Black Hills Corp. Announces Pricing of $450 Million Debt Offering

BY GlobeNewswire | CORPORATE | 05/13/24 04:20 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D., May 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Hills Corp. (BKH) today announced the pricing of a registered public debt offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% senior unsecured notes due Jan. 15, 2035. The company expects the offering to close on May 16, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.

The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with available cash or short-term borrowings under its existing facilities, to repay its $600 million principal amount outstanding notes on or before their maturity on Aug. 23, 2024. Any remaining net proceeds may be used for general corporate purposes.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov or, upon request, from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC., by calling toll-free at 1-800-645-3751 or BofA Securities, Inc., by calling toll-free at 1-800-294-1322.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Black Hills Corp. (BKH)
Black Hills Corp. (BKH) is a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, the company serves 1.34 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
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New factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward looking statements emerge from time-to-time, and it is not possible for us to predict all such factors, or the extent to which any such factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statement. We assume no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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