CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Transition Bond CO II, LLC (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/01/2018 16:32:31)

 

 

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): February 1, 2018

 

 

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

 

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

In connection with the February 1, 2018 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 $105,812,576 on the Bonds in Tranche A-5.

After giving effect to all payments made in connection with the February 1, 2018 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 $34.5 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

   $ 296,111,800        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 January 30, 2018, 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 February 1, 2018 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: February 1, 2018     By:   /s/ Kristie L. Colvin
      Kristie L. Colvin
      Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Manager

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: July 29, 2017 through January 30, 2018

Payment Date: February 1, 2018

Today’s Date: January 30, 2018

 

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

 

 

i.

   Remittances for the July 29 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     626,316.12      
 

ii.

   Remittances for the August 1 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     22,852,789.95      
 

iii.

   Remittances for the September 1 through 30, 2017 Collection Period     22,723,776.30      
 

iv.

   Remittances for the October 1 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     22,850,517.50      
 

v.

   Remittances for the November 1 through 30, 2017 Collection Period     20,104,242.66      
 

vi.

   Remittances for the December 1 through 31, 2017 Collection Period     16,495,499.05      
 

vii.

   Remittances for the January 1 through 30, 2018 Collection Period     15,374,540.75      
 

viii.

   Net Earnings on Collection Account       [7/1/17 through 12/31/17  
     General Subaccount     304,574.02      
     Capital Subaccount     44,215.05      
     Excess Funds Subaccount     140,828.67      
      

 

 

     
 

ix.

  

General Subaccount Balance (sum of i through viii above)

    121,517,300.07      
      

 

 

     
 

x.

   Excess Funds Subaccount Balance as of Prior Payment Date     30,062,984.12      
 

xi.

  

Capital Subaccount Balance as of Prior Payment Date (1)

    9,255,000.00      
      

 

 

     
 

xii.

  

Collection Account Balance (sum of ix through xi above)

    160,835,284.19      
      

 

 

     
    

(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

    0.00      
 

v.

  

Tranche A-5 Principal Balance

    401,924,376.00      
      

 

 

     
 

vi.

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

 

 

     

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       0.00    
 

v.

  

Tranche A-5

    296,111,800.00       105,812,576.00    
      

 

 

   

 

 

   
 

vi.

  

For all Series A Transition Bonds

    296,111,800.00       105,812,576.00    
      

 

 

   

 

 

   
             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       0.00  
 

xi.

  

Required Tranche A-5 Interest

    5.302     180       10,655,015.21  
    

(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

    0.00      
 

ii.

  

Servicing Fee

    462,750.00 (1)     
 

iii.

  

Administration Fee and Independent Managers Fee

    52,500.00 (2)     
 

iv.

  

Operating Expenses

    74,118.97 (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

    0.00       0.00    
    

5. Tranche A-5 Interest Payment

    10,655,015.21       23.06    
 

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     0.00       0.00    
     5. Tranche A-5 Principal Payment     105,812,576.00       229.03    
 

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     44,215.05      
 

xi.

   Deposit to Excess Funds Subaccount     4,275,296.17      
 

xii.

   Released to Issuer upon Series Retirement: Collection Account     0.00      
      

 

 

     
 

xiii.

   Aggregate Remittances as of Current Payment Date     121,376,471.40      
      

 

 

     
     (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: $2,500.00      
     (3) Reimbursement to Administrator for fees/expenses paid to outside legal counsel ($0.00), printer ($695.00),    
     independent public accountant ($50,300.00), rating agency ($0.00) and L/C issuing bank ($23,123.97)      

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     296,111,800.00      
      

 

 

     
 

vi.

   Aggregate Principal Balance for all Series A Transition Bonds     296,111,800.00      
      

 

 

     
 

vii.

   Excess Funds Subaccount Balance     34,479,108.96      
 

viii.

   Capital Subaccount Balance     9,255,000.00      
      

 

 

     
 

ix.

   Aggregate Collection Account Balance     43,734,108.96      
      

 

 

     

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 30th day of January, 2018.

 

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