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Form 8-K ALLIANT ENERGY CORP For: Aug 08

August 15, 2022 6:46 AM EDT

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2022

Name of Registrant, State of Incorporation, Address of Principal Executive Offices, Telephone Number, Commission File Number, IRS Employer Identification Number

ALLIANT ENERGY CORPORATION
(a Wisconsin Corporation)
4902 N. Biltmore Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Telephone (608) 458-3311
Commission File Number - 1-9894
IRS Employer Identification Number - 39-1380265

WISCONSIN POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
(a Wisconsin corporation)
4902 N. Biltmore Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Telephone (608) 458-3311
Commission File Number - 0-337
IRS Employer Identification Number - 39-0714890

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

This combined Form 8-K is separately filed by Alliant Energy Corporation and Wisconsin Power and Light Company.

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Alliant Energy Corporation, Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value, Trading Symbol LNT, Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Alliant Energy Corporation - Emerging growth company
Wisconsin Power and Light Company - Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Alliant Energy Corporation
Wisconsin Power and Light Company




Item 8.01 Other Events.

On August 8, 2022, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (“WPL”), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation, entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters listed therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which WPL agreed to sell, and the Underwriters agreed to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of WPL’s 3.950% Debentures due 2032 (the “Debentures”), in a public offering (the “Offering”). The Debentures are to be issued under an Indenture dated as of June 20, 1997, between WPL and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor trustee (the “Trustee”), pursuant to an Officers’ Certificate provided pursuant to the Indenture setting forth the terms of the Debentures (the “Certificate”). The Offering is expected to close, subject to standard closing conditions, on August 15, 2022.

The Debentures are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-251353-02) that WPL filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 15, 2020 (the “Registration Statement”). The Registration Statement was supplemented by a Prospectus Supplement setting forth the terms of the Debentures that WPL filed with the SEC on August 9, 2022.

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed for the purpose of filing exhibits to the Registration Statement relating to the public offering of the Debentures, and all such exhibits are hereby incorporated into the Registration Statement by reference. The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Form 8-K and the Certificate is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Form 8-K.

On August 8, 2022, WPL issued a press release announcing that it had priced the Offering. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Perkins Coie LLP, counsel to WPL, has issued an opinion to WPL, dated August 15, 2022, regarding the legality of the Debentures upon issuance thereof. The opinion as to legality is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Alliant Energy Corporation and Wisconsin Power and Light Company have each duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

ALLIANT ENERGY CORPORATION

Date: August 15, 2022
By:/s/ Robert J. Durian
Robert J. Durian
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY

Date: August 15, 2022
By:/s/ Robert J. Durian
Robert J. Durian
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit 1.1


WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
(a Wisconsin corporation)
3.950% DEBENTURES DUE 2032
UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT
Dated: AUGUST 8, 2022



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
SECTION 1.    Representations and Warranties.
(a)    Representations and Warranties by the Company
(i)    Registration Statement, Prospectus and Disclosure at Time of Sale
(ii)    Company is a Well-Known Seasoned Issuer
(iii)    Incorporated Documents
(iv)    Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
(v)    Financial Statements
(vi)    No Material Adverse Change in Business
(vii)    Good Standing of the Company
(viii)    No Significant Subsidiaries
(ix)    Capitalization
(x)    Authorization of Agreement
(xi)    Authorization of the Base Indenture
(xii)    Authorization of the Securities
(xiii)    Description of the Securities and the Indenture
(xiv)    Absence of Defaults and Conflicts
(xv)    Absence of Labor Disputes
(xvi)    Absence of Proceedings
(xvii)    Accuracy of Exhibits
(xviii)    Absence of Further Requirements
(xix)    Possession of Licenses and Permits
(xx)    Title to Property
(xxi)    Investment Company Act
(xxii)    Environmental Laws
(xxiii)    Accounting Controls and Disclosure Controls
(xxiv)    Cybersecurity.
(xxv)    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(xxvi)    Money Laundering Laws
(xxvii)    OFAC
(xxviii)    No Price Stabilization or Manipulation
(b)    Officer’s Certificates
SECTION 2.    Sale and Delivery to Underwriters; Closing.
(a)    The Securities
(b)    Payment
(c)    Denominations; Registration
SECTION 3.    Covenants of the Company
(a)    Compliance with Securities Regulations and Commission Requests
(b)    Filing of Amendments
(c)    Delivery of Registration Statements
(d)    Delivery of Prospectuses
(e)    Continued Compliance with Securities Laws
(f)    Blue Sky Qualifications
(g)    Rule 158
(h)    Use of Proceeds
(i)    Restriction on Sale of Securities
(j)    Reporting Requirements
(k)    2005 Act Filings
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued)
Page
(l)    Rating of Securities
(m)    DTC
(n)    Compliance with Regulatory Approvals
(o)    Issuer Free Writing Prospectus
(p)    Final Term Sheet
(q)    Notice of Inability to Use Automatic Shelf Registration Statement Form
(r)    Filing Fees
SECTION 4.    Payment of Expenses.
(a)    Expenses
(b)    Termination of Agreement
SECTION 5.    Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations
(a)    Effectiveness of Registration Statement
(b)    Opinion of Counsel for Company
(c)    Letter from Counsel for Company
(d)    Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters
(e)    Officers’ Certificate
(f)    Accountant’s Comfort Letter
(g)    Bring-down Comfort Letter
(h)    Maintenance of Rating
(i)    Additional Documents
(j)    Termination of Agreement
SECTION 6.    Indemnification.
(a)    Indemnification of Underwriters
(b)    Indemnification of Company, Directors and Officers
(c)    Actions against Parties; Notification
(d)    Settlement without Consent if Failure to Reimburse
SECTION 7.    Contribution
SECTION 8.    Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive Delivery
SECTION 9.    Termination of Agreement.
(a)    Termination; General
(b)    Liabilities
SECTION 10.    Default by One or More of the Underwriters
SECTION 11.    Certain Agreements of the Underwriters
SECTION 12.    Notices
SECTION 13.    Parties
SECTION 14.    No Fiduciary Duty
SECTION 15.    GOVERNING LAW AND TIME
SECTION 16.    Patriot Act
SECTION 17.    Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes
SECTION 18.    Effect of Headings
SECTION 19.    Counterparts
SCHEDULES
Schedule A – List of Underwriters’ Purchase Amounts
Schedule B – Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses contained in the General Disclosure Package
Schedule C – Pricing Information
Schedule D – Final Term Sheet
Schedule E – Underwriter Information
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WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
(a Wisconsin corporation)
3.950% DEBENTURES DUE 2032
UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT
August 8, 2022
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
200 West Street
New York, New York 10282
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Ave
New York, New York 10017
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10020
As Representatives (as defined below) of the several Underwriters (as defined below)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Wisconsin Power and Light Company, a Wisconsin corporation (the “Company”), confirms its agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and each of the other underwriters named in Schedule A hereto (collectively, the “Underwriters,” which term shall also include any underwriter substituted as hereinafter provided in Section 10 hereof), for whom Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., are acting as representatives (in such capacity, the “Representatives”), with respect to the issue and sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the respective principal amounts set forth on Schedule A of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 3.950% Debentures due 2032 (the “Securities”). The Securities will be issued pursuant to an indenture dated as of June 20, 1997 (the “Base Indenture”) between the Company and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor trustee to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Trustee”). The term “Indenture,” as used herein, includes the Base Indenture and the Officers’ Certificate (as defined in the Base Indenture) to be executed in connection with the offering of the Securities, establishing the form and terms of the Securities pursuant to Section 2.01 of the Base Indenture. The Securities are to be issued in book-entry form and will be registered in the name of Cede & Co. as nominee of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) pursuant to the blanket letter agreement, dated July 1, 2004, between the Company and DTC.

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The Company understands that the Underwriters propose to make a public offering of the Securities as soon as the Representatives deem advisable after this underwriting agreement (this “Agreement”) has been executed and delivered.
The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-251353-02), including a base prospectus (the “Base Prospectus”), for the registration of certain securities, including the Securities, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and the offering thereof from time to time in accordance with Rule 415 of the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1933 Act (the “1933 Act Regulations”), which automatic shelf registration statement became effective under the 1933 Act upon filing with the Commission. Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a prospectus supplement relating to the Securities in accordance with the provisions of Rule 430B (“Rule 430B”) of the 1933 Act Regulations and paragraph (b) of Rule 424 (“Rule 424(b)”) of the 1933 Act Regulations. Any information included in such prospectus supplement that was omitted from the Registration Statement at the time it first became effective but that is deemed to be a part of and included in such registration statement pursuant to Rule 430B is referred to as “Rule 430B Information.” Such registration statement, at any given time, including the amendments thereto to such time, the exhibits and schedules thereto, at such time, and the Rule 430B Information, is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement.” The final prospectus supplement, together with the Base Prospectus, in the form first furnished to the Representatives by the Company for use in connection with the offering of the Securities, is referred to herein as the “Prospectus.” A “preliminary prospectus” shall be deemed to refer to any preliminary prospectus supplement, together with the Base Prospectus, used in connection with the offering of the Securities that omitted the Rule 430B Information. For the purposes of this Agreement, all references to the “Registration Statement,” the “Prospectus” or any preliminary prospectus shall also be deemed to include all documents incorporated therein by reference pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act at such time and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof or included therein by the 1933 Act Regulations. For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary prospectus or to any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing shall be deemed to include any copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (“EDGAR”).
All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information which are “contained,” “included” or “stated” (or other references of like import) in the Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary prospectus shall be deemed to mean and include all such financial statements and schedules and other information which are incorporated by reference in or otherwise deemed by 1933 Act Regulations to be a part of or included in, as of such applicable date, the Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary prospectus, as the case may be.

