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 15, 2013
WESTAR ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
818 South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code _ (785) 575-6300__ ___
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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WESTAR ENERGY, INC.
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 12, 2013, we amended our revolving credit facility dated February 18, 2011 to extend the maturity of the facility by one year. As amended, the facility matures on February 18, 2016 and allows us to borrow up to an aggregate of $270.0 million, including letters of credit. So long as there is no default or event of default under the revolving credit facility, we may elect to extend the credit facility for an additional year, subject to lender participation. All borrowings under the revolving credit facility are secured by first mortgage bonds of Kansas Gas and Electric Company, our wholly owned subsidiary.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth under Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 4.1 Fifty-eighth Supplemental Indenture dated February 12, 2013, between Kansas Gas and Electric Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, to the Kansas Gas and Electric Company Mortgage and Deed of Trust dated April 1, 1940.
Exhibit 10.1 First Extension Agreement, dated as of February 12, 2013, among Westar Energy, Inc., and the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to the Agreement.
Forward-looking statements: Certain matters discussed in this Report on Form 8-K are “forward-looking statements.” The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 has established that these statements qualify for safe harbors from liability. Forward-looking statements may include words like “believe,” “anticipate,” “target,” “expect,” “pro forma,” “estimate,” “intend,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements describe future plans, objectives, expectations or goals. Although Westar Energy believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include those discussed herein as well as (1) those discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011 (a) under the heading, “Forward-Looking Statements,” (b) in ITEM 1. Business, (c) in ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (d) in ITEM 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and (e) in ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data: Notes 13 and 15; (2) those discussed in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed Nov. 8, 2012, (a) in ITEM 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (b) in Part I, Financial Information, ITEM 1. Financial Statements: Notes 8 and 9; and (3) other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date such statement was made, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement was made.
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.
Westar Energy, Inc.
Date: February 15, 2013 By:/s/ Larry D. Irick
Name: Larry D. Irick
Title: Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
Exhibit Number Description of Exhibit
Fifty-eighth Supplemental Indenture dated February 12, 2013, between Kansas Gas and Electric Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, to the Kansas Gas and Electric Company Mortgage and Deed of Trust dated April 1, 1940.
First Extension Agreement, dated as of February 12, 2013, among Westar Energy, Inc., and the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to the Agreement.