Florida Public Utilities Company 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event
reported): October 13, 2005 _______
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):
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In connection with a transfer of the Florida Public Utilities Company (the Company) 401(k) plan (the Plan) investments, trustee and recordkeeping services, participants in the Plan were temporarily unable to direct or diversify investments in their accounts, obtain a loan from the Plan or obtain a distribution from the Plan. The period during which participants were unable to exercise these rights otherwise available under the Plan constitutes a blackout period. The Companys common stock fund in the Plan was subject to this blackout period. Commencing on October 13, 2005 pursuant to Regulation BTR, Florida Public Utilities Company (the Company) gave notice to its directors and executive officers of the existence of a blackout period under the Plan. The Company also advised participants in the Plan of the blackout period.
The blackout period began on November 18, 2005 and ended on December 7, 2005. Participants, directors or executive officer of the Company, or any interested person, may obtain information regarding the blackout period by contacting George M. Bachman, Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, 401 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, telephone 561-838-1731.
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 thereunto duly authorized.