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) February 2, 2011
Black Hills Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
625 Ninth Street
Rapid City, South Dakota
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, indicating area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 2, 2011, Black Hills Corporation ("the Company") issued a press release announcing 2011 financial results. Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $18.8 million, or $0.44 per share, compared to $34.6 million, or $0.88 per share, for the same period in 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $25.6 million, or $0.60 per share, compared to $33.5 million, or $0.85 per share, for the same period in 2010. Income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $40.4 million, or $1.01 per share, compared to $63.1 million, or $1.62 per share, for the same period in 2010. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $49.7 million, or $1.24 per share, compared to $68.7 million, or $1.76 per share for the same period in 2010.
The press release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K. This information is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished or filed herewith:
99 Press Release dated February 2, 2011.
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.
BLACK HILLS CORPORATION
By: /s/ Anthony S. Cleberg
Anthony S. Cleberg
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Date: February 2, 2011
Press release dated February 3, 2011