NextEra Energy to sell $2.5 billion equity unitsChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
NextEra Energy announced yesterday that it intends to sell $2.5 billion of equity units.
Business in America Each equity unit will be issued in a stated amount of $50
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Each equity unit will consist of a contract to purchase NextEra Energy common stock in the future and a 5% undivided beneficial ownership interest in a NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. debenture due March 1, 2025, to be issued in the principal amount of $1,000.
The debentures will be guaranteed by NextEra Energy Capital Holdings' parent company, NextEra Energy, Inc.
The holders would be required to complete the stock purchase by no later than March 1, 2023, and their purchase obligations may be satisfied with proceeds raised from remarketing the debentures that comprise part of their equity units.
The net proceeds from the sale of the equity units, which are expected to be approximately $2.42 billion (after deducting the underwriting discount and other offering expenses), will be added to the general funds of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings.
NextEra Energy Capital Holdings expects to use its general funds to fund investments in energy and power projects and for other general corporate purposes, including the repayment of all or a portion of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings' outstanding commercial paper obligations. ■