Tampa Electric

Filed: 16 Mar 21, 4:59pm





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): March 15, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Florida 1-5007 59-0475140

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

TECO Plaza

702 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida 33602

(Address of principal executive offices)

(813) 228-1111

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 15, 2021, Tampa Electric Company (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, MUFG Securities America Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell and the Underwriters agreed to purchase, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, (i) $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.40% Notes due 2031 and (ii) $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.45% Notes due 2051 (collectively, the “Notes”). The Notes will be issued under a sixteenth supplemental indenture to be entered into with The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee. The offering of the Notes is scheduled to close on March 18, 2021.

In order to furnish certain exhibits for incorporation by reference into the Registration Statements on Form S-3 previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (File No. 333-233336), the Company is including the Underwriting Agreement as Exhibit 1.4 hereto and the opinion of Locke Lord LLP, regarding the validity of the Notes to be sold by the Company pursuant to such Underwriting Agreement, as Exhibit 5.2 hereto.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


  1.4  Underwriting Agreement dated as of March 15, 2021 by and among Tampa Electric Company, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, MUFG Securities America Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Filed herewith.
  5.2  Opinion of Locke Lord LLP. Filed herewith. 
23.4  Consent of Locke Lord LLP (included as part of their opinion filed herewith). 


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.


Date: March 16, 2021  



  By: /s/ David E. Schwartz
   David E. Schwartz
   Vice President – Governance
   and Corporate Secretary