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)
April 20, 2016
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|4 Irving Place, New York, New York||10003|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
ITEM 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 20, 2016, a Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) subsidiary entered into a contribution agreement pursuant to which it agreed to purchase, for $975 million (subject to closing adjustments), a 50 percent equity interest in a new entity, Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, to which a Crestwood Equity Partners LP subsidiary agreed to contribute 100 percent of the equity interests in certain gas pipeline and storage companies.
The contribution agreement includes certain customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among other things, expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and, as to a portion of the transaction, the approval of the New York State Public Service Commission. Con Edison has guaranteed certain obligations of its subsidiary under the contribution agreement and Barclays Bank PLC has provided committed financing for the transaction. The initial closing contemplated under the contribution agreement, at which the transaction is to be substantially completed, is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2016. Either party may terminate the contribution agreement under certain circumstances, including, subject to certain conditions and possible extension, if the initial closing does not occur on or before July 19, 2016.
The foregoing description of the contribution agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the agreement which is filed as Exhibit 10 to this report.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Exhibit 10||Contribution Agreement, dated as of April 20, 2016, by and between Crestwood Pipeline and Storage Northeast LLC and Con Edison Gas Pipeline and Storage Northeast, LLC.|
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.
|CONSOLIDATED EDISON, INC.|
|Vice President and Controller|
Date: April 25, 2016