IRVING, Texas, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST): On May 21, 2019, Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share of Vistra common stock, or $0.50 per share on an annualized basis (the "Dividend"). In declaring the Dividend, the Board set June 13, 2019 as the ex-dividend date, June 14, 2019 as the record date, and June 28, 2019 as the payment date. Vistra (as successor in interest to Dynegy Inc.) is party to that certain purchase contract agreement dated as of June 21, 2016 (as amended and supplemented, the "Purchase Contract Agreement") by and between Vistra and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as the purchase contract agent and as the trustee, whereby Vistra is the issuer of the prepaid stock purchase contracts that form a component part of its 4,600,000 7.00% Tangible Equity Units ("TEUs").
Upon the payment of the Dividend to stockholders of record of Vistra, Vistra is required to adjust the Fixed Settlement Rates (as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement) pursuant to Section 5.01(a)(iv) of the Purchase Contract Agreement (such adjustment, the "Adjustment"). Furthermore, pursuant to Section 5.03 of the Purchase Contract Agreement, the Adjustment shall be effective as of May 30, 2019, the first VWAP Trading Day of the current Observation Period (in each case, as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement), resulting in the following:
the adjusted Minimum Settlement Rate (as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement) shall be 3.3060 shares of common stock of Vistra; and
the adjusted Maximum Settlement Rate (as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement) shall be 4.0827 shares of common stock of Vistra.
The Adjustment effectively changes the Reference Price (as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement) per share to $24.4933 from $24.6205 and the Threshold Appreciation Price (as defined in the Purchase Contract Agreement) to $30.2480 from $30.4053. Pursuant to the Purchase Contract Agreement, the Adjustment shall be made without duplication of any other adjustment or cash payment otherwise described in the Purchase Contract Agreement.
Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated power company based in Irving, Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through its retail and generation businesses which include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, Vistra operates in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S., with about 5,275 employees. Vistra's retail brands serve approximately 2.8 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across five top retail states, and its generation fleet totals approximately 40,500 megawatts of highly efficient generation capacity, with a diverse portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, solar and battery storage facilities. The company is currently developing the largest battery energy storage system of its kind in the world – a 300-MW/1,200-MWh system in Moss Landing, California.
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Any forward-looking statement speaks only at the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by law, Vistra Energy will not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all of them; nor can Vistra Energy assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.