Daily News: April 30, 2014

Energy Future Holdings Reaches $40B Restructuring Agreement

Energy Future Holdings announced today that it has entered into an agreement with certain of its key financial stakeholders to reduce its approximately $40 billion of debt, lower its annual cash interest costs, access significant additional capital and create a sustainable capital structure for the future.

To implement this pre-arranged restructuring plan, Energy Future Holdings and certain of its subsidiaries, including Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company (the holding company for EFH’s competitive businesses, including Luminant and TXU Energy) and Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company LLC (the holding company for EFH’s regulated business, Oncor Electric Delivery Company), have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Oncor is not a part of the Chapter 11 filing.

“We are pleased to have the support of our key financial stakeholders for a consensual restructuring,” said John Young, president and chief executive officer of EFH. “With this restructuring plan, we now have a path to a sustainable capital structure that would put EFH and its family of companies in an even stronger position over the long term to deliver for all of our stakeholders, including our customers, our employees and our business partners. This restructuring is focused on our balance sheet, not our operations. We fully expect to continue normal business operations during the reorganization. As always, Luminant will continue to provide safe, reliable energy and TXU Energy will continue to provide best-in-class customer service and innovative energy solutions. We will maintain our commitment to operational excellence in a competitive energy market.”

Over the past six years, the company has fulfilled its commitments to Texas on pricing, environmental responsibility and investment totaling more than $10 billion in the state’s infrastructure and in the company’s energy generation facilities. The company added 1,900 jobs and consistently posted top-tier operational performance.

To read the entire press release, click here.

Previously on abfjournal: Bloomberg: Energy Future Plan Would Almost Wipe Out KKR, Other Owners, April 2, 2014