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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): April 26, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Texas   1-31447   74-0694415
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1111 Louisiana
Houston, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 207-1111



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value   CNP   The New York Stock Exchange
Shares   ​CNP   Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
Depositary Shares for 1/20 of 7.00% Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value   CNP/PB   The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2).

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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 26, 2021, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent, and the banks party thereto entered into a First Amendment to Term Loan Agreement (the “First Amendment”), amending the Company’s Term Loan Agreement dated as of May 15, 2019 (the “Term Loan Agreement”). The First Amendment extended the maturity date of the Term Loan Agreement from May 15, 2021 to June 14, 2021.

Affiliates of the banks party to the Term Loan Agreement have performed depository and other banking, investment banking, trust, investment management and advisory services for the Company and its affiliates (including participating in the credit facilities of the Company and its affiliates) from time to time for which they have received customary fees and expenses and may, from time to time, engage in transactions with and perform services for the Company and its affiliates in the ordinary course of their business.

The First Amendment described above is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the First Amendment.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The exhibits listed below are filed herewith. The First Amendment contains representations, warranties and other provisions that were made, among other things, to provide the parties thereto with specified rights and obligations and to allocate risk among them, and should not be relied upon as constituting or providing any factual disclosures about the Company, any other persons, any state of affairs or other matters.









4.1    First Amendment to Term Loan Agreement dated as of April 26, 2021, by and among CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the banks party thereto and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent
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 Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 26, 2021     By:  

/s/ Kristie L. Colvin

      Kristie L. Colvin
      Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer