SEMPRA ENERGY (NYSE:SRE) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of AssetsItem 2.01Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On March 9, 2018 (the “Closing Date”), the merger (the “Merger”) contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 21, 2017 (as amended, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Energy Future Holdings Corp. (“EFH”), Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company LLC (“EFIH”), Sempra Energy (“Sempra”), and Sempra Texas Merger Sub I, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sempra (“Merger Sub”), was completed, merging Merger Sub with and into the reorganized EFH, with reorganized EFH continuing as the surviving company as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Sempra. Reorganized EFH (renamed Sempra Texas Holdings Corp.) owns 100 percent of the membership interests of EFIH (renamed Sempra Texas Intermediate Holding Company LLC), which in turn owns 100 percent of the membership interests of Oncor Electric Delivery Holdings Company LLC (“Oncor Holdings”), which owns approximately 80.03 percent of the outstanding membership interests of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (“Oncor”). Under the Merger Agreement, Sempra paid cash consideration of approximately $9.45 billion (the “Merger Consideration”). Also on March 9, 2018, Sempra, through its interest in Oncor Holdings, acquired an additional 0.22% of the outstanding membership interests in Oncor for approximately $26 million in cash as described in Item 8.01 below.
The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified by, the full text of the Merger Agreement and the amendments thereto, which are filed as Exhibits 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01Other Events.
On March 9, 2018, Sempra entered into an Interest Transfer Agreement (the “OMI Agreement”) with Oncor, Oncor Holdings, and Oncor Management Investment LLC (“OMI”) to purchase OMI’s holdings of 0.22% of the outstanding membership interests in Oncor (the “OMI Interests”). to the OMI Agreement, on March 9, 2018 following the closing of the Merger, OMI transferred to Oncor Holdings all of the OMI Interests for approximately $26 million in cash.
On March 8, 2018, to fund a portion of the Merger Consideration, Sempra settled approximately $900 million of forward sales under the forward sale agreements it entered into on January 4, 2018 in connection with its underwritten public offering of Sempra common stock, by delivering 8,556,630 shares of newly issued Sempra common stock. As of March 8, 2018, a total of 14,807,856 shares of Sempra common stock remain subject to future settlement under the forward sale agreements, which may be settled by physical delivery of shares (or by cash or net share settlement at Sempra’s election, subject to certain conditions), on one or more dates specified by Sempra occurring no later than December 15, 2019.
In addition, as disclosed in Sempra’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 27, 2018, Sempra started issuing commercial paper on February 23, 2018 to fund the remaining portion of the Merger Consideration and by the Closing Date, Sempra had issued approximately $2.6 billion of commercial paper under this program. The commercial paper has a weighted-average maturity of 47 days and a weighted-average interest rate of 2.2% per annum.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a)Financial statements of business acquired.
Financial statements of the business acquired will be filed by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”) no later than 71 calendar days following the date that this Report is required to be filed.
(b)Pro forma financial information.
Pro forma financial information will be filed by amendment to this Report no later than 71 calendar days following the date that this Report is required to be filed.
About SEMPRA ENERGY (NYSE:SRE)
Sempra Energy is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating units are San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas); Sempra International, which includes Sempra South American Utilities and Sempra Mexico segments, and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, which includes Sempra Renewables and Sempra Natural Gas segments. Sempra Mexico segment owns and operates a natural gas-fired power plant and interests in a wind generation facility in Baja California, Mexico; natural gas distribution systems in Mexicali, Chihuahua, and the La Laguna-Durango zone in north-central Mexico; natural gas pipelines between the United States border and Baja California, Mexico and Sonora, Mexico, and the Energia Costa Azul LNG regasification terminal located in Baja California, Mexico. Sempra Mexico also owns interests in a joint venture that operates several natural gas pipelines, and propane and ethane systems in Mexico.