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): May 13, 2016
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of other jurisdiction of
1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, Washington
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
Web site: http://www.avistacorp.com
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 7 – Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 15, 2016 through May 17, 2016, management of Avista Corporation (Avista Corp. or the Company) will be participating in meetings with investors and analysts at the American Gas Association Financial Forum in Naples, Florida. The same business update presentation will be used at all of the meetings. A copy of the business update presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is available in the “Investors” section of Avista Corp.'s website at http://investor.avistacorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=97267&p=irol-calendarpast.
As part of this update, Avista Corp. expects to confirm earnings guidance for 2016. The 2016 earnings guidance was included in Avista Corp.'s first quarter of 2016 earnings release furnished on Form 8-K on May 4, 2016. The 2016 earnings guidance is subject to the risks, uncertainties and other factors set forth or referred to in such earnings release and the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
The information in this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Business update presentation dated May 2016, which is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01.
The inclusion in this Current Report or in Exhibit 99.1 of a reference to Avista Corp.'s Internet address shall not, under any circumstances, be deemed to incorporate the information available at such Internet address into this Current Report. The information available at Avista Corp.'s Internet address is not part of this Current Report or any other report furnished or filed by Avista Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.
May 13, 2016
/s/ Marian M. Durkin
Marian M. Durkin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Chief Compliance Officer