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): October 22, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, Washington||99202-2600|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 509-489-0500
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:
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Section 2 Financial Information
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The information in this report 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.
On October 22, 2012, Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) issued a press release reporting 2012 preliminary earnings for the third quarter and year to date, the lowering of 2012 earnings guidance and the initiation of 2013 earnings guidance. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release dated October 22, 2012, which is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02.|
Neither the furnishing of any press release as an exhibit to this Current Report nor the inclusion in such press releases 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.
|Date: October 22, 2012|
|Mark T. Thies|
|Senior Vice President|
|and Chief Financial Officer|