CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond CO II, LLC (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/02/2017 16:32:28)

 

 

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 1, 2017

 

 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY TRANSITION BOND COMPANY II, LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   333-121505   59-3790472

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1111 Louisiana, Suite 4655B

Houston, Texas

  77002
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 207-5222

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

In connection with the August 1, 2017 payment date for its Senior Secured Transition Bonds, Series A (the “Bonds”), CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company II, LLC (the “Company”) paid all interest then due on the Bonds and the scheduled principal payment of $21,943,148 on the Bonds in Tranche A-4 and $60,075,624 on the Bonds in Tranche A-5.

After giving effect to all payments made in connection with the August 1, 2017 payment date, the Capital Subaccount had a balance of approximately $9.3 million, which is the targeted level of the Capital Subaccount, and the Excess Funds Subaccount had a balance of approximately $30.1 million.

After giving effect to the principal payment set forth above, the outstanding principal balance and the interest rate for the outstanding tranche of the Bonds is as follows:

 

Tranche

   Outstanding
Principal Balance
     Interest Rate  

A-5

   $ 401,924,376        5.302

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The Company has included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K the Semiannual Servicer’s Certificate, dated July 28, 2017, transmitted by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, the servicer of the Bonds, to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, the Paying Agent for the Bonds, in connection with the August 1, 2017 payment date for the Bonds. The information on this Exhibit is hereby incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    CENTERPOINT ENERGY TRANSITION BOND COMPANY II, LLC
Date: August 2, 2017     By:   /s/ Kristie L. Colvin
      Kristie L. Colvin
      Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Manager


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT

NUMBER

  

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION

99.1    Semiannual Servicer’s Certificate dated as of July 28, 2017, as to the transition bond balances, the balances of the collection account and its sub-accounts, and setting forth transfers and payments to be made on the August 1, 2017 payment date.

Exhibit 99.1

Semiannual Servicer’s Certificate

CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company II, LLC

$1,851,000,000 Series A Transition Bonds

Pursuant to Section 6 of Annex 1 to the Transition Property Servicing Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated as of December 16, 2005, between CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, as Servicer, and CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond Company II, LLC, as Issuer, the Servicer does hereby certify as follows:

Capitalized terms used in this Semiannual Servicer’s Certificate have their respective meanings as set forth in the Agreement. References herein to certain sections and subsections are references to the respective sections and subsections of the Agreement.

Collection Periods: January 31, 2017 through July 28, 2017

Payment Date: August 1, 2017

Today’s Date: July 28, 2017

 

1. Collections Allocable and Aggregate Amounts Available for Current Payment Date:

 

 

i.

   Remittances for the January 31, 2017 Collection Period     324,854.14      
 

ii.

   Remittances for the February 1 through 28, 2017 Collection Period     15,103,442.78      
 

iii.

   Remittances for the March 1 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     16,569,430.10      
 

iv.

   Remittances for the April 1 through 30, 2017 Collection Period     11,314,604.69      
 

v.

   Remittances for the May 1 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     13,397,505.43      
 

vi.

   Remittances for the June 1 through 30, 2017 Collection Period     24,230,681.21      
 

vii.

   Remittances for the July 1 through 28, 2017 Collection Period     17,946,419.48      
 

viii.

   Net Earnings on Collection Account       [1/1/17 through 6/30/17  
     General Subaccount     148,473.25      
     Capital Subaccount     60,967.51      
     Excess Funds Subaccount     78,329.10      
      

 

 

     
 

ix.

   General Subaccount Balance (sum of i through viii above)     99,174,707.69      
      

 

 

     
 

x.

   Excess Funds Subaccount Balance as of Prior Payment Date     26,399,982.01      
 

xi.

   Capital Subaccount Balance as of Prior Payment Date (1)     9,255,000.00      
      

 

 

     
 

xii.

   Collection Account Balance (sum of ix through xi above)     134,829,689.70      
      

 

 

     
     (1) Net of unreleased earnings shown in 1.viii.      

2. Outstanding Amounts as of Prior Payment Date:

 

 

i.

   Tranche A-1 Principal Balance     0.00      
 

ii.

   Tranche A-2 Principal Balance     0.00      
 

iii.

   Tranche A-3 Principal Balance     0.00      
 

iv.

   Tranche A-4 Principal Balance     21,943,148.00      
 

v.

   Tranche A-5 Principal Balance     462,000,000.00      
      

 

 

     
 

vi.

   Aggregate Principal Balance of all Series A Transition Bonds     483,943,148.00      
      

 

 

     

3. Required Funding/Payments as of Current Payment Date:

 

        

Series A Principal

  Projected
Principal
Balance
    Semiannual
Principal Due
       
 

i.

   Tranche A-1     0.00       0.00    
 

ii.

   Tranche A-2     0.00       0.00    
 

iii.

   Tranche A-3     0.00       0.00    
 

iv.

   Tranche A-4     0.00       21,943,148.00    
 

v.

   Tranche A-5     401,924,376.00       60,075,624.00    
      

 

 

   

 

 

   
 

vi.

   For all Series A Transition Bonds     401,924,376.00       82,018,772.00    
      

 

 

   

 

 

   
             Transition
Bond
Interest Rate
    Days in
Interest
Period (1)
    Interest Due  
 

vii.

   Required Tranche A-1 Interest     4.840     180       0.00  
 

viii.

   Required Tranche A-2 Interest     4.970     180       0.00  
 

ix.

   Required Tranche A-3 Interest     5.090     180       0.00  
 

x.

   Required Tranche A-4 Interest     5.170     180       567,230.38  
 

xi.

