SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 26, 2005
|(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|
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:
o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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Section 2 Financial Information
|Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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 January 26, 2005, Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) issued a press release announcing 2004 fourth quarter and year-end earnings. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99(a).
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.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Press release dated January 26, 2005, which is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02.|
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: January 26, 2005||/s/ Malyn K. Malquist|
|Malyn K. Malquist|
|Senior Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer