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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 7, 2017 (December 5, 2017)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

300 Cadwell Drive

Springfield, Massachusetts


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 286-5000

Not Applicable

 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On December 5, 2017, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Eversource Energy elected John Y. Kim to serve as a Trustee, effective January 1, 2018.  The Board also appointed Mr. Kim to serve on the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees.

Mr. Kim’s initial term as a Trustee will continue until Eversource Energy’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 2, 2018. Mr. Kim will receive an annual cash retainer in the amount of $115,000 for service on the Board during his term of office, including participation in all Board and Committee meetings.  Mr. Kim will also be entitled to receive an annual grant under the Eversource Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) equal to that number of Restricted Share Units (“RSUs”) resulting from dividing $135,000 by the average closing price of Eversource Energy common shares as reported on the New York Stock Exchange for the 10 trading days immediately preceding the date of grant, rounded to the nearest whole RSU.

Mr. Kim, 57, has served as President of New York Life Insurance Company, the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States, since 2015. Since 2008, Mr. Kim served in various other positions at New York Life, including as its Chief Investment Officer from 2011 to 2017; Vice Chairman from 2014 to 2015; Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2014; and CEO, New York Investment Management LLC from 2008 to 2011.  Mr. Kim currently serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Fiserv, Inc., a company that provides software and services to the financial industry.  

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Kim and any other person pursuant to which he was elected as a Trustee. Mr. Kim does not have any transactions with related persons in which Eversource Energy is a participant that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of Eversource Energy’s news release announcing Mr. Kim’s election is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

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Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





News Release announcing the election of John Y. Kim as a Trustee issued by Eversource Energy, dated December 7, 2017.

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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 hereunto duly authorized.



December 7, 2017                                            By: /S/JAY S. BUTH

Jay S. Buth

Vice President, Controller and

Chief Accounting Officer







News Release announcing the election of John Y. Kim as a Trustee issued by Eversource Energy, dated December 7, 2017.