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SECTION 1.Representations and Warranties.
(a)Representations and Warranties by the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter as of the date hereof, as of the Applicable Time referred to in Section 1(a)(i) hereof and as of the Closing Time referred to in Section 2(b) hereof, and agrees with each Underwriter, as follows:
(i)Registration Statement, Prospectus and Disclosure at Time of Sale. The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act. The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement,” as defined in Rule 405 (“Rule 405”) of the 1933 Act Regulations, that automatically became effective not more than three years prior to the date hereof and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued under the 1933 Act and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, are contemplated by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information has been complied with. The Company has not received from the Commission any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) (“Rule 401(g)(2)”) of the 1933 Act Regulations objecting to use of the automatic shelf registration statement form and the Company has not otherwise ceased to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration form.
At the time the Registration Statement became effective (including without limitation any effective dates of any amendments thereto and each deemed effective date with respect to the Underwriters pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) and at the Closing Time, the Registration Statement and any amendments and supplements thereto complied or will comply, as the case may be, in all material respects with the requirements of the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “1939 Act”) and the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1939 Act (the “1939 Act Regulations”), and did not or will not, as the case may be, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading and the Indenture complied and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1939 Act. Neither the Prospectus nor any amendments or supplements thereto, at the time the Prospectus or any such amendment or supplement was issued and at the Closing Time, included or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The representations and warranties in this subsection shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement or Prospectus made in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished to the Company in writing by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto) or Prospectus (or any amendment thereto), it being understood and agreed that the only such information consists of the information contained in Schedule E hereto.
Each preliminary prospectus and the prospectus filed as part of the Registration Statement as originally filed or as part of any amendment thereto, or filed pursuant to Rule 424 under the 1933 Act, complied when so filed in all material respects with the 1933 Act Regulations and each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus delivered to the Underwriters for use in connection with this offering was identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.
As of the Applicable Time (as defined below), neither (x) the Issuer Free Writing Prospectus(es) (as defined below) listed on Schedule B and the Statutory Prospectus (as defined below), all considered together (collectively, the “General Disclosure Package”), nor (y) any individual Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, will include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

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At the time of filing the Registration Statement, at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) of the Securities and at the date hereof, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405.
As used in this subsection and elsewhere in this Agreement:
Applicable Time” means 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time) on the date of this Agreement.
Statutory Prospectus” as of any time means the prospectus relating to the Securities that is included in the Registration Statement immediately prior to that time, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any preliminary or other prospectus supplement deemed to be a part thereof.
Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433 (“Rule 433”) of the 1933 Act Regulations, relating to the Securities that (i) is required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, or (ii) is exempt from filing pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Securities or of the offering that does not reflect the final terms, in each case in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g) or is exempt from filing pursuant to Rule 433(d)(8)(i) relating to road shows.
Each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Securities or until any earlier date that the issuer notified or notifies the Representatives as described in the next sentence, did not, does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any preliminary or other prospectus deemed to be a part thereof that has not been superseded or modified. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances, not misleading, the Company has notified or will notify promptly the Representatives so that any use of such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus may cease until it is amended or supplemented. The foregoing two sentences do not apply to statements in or omissions from any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus based upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information consists of the information contained in Schedule E hereto.

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(ii)Company is a Well-Known Seasoned Issuer. (A) At the time of filing the Registration Statement, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the 1933 Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, by incorporated report filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), or by form of prospectus), and (C) as of the date hereof, the Company was and is a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405.
(iii)Incorporated Documents.
(A)The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus, at the time they were or hereafter are filed with the Commission, complied or will comply, as the case may be, in all material respects with the requirements of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (the “1934 Act Regulations”), as applicable, and, when read together with the other information in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus, did not or will not, as the case may be, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.
(B)The description of regulatory matters to which the Company is subject, as disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Commission under the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations and as incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, is true and correct in all material respects, except to the extent such description in any specific filing has been superseded, updated or supplemented by such description in a subsequent filing under the 1934 Act or the 1934 Act Regulations made prior to the date hereof or by such description in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus.
(iv)Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. Deloitte & Touche LLP, which has audited certain consolidated financial statements of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and delivered its report with respect to the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and the related notes and schedule included in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus, is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as required by the 1933 Act and the rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
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(v)Financial Statements. The financial statements, together with the related schedules and notes, included in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of and at the dates indicated and the consolidated statements of income, changes in common equity and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries for the periods specified; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved. The supporting schedules included in the Registration Statement, if any, present fairly in all material respects in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The selected financial data and the summary financial information included in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included in the Registration Statement. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”) incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information called for and was prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.
(vi)No Material Adverse Change in Business. Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, except as otherwise stated therein, (A) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, earnings or business affairs of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business nor have there been any developments involving a prospective material adverse change of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business (a “Material Adverse Effect”), (B) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries, other than those in the ordinary course of business, which are material with respect to the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, and (C) except for regular dividends on the common stock, $5.00 par value per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”), there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class of its capital stock.
(vii)Good Standing of the Company. The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing as a corporation under the laws of the State of Wisconsin and has corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(viii)No Significant Subsidiaries. The Company has no “significant subsidiary” (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X).

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(ix)Capitalization. The authorized, issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company as of the date hereof is 13,236,601 shares of Common Stock outstanding (except for subsequent issuances, if any, pursuant to this Agreement, pursuant to existing reservations, agreements or employee benefit plans, or pursuant to the exercise of convertible securities or options outstanding on the date hereof or pursuant to any dividend reinvestment plan). All of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable and none of the outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company was issued in violation of the preemptive or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company. As of the date hereof, all of the issued and outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Company are owned by Alliant Energy Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation (the “Parent”), free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims. Immediately prior to the Closing Time, all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company will be owned directly by the Parent, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims. The Parent is a “holding company” as defined under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (the “2005 Act”). The Company is a “subsidiary company” within the Alliant Energy Corporation “holding company system,” each as defined under the 2005 Act.
(x)Authorization of Agreement. The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.
(xi)Authorization of the Base Indenture. The Base Indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and duly qualified under the 1939 Act and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except (A) as enforcement thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency (including, without limitation, all laws relating to fraudulent transfers), reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, and (B) as enforcement thereof is subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).
(xii)Authorization of the Securities. The Securities have been duly authorized and, at the Closing Time, will have been duly executed by the Company and, when authenticated, issued and delivered in the manner provided for in the Indenture and delivered against payment of the purchase price therefor as provided for in this Agreement, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, except as the enforcement thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency (including, without limitation, all laws relating to fraudulent transfers), reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and except as enforcement thereof is subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and will be in the form contemplated by, and entitled to the benefits of, the Indenture.

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(xiii)Description of the Securities and the Indenture. The statements relating to the Securities and the Indenture contained in the Prospectus and the General Disclosure Package conform, respectively, in all material respects to the terms of the Securities and the Indenture.
(xiv)Absence of Defaults and Conflicts. Neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries are (A) in violation of its respective articles of incorporation or bylaws, each as amended, or (B) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries is a party or by which it or any of them may be bound, or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries is subject (collectively, “Agreements and Instruments”), except for any such defaults with respect to this clause (B) that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect; and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Indenture and the Securities, the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein and in the Registration Statement (including the issuance and sale of the Securities and the use of the proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the caption “Use of Proceeds”), and compliance by the Company with its obligations hereunder and under the Indenture and the Securities have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and do not and will not, whether with or without the giving of notice or passage of time or both, conflict with or constitute a breach of, or default or a Repayment Event (as defined below) under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries pursuant to, the Agreements and Instruments except for such conflicts, breaches or defaults or liens, charges or encumbrances that, singly or in the aggregate, would not result in a Material Adverse Effect, nor will such action result in any violation of the provisions of (I) the articles of incorporation or bylaws, each as amended, of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries, or (II) any applicable law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any government, government instrumentality or court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries or any of their assets, properties or operations, except for any such violations with respect to this clause (II) as would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. As used herein, a “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives the holder of any note, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness (or any person acting on such holder’s behalf) the right to require the repurchase, redemption or repayment of all or a portion of such indebtedness by the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries.
(xv)Absence of Labor Disputes. No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries exists or, to the knowledge of the Company, is imminent, which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(xvi)Absence of Proceedings. Except as disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or brought by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, against or affecting the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which would reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect (A) the properties or assets of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, or (B) the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder. The aggregate of all pending legal or governmental proceedings to which the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries are a party or of which any of their respective property or assets is the subject which are not described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, including ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Registration Statement is not the subject of a pending proceeding or examination under Section 8(d) or 8(e) of the 1933 Act, and the Company is not the subject of a pending proceeding under Section 8A of the 1933 Act in connection with the offering of the Securities.

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(xvii)Accuracy of Exhibits. There are no contracts or documents which are required to be described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus or the documents incorporated by reference therein or to be filed as exhibits thereto which have not been so described and filed as required except that this Agreement, an opinion of Perkins Coie LLP with respect to the validity of the Securities and the Officers’ Certificate (as defined in the Base Indenture) establishing the form and the terms of the Securities will be filed as exhibits to a Current Report on Form 8-K which shall be filed with the Commission in accordance with the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations.
(xviii)Absence of Further Requirements. No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency is necessary or required for the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder, in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Securities hereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or for the due execution, delivery and performance of the Indenture by the Company, except (A) such as have been already obtained, (B) such as may be required under the 1933 Act or the 1933 Act Regulations or state securities laws, and (C) such as may be required to be filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (the “PSCW”), solely with respect to filings required to be made with the PSCW subsequent to the Closing Time (such PSCW filings to be made by the Company).
(xix)Possession of Licenses and Permits. Except as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, (A) the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries possess such permits, licenses, approvals, consents and other authorizations (collectively, “Governmental Licenses”) issued by the appropriate federal, state, local or foreign regulatory agencies or bodies necessary to conduct the business now operated by them in the manner described in the Prospectus except where the failure to possess any such Governmental Licenses would not have a Material Adverse Effect, (B) the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are in compliance with the terms and conditions of all such Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to possess or comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, (C) all of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except where the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not have a Material Adverse Effect, and (D) neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries have received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such Governmental Licenses which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would result in a Material Adverse Effect. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company has received a final certificate of authority and order of the PSCW, dated September 8, 2020, authorizing the issuance of the Securities and such issuance is in compliance with the terms and conditions of such order. Such order is in full force and effect and has not been amended, supplemented or otherwise modified. No proceeding to review, suspend, limit, modify, restrict or revoke such order has been instituted.

