NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Files An 8-K Other Events

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01>>Other Items>

On April 26, 2017, NiSource Inc. (the “Company”) determined to proceed with a plan to merge the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, NiSource Finance Corp. (“NiSource Finance”) and NiSource Capital Markets, Inc. (“NiSource Capital”), with and into the Company (the “Mergers”). The Mergers are expected to occur in the second half of 2017 following the receipt of approvals from applicable state public utility commissions and other governmental agencies, certain contractual counterparties, and the Company’s Board of Directors.
NiSource Finance is a special purpose finance subsidiary that engages in financing activities to raise funds for the business operations of the Company and its subsidiaries. NiSource Capital performed a similar function prior to the formation of NiSource Finance in March 2000. Both NiSource Finance and NiSource Capital have outstanding debt and other obligations. The Company has unconditionally guaranteed the obligations of NiSource Finance under its credit agreement, indenture and interest rate hedges and, through a support agreement, is responsible for the obligations of NiSource Capital under that subsidiary’s indenture. Upon the consummation of the Mergers, the Company will become the primary obligor under all such obligations and, accordingly, all of the guarantees and the support agreement will be extinguished. The Mergers are not expected to have any>impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements or the credit ratings of the outstanding debt securities. The Mergers are not subject to lender or noteholder consent under the credit agreement or the indentures.

About NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI)

NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Company operates through two business segments: Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas service and transportation for residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana and Massachusetts. Its natural gas distribution operations operate approximately 59,000 miles of pipeline. The Electric Operations segment provides electric service in approximately 20 counties in the northern part of Indiana. The Company’s principal subsidiaries include NiSource Gas Distribution Group, Inc., a natural gas distribution holding company, and NIPSCO, a gas and electric company. NIPSCO owns and operates approximately three coal-fired electric generating stations. NiSource Finance Corporation (NiSource Finance) is a consolidated finance subsidiary of the Company.

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Recent Trading Information

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) closed its last trading session down -0.34 at 24.09 with 2,914,967 shares trading hands.

An ad to help with our costs