Name of Issuer: Avista Corporation
Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock
CUSIP Number: 05379B107
Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement: December 31, 2004
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed: (X) Rule 13d-1(b) ( ) Rule 13d-1(c) ( ) Rule 13d-1(d)
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting persons initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
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1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON
Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, in its capacity as trustee for certain employee benefit plan(s).
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE [LINE] IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
Not Applicable A. B.
3. SEC USE ONLY
4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
(For questions 5-8, report the number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person with:)
5. SOLE VOTING POWER
6. SHARED VOTING POWER
7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
1411 East Mission Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
|Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, in its capacity as trustee for certain employee benefit plan(s).|
500 Admiral Nelson Blvd.
Malvern, PA 19355
|Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company is a trust company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.|
|If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a: (b) X Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act.|
(a) Amount Beneficially Owned:
(b) Percent of Class:
(c) Number of shares as to which such person has:
(i) sole power to vote or to direct the vote: None
(ii) shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 2,865,706 Shares*
(iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: None
(iv) shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 2,865,706 Shares**
* Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company is the trustee of certain employee benefit plans, which are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). Shares of the issuers Common Stock are held in trust for the benefit of employees in the plans. As of December 31, 2004, the trustee held 2,865,706 shares of the issuers Common Stock on behalf of the plans, all of which had been allocated to plan participants. The plan trustee votes shares allocated to participant accounts as directed by participants subject to Section 404 of ERISA.
**Shares of Common Stock are held in the issuers employee benefit plans in various accounts and were allocated by the source of contribution (employer, the predecessor to the employer or the employee). Shares of Common Stock held by the trustee on behalf of the plans may be disposed of by the plans or the trustee only in accordance with the terms of the plans.Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
Not ApplicableItem 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
All of the securities are beneficially held by Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company in its fiduciary capacity, as trustee of certain employee benefit plans. As a result, participants in the plans are entitled to receive dividends or proceeds from the sale of shares reported in this Schedule 13G in accordance with the terms of the plans.
Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.
Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company disclaims beneficial ownership of all shares held in trust by the trustee that have been allocated to the individual accounts of participants in the plans for which directions have been received, pursuant to Rule 13d-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|Date: February 2, 2005|
|Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, Trustee|
Name: Matthew Kogan
Title: Assistant Secretary