Constellation Energy Group 8-K 2006
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 16, 2006 (October 10, 2005)
ENERGY GROUP, INC.
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On October 10, 2006, Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (Constellation), through certain of its subsidiaries, executed an agreement to sell its High Desert, Rio Nogales, Holland Energy, Big Sandy, University Park and Wolf Hills natural gas-fired generation assets to Tenaska Power Fund, L.P. (Tenaska) for $1.635 billion in cash, subject to closing adjustments. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2006 or in early 2007 and is subject to regulatory approvals and other standard closing conditions.
The agreement also contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of both parties, including an obligation on behalf of Constellation Energys subsidiaries to operate the generation assets in the ordinary course until the transaction is completed. The agreement also provides for termination rights on behalf of both parties and that under specified circumstances Tenaska may be required to pay Constellation a termination fee of $81.75 million.
The foregoing description of the agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to Constellation Energys Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 and incorporated herein by reference.
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Forward-Looking Statements. We make statements in this report that are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause actual performance or achievements to be materially different from those we project. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding the expected closing of the transaction. Factors that could cause the transaction to be delayed or to fail to close at all include failure to obtain regulatory approvals or a material adverse change in the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of the plants being sold. For a full discussion of risks, uncertainties, and other important factors, we encourage you to read our documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in our Forms 10-K and 10-Q under the forward-looking statements and risk factors sections. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.