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): April 11, 2022
State of Incorporation;
Address and Telephone Number
|(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)|
|Two North Ninth Street|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol:||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock of PPL Corporation||PPL||New York Stock Exchange|
|Junior Subordinated Notes of PPL Capital Funding, Inc.|
|2007 Series A due 2067||PPL/67||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the 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. ☐
Section 7 - Regulation FD
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously disclosed, on February 23, 2022, the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (the "Division"), in response to an application filed by PPL Corporation (the "Company"), PPL Rhode Island Holdings, LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("PPL Rhode Island"), The Narragansett Electric Company ("Narragansett") and National Grid USA, issued an order authorizing, as consistent with the public interest, the disposition of jurisdictional facilities that will result in PPL Rhode Island acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Narragansett (the "Transaction"), as contemplated by that certain Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 17, 2021 (as supplemented and amended), by and among PPL Energy Holdings, LLC, PPL Rhode Island (as successor by assignment from PPL Energy Holdings, LLC), National Grid USA, and, solely with respect to certain provisions thereof, the Company.
On April 1, 2022, the Rhode Island Superior Court (the "Superior Court") stayed the Division's order pending the Superior Court's decision on the Attorney General of Rhode Island's appeal of the Division's order. Oral arguments with respect to such appeal were scheduled for April 12, 2022 before the Superior Court.
On April 11, 2022, the Superior Court granted the request of the Company, PPL Rhode Island and the Attorney General of Rhode Island and issued an order rescheduling the oral arguments with respect to such appeal for April 26, 2022 to allow time for the parties to pursue settlement discussions. There can be no assurances that a settlement will be reached by the parties. The Company remains confident that the Division correctly authorized the Transaction.
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/ Marlene C. Beers|
|Marlene C. Beers|
Vice President and Controller
Dated: April 11, 2022