Duke Energy Corporation 8-K 2007
UNITED STATES 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): October 1, 2007
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
526 South Church Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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:
Item 8.01 Other Events
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to recast Duke Energy Corporations (Duke Energy) previously issued consolidated financial statements as presented in Duke Energys Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 as a result of the following:
The rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) require the re-issue of Duke Energys previously issued financial statements to reflect the subsequent reclassification of operations to discontinued operations if those financial statements are incorporated by reference in subsequent filings made with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Accordingly, Duke Energy is re-issuing its historical Selected Financial Data, Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Financial Statements and Supplementary Data for each of the three years in the period ending December 31, 2006 (five years for the purposes of Selected Financial Data). The information in this Form 8-K updates and supersedes Part II, Items 6, 7, 7A and 8 and Exhibit 12, Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges, of Duke Energys Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.
Disclosures regarding estimates of capital expenditures for periods subsequent to 2006 have been updated to reflect changes in the estimates of such amounts subsequent to the filing of Duke Energys Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. See Item 7, Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting PoliciesRecasting of Previously Issued Financial Statements, and Note 4, Regulatory Matters, to the Consolidated Financial Statements for these updates. Additionally, see Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting PoliciesRecasting of Previously Issued Financial Statements, and Note 4, Regulatory Matters, to the Consolidated Financial Statements for updates related to Duke Energy Carolinas rate case. Otherwise, no attempt has been made in this Form 8-K to modify or update other disclosures as presented in the Form 10-K filing.
Other than as discussed above, this Form 8-K does not affect Duke Energys consolidated results of operations as previously presented, and this Form 8-K does not affect the consolidated financial position or cash flows as previously presented. This Form 8-K should be read in conjunction with Duke Energys Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Duke Energys filings made with the SEC subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements And Exhibits.
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.
Date: October 1, 2007