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): August 24, 2011
THE AES CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On August 24, 2011, DPL Inc. (DPL), the parent company of The Dayton Power & Light Company, filed a Form 8-K (the DPL 8-K) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) revising certain projections included in its definitive proxy statement filed on August 5, 2011 for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the DPL Proxy Statement) at which DPLs shareholders will consider and vote upon, among other things, the proposed merger (the Merger) of DPL with a wholly-owned subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES or the Company). As noted in the DPL 8-K, after the filing and the mailing of the DPL Proxy Statement, it came to DPLs attention that as a result of an administrative error, two incorrect tariff riders were included in the assumptions used to prepare DPLs forecasts disclosed in Proposal 1: The MergerDPL Inc. Forecasts on page 40 of the DPL Proxy Statement. DPL further discloses that this error resulted in an overstatement of the revenue projected for the period 2011 through 2014 and accordingly, certain of the line items in the forecasts included in the DPL Proxy Statement were overstated by amounts which DPL believes are immaterial. DPL provided revised projections under the heading As Revised Using Correct Tariff Riders in the DPL 8-K.
On April 20, 2011, the Company disclosed its projections for the Merger transaction, noting that if consummated, the Merger would add between $0.05-$0.07 to 2012 earnings and subsidiary distributions of between $200M-$300M per year for the Company. After discussing DPLs revised projections with DPL management and reviewing its own projections for the Merger, the Company has determined that the revisions set forth in the DPL 8-K are not material and that no change to AES previously disclosed projections (described above) for the Merger is necessary at this time.
The Companys guidance metrics were updated on August 5, 2011 and are not being updated at this time, other than as specifically noted above. The Company may provide an update to its guidance, if any such update is warranted, on its third quarter earnings call in November. The Company will also provide an update on the status of the Merger on that call.
Safe Harbor Disclosure
This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and of the Exchange Act. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to future earnings growth and financial and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Forecasted financial information is based on certain material assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to accurate projections of future interest rates, commodity prices and foreign currency pricing, continued normal or better levels of operating performance and electricity demand at our distribution companies and operational performance at our generation businesses consistent with historical levels, as well as achievements of planned productivity improvements and incremental growth from investments at investment levels and rates of return consistent with prior experience.
Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in AES filings with the SEC including but not limited to the risks discussed under Item 1A Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, its Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2011, as well as our other SEC filings. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.
|THE AES CORPORATION|
|Name:||Victoria D. Harker|
Executive Vice President and Chief
Date: August 24, 2011