SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 25, 2013
THE AES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22203
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (703) 522-1315
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On April 25, 2013, The AES Corporation (AES or the Company) issued a press release entitled AES Reaffirms Full Year 2013 Guidance and Provides Preliminary Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.25-$0.27 for First Quarter 2013 announcing preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 and reaffirming its 2013 guidance. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Safe Harbor Disclosure
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and of the Securities Exchange Act. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to future earnings, growth and financial and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Forecasted financial information is based on certain material assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, our accurate projections of future interest rates, commodity price and foreign currency pricing, continued normal levels of operating performance and electricity volume at our distribution companies and operational performance at our generation businesses consistent with historical levels, as well as achievements of planned productivity improvements and incremental growth investments at normalized investment levels and rates of return consistent with prior experience.
Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in AES filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A Risk Factors and Item 7 Managements Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in AES 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Readers are encouraged to read AES filings to learn more about the risk factors associated with AES business. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Any Stockholder who desires a copy of the Companys 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated on or about February 26, 2013 may obtain a copy (excluding Exhibits) without charge by addressing a request to the Office of the Corporate Secretary, The AES Corporation, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Exhibits also may be requested, but a charge equal to the reproduction cost thereof will be made.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release issued by AES, dated April 25, 2013, entitled AES Reaffirms Full Year 2013 Guidance and Provides Preliminary Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.25-$0.27 for First Quarter 2013|
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.
|THE AES CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Thomas M. OFlynn|
|Thomas M. OFlynn|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Date: April 25, 2013
|99.1||Press release issued by AES, dated April 25, 2013, entitled AES Reaffirms Full Year 2013 Guidance and Provides Preliminary Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.25-$0.27 for First Quarter 2013.|