Duke Energy Corporation 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 26, 2006
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 26, 2006, Cinergy Capital & Trading, Inc., a subsidiary of the registrants, as seller, and Fortis Bank, S.A./N.V., a Belgian corporation, as buyer, entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the Purchase and Sale Agreement) with respect to the sale of 100% of the partnership interests in Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP, 100% of the outstanding shares of Cinergy Canada, Inc. and associated contracts managed by these companies (including transactions for the purchase and sale of electric energy and capacity, other commodities and/or related products, transactions providing for physical delivery and/or transactions for financial settlement) for the base purchase price of US$210 million. In addition, Fortis will pay an amount equal to the value of the portfolio of contracts and net working capital associated with the businesses. Both the portfolio value and net working capital will be determined at closing and are subject to market and operating changes up until that time. The sale is subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Federal Reserve Board approvals, as well as Canadian regulatory approvals, and is anticipated to close in approximately 90 days.
A copy of the Purchase and Sale Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June 27, 2006, Duke Energy Corporation issued a press release announcing the execution of the agreement. A copy of such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10.1 Purchase and Sale Agreement by and among Cinergy Capital & Trading, Inc., as Seller, and Fortis Bank, S.A./N.V., as Buyer, dated as of June 26, 2006
99.1 Press Release issued by Duke Energy Corporation on June 27, 2006
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.