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Form 8-K for NORTHEAST UTILITIES


5-May-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a)

Northeast Utilities (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 1, 2014.

(b)

Shareholders voted on the proposals set forth below. For more information on the following proposals, see the Company's proxy statement dated March 21, 2014.
On March 3, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 315,629,935 common shares outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 266,209,390.91 common shares were represented, in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum.

(1) Election of Trustees. The shareholders elected each of the 13 nominees to the Board of Trustees for a one-year term by a majority of the outstanding common shares:

                                                                Broker
                Trustee          Votes For    Votes Withheld   Non-Votes

         Richard H. Booth      218,794,889.59  5,385,184.82  41,992,573.00
         John S. Clarkeson     217,919,079.27  6,260,995.14  41,992,573.00
         Cotton M. Cleveland   218,240,550.74  5,939,523.67  41,992,573.00
         Sanford Cloud, Jr.    215,840,340.04  8,339,734.37  41,992,573.00
         James S. DiStasio     218,158,771.66  6,021,302.75  41,992,573.00
         Francis A. Doyle      219,395,233.16  4,784,841.25  41,992,573.00
         Charles K. Gifford    216,967,677.92  7,212,396.49  41,992,573.00
         Paul A. La Camera     218,793,061.40  5,387,013.01  41,992,573.00
         Kenneth R. Leibler    219,993,385.77  4,186,688.64  41,992,573.00
         Thomas J. May         216,304,506.22  7,875,568.19  41,992,573.00

William C. Van Faasen 217,933,986.75 6,246,087.66 41,992,573.00 Frederica M. Williams 219,784,189.51 4,395,884.90 41,992,573.00 Dennis R. Wraase 217,545,578.31 6,634,496.10 41,992,573.00

(2)

The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's 2013 Named Executive Officers:

                      Votes For        203,965,772.69 90.97%
                      Votes Against     13,867,130.11 9.03%
                      Abstentions        6,382,330.11
                      Broker Non-Votes  41,992,573.00

(3)

The shareholders ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent registered public accountants for 2014:

                          Votes For     260,757,393.88
                          Votes Against   3,544,841.67
                          Abstentions     1,905,570.36

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