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Form 8-K for EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO


3-Feb-2014

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01 Other Events.

The Empire District Electric Company (the "Company") reported today that, on January 30, 2014, Moody's announced that it had upgraded the Company's corporate credit rating to Baa1 from Baa2, First Mortgage Bonds to A2 from A3, senior unsecured debt to Baa1 from Baa2, Senior Secured Shelf to (P)A2 from (P)A3, and Subordinate Shelf to (P)Baa2 from (P)Baa3. The Company's commercial paper rating of P-2 was affirmed. Moody's outlook for Empire is stable.

A copy of the Company's press release announcing the credit upgrade is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.      Description

99.1            Press Release of THE EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC COMPANY dated
January 31, 2014

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                                   SIGNATURE

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.

THE EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC COMPANY

By /s/ Laurie A. Delano
Name: Laurie A. Delano
Title: Vice President - Finance and Chief
Financial Officer

Dated: January 31, 2014


                                 Exhibit Index

  Exhibit No.                                       Description

      99.1                        Press Release of THE EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC
                                  COMPANY dated January 31, 2014

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