AMEREN CORP false 0001002910 0001002910 2021-03-05 2021-03-05





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 5, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Missouri   1-14756   43-1723446
(State of other jurisdiction
of incorporation
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(I.R.S. Employer

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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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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   AEE   New York Stock Exchange

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ITEM 8.01

Other Events.

On March 5, 2021, Ameren Corporation (“Ameren”) sold $450 million principal amount of its 1.75% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). The Notes were offered pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-249475), which became effective on October 14, 2020, and a Prospectus Supplement dated February 24, 2021, to a Prospectus dated October 14, 2020. Ameren received net offering proceeds of approximately $446.8 million, before expenses, upon closing of the transaction. Ameren intends to use the net offering proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to repay its short-term debt.

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to report as exhibits certain documents in connection with the offering of the Notes.


ITEM 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit Number



1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 24, 2021 between Ameren and the several underwriters named therein, for whom Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. are acting as representatives.
4.1*    Indenture, dated as of December 1, 2001, from Ameren to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as successor trustee (“Ameren Indenture”) (Exhibit 4.5, File No. 333-81774).
4.2*    First Supplemental Indenture to Ameren Indenture dated as of May 19, 2008 (June 30, 2008 Form 10-Q, Exhibit 4.1, File No. 1-14756).
4.3    Company Order, dated March 5, 2021, establishing the Notes.
4.4    Global Note.
5.1    Opinion of Craig W. Stensland, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel, Ameren Services Company, regarding the legality of the Notes (including consent).
5.2    Opinion of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, regarding the legality of the Notes (including consent)
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)



Incorporated by reference as indicated.


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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/ Michael L. Moehn

Name:   Michael L. Moehn
Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: March 5, 2021