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(xx)Title to Property. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries have good and marketable title to all real property owned by the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and good title to all other properties owned by them, in each case, free and clear of all mortgages, pledges, liens, security interests, claims, restrictions or encumbrances of any kind except such as (A) are described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, or (B) do not, singly or in the aggregate, materially affect the value of such property and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries; and all of the leases and subleases material to the business of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, considered as one enterprise, and under which the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries hold properties described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, are in full force and effect, and neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries have any notice of any material claim of any sort that has been asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries under any of the leases or subleases mentioned above, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries to the continued possession of the leased or subleased premises under any such lease or sublease, except where such would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
(xxi)Investment Company Act. The Company is not, and upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated and the application of the net proceeds therefrom as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will not be, required to register as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
(xxii)Environmental Laws. Except as described in the General Disclosure Package and except as would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, (A) neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries are in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release or threatened release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (collectively, “Environmental Laws”), (B) the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, (C) there are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigations or proceedings relating to any Environmental Laws against the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries, and (D) there are no events or circumstances that might reasonably be expected to form the basis of an order for clean-up or remediation, or an action, suit or proceeding by any private party or governmental body or agency, against or affecting the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries relating to Hazardous Materials or any Environmental Laws.

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(xxiii)Accounting Controls and Disclosure Controls. The Company together with its consolidated subsidiaries maintains a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets; (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences; and (E) interactive data in XBRL included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus is prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto. Except as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the end of the Company’s most recent audited fiscal year, there has been (I) no material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (whether or not remediated), and (II) no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
The Company together with its consolidated subsidiaries employs disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the 1934 Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer or officers and principal financial officer or officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.
(xxiv)Cybersecurity. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries’ information technology assets and equipment, computers, systems, networks, hardware, software, websites, applications, and databases (collectively, “IT Systems”) are adequate for, and operate and perform in all material respects as required in connection with the operation of the business of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as currently conducted, free and clear of all material bugs, errors, defects, Trojan horses, time bombs, malware and other corruptants. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries have implemented and maintained commercially reasonable controls, policies, procedures, and safeguards to maintain and protect their material confidential information and the integrity, continuous operation, redundancy and security of all IT Systems and data (including all personal, personally identifiable, sensitive, confidential or regulated data (“Personal Data”)) used in connection with their businesses, and there have been no breaches, violations, outages or unauthorized uses of or accesses to same, except for those that have been remedied without material cost or liability or the duty to notify any other person, nor any incidents under internal review or investigations relating to the same. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are presently in material compliance with all applicable laws or statutes and all judgments, orders, rules and regulations of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of IT Systems and Personal Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Personal Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.

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(xxv)Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries are aware of or have taken any action, directly or indirectly, that could result in a violation or a sanction for violation by such persons of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or the rules or regulations thereunder; and the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries have instituted and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance therewith. Neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries will use any part of the proceeds of the offering, directly or indirectly, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or the rules or regulations thereunder.
(xxvi)Money Laundering Laws. The operations of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including any money laundering statutes and the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws.
(xxvii)OFAC. Neither the Company nor its consolidated subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries (i) are, or are controlled or 50% or more owned by or are acting on behalf of, an individual or entity that is currently the subject of any sanctions administered or enforced by the United States (including any administered or enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State or the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, the United Kingdom (including sanctions administered or enforced by Her Majesty’s Treasury) or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), (ii) are located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is, or whose government is, the subject of Sanctions that broadly prohibit dealings with that country or territory (the “Sanctioned Countries”), or (iii) will, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of this offering, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other individual or entity in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions by, or could result in the imposition of Sanctions against, any individual or entity (including any individual or entity participating in the offering, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise). The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries (as of the date hereof) have not knowingly engaged in, are not now knowingly engaged in and will not knowingly engage in any dealings or transactions with any person that at the time of the dealing or transaction is or was the subject or the target of Sanctions or with any of the Sanctioned Countries, in each case if such dealing or transaction is prohibited by law.

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(xxviii)No Price Stabilization or Manipulation. The Company has not taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that could reasonably be expected to cause or result in any stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Securities.
(b)Officer’s Certificates. Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries delivered to the Representatives or to counsel for the Underwriters shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Company to each Underwriter as to the matters covered thereby.
SECTION 2.Sale and Delivery to Underwriters; Closing.
(a)The Securities. On the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, agrees to purchase from the Company, at the price set forth in Schedule C, the aggregate principal amount of Securities set forth in Schedule A opposite the name of such Underwriter, plus any additional principal amount of Securities which such Underwriter may become obligated to purchase pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 hereof.
(b)Payment. Payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of certificates for, the Securities shall be made at the offices of the Company at 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, Wisconsin, 53718, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, at 10:00 A.M. (Eastern time) on the tenth business day after the date hereof (unless postponed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10) (such time and date of payment and delivery being herein called the “Closing Time”).
Payment shall be made to the Company by wire transfer of immediately available funds to a bank account designated by the Company, against delivery to the Representatives for the respective accounts of the Underwriters of certificates for the Securities to be purchased by them. It is understood that each Underwriter has authorized the Representatives, for its account, to accept delivery of, receipt for, and make payment of the purchase price for, the Securities that it has agreed to purchase.

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(c)Denominations; Registration. Certificates for the Securities shall be in such denominations (in integral multiples of $1,000) as the Representatives may request in writing at least two full business days before the Closing Time and registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of DTC. The certificates for the Securities will be made available for examination and packaging by the Representatives in New York, New York not later than noon (Eastern time) on the last business day prior to the Closing Time.
SECTION 3.Covenants of the Company. The Company covenants with each Underwriter as follows:
(a)Compliance with Securities Regulations and Commission Requests. The Company, subject to Section 3(b), will notify the Representatives immediately and confirm the notice in writing, (i) when any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement shall become effective, or any supplement to the Prospectus or any amended Prospectus shall have been filed, (ii) of the receipt of any comments from the Commission with respect to the Registration Statement, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or for additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or of any examination pursuant to Section 8(e) of the 1933 Act concerning the Registration Statement, and (v) if the Company becomes the subject of a proceeding under Section 8A of the 1933 Act in connection with the offering of the Securities. The Company will effect the filings required under Rule 424(b), in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)), and will take such steps as it deems necessary to ascertain promptly whether the form of prospectus transmitted for filing under Rule 424(b) was received for filing by the Commission and, in the event that it was not, it will promptly file such prospectus. The Company will make every reasonable effort to prevent the issuance of any stop order and, if any stop order is issued, to obtain the lifting thereof at the earliest possible moment.
(b)Filing of Amendments. The Company will give the Representatives notice of its intention to file or prepare any amendment, supplement or revision to the Registration Statement, preliminary prospectus or Prospectus if such amendment, supplement or revision relates to either any preliminary prospectus in connection with the offering of the Securities (including any prospectus included in the Registration Statement at the time it became effective) or to the Prospectus, whether pursuant to the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act or otherwise and will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing or use, as the case may be, and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall reasonably object.
(c)Delivery of Registration Statements. The Company has furnished or will deliver to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, without charge, copies of the Registration Statement and of each amendment thereto (including exhibits filed therewith or incorporated by reference therein and documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein) and copies of all consents and certificates of experts, and will also deliver to the Representatives, without charge, a conformed copy of the Registration Statement and of each amendment thereto (without exhibits) for each of the Underwriters. The copies of the Registration Statement and each amendment thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

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(d)Delivery of Prospectuses. The Company has delivered or will deliver to each Underwriter, without charge, as many copies of the final prospectus as such Underwriter reasonably requested, and the Company hereby consents to the use of such copies for purposes permitted by the 1933 Act. The Company will furnish to each Underwriter, without charge, during the period when the Prospectus is required to be delivered under the 1933 Act or the 1934 Act (the “Prospectus Delivery Period”), such number of copies of the Prospectus (as amended or supplemented) as such Underwriter may reasonably request. The Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.
(e)Continued Compliance with Securities Laws. The Company will comply with the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations and the 1939 Act and the 1939 Act Regulations so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Prospectus. If at any time when a prospectus is required by the 1933 Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Securities, any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which it is necessary, in the reasonable opinion of counsel for the Underwriters or for the Company, to amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order that the Registration Statement or the Prospectus will not include any untrue statements of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances existing at the time it is delivered to a purchaser, or if it shall be necessary, in the reasonable opinion of such counsel, at any such time to amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to comply with the requirements of the 1933 Act or the 1933 Act Regulations, the Company will promptly prepare and file with the Commission, subject to Section 3(b), such amendment or supplement as may be necessary to correct such statement or omission or to make the Registration Statement or the Prospectus comply with such requirements, and the Company will furnish to the Underwriters such number of copies of such amendment or supplement as the Underwriters may reasonably request.
(f)Blue Sky Qualifications. The Company will use its best efforts, in cooperation with the Underwriters, to qualify the Securities for offering and sale under the applicable securities laws of such states and other jurisdictions as the Representatives may designate and to maintain such qualifications in effect so long as required for the sale of the Securities; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to file any general consent to service of process or to qualify as a foreign corporation or as a dealer in securities in any jurisdiction in which it is not so qualified or to subject itself to taxation in respect of doing business in any jurisdiction in which it is not otherwise so subject. In each jurisdiction in which the Securities have been so qualified, the Company will file such statements and reports as may be required by the laws of such jurisdiction to continue such qualification in effect for such period.

