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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


                                


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT

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

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 5, 2013

 


NORTHEAST UTILITIES

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Massachusetts

001-5324

04-2147929

(State or other jurisdiction

of organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


One Federal Street, Building 111-4

Springfield, Massachusetts


01105

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (860) 665-5000


Not Applicable

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

 

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Section 8

Other Events


 

Item 8.01

Other Events.


On February 5, 2013, the Company issued a news release announcing that the Board of Trustees had approved an increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.3675 per share payable on March 28, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013.  A copy of the news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Section 9

Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)

Exhibits.  


Exhibit Number

Description

99.1

News release, dated February 5, 2013, issued by Northeast Utilities announcing dividend increase.


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SIGNATURE


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




NORTHEAST UTILITIES

(Registrant)




February 5, 2013

By:

/s/ JAY S. BUTH

Jay S. Buth 

Vice President, Controller

and Chief Accounting Officer



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EXHIBIT INDEX




Exhibit Number

Description

99.1

News release, dated February 5, 2013, issued by Northeast Utilities announcing dividend increase.