CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:CNP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

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CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:CNP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Item1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June16, 2017, (i)CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CenterPoint),
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the banks
party thereto entered into a First Amendment to Amended and
Restated Credit Agreement (the CenterPoint Amendment), amending
CenterPoints Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of
March3, 2016 (the CenterPoint Credit Agreement), (ii)CenterPoints
wholly-owned subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
(Houston Electric), Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent,
and the banks party thereto entered into a First Amendment to
Credit Agreement (the Houston Electric Amendment), amending
Houston Electrics Credit Agreement dated as of March3, 2016 (the
Houston Electric Credit Agreement) and (iii)CenterPoints
wholly-owned subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
(CERC), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative
agent, and the banks party thereto entered into a First Amendment
to Credit Agreement (the CERC Amendment and, together with the
CenterPoint Amendment and the Houston Electric Amendment, the
Amendments), amending CERCs Credit Agreement dated as of March3,
2016 (the CERC Credit Agreement and together with the CenterPoint
Credit Agreement and the Houston Electric Credit Agreement, the
Credit Agreements).

The CenterPoint Amendment and CERC Amendment increase the
aggregate commitments under the CenterPoint Credit Agreement and
CERC Credit Agreement from $1.6billion to $1.7billion and
$600million to $900million, respectively. No changes were made to
the aggregate commitments under the Houston Electric Credit
Agreement. In addition, the Amendments extend the maturity date
of the commitments from March3, 2021 to March3, 2022 and
terminate the swingline loan subfacility under each Credit
Agreement.

The Amendments are filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 to this
report and are incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing
summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its
entirety by reference to the Amendments.


Item9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The exhibits listed below are filed herewith.The agreements
included as exhibits are included only to provide information to
investors regarding their terms. The agreements listed below may
contain representations, warranties and other provisions that
were made, among other things, to provide the parties thereto
with specified rights and obligations and to allocate risk among
them, and such agreements should not be relied upon as
constituting or providing any factual disclosures about us, any
other persons, any state of affairs or other matters.


(d)
Exhibits.


EXHIBIT


NUMBER


EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION

4.1 First Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement,
dated June16, 2017 by and among CenterPoint Energy, Inc.,
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the
banks party thereto.
4.2 First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated June16, 2017 by
and among CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, Mizuho,
Ltd., as administrative agent, and the banks party thereto.
4.3 First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated June16, 2017 by
and among CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., Wells Fargo
Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and
the banks party thereto.

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.

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.
Date: June19, 2017 By:


/s/ Kristie L. Colvin

Kristie L. Colvin
Senior Vice President and
Chief Accounting Officer

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.

CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC
Date: June19, 2017 By:


/s/ Kristie L. Colvin

Kristie L. Colvin
Senior Vice President and
Chief Accounting Officer



CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC LLC Exhibit
EX-4.1 2 d415215dex41.htm EX-4.1 EX-4.1 Exhibit 4.1 EXECUTION VERSION FIRST AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT This FIRST AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT,…
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About CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:CNP)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s segments include Electric Transmission & Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, Energy Services, Midstream Investments and Other Operations. Its Electric Transmission & Distribution segment provides electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment offers intrastate natural gas sales to and natural gas transportation and distribution for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Its Energy Services segment includes non-rate regulated gas sales to, and transportation and storage services for, commercial and industrial customers. Its Midstream Investments segment includes equity investment in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable) that owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil assets. Its Other Operations segment includes office buildings and other real estate used in its business operations and other corporate operations.

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