Black Hills 8-K 2005
(Commission File Number)
625 Ninth Street, PO Box 1400
Rapid City, South Dakota
(Address of principal executive offices)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
On November 9, 2005, the Registrant issued a press release announcing financial results for the third quarter 2005. For the three months ended September 30, 2005, net loss was $(23.9) million, or $(0.73) per share, compared to net income of $17.1 million, or $0.52 per share for the same period ended September 30, 2004. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, net income was $6.6 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to $38.2 million, or $1.17 per share for the same period ended September 30, 2004.
The press release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K. This information is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|99||Press Release dated November 9, 2005.|
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.
|BLACK HILLS CORPORATION|
/s/ Mark T. Thies
Mark T. Thies
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Date: November 9, 2005