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(g)Rule 158. The Company will timely file such reports pursuant to the 1934 Act as are necessary in order to make generally available to its securityholders as soon as practicable an earnings statement for the purposes of, and to provide the benefits contemplated by, the last paragraph of Section 11(a) of the 1933 Act.
(h)Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Securities in the manner specified in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under “Use of Proceeds.”
(i)Restriction on Sale of Securities. From the date of the Prospectus until the Closing Time, the Company will not, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, (i) directly or indirectly, offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase or otherwise transfer or dispose of any debt securities of the Company or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for debt securities of the Company or file any registration statement under the 1933 Act with respect to any of the foregoing, or (ii) enter into any swap or any other agreement or any transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the economic consequence of ownership of debt securities of the Company, whether any such swap or transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of debt securities of the Company or such other securities, in cash or otherwise. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to the Securities to be sold hereunder.
(j)Reporting Requirements. The Company, during the period when the Prospectus is required to be delivered under the 1933 Act or the 1934 Act, will file all documents required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to the 1934 Act within the time periods required by the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations.
(k)2005 Act Filings. The Company shall timely file all notifications, forms and reports that may be required under the 2005 Act so as to permit the completion of the distribution and sale of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Prospectus.
(l)Rating of Securities. The Company shall take all reasonable action necessary to enable Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of McGraw Hill, Inc. (“S&P”), and Moody’s Investors Service Inc. (“Moody’s”) to provide their respective credit ratings of the Securities.
(m)DTC. The Company will cooperate with the Representatives and use its best efforts to permit the Securities to be eligible for clearance and settlement through the facilities of DTC.
(n)Compliance with Regulatory Approvals. The Company will comply with the terms and conditions of the final order of the PSCW, as such order is amended from time to time until superseded, and shall timely file all notifications, forms and reports that may be required in connection therewith so as to permit the completion of the distribution and sale of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Prospectus.
(o)Issuer Free Writing Prospectus. The Company represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Representatives, and each Underwriter represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Company and the Representatives, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Securities that would constitute an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 405, required to be filed with the Commission. Any such free writing prospectus consented to by the Company and the Representatives is hereinafter referred to as a “Permitted Free Writing Prospectus.” The Company represents that it has treated or agrees that it will treat each Permitted Free Writing Prospectus as an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, and has complied and will comply with the requirements of Rule 433 applicable to any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus, including timely filing with the Commission where required, legending and record keeping.

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(p)Final Term Sheet. The Company will prepare a final term sheet containing only a description of the Securities, in a form attached hereto as Schedule D and approved by the Representatives, and will file such term sheet pursuant to Rule 433(d) of the 1933 Act Regulations within the time required by such rule (such term sheet, the “Final Term Sheet”). The Final Term Sheet is an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus for purposes of this Agreement.
(q)Notice of Inability to Use Automatic Shelf Registration Statement Form. If, at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period, the Company receives from the Commission a notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or otherwise ceases to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration statement form, the Company will (i) promptly notify the Representatives, (ii) promptly file a new registration statement or post-effective amendment on the proper form relating to the Securities, in a form satisfactory to the Representatives, (iii) use its best efforts to cause such registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective, and (iv) promptly notify the Representatives of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Securities to continue as contemplated in the registration statement that was the subject of the Rule 401(g)(2) notice or for which the Company has otherwise become ineligible. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be.
(r)Filing Fees. The Company agrees to pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the Securities within the time required by and in accordance with Rules 456(b)(1) and 457(r) of the 1933 Act Regulations.
SECTION 4.Payment of Expenses.
(a)Expenses. The Company will pay all expenses incident to the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, including (i) the preparation, printing and filing of the Registration Statement (including financial statements and any schedules or exhibits and any document incorporated therein by reference) and of each amendment or supplement thereto, (ii) the reproduction and delivery to the Underwriters of this Agreement, the Indenture, any Agreement among the Underwriters and such other documents as may be required in connection with the offering, purchase, sale, issuance or delivery of the Securities, (iii) the preparation, issuance and delivery of the certificates for the Securities to the Underwriters, including any transfer taxes and any stamp or other duties payable upon the sale, issuance or delivery of the Securities to the Underwriters and any charges of DTC in connection therewith, (iv) the fees and disbursements of the Company’s counsel, accountants and other advisors, (v) the qualification of the Securities under securities laws in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(f) hereof, including filing fees and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection therewith and in connection with the preparation of the Blue Sky Survey and any supplement thereto (provided that counsel fees in connection therewith do not exceed $5,000), (vi) the printing and delivery to the Underwriters of copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto, (vii) the fees and expenses of the Trustee, including the fees and disbursements of counsel for the Trustee in connection with the Indenture and the Securities, and (viii) any fees payable in connection with the rating of the Securities.

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(b)Termination of Agreement. If this Agreement is terminated by the Representatives in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 or clause (i) or (iii) of Section 9(a) hereof, the Company shall reimburse the Underwriters for all of their out-of-pocket expenses, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters (provided that such out-of-pocket expenses, fees and disbursements do not exceed $200,000).
SECTION 5.Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligations of the several Underwriters hereunder are subject to the accuracy in all material respects of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section 1 hereof or in certificates of any officer of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company delivered pursuant to the provisions hereof, to the performance in all material respects by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder, and to the following further conditions:
(a)Effectiveness of Registration Statement. The Registration Statement has become effective under the 1933 Act upon filing with the Commission and, at the Closing Time, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall have been issued under the 1933 Act or proceedings therefor initiated or threatened by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of counsel to the Underwriters. A prospectus containing the Rule 430B Information shall have been filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 424(b) without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8).
(b)Opinion of Counsel for Company. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the opinion, dated as of the Closing Time, of Perkins Coie LLP, counsel for the Company, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, in the form previously agreed to by the parties. In rendering such opinion, such counsel may rely as to matters of fact (but not as to legal conclusions), to the extent it deems proper, on certificates of responsible officers of the Company and its subsidiaries and of public officials.
(c)Letter from Counsel for Company. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received a disclosure letter, dated as of the Closing Time, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, of Perkins Coie LLP, counsel for the Company, in the form previously agreed to by the parties.
(d)Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the opinion, dated as of the Closing Time, of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters. In giving such opinion such counsel may rely, as to all matters governed by the laws of jurisdictions other than the law of the State of New York, the federal law of the United States and the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, upon the opinions of counsel satisfactory to the Representatives. In rendering such opinion, such counsel may rely as to matters of fact (but not as to legal conclusions), to the extent they deem proper, on certificates of responsible officers of the Company and its subsidiaries and of public officials.

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(e)Officers’ Certificate. At the Closing Time, there shall not have been, since the date hereof or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the General Disclosure Package, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, in the earnings or business affairs of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, nor shall there have been any developments involving a prospective material adverse change of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, and the Representatives shall have received a certificate of the President or a Vice President of the Company and of the chief financial or chief accounting officer of the Company, dated as of the Closing Time, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, to the effect that (i) there has been no such material adverse change or any developments involving a prospective material adverse change, (ii) the representations and warranties in Section 1(a) hereof are true and correct with the same force and effect as though expressly made at and as of the Closing Time, (iii) the Company has complied in all material respects with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied at or prior to the Closing Time, (iv) the Company is not in default in the performance of any of the covenants to be performed by it under the Indenture, and (v) no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, are contemplated by the Commission.
(f)Accountant’s Comfort Letter. At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received from Deloitte & Touche LLP a letter dated such date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
(g)Bring-down Comfort Letter. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received from Deloitte & Touche LLP a letter, dated as of the Closing Time, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to subsection (f) of this Section 5, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to the Closing Time.
(h)Maintenance of Rating. At the Closing Time, the Securities shall be rated at least “A3” by Moody’s and “A” by S&P, and the Company shall have delivered to the Representatives a letter dated the Closing Time, from each such rating agency, or other evidence satisfactory to the Representatives, confirming that the Securities have such ratings; and since the date of this Agreement, there shall not have occurred a downgrading in the rating assigned to the Securities or any of the Company’s other securities by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization,” as such term is defined in Section 3(a)(62) of the 1934 Act, and no such securities rating agency shall have publicly announced that it has under surveillance or review, with possible negative implications, its rating of the Securities or any of the Company’s other securities.

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(i)Additional Documents. At the Closing Time, counsel for the Underwriters shall have been furnished with such documents and opinions (including but not limited to those referenced above) as they may reasonably require for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations or warranties, or the fulfillment of any of the conditions, herein contained; and all proceedings taken by the Company in connection with the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters.
(j)Termination of Agreement. If any condition specified in this Section 5 shall not have been fulfilled when and as required to be fulfilled, this Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives by notice to the Company at any time at or prior to the Closing Time, and such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 and except that Sections 1, 6, 7, 8 and 15 shall survive any such termination and remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 6.Indemnification.
(a)Indemnification of Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act as follows:
(i)    against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact included in any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;
(ii)    against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, to the extent of the aggregate amount paid in settlement of any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or of any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission; provided that (subject to Section 6(d) below) any such settlement is effected with the written consent of the Company; and
(iii)    against any and all expense whatsoever, as incurred (including the fees and disbursements of counsel chosen by the Representatives), reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission, to the extent that any such expense is not paid under clause (i) or (ii) above;

