscal quarter: Not applicable
    Documents incorporated by reference: None.














PART I
Item 1. Business.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.
None.
Item 2. Properties.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
None.
PART II
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 6. [RESERVED]
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosures.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.



Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 9B. Other Information.
None.
PART III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 11. Executive Compensation.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services.
Omitted pursuant to General Instruction J of Form 10-K.

PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.
 
(a)Documents filed as a part of this report (exhibits marked with an asterisk are filed herewith):
 
1.    Financial Statements

    Not Applicable

2.    Financial Statement Schedules

    Not Applicable

3.    Exhibits required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K (exhibits marked with an asterisk are filed herewith):




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4.1
4.2
4.3
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(b)Exhibits required by this Form and Item 601 of Regulation S-K (exhibits marked with an asterisk are filed herewith):

See Item 15(a)(3) above.
(c)Not Applicable

 Item 16. Form 10-K Summary.
None.

 Item 1112(b). Significant Obligors of Pool Assets.
None.
Item 1114(b)(2). Credit Enhancement and Other Support, Except for Certain Derivatives Instruments.
None.
Item 1115(b). Certain Derivatives Instruments.
None.






Item 1117. Legal Proceedings.
    In the last several years, U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”) and other large financial institutions have been sued in their capacity as trustee or successor trustee for certain residential mortgage backed securities ("RMBS") trusts.  The complaints, primarily filed by investors or investor groups against U.S. Bank and similar institutions, allege the trustees caused losses to investors as a result of alleged failures by the sponsors, mortgage loan sellers and servicers to comply with the governing agreements for these RMBS trusts.  Plaintiffs generally assert causes of action based upon the trustees’ purported failures to enforce repurchase obligations of mortgage loan sellers for alleged breaches of representations and warranties, notify securityholders of purported events of default allegedly caused by breaches of servicing standards by mortgage loan servicers and abide by a heightened standard of care following alleged events of default. 

U.S. Bank denies liability and believes that it has performed its obligations under the RMBS trusts in good faith, that its actions were not the cause of losses to investors, that it has meritorious defenses, and it has contested and intends to continue contesting the plaintiffs’ claims vigorously.  However, U.S. Bank cannot assure you as to the outcome of any of the litigation, or the possible impact of these litigations on the trustee or the RMBS trusts. 

On March 9, 2018, a law firm purporting to represent fifteen Delaware statutory trusts (the “DSTs”) that issued securities backed by student loans (the “Student Loans”) filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery against U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”) in its capacities as indenture trustee and successor special servicer, and three other institutions in their respective transaction capacities, with respect to the DSTs and the Student Loans. This lawsuit is captioned The National Collegiate Student Loan Master Trust I, et al. v. U.S. Bank National Association, et al., C.A. No. 2018-0167-JRS (Del. Ch.) (the “NCMSLT Action”). The complaint, as amended on June 15, 2018, alleged that the DSTs have been harmed as a result of purported misconduct or omissions by the defendants concerning administration of the trusts and special servicing of the Student Loans. Since the filing of the NCMSLT Action, certain Student Loan borrowers have made assertions against U.S. Bank concerning special servicing that appear to be based on certain allegations made on behalf of the DSTs in the NCMSLT Action.

U.S. Bank has filed a motion seeking dismissal of the operative complaint in its entirety with prejudice pursuant to Chancery Court Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) or, in the alternative, a stay of the case while other prior filed disputes involving the DSTs and the Student Loans are litigated. On November 7, 2018, the Court ruled that the case should be stayed in its entirety pending resolution of the first-filed cases. On January 21, 2020, the Court entered an order consolidating for pretrial purposes the NCMSLT Action and three other lawsuits pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery concerning the DSTs and the Student Loans, which remains pending.

U.S. Bank denies liability in the NCMSLT Action and believes it has performed its obligations as indenture trustee and special servicer in good faith and in compliance in all material respects with the terms of the agreements governing the DSTs and that it has meritorious defenses. It has contested and intends to continue contesting the plaintiffs’ claims vigorously.

Item 1119. Affiliations and Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

The Issuing Entity is a Delaware statutory trust specifically formed by the bond issuers, CEI Funding LLC, OE Funding LLC and TE Funding LLC, for the purpose of acquiring bonds from the bond issuers and issuing the certificates. CEI Funding LLC, OE Funding LLC and TE Funding LLC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the servicers, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison Company and The Toledo Edison Company, respectively (such servicers also serving in the capacity as administrative trustees under the Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust of the Issuing Entity).

Item 1122. Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria.

See Exhibits 33.1, 33.2, 33.3, 33.4, 33.5, 34.1, 34.2, 34.3, 34.4 and 34.5 under Item 15.

Item 1123. Servicer Compliance Statement.
See Exhibits 35.1, 35.2 and 35.3 under Item 15.



SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.




FIRSTENERGY OHIO PIRB SPECIAL PURPOSE TRUST 2013
(Issuing entity)
BY:THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY, as Servicer
OHIO EDISON COMPANY, as Servicer
THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY, as Servicer
BY:/s/ Steven R. Staub
Steven R. Staub
Vice President and Treasurer
Date: March 30, 2021


Supplemental Information to be Furnished With Reports Filed Pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act by Registrants
Which Have Not Registered Securities Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act

No such annual report, proxy statement, form of proxy or other proxy soliciting material has been sent to the registrant’s securityholders. The registrant will not be sending an annual report or proxy material to its securityholders subsequent to the filing of this report on Form 10-K.