SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2017
NRG ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
804 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(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.
On October 30, 2017, GenOn Energy, Inc. (GenOn) and GenOn Americas Generation LLC (GAG) and certain of their directly and indirectly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the Debtors) entered into a Consent Agreement (the Consent Agreement) with certain holders of (i) GenOns outstanding senior unsecured notes (collectively, the Consenting GenOn Noteholders) and (ii) GAGs outstanding senior unsecured notes (collectively, the Consenting GAG Noteholders and together with the Consenting GenOn Noteholders, the Consenting Holders) signatory thereto, whereby the Debtors and the Consenting Holders have agreed to extend the milestones in that certain Restructuring Support and Lock-Up Agreement, dated as of June 12, 2017, (as amended, the Restructuring Support Agreement), by which the Debtors Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (as may be amended or supplemented, the Plan) must become effective (the Effective Date). Specifically, the Consent Agreement extends the Effective Date milestone to June 30, 2018 or September 30, 2018, if regulatory approvals are still pending (such dates, the Extended Effective Dates). The Consenting Holders consent to the Extended Effective Dates is contingent upon entry of an order as described in the Consent Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Consent Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Consent Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
In parallel, over the course of the past several weeks, both the principals and advisors of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) and GenOn have been engaged in lengthy in-person negotiations in an effort to settle certain items that remained open and unresolved after the pre-petition Restructuring Support Agreement negotiations. These arms-length discussions included key topics such as: (i) timeline and transition; (ii) cooperation and co-development matters; (iii) OPEB and pension benefits; (iv) tax matters; and (v) intercompany balances. The agreements reached on these topics will be incorporated into definitive documents for GenOns emergence from Chapter 11. A summary of the terms of this settlement is included in the attached Settlement Term Sheet (the Settlement Term Sheet), as may be amended or supplemented in accordance with the Restructuring Support Agreement.
The Settlement Term Sheet reflects the latest agreement in principle between the Debtors and NRG and does not reflect the views of, or agreement by, the Consenting Noteholders. Therefore, the definitive documentation remains subject to review, revision, and further negotiation between the Consenting Noteholders, the Debtors and NRG, each of whom have various consent rights pursuant to the Plan and the Restructuring Support Agreement. The Settlement Term Sheet and the Plan supplements may be amended, modified, supplemented and revised in accordance with those ongoing negotiations.
The foregoing description of the Settlement Term Sheet does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Settlement Term Sheet, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain of the statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K and in the exhibits attached hereto constitute forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, they include statements relating to future actions and strategies of NRG, GenOn and their respective subsidiaries. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future operating and financial performance or results and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified, and, consequently, the actual performance of NRG, GenOn and their respective subsidiaries may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors described from time to time in NRGs and GenOns reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.