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provided, however, that this indemnity agreement shall not apply to any loss, liability, claim, damage or expense to the extent arising out of any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), or any preliminary prospectus, Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), it being understood and agreed that the only such information consists of the information contained in Schedule E hereto.
(b)Indemnification of Company, Directors and Officers. Each Underwriter severally agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, its directors, each of its officers who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense described in the indemnity contained in subsection (a) of this Section 6, as incurred, but only with respect to untrue statements or omissions, or alleged untrue statements or omissions, made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto) or any preliminary prospectus, Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by such Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information consists of the information contained in Schedule E hereto.
(c)Actions against Parties; Notification. Each indemnified party shall give notice as promptly as reasonably practicable to each indemnifying party of any action commenced against it in respect of which indemnity may be sought hereunder, but failure to so notify an indemnifying party shall not relieve such indemnifying party from any liability hereunder to the extent it is not materially prejudiced as a result thereof and in any event shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have otherwise than on account of this indemnity agreement. In the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(a) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by the Representatives, and, in the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(b) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by the Company. An indemnifying party may participate at its own expense in the defense of any such action; provided, however, that counsel to the indemnifying party shall not (except with the consent of the indemnified party) also be counsel to the indemnified party. In no event shall the indemnifying parties be liable for fees and expenses of more than one counsel (in addition to any local counsel) separate from their own counsel for all indemnified parties in connection with any one action or separate but similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances. In addition, the indemnifying party shall be entitled, to the extent that it wishes, jointly with any other similarly notified indemnifying party, to assume the defense of any claim or action brought against an indemnified party with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. After notice from the indemnifying party to the indemnified party of its election to assume the defense of such claim or action, the indemnifying party shall not be liable to the indemnified party under this Section 6 for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation; provided, however, that the Representatives shall have the right to employ one counsel (in addition to local counsel) to represent them and those other Underwriters and their respective officers, employees and controlling persons who may be subject to liability arising out of any claim in respect of which indemnity may be sought by the Underwriters against the Company under this Section 6 if, in the reasonable judgment of the Representatives, either (i) there is an actual or potential conflict between the position of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand, or (ii) there may be defenses available to it or them that are different from or additional to those available to the Company (in any of which events the Company shall not have the right to direct the defense of such action on behalf of the Representatives with respect to such different defenses), in any of which events such reasonable fees and expenses shall be borne by the Company. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified parties, settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever in respect of which indemnification or contribution could be sought under this Section 6 or Section 7 hereof (whether or not the indemnified parties are actual or potential parties thereto), unless such settlement, compromise or consent (A) includes an unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising out of such litigation, investigation, proceeding or claim, and (B) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

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(d)Settlement without Consent if Failure to Reimburse. If at any time an indemnified party shall have requested an indemnifying party to reimburse the indemnified party for fees and expenses of counsel, such indemnifying party agrees that it shall be liable for any settlement of the nature contemplated by Section 6(a)(ii) effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 45 days after receipt by such indemnifying party of the aforesaid request, (ii) such indemnifying party shall have received notice of the terms of such settlement at least 30 days prior to such settlement being entered into, and (iii) such indemnifying party shall not have reimbursed such indemnified party in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement.
SECTION 7.Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in Section 6 hereof is for any reason unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses referred to therein; then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the aggregate amount of such losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by such indemnified party, as incurred, (a) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement, or (b) if the allocation provided by clause (a) is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (a) above but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and of the Underwriters on the other hand in connection with the statements or omissions, which resulted in such losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.
The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand in connection with the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement (before deducting expenses) received by the Company and the total underwriting discount received by the Underwriters, in each case as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate initial public offering price of the Securities as set forth on such cover.

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The relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any such untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.
The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this Section 7. The aggregate amount of losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by an indemnified party and referred to above in this Section 7 shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total price at which the Securities underwritten by it and distributed to the public were offered to the public exceeds the amount of any damages which such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of any such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.
No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the 1933 Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.
For purposes of this Section 7, each person, if any, who controls an Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as such Underwriter, and each director of the Company, each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as the Company. The Underwriters’ respective obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to the principal amount of Securities set forth opposite their respective names in Schedule A hereto and not joint.

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SECTION 8.Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive Delivery. All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement or in certificates of officers of the Company or any of its subsidiaries submitted pursuant hereto, shall remain operative and in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any Underwriter or controlling person, or by or on behalf of the Company, and shall survive delivery of and payment for the Securities to the Underwriters.
SECTION 9.Termination of Agreement.
(a)Termination; General. The Representatives may terminate this Agreement, by notice to the Company, at any time at or prior to the Closing Time (i) if there has been, since the time of execution of this Agreement or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the General Disclosure Package, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, in the earnings or business affairs of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, or any developments involving a prospective material adverse change of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, (ii) if there has occurred after the date hereof and prior to the Closing Time any material adverse change in the financial markets in the United States or the international financial markets, any outbreak of hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or development involving a prospective change in national or international political, financial or economic conditions, in each case the effect of which is such as to make it, in the reasonable judgment of the Representatives, impracticable to market the Securities or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Securities, (iii) if trading in any securities of the Company or the Parent has been suspended or materially limited by the Commission or the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, or if trading generally on the NYSE American, the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Global Market has been suspended or materially limited, or minimum or maximum prices for trading have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices have been required, by any of said exchanges or by such system or by order of the Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or any other governmental authority, (iv) if a banking moratorium has been declared by either Federal or New York authorities, or (v) if a material disruption has occurred in securities settlement or clearance services in the United States.
(b)Liabilities. If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to this Section 9, such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 hereof, and provided, further, that Sections 1, 6, 7, 8 and 15 shall survive such termination and remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 10.Default by One or More of the Underwriters. If one or more of the Underwriters shall fail at the Closing Time to purchase the Securities which it or they are obligated to purchase under this Agreement (the “Defaulted Securities”), the Representatives shall have the right, within 24 hours thereafter, to make arrangements for one or more of the non-defaulting Underwriters, or any other underwriters, to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Defaulted Securities in such amounts as may be agreed upon and upon the terms herein set forth; if, however, the Representatives shall not have completed such arrangements within such 24-hour period, then:
(a)    if the aggregate principal amount of Defaulted Securities does not exceed 10% of the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be purchased on such date, each of the non-defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated, severally and not jointly, to purchase the full amount thereof in the proportions that their respective underwriting obligations hereunder bear to the underwriting obligations of all non-defaulting Underwriters, or

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(b)    if the aggregate principal amount of Defaulted Securities exceeds 10% of the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be purchased on such date, this Agreement shall terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter.
No action taken pursuant to this Section 10 shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter from liability in respect of its default.
In the event of any such default which does not result in a termination of this Agreement, either the Representatives or the Company shall have the right to postpone the Closing Time for a period not exceeding seven days in order to effect any required changes in the Registration Statement or Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements. As used herein, the term “Underwriter” includes any person substituted for an Underwriter under this Section 10.
SECTION 11.Certain Agreements of the Underwriters. Each Underwriter hereby represents and agrees that:
(a)    it has not used, authorized the use of, referred to or participated in the planning for use of, and will not use, authorize the use of, refer to or participate in the planning for use of, any “free writing prospectus”, as defined in Rule 405 of the 1933 Act Regulations (which term includes use of any written information furnished to the Commission by the Company and not incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and any press release issued by the Company) other than (i) a free writing prospectus that contains no “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433(h)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) that was not included (including through incorporation by reference) in any preliminary prospectus or a previously filed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, (ii) any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus listed on Schedule B or prepared pursuant to Section 3(o) above (including any electronic road show), (iii) any free writing prospectus prepared by such underwriter and approved by the Company in advance in writing, or (iv) any free writing prospectus prepared by or on behalf of such underwriter that would not be required to be filed with the Commission;
(b)    it has not and will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, use any free writing prospectus that contains the final terms of the Securities, unless such terms have previously been included in a free writing prospectus filed with the Commission; provided that the Underwriters may use a term sheet substantially in the form of Schedule D hereto without the consent of the Company; provided, further, that any Underwriter using such term sheet shall notify the Company, and provide a copy of such term sheet to the Company, prior to, or substantially concurrently with, the first use of such term sheet and, provided, further, that nothing in this Section 11 shall prevent the Underwriters from transmitting or otherwise making use of one or more customary “Bloomberg Screens” to offer the Securities or convey final pricing terms thereof that contain only information contained in the term sheet attached as Schedule D hereto;
(c)    (i) it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act of 2000 (the “FSMA”)) received by it in connection with the issue or sale of the Securities in circumstances in which Section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply to the Company; and (ii) it has complied with and will comply with all applicable provisions of the FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the Securities in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom; and

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(d)    solely in connection with the offering of the Securities, it has not made and will not make an offer of, or otherwise made or will make available, the Securities to any retail investor in the European Economic Area. For the purposes of this provision, “a retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2002/92/EC, as amended, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Directive 2003/71/EC.
SECTION 12.Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be directed to the Representatives at:
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Fax: (212) 291-5175
Attention: Registration Department
J.P Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10179
Facsimile: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Attention: (212) 834-6081
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Attention: Debt Capital Markets
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Attention: Capital Markets Group
Fax: (646) 434-3455
and notices to the Company shall be directed to it at 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, Wisconsin, 53718, attention of Melissa Kehoe, Treasurer, or her successor (telephone: (608) 458-3124).

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SECTION 13.Parties. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon each of the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors. Nothing expressed or mentioned in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, firm or corporation, other than the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors and the controlling persons and officers and directors referred to in Sections 6 and 7 and their heirs and legal representatives, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision herein contained. This Agreement and all conditions and provisions hereof are intended to be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors, and said controlling persons and officers and directors and their heirs and legal representatives, and for the benefit of no other person, firm or corporation. No purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor by reason merely of such purchase.
SECTION 14.No Fiduciary Duty. The Company hereby acknowledges that the Underwriters will be acting pursuant to a contractual relationship on an arm’s length basis and in no event do the parties intend that the Underwriters act or be responsible as a fiduciary to the Company, its management, stockholders, creditors or any other person. The Company and the Underwriters each hereby expressly disclaim any fiduciary relationship and agree they are each responsible for making their own independent judgments with respect to any transactions entered into between them.
SECTION 15.GOVERNING LAW AND TIME. THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL DISPUTES, CONTROVERSIES OR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR A BREACH HEREOF SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN, SPECIFIED TIMES OF DAY REFER TO NEW YORK CITY TIME.
SECTION 16.Patriot Act. In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their clients, which may include the name and address of their clients, as well as other information that will allow the Underwriters to properly identify their clients.

