SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 16, 2012
EL PASO CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
El Paso Building
1001 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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:
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On April 16, 2012, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (Kinder Morgan) and El Paso Corporation (El Paso) issued a joint press release announcing that the tentative deadline for El Pasos shareholders and equity award holders to elect the form of consideration they wish to receive in El Pasos pending merger with Kinder Morgan is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 23, 2012. A copy of that joint press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The election deadline may be extended, in which case Kinder Morgan will issue a press release announcing the new election deadline.
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.