Form 8-K





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): June 7, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Missouri   1-14756   43-1723446

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

1901 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63103

(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 621-3222



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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d)    On June 7, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ameren Corporation (“Ameren”) elected Mr. Ward H. Dickson to the Board, with a term beginning on June 7, 2018, and expiring at Ameren’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2019. Also effective June 7, 2018, the Board appointed Mr. Dickson to the Audit and Risk Committee and Finance Committee of the Board. No arrangement or understanding exists between Mr. Dickson and Ameren or, to Ameren’s knowledge, any other person or persons pursuant to which Mr. Dickson was selected as a director. Mr. Dickson will receive compensation for Board and committee service as described on Exhibit 10.4 to Ameren’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Mr. Dickson has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestRock Company since July 2015. WestRock Company is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated packaging markets. Mr. Dickson previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RockTenn Company, the predecessor of WestRock Company, from September 2013 to July 2015 and in various positions at Cisco Systems from February 2006 to September 2013, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Mr. Dickson had no business relationships with Ameren or its subsidiaries in 2017 or to the date hereof in 2018 which are required to be reported under Item 404(a) of the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation S-K.


ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 7, 2018, Ameren issued a press release announcing Mr. Dickson’s election to the Board. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report.


ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits






99.1    Press Release dated June 7, 2018.


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 thereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Gregory L. Nelson

Name:   Gregory L. Nelson
Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: June 7, 2018