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): June 7, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission file number 001-16189
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 7, 2011, NiSource Inc. (the Company), NiSource Finance Corp., an Indiana corporation and a wholly-owned special purpose finance subsidiary of the Company (NiSource Finance), and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the underwriters, entered into a Terms Agreement with respect to the offering and sale of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of NiSource Finances 5.95% Notes due 2041 (the Notes) under the Companys and NiSource Finances Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File Nos. 333-170385 and 333-170385-01). The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Company. The Terms Agreement incorporates by reference an Underwriting Agreement dated November 5, 2010 of the Company and NiSource Finance (the Underwriting Agreement). The sale closed on June 10, 2011. The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture dated as of November 14, 2000 among the Company, NiSource Finance and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., formerly known as The Chase Manhattan Bank), as trustee (as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 17, 2000).
A copy of the form of the Notes is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.