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) July 10, 2013
Registrant, State of Incorporation,
Address and Telephone Number
Southern Power Company
(A Delaware Corporation)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
The name and address of the registrant have not changed since the last report.
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 10, 2013, Southern Power Company (“Southern Power”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement covering the issue and sale of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Series 2013A 5.25% Senior Notes due July 15, 2043 (the “Senior Notes”). The Senior Notes were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the shelf registration statement (Registration No. 333-184850) of Southern Power.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Underwriting Agreement relating to the Senior Notes, dated July 10, 2013, among Southern Power and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mizuho Securities USA Inc. and RBS Securities Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule I thereto.
Fifth Supplemental Indenture to the Senior Note Indenture dated as of July 16, 2013, providing for the issuance of the Senior Notes.
Form of Senior Note (included in Exhibit 4.4 above).
Opinion of Troutman Sanders LLP relating to the Senior Notes.
Computation of ratio of earnings to fixed charges.
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.
Date: July 16, 2013
SOUTHERN POWER COMPANY
By /s/Janet J. Hodnett
Janet J. Hodnett