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): March 7, 2016
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
2030 Donahue Ferry Road
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (318) 484-7400
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously announced, on October 20, 2014, Cleco Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cleco Partners L.P. (“Parent”), a Delaware limited partnership, and Cleco Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), a Louisiana corporation and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent.
On March 7, 2016, the Company filed a request for rehearing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) from the LPSC’s February 24, 2016 decision regarding the sale of Cleco Corporation. A copy of the press release announcing the filing of the request for rehearing is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release issued by Cleco Corporation, dated March 8, 2016.
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: March 8, 2016
By: /s/ Terry L. Taylor
Terry L. Taylor
Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Press Release issued by Cleco Corporation, dated March 8, 2016.