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SECTION 17.Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.
(a)    In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity (as defined below) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime (as defined below), the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.
(b)    In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate (as defined below) of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights (as defined below) under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.
For purposes of this Section 17:
BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).
Covered Entity” means any of the following:
i.a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
ii.a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
iii.a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
SECTION 18.Effect of Headings. The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
SECTION 19.Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same Agreement. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.
[Signature page follows.]
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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to the Company a counterpart hereof, whereupon this instrument, along with all counterparts, will become a binding agreement between the Underwriters and the Company in accordance with its terms.
Very truly yours,
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
By:     /s/ Melissa Kehoe    
Name:    Melissa Kehoe
Title:    Treasurer

[Signature Page to WPL Underwriting Agreement]


CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED,
as of the date first above written:
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
By:     /s/ Kevin Dirkse    
Name:    Kevin Dirkse
Title:    Managing Director
J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC
By:     /s/ Robert Bottamedi    
Name:    Robert Bottamedi
Title:    Executive Director
MIZUHO SECURITIES USA LLC
By:     /s/ W. Scott Trachsel    
Name:    W. Scott Trachsel
Title:    Managing Director
MUFG SECURITIES AMERICAS INC.
By:     /s/ Maheen Baig    
Name:    Maheen Baig
Title:    Managing Director
For themselves and as Representatives of the other Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.
[Signature Page to WPL Underwriting Agreement]


SCHEDULE A
LIST OF UNDERWRITERS’ PURCHASE AMOUNTS
Name of UnderwriterPrincipal amount of Securities
to be purchased
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC$120,000,000
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC$120,000,000
Mizuho Securities USA LLC$120,000,000
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.$120,000,000
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.$48,000,000
Comerica Securities, Inc.$24,000,000
Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC$24,000,000
U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.$24,000,000
Total$600,000,000

Schedule A-1



SCHEDULE B
ISSUER FREE WRITING PROSPECTUSES
Final Term Sheet, dated August 8, 2022.

Schedule B-1



SCHEDULE C
PRICING INFORMATION
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
(a Wisconsin corporation)
3.950 % DEBENTURES DUE 2032
1.    The initial public offering price of the Securities shall be 98.822% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest, if any, from the date of issuance.
2.    The purchase price to be paid by the Underwriters for the Securities shall be 98.172% of the principal amount thereof.
3.    The interest rate on the Securities shall be 3.950 % per annum.
4.    At any time prior to June 1, 2032 (the “Par Call Date”), the Securities will be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Securities and (ii) (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Securities matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding the redemption date. On or after the Par Call Date, the Securities will be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.
Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs.
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third business day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields – one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life – and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.

Schedule C-1



If on the third business day preceding the redemption date H.15 or any successor designation or publication is no longer published, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second business day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, of such United States Treasury security, and rounded to three decimal places.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

Schedule C-2



SCHEDULE D
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
Final Term Sheet
Dated August 8, 2022
Issuer:Wisconsin Power and Light Company
Security Type:Debentures
Principal Amount:
$600,000,000
Maturity Date:
September 1, 2032
Benchmark Treasury:
2.875% due May 15, 2032
Benchmark Treasury Yield:
2.774%
Spread to Benchmark Treasury:T+132 bps
Yield to Maturity:4.094%
Price to Public:
98.822% of the principal amount
Coupon:
3.950%
Interest Payment Dates:
March 1 and September 1, commencing March 1, 2023
Optional Redemption – Reinvestment Rate:
Prior to June 1, 2032 make-whole call at T+20 bps
Optional Redemption at Par:
On or after June 1, 2032
Trade Date:
August 8, 2022
Settlement Date:
August 15, 2022 (T+5)
CUSIP:976826 BQ9
ISIN:US976826BQ93
Denominations / Multiples:$2,000 x $1,000
Anticipated Ratings*:
A3 / A (Moody’s/ S&P)
Joint Book-Running Managers:
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
Senior Co-Manager:KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
Co-Managers:
Comerica Securities, Inc.
Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC
U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.


Schedule D-1



* A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.
It is expected that delivery of the Debentures will be made against payment therefor on or about August 15, 2022, which will be the fifth business day following the date of pricing of the Debentures. Under Rule 15c6-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in two business days, unless the parties to any such trade expressly agree otherwise. Accordingly, by virtue of the fact that the Debentures initially will settle in T+5, purchasers who wish to trade the Debentures on any date prior to the second business day before delivery should specify an extended settlement cycle at the time they enter into any such trade to prevent failed settlement and should consult their own advisors.
The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities & Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents that the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may request a copy of these documents by calling Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC toll free at 1-866-471-2526, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1-212-834-4533, Mizuho Securities USA LLC toll-free at (866) 271-7403 or MUFG Securities Americas Inc. toll free at 1-877-649-6848.
Any disclaimers or other notices that may appear below are not applicable to this communication and should be disregarded. Such disclaimers and other notices were automatically generated as a result of this communication being sent via Bloomberg or another email system.
Schedule D-2



SCHEDULE E
UNDERWRITER INFORMATION
1.The statements set forth in the first paragraph under the heading “Commissions and Discounts” in the section titled “Underwriting” in the Prospectus and in any preliminary prospectus.
2.The statements set forth in the first and second paragraphs under the heading “Price Stabilization and Short Position” in the section titled “Underwriting” in the Prospectus and in any preliminary prospectus.

Schedule E-1


Exhibit 4.1
Wisconsin Power and Light Company
OFFICERS’ CERTIFICATE
Dated as of August 15, 2022

Setting Forth Terms of a Series of Debt Securities
3.950% Debentures due 2032
Pursuant to the Indenture
Dated as of June 20, 1997




OFFICERS’ CERTIFICATE
August 15, 2022
The undersigned, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer of Wisconsin Power and Light Company, a Wisconsin corporation (the “Company”), hereby certify as provided below pursuant to Section 2.01 of the Indenture, dated as of June 20, 1997 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor trustee to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Trustee”). This Officers’ Certificate, dated August 15, 2022, is delivered, pursuant to authority granted to the undersigned by resolutions adopted on February 11, 2022 by the Board of Directors of the Company, for the purpose of creating and setting forth the terms of a series of Securities to be issued pursuant to the Indenture. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are used as defined in the Indenture.
1.The Board of Directors of the Company has authorized the creation by the Company of one or more series of Securities under the Indenture through one or more Officers’ Certificates, and pursuant to such authorization and in accordance with the Indenture this Officers’ Certificate is being delivered to the Trustee to establish the terms of a series of Securities as set forth therein and herein.
2.The title of the Securities shall be “3.950% Debentures due 2032” (herein called the “Debentures”).
3.The aggregate principal amount of the Debentures which may be authenticated and delivered under the Indenture shall be $600,000,000, except for Debentures authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Debentures as provided in Sections 2.07, 2.08, 2.13 or 9.06 of the Indenture and except for Debentures which, pursuant to Section 2.02 of the Indenture, are deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered thereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing limit on the aggregate principal amount of the Debentures, the Debentures may be reopened in accordance with Section 2.01 of the Indenture.
4.Subject to earlier redemption, the principal of the Debentures shall be payable in U.S. dollars on September 1, 2032.
5.The Debentures shall bear interest at the rate of 3.950% per annum; such interest shall accrue from August 15, 2022 (or from the most recent interest payment date to which interest on the Debentures has been paid or provided for); the interest payment dates on which such interest shall be payable shall be March 1 and September 1 in each year, commencing March 1, 2023; the regular record dates for the determination of Holders to whom interest is payable shall be the fifteenth calendar day (whether or not a Business Day) before each interest payment date. Interest on the Debentures shall be payable in U.S. dollars.
6.Pursuant to the Indenture, the Trustee has been appointed as the Registrar for the Debentures. The Trustee is hereby further appointed as the initial Paying Agent and Transfer Agent of the Debentures. The principal of and interest on the Debentures shall be payable at the office of the Paying Agent, which shall initially be located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The transferor of any Debenture shall provide or cause to be provided to the Trustee all information necessary to allow the Trustee to comply with any applicable tax reporting obligations, including without limitation any cost basis reporting obligations under Internal Revenue Code Section 6045. The Trustee may rely on information provided to it and shall have no responsibility to verify or ensure the accuracy of such information.
7.The Debentures shall not be subject to any sinking fund and shall not be repurchasable or redeemable at the option of a Holder. The Debentures shall be issuable as Registered Securities and shall not be exchangeable for Bearer Securities.
8.At any time or from time to time prior to June 1, 2032 (three months prior to maturity) (the “Par Call Date”), the Debentures shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Debentures and (ii) (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Debentures matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of redemption; provided, however, that installments of interest on Debentures due on an interest payment date which occurs on or before any redemption date shall be payable to the
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Holders of such Debentures who were registered Holders as of the close of business on the record date immediately preceding such interest payment date.
9.At any time on or after the Par Call Date, the Debentures will be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Debentures to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date; provided, however, that installments of interest on Debentures due on an interest payment date which occurs on or before any redemption date shall be payable to the Holders of such Debentures who were registered Holders as of the close of business on the record date immediately preceding such interest payment date.
10.The terms defined below shall, for all purposes of the Debentures under the Indenture and this Officers’ Certificate, have the meanings specified, unless the context clearly otherwise requires or unless otherwise indicated:
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs.
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third business day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields – one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life – and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.
If on the third business day preceding the redemption date H.15 or any successor designation or publication is no longer published, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second business day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, of such United States Treasury security, and rounded to three decimal places.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
11.Section 4.07 of the Indenture shall apply to the Debentures.
12.Defeasance and covenant defeasance under Article 8 of the Indenture shall be applicable to the Debentures.
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13.The Debentures shall initially be issued in whole in the form of one or more global Securities. The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), a clearing agency registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, shall initially serve as the depositary for such global Security or Securities. For so long as DTC shall be the depositary, all Debentures shall be registered in its name or in the name of a nominee thereof. While the Debentures are evidenced by one or more global Securities, the depositary or its nominee, as the case may be, shall be the sole Holder thereof for all purposes under the Indenture. Neither the Company nor the Trustee shall have any responsibility or the obligation to the depositary’s participants or the beneficial owners for whom they act with respect to their receipt from the depositary of payments on the Debentures or notices given under the Indenture. The global Security or Securities provided for hereunder shall bear such legend or legends as may be required from time to time by the depositary. The Debentures shall not have the Company’s seal reproduced on them.
14.Except as hereinafter described, Debentures in definitive form will not be issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the Company decides to discontinue the use of global Securities, any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or DTC is at any time unwilling, unable or ineligible to continue as depositary, and a successor depositary is not appointed by the Company within 90 days, the Company shall issue individual Debentures in certificated form to owners of “book-entry” ownership interests in exchange for the Debentures held by DTC or its nominee, as the case may be. In such instance, an owner of a “book-entry” ownership interest will be entitled to physical delivery of certificates equal in principal amount to such “book-entry” ownership interest and to have such certificates registered in its name. Individual certificates so issued will be issued in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. In connection with any proposed exchange of a certificated Debenture for a global Security, the Company or DTC shall be required to provide or cause to be provided to the Trustee all information necessary to allow the Trustee to comply with any applicable tax reporting obligations, including without limitation any cost basis reporting obligations under Internal Revenue Code Section 6045. The Trustee may rely on information provided to it and shall have no responsibility to verify or ensure the accuracy of such information.
15.Additional terms regarding the Debentures are as set forth in the forms of the Debentures set forth below.
16.The forms of the Debentures shall be substantially as follows on Exhibits A-1 and A-2:

