Xcel Energy 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 16, 2008
(Date of earliest event reported)
Xcel Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On January 16, 2008, Xcel Energy Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the Company), sold $400 million in aggregate principal amount of the Companys 7.60% Junior Subordinated Notes, Series due 2068 (the Notes). The Notes are being issued pursuant to the registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-134660) (the Registration Statement) as amended by Post-Effective Amendment No. 1. A prospectus supplement relating to the offering and sale of the Notes was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 14, 2008. The Notes will be governed by a Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of January 1, 2008, entered into by and between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by Supplemental Indenture No. 1 thereto.
In connection with the offering and sale of the Notes, the Company entered into a Replacement Capital Covenant, dated January 16, 2008, for the benefit of holders of its currently outstanding 6.50% Senior Notes due July 1, 2036 whereby the Company agreed that it will not redeem or purchase, or otherwise satisfy, discharge or defease, the Notes, and that none of its subsidiaries will purchase the Notes, prior to January 1, 2038 unless, subject to certain limitations, during the 180 days prior to the date of such redemption, purchase or defeasance the Company has received a specified amount of proceeds from the sale of qualifying securities that have equity-like characteristics that are the same as, or more equity-like than, the applicable characteristics of the Notes at the time of redemption, defeasance or purchase.
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to report as exhibits certain documents for incorporation by reference into the Registration Statement.
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.
Dated: January 16, 2008