   Required Tranche A-5 Interest     5.302     180       12,247,620.00  
     (1) On 30/360 Day basis.      
             Required Level     Funding
Required
       
 

xii.

   Capital Subaccount     9,255,000.00       0.00    

4. Allocation of Remittances as of Current Payment Date Pursuant to Section 8.02(d) of Indenture:

 

 

i.

   Trustee Fees and Expenses     2,500.00      
 

ii.

   Servicing Fee     462,750.00 (1)     
 

iii.

   Administration Fee and Independent Managers Fee     50,000.00 (2)     
 

iv.

   Operating Expenses     101,865.69 (3)     
 

v.

   Semiannual Interest (including any past-due Semiannual Interest for prior periods)      


        

Series A

   Aggregate      Per 1,000
of Original
Principal Amount
        
     1. Tranche A-1 Interest Payment      0.00        0.00     
     2. Tranche A-2 Interest Payment      0.00        0.00     
     3. Tranche A-3 Interest Payment      0.00        0.00     
     4. Tranche A-4 Interest Payment      567,230.38        1.09     
     5. Tranche A-5 Interest Payment      12,247,620.00        26.51     
 

vi.

   Principal Due and Payable as a result of (A) Event of Default or (B) on Final Maturity Date         
        

Series A

   Aggregate      Per 1,000
of Original
Principal Amount
        
     1. Tranche A-1 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     2. Tranche A-2 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     3. Tranche A-3 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     4. Tranche A-4 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     5. Tranche A-5 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     (C) Principal Scheduled to be Paid on Current Payment Date         
        

Series A

   Aggregate      Per 1,000
of Original
Principal Amount
        
     1. Tranche A-1 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     2. Tranche A-2 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     3. Tranche A-3 Principal Payment      0.00        0.00     
     4. Tranche A-4 Principal Payment      21,943,148.00        42.28     
     5. Tranche A-5 Principal Payment      60,075,624.00        130.03     
 

vii.

   Amounts Payable to Credit Enhancement Providers (if applicable)      N/A        
 

viii.

   Operating Expenses not Paid under Clause (iv) above      0.00        
 

ix.

   Funding of Capital Subaccount      0.00        
 

x.

   Net Earnings in Capital Subaccount Released to Issuer      60,967.51        
 

xi.

   Deposit to Excess Funds Subaccount      3,584,673.01        
 

xii.

   Released to Issuer upon Series Retirement: Collection Account      0.00        
       

 

 

       
 

xiii.

   Aggregate Remittances as of Current Payment Date      99,096,378.59        
       

 

 

       
     (1) Servicing fee: $1,851,000,000 x 0.05% x 180/360 = $462,750.00        
     (2) Administration fee: $100,000 x 180/360 = $50,000.00; Independent Managers fee: $0        
     (3) Reimbursement to Administrator for fees/expenses paid to outside legal counsel ($602.00), printer ($1,165.00),     
     independent public accountant ($77,102.11) rating agency ($0.00) and L/C issuing bank ($22,996.58)        

5. Subaccount Withdrawals as of Current Payment Date

 

(if applicable, pursuant to Section 8.02(d) of Indenture):

 

 

i.

   Excess Funds Subaccount (available for 4.i. through 4.ix.)      0.00        
 

ii.

   Capital Subaccount (available for 4.i. through 4.viii.)      0.00        
       

 

 

       
 

iii.

   Total Withdrawals      0.00        
       

 

 

       

6. Outstanding Amounts and Collection Account Balance as of Current Payment Date

 

(after giving effect to payments to be made on such Payment Date):

 

        

Series A

                    
 

i.

   Tranche A-1 Principal Balance      0.00        
 

ii.

   Tranche A-2 Principal Balance      0.00        
 

iii.

   Tranche A-3 Principal Balance      0.00        
 

iv.

   Tranche A-4 Principal Balance      0.00        
 

v.

   Tranche A-5 Principal Balance      401,924,376.00        
       

 

 

       
 

vi.

   Aggregate Principal Balance for all Series A Transition Bonds      401,924,376.00        
       

 

 

       
 

vii.

   Excess Funds Subaccount Balance      30,062,984.12        
 

viii.

   Capital Subaccount Balance      9,255,000.00        
       

 

 

       
 

ix.

   Aggregate Collection Account Balance      39,317,984.12        
       

 

 

       

7. Shortfalls In Interest and Principal Payments as of Current Payment Date

 

(after giving effect to payments to be made on such Payment Date):

 

 

i.

   Semiannual Interest         
        

Series A

                    
     1. Tranche A-1 Bond Interest Payment      0.00        
     2. Tranche A-2 Bond Interest Payment      0.00        
     3. Tranche A-3 Bond Interest Payment      0.00        
     4. Tranche A-4 Bond Interest Payment      0.00        
     5. Tranche A-5 Bond Interest Payment      0.00        
 

ii.

   Semiannual Principal         
        

Series A

                    
     1. Tranche A-1 Principal Payment      0.00        
     2. Tranche A-2 Principal Payment      0.00        
     3. Tranche A-3 Principal Payment      0.00        
     4. Tranche A-4 Principal Payment      0.00        
     5. Tranche A-5 Principal Payment      0.00        

8. Shortfall in Required Subaccount Level as of Current Payment Date

 

(after giving effect to payments to be made on such Payment Date):

 

 

i.

   Capital Subaccount      0.00        


IN WITNESS HEREOF, the undersigned has duly executed and delivered this Semiannual Servicer’s Certificate this 28th day of July, 2017.

 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC, as Servicer
by:   /s/ Robert B. McRae
  Robert B. McRae
  Assistant Treasurer