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EXHIBIT A-1
This Debenture is a global Security within the meaning of the Indenture hereinafter referred to and is registered in the name of a depositary or a nominee of a depositary. This Debenture is exchangeable for Debentures registered in the name of a person other than the depositary or its nominee only in the limited circumstances described in the Indenture and/or the Officers’ Certificate establishing the Debentures and may not be transferred except as a whole by the depositary to a nominee of the depositary or by a nominee of the depositary to the depositary or another nominee of the depositary.
Unless this certificate is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation (“DTC”), to Issuer or its agent for registration of transfer, exchange, or payment, and any certificate issued is registered in the name of Cede & Co. or in such other name as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC (and any payment is made to Cede & Co. or to such other entity as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL inasmuch as the registered owner hereof, Cede & Co., has an interest herein.

No. R-1$500,000,000
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
3.950% Debentures due 2032
CUSIP 976826 BQ9; ISIN: US976826BQ93
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
promises to pay to Cede & Co.
or registered assigns
the principal sum of FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS on September 1, 2032
Interest Payment Dates: March 1 and September 1
Dated: August 15, 2022
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONWISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
Trustee, Transfer Agent and Paying Agent
By:
Date Authenticated:
Name: Robert J. Durian
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Registrar
By:
By:
Name: Melissa Kehoe
Title: Treasurer
Authorized Signatory

Exhibit A-1-1



WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
3.950% Debentures due 2032

Interest. Wisconsin Power and Light Company (the “Company”), a Wisconsin corporation, promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Security (as defined herein) at the rate per annum shown above. The Company will pay interest semi-annually in arrears, on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing March 1, 2023. Interest on the Securities will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from August 15, 2022. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.
Record Date. The interest payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any interest payment date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Debenture is registered at the close of business, on the regular record date for such interest, which shall be on the fifteenth calendar day (whether or not a Business Day) before each interest payment date.
Method of Payment. The Company will pay interest on the Securities to the persons who are registered holders of Securities at the close of business on the record date for the next interest payment date, except as otherwise provided in the Indenture. Holders must surrender Securities to a Paying Agent to collect principal payments. The Company will pay principal and interest in money of the United States that at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts. The Company may pay principal and interest by check payable in such money. It may mail an interest check to a holder’s registered address.
Securities Agents. Initially, U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association will act as Paying Agent, Transfer Agent and Registrar. The Company may change any Paying Agent or Transfer Agent without notice. The Company or any Affiliate may act in any such capacity. Subject to certain conditions, the Company may change the Trustee.
Indenture. The Company issued the securities of this series (individually a “Security” and collectively the “Securities”) under an Indenture, dated as of June 20, 1997 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee”). The terms of the Securities include those stated in the Indenture and in the Officers’ Certificate establishing the Securities and those made part of the Indenture by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended. Securityholders are referred to the Indenture, the above-referenced Officers’ Certificate and such Act for a statement of such terms.
Maturity; Redemption. The principal on the Securities shall be payable on September 1, 2032. At any time or from time to time prior to June 1, 2032 (three months prior to their maturity) (the “Par Call Date”), the Securities shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Securities and (ii) (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Debentures matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding the redemption date. At any time on or after the Par Call Date, the Securities shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.
Notice of Redemption. Notice of redemption will be mailed or sent at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each holder of Securities to be redeemed at his registered address.
Denominations, Transfer, Exchange. The Securities are in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The transfer of Securities may be registered and Securities may be exchanged as provided in the Indenture. The Transfer Agent may require a holder, among other things, to furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents and to pay any taxes and fees required by law or the Indenture.
Persons Deemed Owners. The registered holder of a Security may be treated as its owner for all purposes.
Exhibit A-1-2



Amendments and Waivers. Subject to certain exceptions, the Indenture or the Securities may be amended with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the securities of all series affected by the amendment. Subject to certain exceptions, a default on a series may be waived with the consent of the holders of a majority in principal amount of the series.
Without the consent of any Securityholder, the Indenture or the Securities may be amended, among other things, to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency that does not adversely affect the rights of any Securityholder in any material respect; to provide for assumption of Company obligations to Securityholders; or to make any change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Securityholder in any material respect.
Restrictive Covenants. The Securities are unsecured general obligations of the Company limited to $600,000,000 principal amount; provided, however, that the Securities may be reopened for issuance of additional Securities in accordance with Section 2.01 of the Indenture. The Indenture does not limit other unsecured debt. Section 4.07 of the Indenture, which limits certain mortgages and other liens, will apply with respect to the Securities. The limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions.
Successors. When a successor assumes all the obligations of the Company under the Securities and the Indenture, the Company will be released from those obligations.
Defeasance Prior to Maturity. Subject to certain conditions, the Company at any time may terminate some or all of its obligations under the Securities and the Indenture if the Company deposits with the Trustee money or U.S. Government Obligations for the payment of principal of and interest on the Securities to maturity. U.S. Government Obligations are securities backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America or certificates representing an ownership interest in such Obligations.
Defaults and Remedies. An Event of Default includes: default for 60 days in payment of interest on the Securities; default in payment of principal on the Securities; default by the Company for a specified period after notice to it in the performance of any of its other agreements applicable to the Securities; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Securities may declare the principal of all the Securities to be due and payable immediately.
Securityholders may not enforce the Indenture or the Securities except as provided in the Indenture. The Trustee may require indemnity satisfactory to it before it enforces the Indenture or the Securities. Subject to certain limitations, holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities may direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee may withhold from Securityholders notice of any continuing default (except a default in payment of principal or interest) if it determines that withholding notice is in their interests. The Company must furnish an annual compliance certificate to the Trustee.
Trustee Dealings with Company. The Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may make loans to, accept deposits from, and perform services for the Company or its Affiliates, and may otherwise deal with those persons, as if it were not Trustee.
No Recourse Against Others. A director, officer, employee or shareholder, as such, of the Company shall not have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Securities or the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Securityholder by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of the Securities.
Authentication. This Security shall not be valid until authenticated by a manual signature of the Registrar.
Exhibit A-1-3



Abbreviations. Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Securityholder or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (=tenants in common), TEN ENT (=tenants by the entirety), JT TEN (=joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (=custodian), U/G/M/A (=Uniform Gifts to Minors Act), and U/T/M/A (=Uniform Transfers to Minors Act).
The Company will furnish to any Securityholder upon written request and without charge a copy of the Indenture and the Officers’ Certificate, which contains the text of this Security. Requests may be made to: Corporate Secretary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, Wisconsin 53718.
All terms used in this Security which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

Exhibit A-1-4



ASSIGNMENT FORM
To assign this Security, fill in the form below:
I or we assign and transfer this Security to
(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)
(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. no.)
and irrevocably appoint                                                                      agent to transfer this Security on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.
Date:                                   
Your signature:

(Sign exactly as your name appears on the face of this Security)


Signature Guaranteed:


Exhibit A-1-5


EXHIBIT A-2
This Debenture is a global Security within the meaning of the Indenture hereinafter referred to and is registered in the name of a depositary or a nominee of a depositary. This Debenture is exchangeable for Debentures registered in the name of a person other than the depositary or its nominee only in the limited circumstances described in the Indenture and/or the Officers’ Certificate establishing the Debentures and may not be transferred except as a whole by the depositary to a nominee of the depositary or by a nominee of the depositary to the depositary or another nominee of the depositary.
Unless this certificate is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation (“DTC”), to Issuer or its agent for registration of transfer, exchange, or payment, and any certificate issued is registered in the name of Cede & Co. or in such other name as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC (and any payment is made to Cede & Co. or to such other entity as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL inasmuch as the registered owner hereof, Cede & Co., has an interest herein.

