Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


May 5, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Commission file number 1-38681 Commission file number 1-15973
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
250 SW Taylor Street250 SW Taylor Street
 Portland,Oregon97204 Portland,Oregon97204
(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip Code)(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number:(503)226-4211Registrant’s telephone number:(503)226-4211
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantTitle of each classTrading Symbol
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Northwest Natural Holding CompanyCommon StockNWNNew York Stock Exchange
Northwest Natural Gas CompanyNone
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Northwest Natural Gas CompanyEmerging growth company
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Item 2.02
Results of Operation and Financial Condition

On May 5, 2021, Northwest Natural Holding Company (NW Holdings) issued a press release announcing its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of NW Holdings or Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural), whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing. The information in this Item 2.02, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report, and other presentations made by NW Holdings from time to time, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipates," "assumes," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "believes," "estimates," "expects" and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the following: plans, objectives, assumptions, estimates, expectations, timing, goals, strategies, commitments, future events, investments, capital expenditures, targeted capital structure, risks, risk profile, stability, acquisitions and timing, completion and integration thereof, the likelihood and success associated with any transaction, utility system and infrastructure investments, system modernization, reliability and resiliency, global, national and local economies, customer and business growth, customer satisfaction ratings, weather, performance and service during weather events, customer rates or rate recovery and the timing and magnitude of potential rate changes, environmental remediation cost recoveries, environmental initiatives, decarbonization and the role of natural gas and the gas delivery system, including use of renewable sources, renewable hydrogen projects or investments and timing, magnitude and completion thereof, strategic goals and visions, the water and wastewater acquisition and investment strategy and financial effects of water and wastewater acquisitions, operating plans of third parties, financial results, including estimated income, availability and sources of liquidity, expenses, positions, revenues, returns, cost of capital, timing, and earnings and earnings guidance, dividends, commodity costs and sourcing, asset management activities, performance, timing, outcome, or effects of regulatory proceedings or mechanisms or approvals, regulatory prudence reviews, anticipated regulatory actions or filings, accounting treatment of future events, effects of legislation or changes in laws or regulations, effects, extent, severity and duration of COVID-19 and resulting economic disruption, the impact of mitigating factors and other efforts to mitigate risks posed by its spread, ability of our workforce, customers or suppliers to operate or conduct business, COVID-19 financial impact, expenses, cost savings measures and cost recovery including through regulatory deferrals and the timing and magnitude thereof, impact on capital projects, governmental actions and timing thereof, including actions to reopen the economy, and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts.

Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. You are therefore cautioned against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future operational, economic or financial performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are discussed by reference to the factors described in Part I, Item 1A "Risk Factors", and Part II, Item 7 and Item 7A "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk" in the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in Part I, Items 2 and 3 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk", and Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors", in the quarterly reports filed thereafter.

All forward-looking statements made in this report and all subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral and whether made by or on behalf of NW Holdings or NW Natural, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and NW Holdings and NW Natural undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
See Exhibit Index below.

104Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated:May 5, 2021/s/ Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dated:May 5, 2021/s/ Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer