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)
December 14, 2011 (December 13, 2011)
DYNEGY HOLDINGS, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
As previously disclosed, on November 7, 2011, Dynegy Holdings, LLC (DH) and four of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dynegy Northeast Generation, Inc., Dynegy Danskammer, L.L.C. (Danskammer), Dynegy Roseton, L.L.C. (Roseton) and Hudson Power, L.L.C., (collectively, the Debtors), filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the Bankruptcy Code) in the United States Bankruptcy Court (the Bankruptcy Court) for the Southern District of New York, Poughkeepsie Division (the Chapter 11 Cases). Also as previously disclosed, on December 1, 2011, Dynegy Inc. (Dynegy) and DH filed a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (the DH Plan) and a related Disclosure Statement for DH with the Bankruptcy Court.
On December 13, 2011, Dynegy and the Debtors and Resources Capital Management Corporation (RCM) and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, PSEG) entered into a binding term sheet (the Term Sheet) to settle and resolve all issues and disputes in lieu of further litigation regarding (a) the Roseton and Danskammer leases (the Leases), (b) the Debtors Motion to Reject the Leases, (c) PSEGs Motion to Dismiss the Debtors Chapter 11 Cases, (d) PSEGs complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, and (e) all of the parties rights and claims arising under the documents entered into in connection with the Leases, including without limitation the Tax Indemnity Agreement (the TIA). The parties agreed to ask the Bankruptcy Court to approve the rejection of the Leases effective as of November 7, 2011 (the Rejection Order). As set forth in the Term Sheet, the parties have agreed that, all of PSEGs rights and claims under the TIA shall be settled for (i) an allowed unsecured claim of RCM against DH in the amount of $110 million (the TIA Claim) and (ii) a cash payment in the amount of $7.5 million to be paid to RCM by Dynegy or a non-debtor subsidiary within five days of the Rejection Order becoming effective (the Cash Payment).
DH has also agreed to amend the DH Plan to implement the parties agreement and to provide PSEG with the benefit of certain releases, exculpations and injunctions provided in the DH Plan. In exchange, PSEG has agreed to (a) support the confirmation of the DH Plan, (b) withdraw its motion to dismiss the Chapter 11 Cases and its other opposition papers filed with the Bankruptcy Court, (c) drop its New York State court litigation disputing Dynegys pre-bankruptcy internal restructuring and (d) transfer to Dynegy (1) its right to any recovery on its equity interests in the leased Roseton and Danskammer power plants (the Leased Facilities) and (2) any claims it has against U.S. Bank, as indenture trustee, for any damages arising from U.S. Banks efforts to recharacterize the Leases as financings.
The Term Sheet also provides that the Debtors will continue to operate the Leased Facilities until they obtain regulatory authority to not do so and that PSEG will cooperate with the Debtors in connection with the disposition of the Leased Facilities. The Debtors will not contend that PSEG has an obligation to operate the Leased Facilities.
The summary of the Term Sheet is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Term Sheet, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.