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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 07/22/2016 (Stipulation and order of dismissal (voluntary dismissal))

Filing Date: January 27, 2015

According to the Complaint, on or about December 3, 2014, HEI and NextEra jointly issued a press
release announcing that they had signed a definitive agreement and plan of merger (“Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which HEI shareholders will receive a purported value of approximately $33.50 per HEI share (the “Offer Price”), consisting of: (a) 0.2413 shares of NextEra common stock for each HEI share owned (the “Fixed Exchange Ratio”) valued at approximately $25; (b) a one-time dividend payment of $0.50 per share to be paid by HEI for shareholders of record immediately prior to the closing of the Proposed Transaction (the “Dividend Payment”); and (c) shares of
an entity called ASB Hawaii, parent company of HEI asset American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (“ASB”), which is to be ‘spun-off’ to HEI shareholders pursuant to the Proposed Transaction (the “ASB Hawaii Spin-off”). In addition, NextEra is anticipated to assume certain tax liabilities associated with the ASB Hawaii Spinoff, purportedly worth $1.60 per HEI share to HEI shareholders (the “Tax Assumption”). The Proposed Transaction, assuming $1.7 billion of HEI debt and excluding ASB, is valued at approximately $4.3 billion.

The Complaint alleges that the Proposed Transaction is the product of a flawed process designed to tilt the sale of the Company in favor of NextEra at the expense of other bidders and without the benefit of a proper auction process designed to drive up the sales price. The Complaint further alleges that HEI filed and delivered a Proxy Statement, contained in the S-4, which the Individual Defendants knew, or recklessly disregarded, that contained numerous material omissions and misstatements.

This case was voluntarily dismissed on July 22, 2016.


Sector: Utilities
Industry: Electric Utilities
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: HE
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Hawaii
DOCKET #: 15-CV-00029
JUDGE: Hon. J. Michael Seabright
DATE FILED: 01/27/2015
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/27/2015
  1. Foster Law Offices LLLC
  2. Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP (Los Angeles)
  3. Scott & Scott LLP (New York-Former2)
  4. Wood Law Firm, LLC
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