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): January 15, 2019
(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)
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:
[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 15, 2019, Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) and Hydro One Limited (Hydro One) announced that in light of the recent decisions by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to deny Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corp., the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) issued an order (Order 19-008) suspending indefinitely the current procedural schedule in its merger docket until Hydro One and Avista Corp. inform the OPUC that they have sought a reversal of the denial decisions through appeal or other means that would provide a justiciable issue for the OPUC to address.
A copy of a press release announcing the OPUC decision is filed as Exhibit 99.1.
Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Neither the filing of any press release as an exhibit to this Current Report nor the inclusion in such press release of a reference to Avista Corp.'s Internet address shall, 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.
January 18, 2019
/s/ Mark T. Thies
Mark T. Thies
Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer