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): May 7, 2018
ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(IRS Employer |
One Leadership Square
211 North Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (405) 525-7788
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|☐||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On May 7, 2018, Enable Midstream Partners, LP (the Partnership) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) for the public offering of $800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.950% Senior Notes due 2028 (the Notes), at a price to the public of 99.197% of their face value. The offering closed on May 10, 2018.
The offering of the Notes was registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), pursuant to the Partnerships Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333- 224698), as amended, and to the prospectus dated May 7, 2018, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated May 7, 2018 (the Prospectus Supplement).
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations and warranties of the parties as well as indemnification and contribution provisions under which the Partnership, on one hand, and the underwriters, on the other, have agreed to indemnify each other against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general partnership purposes, including to repay all amounts outstanding under its 2015 term loan agreement, as well as amounts outstanding under its commercial paper program.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
As more fully described under the caption Underwriting in the Prospectus Supplement, the underwriters and their affiliates have, from time to time, performed, and may in the future perform, various financial advisory and investment banking services for the Partnership, for which they received or will receive customary fees and reimbursement of expenses. Affiliates of certain of the underwriters are lenders, and in some case agents or managers for the lenders, under the Partnerships 2015 term loan agreement and commercial paper program and, as a result, will receive a portion of the net proceeds of this offering. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., one of the underwriters, is an affiliate of the trustee.
Third Supplemental Indenture for 4.950% Senior Notes due 2028
The Notes were issued pursuant to the Indenture (the Base Indenture) dated May 27, 2014 by and between the Partnership, on one hand, and U.S. Bank National Association as trustee (the Trustee) on the other, as supplemented by the Third Supplemental Indenture thereto, dated May 10, 2018 (as so supplemented, the Indenture). The Indenture contains covenants that limit the Partnerships ability to, among other things, incur certain liens securing indebtedness, engage in certain sale and leaseback transactions, and enter into certain consolidations, mergers, conveyances, transfers or leases of all or substantially all of the Partnerships assets.
The descriptions of the Notes and the Indenture are included in the Prospectus Supplement and are incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Indenture is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Indenture, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2 to this report and are incorporated by reference herein.
|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 in Item 1.01 above with respect to the Notes and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement dated May 7, 2018, among the Partnership and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule II thereto.|
|4.1||Indenture, dated as of May 27, 2014, between the Partnership and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of the Partnership filed on May 29, 2014).|
|4.2||Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 10, 2018, between the Partnership and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.|
|4.3||Form of 4.950% Senior Note due 2028 (included in Exhibit 4.2).|
|5.1||Opinion of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. regarding the legality of the Notes.|
|12.1||Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Ratio of Earnings to Combined Fixed Charges and Preferred Unit Distributions.|
|23.1||Consent of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. (included in Exhibit 5.1 hereto).|
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.
|ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP|
|By:||Enable GP, LLC,|
|its general partner|
|By:||/s/ J. Brent Hagy|
|J. Brent Hagy|
|Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer|
Date: May 10, 2018