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): November 29, 2021
DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA, LLC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
299 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 2, 2021, Duke Energy Florida, LLC (the “Company”) consummated the issuance and sale of the securities described below pursuant to an underwriting agreement, dated November 29, 2021 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), with BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and Truist Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Underwriters $650,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s First Mortgage Bonds, 2.40% Series due 2031 and $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s First Mortgage Bonds, 3.00% Series due 2051 (collectively, the “Sustainability Bonds”). The Sustainability Bonds were sold to the Underwriters at discounts to their principal amounts. The Sustainability Bonds were issued under the Indenture, dated as of January 1, 1944, as amended and supplemented from time to time, including by the Fifty-Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 1, 2021 (the “Supplemental Indenture”), each between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as successor Trustee, relating to the Sustainability Bonds (collectively, the “Mortgage”).
The foregoing disclosure is qualified in its entirety by the provisions of the Mortgage, the Supplemental Indenture, together with the forms of global bonds evidencing the Sustainability Bonds included therein, which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto, and the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. Such exhibits are incorporated herein by reference. Also, in connection with the issuance and sale of the Sustainability Bonds, the Company is filing a legal opinion regarding the validity of the Sustainability Bonds as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K for the purpose of incorporating the opinion into the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-233896-05).
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 4.1||Fifty-Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 1, 2021, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as successor Trustee|
|Exhibit 5.1||Opinion regarding validity of the Sustainability Bonds|
|Exhibit 23.1||Consent (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)|
|Exhibit 99.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated November 29, 2021, among the Company and BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and Truist Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein|
|Exhibit 104||Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA, LLC|
|Date: December 2, 2021||By:||/s/ Robert T. Lucas III, Esq.|
|Name:||Robert T. Lucas III, Esq.|