CMS Energy (CMS) Announces Strategic Sale of EnerBank USA to Regions Bank (RF) for $960 Million

June 8, 2021 9:02 AM EDT
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CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) ("CMS") today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, EnerBank USA, to Regions Bank, a subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) ("Regions") for cash in a transaction valued at $960 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

Financial Outlook

2021 Adjusted EPS Guidance^

Amount

Consolidated (Reaffirmed)

$2.83 - $2.87*

Continuing Operations (Introduced)

$2.61 - $2.65*

Annual Dividend

(No Change)

$1.74

Introduced 2022 Adjusted EPS^

Amount

Consolidated/Continuing Operations

$2.85 - $2.87*

^Assumes transaction closes at year-end 2021

"EnerBank has been a great part of the CMS Energy family, has delivered exceptional value to all stakeholders and we are excited for its future with Regions," said Garrick Rochow, President and CEO of CMS Energy. "This transaction improves CMS Energy's risk profile and keeps us on track to deliver 6 to 8 percent long-term adjusted EPS growth for our investors."

CMS Energy reaffirmed its consolidated full-year 2021 adjusted earnings guidance of $2.83 - $2.87* per share assuming the transaction closes in the fourth quarter of 2021; and maintained its annual dividend per share of $1.74. Until the closing of the transaction, EnerBank's earnings will be reported in discontinued operations. CMS Energy also introduced 2022 adjusted earnings guidance of $2.85 - $2.87 per share, reflecting the exclusion of EnerBank, and reaffirmed long-term adjusted EPS growth of 6 to 8 percent.

"We owe a large debt of gratitude to the leadership team and employees of EnerBank for delivering consistent industry-leading financial performance over the past several years," said Rejji Hayes, Chairman of the Board of EnerBank and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CMS Energy. "The proceeds from the transaction will be reinvested in our core business to fund key initiatives related to safety, reliability and our clean energy transformation."

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as CMS Energy's financial advisor. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as the legal advisor.

CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based energy provider featuring Consumers Energy as its primary business. It also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.



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