No. R-2$100,000,000
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
3.950% Debentures due 2032
CUSIP 976826 BQ9; ISIN: US976826BQ93
WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
promises to pay to Cede & Co.
or registered assigns
the principal sum of ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS on September 1, 2032
Interest Payment Dates: March 1 and September 1
Dated: August 15, 2022
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONWISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
Trustee, Transfer Agent and Paying Agent
By:
Date Authenticated:
Name: Robert J. Durian
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Registrar
By:
By:
Name: Melissa Kehoe
Title: Treasurer
Authorized Signatory
[Signature Page to WPL Officers’ Certificate Pursuant to the Indenture]


WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
3.950% Debentures due 2032

Interest. Wisconsin Power and Light Company (the “Company”), a Wisconsin corporation, promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Security (as defined herein) at the rate per annum shown above. The Company will pay interest semi-annually in arrears, on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing March 1, 2023. Interest on the Securities will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from August 15, 2022. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.
Record Date. The interest payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any interest payment date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Debenture is registered at the close of business, on the regular record date for such interest, which shall be on the fifteenth calendar day (whether or not a Business Day) before each interest payment date.
Method of Payment. The Company will pay interest on the Securities to the persons who are registered holders of Securities at the close of business on the record date for the next interest payment date, except as otherwise provided in the Indenture. Holders must surrender Securities to a Paying Agent to collect principal payments. The Company will pay principal and interest in money of the United States that at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts. The Company may pay principal and interest by check payable in such money. It may mail an interest check to a holder’s registered address.
Securities Agents. Initially, U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association will act as Paying Agent, Transfer Agent and Registrar. The Company may change any Paying Agent or Transfer Agent without notice. The Company or any Affiliate may act in any such capacity. Subject to certain conditions, the Company may change the Trustee.
Indenture. The Company issued the securities of this series (individually a “Security” and collectively the “Securities”) under an Indenture, dated as of June 20, 1997 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee”). The terms of the Securities include those stated in the Indenture and in the Officers’ Certificate establishing the Securities and those made part of the Indenture by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended. Securityholders are referred to the Indenture, the above-referenced Officers’ Certificate and such Act for a statement of such terms.
Maturity; Redemption. The principal on the Securities shall be payable on September 1, 2032. At any time or from time to time prior to June 1, 2032 (three months prior to their maturity) (the “Par Call Date”), the Securities shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Securities and (ii) (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Debentures matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding the redemption date. At any time on or after the Par Call Date, the Securities shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.
Notice of Redemption. Notice of redemption will be mailed or sent at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each holder of Securities to be redeemed at his registered address.
Denominations, Transfer, Exchange. The Securities are in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The transfer of Securities may be registered and Securities may be exchanged as provided in the Indenture. The Transfer Agent may require a holder, among other things, to furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents and to pay any taxes and fees required by law or the Indenture.
Exhibit A-2-2



Persons Deemed Owners. The registered holder of a Security may be treated as its owner for all purposes.
Amendments and Waivers. Subject to certain exceptions, the Indenture or the Securities may be amended with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the securities of all series affected by the amendment. Subject to certain exceptions, a default on a series may be waived with the consent of the holders of a majority in principal amount of the series.
Without the consent of any Securityholder, the Indenture or the Securities may be amended, among other things, to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency that does not adversely affect the rights of any Securityholder in any material respect; to provide for assumption of Company obligations to Securityholders; or to make any change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Securityholder in any material respect.
Restrictive Covenants. The Securities are unsecured general obligations of the Company limited to $600,000,000 principal amount; provided, however, that the Securities may be reopened for issuance of additional Securities in accordance with Section 2.01 of the Indenture. The Indenture does not limit other unsecured debt. Section 4.07 of the Indenture, which limits certain mortgages and other liens, will apply with respect to the Securities. The limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions.
Successors. When a successor assumes all the obligations of the Company under the Securities and the Indenture, the Company will be released from those obligations.
Defeasance Prior to Maturity. Subject to certain conditions, the Company at any time may terminate some or all of its obligations under the Securities and the Indenture if the Company deposits with the Trustee money or U.S. Government Obligations for the payment of principal of and interest on the Securities to maturity. U.S. Government Obligations are securities backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America or certificates representing an ownership interest in such Obligations.
Defaults and Remedies. An Event of Default includes: default for 60 days in payment of interest on the Securities; default in payment of principal on the Securities; default by the Company for a specified period after notice to it in the performance of any of its other agreements applicable to the Securities; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Securities may declare the principal of all the Securities to be due and payable immediately.
Securityholders may not enforce the Indenture or the Securities except as provided in the Indenture. The Trustee may require indemnity satisfactory to it before it enforces the Indenture or the Securities. Subject to certain limitations, holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities may direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee may withhold from Securityholders notice of any continuing default (except a default in payment of principal or interest) if it determines that withholding notice is in their interests. The Company must furnish an annual compliance certificate to the Trustee.
Trustee Dealings with Company. The Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may make loans to, accept deposits from, and perform services for the Company or its Affiliates, and may otherwise deal with those persons, as if it were not Trustee.
No Recourse Against Others. A director, officer, employee or shareholder, as such, of the Company shall not have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Securities or the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Securityholder by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of the Securities.
Authentication. This Security shall not be valid until authenticated by a manual signature of the Registrar.
Exhibit A-2-3



Abbreviations. Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Securityholder or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (=tenants in common), TEN ENT (=tenants by the entirety), JT TEN (=joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (=custodian), U/G/M/A (=Uniform Gifts to Minors Act), and U/T/M/A (=Uniform Transfers to Minors Act).
The Company will furnish to any Securityholder upon written request and without charge a copy of the Indenture and the Officers’ Certificate, which contains the text of this Security. Requests may be made to: Corporate Secretary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, Wisconsin 53718.
All terms used in this Security which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

Exhibit A-2-4



ASSIGNMENT FORM
To assign this Security, fill in the form below:
I or we assign and transfer this Security to
(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)
(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. no.)
and irrevocably appoint                                                                      agent to transfer this Security on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:                                   
Your signature:

(Sign exactly as your name appears on the face of this Security)


Signature Guaranteed:



Exhibit A-2-5



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have set our hands as of the day and year first above written.
/s/ Robert J. Durian    
Name: Robert J. Durian
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
/s/ Melissa Kehoe    
Name: Melissa Kehoe
Title: Treasurer

[Signature Page to WPL Officers’ Certificate Pursuant to the Indenture]
Exhibit 5.1
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August 15, 2022

Wisconsin Power and Light Company
4902 N. Biltmore Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53718

Re:    3.950% Debentures due 2032
Registration Statement on Form S-3
Registration No. 333-251353-02
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Wisconsin Power and Light Company, a Wisconsin corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the issuance and sale by the Company of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 3.950% Debentures due 2032 (the “Debentures”), to be issued pursuant to an indenture dated as of June 20, 1997 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as successor trustee (the “Trustee”), and the related Officers’ Certificate (the “Officers’ Certificate”) to be dated as of August 15, 2022, which will establish and set forth certain terms and conditions of the Debentures, and subject to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement dated August 8, 2022 among the Company and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”). The Debentures are being offered and sold under a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on December 15, 2020 (File No. 333-251353-02) (the “Registration Statement”), including a base prospectus dated December 15, 2020 (the “Base Prospectus”), and a prospectus supplement dated August 8, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement,” and together with the Base Prospectus, the “Prospectus”) filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act.
In such capacity, we have examined: (i) the Underwriting Agreement; (ii) the Registration Statement; (iii) the Prospectus; (iv) the form of the Officers’ Certificate; (v) the form of the Debentures; (vi) certain resolutions of the Company’s Board of Directors; (vii) the Indenture; (viii) the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, as currently in effect; (ix) the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, as currently in effect; and (x) such other proceedings, documents and records as we have deemed necessary or advisable for purposes of this opinion (such items, collectively, the “Transaction Documents”). In such examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to the original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies and the authenticity of the originals of such latter documents. As to any facts material to our opinion, we have, when relevant facts were not independently established, relied on the Transaction Documents. We have assumed that the Indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the predecessor to the Trustee.



Wisconsin Power and Light Company
August 15, 2022
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Based upon and subject to limitations, qualifications and assumptions set forth herein, we are of the opinion that the Debentures, when duly executed and authenticated in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture and delivered and paid for as contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement and the Prospectus, will be valid and binding obligations of the Company, subject to and limited by the effect of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, conservatorship, arrangement, moratorium, fraudulent transfer or other laws affecting or relating to the rights of creditors generally and rules governing the availability of injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and general principles of equity, regardless of whether arising prior to or after the date hereof or considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
We express no opinion concerning any laws other than the laws in their current forms of the States of New York and Wisconsin and the federal laws of the United States of America, and we express no opinion with respect to the laws of any other jurisdiction and expressly disclaim responsibility for advising you as to the effect, if any, that the laws of any other jurisdiction may have on the opinions set forth herein.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed August 15, 2022. In giving such consent, we do not thereby concede that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the related rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.


Very truly yours,
/s/ PERKINS COIE LLP


Exhibit 99.1

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Wisconsin Power and Light Company
An Alliant Energy Company
Corporate Headquarters
4902 North Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718-2148
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Hotline:(608) 458-4040
Investor Relations:Zachary Fields (319) 786-8146

Wisconsin Power and Light Company Prices Public Offering of Green Bonds
$600 million in green bonds will be due in 2032

Madison, Wisconsin – August 8, 2022 – Wisconsin Power and Light Company (“WPL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT), announced the pricing of its public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.950% debentures. The debentures will be due on September 1, 2032. An amount equal to or in excess of the net proceeds from this offering will be allocated or disbursed for the development and acquisition of solar electric generating units. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on August 15, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The offering was marketed through a group of underwriters consisting of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and MUFG Securities Americas Inc., as joint book-running managers, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as senior co-manager, and Comerica Securities, Inc., Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as co-managers.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus which are part of a shelf registration statement WPL filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). Copies may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by calling toll-free at 1-866-471-2526, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC by calling collect at 1-212-834-4533, from Mizuho Securities USA LLC by calling toll-free at (866) 271-7403 and from MUFG Securities Americas Inc. by calling toll free at 1-877-649-6848. Electronic copies of these documents will be available from the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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

About Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy Corporation’s Wisconsin utility subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), utilizes the trade name of Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT). The Wisconsin utility is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. These statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks related to the proposed offering, the anticipated use of proceeds from the sale of the debentures and other risks outlined in WPL’s public filings with the Commission, including WPL’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K. All information provided in this news release speaks as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, WPL undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.



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