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HEI plans to raise funds by selling 6.1 million shares

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:24 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2013

 courtesy hawaiian electric INDUSTRIES Rising fuel costs and increases in Hawaiian Electric's base rate pushed Oahu residential electric bills to a record high in August. HEI Industries ended the quarter with a $48.4 million profit. HECO workers tend to a utility pole.

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. announced plans today to sell up to 6.1 million shares of common stock to pay for capital improvements at its utility subsidiary and to repay debt.

If demand for the shares is sufficient HEI has the option of selling an additional 900,000 shares, bringing the total offering to 7 million shares, the officials said.

J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley & Co are managing the stock offering.

The announcement was made after the market closed today. At today’s closing price of $27.27 a share the sale of  6.1 million shares would raise $166 million  for HEI before expenses are factored in.

HEI had 98.5 million shares outstanding at the end of trading Monday. The sale of 6.1 million shares would bring total shares outstanding to 104.5 million.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Is this money to build the new power plant - the new oil burner - that is required by the Train to Nowhere?
on March 18,2013 | 12:39PM
serious wrote:
No, it's to dilate the shares to s-rew the shareholders!!
on March 18,2013 | 12:53PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I plan to open my maneki neko piggy bank and scoop up roughly half the shares..it's on 166 million for the whole lot.
on March 18,2013 | 01:44PM
Bully wrote:
Raise funds for what? to keep us dependant on oil.
on March 18,2013 | 02:50PM
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