NextEra Energy announces sale of equity units
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc.
(NYSE:NEE) announced today that it has agreed to sell $500 million of equity
units to Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. The transaction is
expected to close on Sept. 25, 2013.
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Each equity unit will be issued in a stated amount of $50. Each equity unit
will consist of a contract to purchase NextEra Energy common stock in the
future, and a 5 percent undivided beneficial ownership interest in a NextEra
Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. debenture due Sept. 1, 2018, to be issued in the
principal amount of $1,000. The debentures will be guaranteed by NextEra
Energy Capital Holdings' parent company, NextEra Energy, Inc. Total annual
distributions on the equity units will be at the rate of 5.799 percent,
consisting of interest on the debentures and payments under the stock purchase
Each stock purchase contract will require the holder to purchase NextEra
Energy common stock for cash, based on a per-share price range of $82.70 to
$99.24. The higher end of this price range reflects a premium of 20 percent
over the New York Stock Exchange closing price of NextEra Energy common stock
on Sept. 19, 2013, which was $82.70. The holders must complete the stock
purchase by no later than Sept. 1, 2016, and their purchase obligations may be
satisfied with proceeds raised from remarketing the debentures that comprise
part of their equity units.
The net proceeds from the sale of the equity units, which are expected to be
approximately $484 million (after deducting the underwriting discount and
other offering expenses), will be added to the general funds of NextEra Energy
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an
offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of
these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities law of any such jurisdiction. Each offering may be made
only by means of a prospectus and the related prospectus supplement, copies of
which may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155
Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or
by calling (800) 831-9146.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
revenues of more than $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating
capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of
year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal
subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6
million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated
electric utilities in the country, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which
together with affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of
renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra
Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial
nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more
information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:
www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.
Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc. Media Line: (561) 694-4442
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