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Form 8-K for CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC


15-Apr-2013

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhib


Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 11, 2013, (a) CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ("CenterPoint"), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the banks party thereto entered into a First Amendment to Credit Agreement (the "CenterPoint Amendment") to CenterPoint's $1,200,000,000 Credit Agreement, dated as of September 9, 2011 (the "CenterPoint Agreement"), and (b) CenterPoint's wholly owned subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. ("CERC"; each of CenterPoint and CERC may be referred to as a "borrower"), Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the banks party thereto entered into a First Amendment to Credit Agreement (the "CERC Amendment" and, together with the CenterPoint Amendment, the "Amendments") to CERC's $950,000,000 Credit Agreement, dated as of September 9, 2011 (the "CERC Agreement" and, together with the CenterPoint Agreement, the "Credit Agreements").

The Amendments amend the Credit Agreements to add exceptions to each borrower's covenants restricting (i) the consolidation, merger or disposal of assets and
(ii) the sale of stock in certain significant subsidiaries, in each case to permit the transactions contemplated by CenterPoint's previously announced midstream joint venture transaction with OGE Energy Corp. and two affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.

The Amendments are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2 to this report and are incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendments.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit
No.          Description

4.1          First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated April 11, 2013, by and
             among CenterPoint Energy, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as
             administrative agent, and the banks party thereto.

4.2          First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated April 11, 2013, by and
             among CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., Citibank, N.A., as
             administrative agent, and the banks party thereto.


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