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 15, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of 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)
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Section 8 Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 15, 2018, Avista Corporation (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement with the underwriters named therein (the Underwriting Agreement) for the sale of $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 4.35% Series due 2048 (the Bonds). The sale of the Bonds is expected to close on May 22, 2018 subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, as further described in the Underwriting Agreement. The Bonds were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by means of the Companys automatic shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-209714).
Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1(a)(1)||Underwriting Agreement, dated May 15, 2018, between the Company and the underwriters named therein|
|4(a)(62)||Sixty-first Supplemental Indenture to the Mortgage dated as of May 1, 2018.|
|5(a)(1)||Opinion and Consent of Marian M. Durkin, Esq.|
|5(a)(2)||Opinion and Consent of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.|
|25(a)(1)||Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, of Citibank, N.A., as Trustee under the Mortgage.|
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: May 21, 2018||/s/ Marian M. Durkin|
|Marian M. Durkin|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel,|
|Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer|