As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2023
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
The Securities Act of 1933
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Portland General Electric Company Stock Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Vice President, General Counsel
Portland General Electric Company
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer x Accelerated filer □
Non-accelerated filer □ Smaller reporting company □
Emerging growth company □
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. □
On April 21, 2023, the shareholders of Portland General Electric Company (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “Plan”), increasing the maximum shares of stock available for issuance thereunder by 1,000,000 shares (the “Additional Shares”). This registration statement on Form S-8 is being filed in order to register such Additional Shares which may be offered and sold to participants under the Plan. Pursuant to General Instruction E of Form S-8, the contents of the registration statements on Form S-8 previously filed on July 12, 2006 (No. 333-135726), respectively, are incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof, except as supplemented, amended or superseded by the information set forth below. .
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The Registrant hereby incorporates by reference into this registration statement the following documents previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”):
a.The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Commission on February 16, 2023 pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”);
b.The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on March 16, 2023;
c.All other reports filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the 1934 ACT since the end of the 2022 fiscal year covered by the annual report on Form 10-K referred to in paragraph (a) above; and
d.The description of the Company’s common Stock contained in Exhibit 4.6 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (No. 001-05532) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the Commission on February 14, 2020, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.
All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of the filing of such documents. The Company is not incorporating by reference any documents or portions thereof whether specifically listed above or filed in the future, that are not deemed “filed” with the Commission under Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, unless the report or filing containing such information indicates that the information therein is considered “filed” under the Exchange Act or is to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement.
Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein (or in any other subsequently filed document which is also incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein) modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
The legality of the common stock to be offered under the above-referenced plan will be passed upon by Angelica Espinosa, Vice President and General Counsel for Portland General Electric. Ms. Espinosa owns, or may have the right to acquire, shares of Portland General Electric common stock.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 60.394 of the Oregon Business Corporation Act (the “OBCA”) provides that unless limited by its articles of incorporation, a corporation shall indemnify a director who was wholly successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding to which the director was a party because of being a director of the corporation against reasonable expenses incurred by the director in connection with the proceeding. Section 60.407 of the OBCA provides that unless limited by its articles of incorporation an officer of the corporation is entitled to the same mandatory indemnification under Section 60.394 as a director. The Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Charter”) do not limit the indemnification provided under Section 60.394 or Section 60.407 of the OBCA. Article VII of the Company’s Charter provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, no director of the Company shall be personally liable to the Company or its shareholders for monetary damages for conduct as a director.
Section 60.391 of the OBCA authorizes a corporation to indemnify an individual made a party to a proceeding because the individual is or was a director against liability incurred in the proceeding if: (a) the conduct of the individual was in good faith; (b) the individual reasonably believed that the individual’s conduct was in the best interests of the corporation, or at least not opposed to its best interests; and (c) in the case of any criminal proceeding, the individual had no reasonable cause to believe the individual’s conduct was unlawful. Indemnification is not permitted under Section 60.391 (i) in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation in which the director was adjudged liable to the corporation or (ii) in connection with any other proceeding charging improper personal benefit to the director in which the director was adjudged liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received by the director. Article VIII of the Charter provides that the Company may indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by law any person who is made or threatened to be made a party to, witness in, or otherwise involved in, any action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, investigative, or otherwise (including an action, suit, or proceeding by or in the right of the Company) by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or a fiduciary within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, with respect to any employee benefit plan of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or serves or served at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent, or as a fiduciary of an employee benefit plan, of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, and Section 6.1 of the Company’s Fifth Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) provide that the Company shall indemnify, to the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law each current or former officer or director who is made or threatened to be made a party to an action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, investigative, or otherwise (including an action, suit, or proceeding by or in the right of the Company) by reason of the fact that the person is or was acting as a director, officer or agent of the Company or as a fiduciary within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, with respect to any employee benefit plan of the Company, or serves or served at the request of the Company as a director, officer, or as a fiduciary of an employee benefit plan, of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise.
In addition, Section 60.411 of the OBCA provides that a corporation (i) may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of an individual against liability asserted against or incurred by the individual who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation or who, while a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise and (ii) may purchase and maintain the insurance even if the corporation has no power to indemnify the individual against the same liability under Section 60.391 or Section 60.394. Section 6.8 of the Company’s Bylaws provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by the OBCA, the Company, upon approval by the board of directors, may purchase insurance on behalf of any person required or permitted to be indemnified pursuant to Article VI of the Bylaws.
The Company has procured Directors and Officers Liability insurance. The coverage provided by these policies indemnify the Company to protect it against liability assumed or incurred under the above indemnification provisions, including defense provisions, on behalf of the directors and officers against loss arising from any civil claim or claims by reason of any wrongful act done or alleged to have been done while acting in their respective capacities as directors or officers. The policies also provide direct coverage to the directors and officers against certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act, which might be incurred by them in such capacities and against which they cannot be indemnified by the Company. The policies exclude claims brought about or contributed to by dishonest, fraudulent, criminal or malicious acts or omissions by directors or officers.
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
* Filed herewith
Item 9. Undertakings.
a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-8, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of Portland, Oregon on April 24, 2023.
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
James A. Ajello
Senior Vice President Finance, Chief
Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Angelica Espinosa and Sujata Pagedar, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution , for such person and his or her name, place and stead in any and all capacities, to sign any and all further amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do so and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming that any said attorney-in-fact and agent, or any substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on April 21, 2023.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Maria Pope (Principal Executive Officer)
Senior Vice President Finance, Chief Financial
James A. Ajello Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Compliance Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
Marie Oh Huber
Calculation of Filing Fee Table
Portland General Electric Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1—Newly Registered Securities
|Security Type||Security Class Table||Fee Calculation Rate||Amount Registered1||Proposed Maximum Offering Price Per Unit2|
Maximum Aggregated Offering Price2
|Fee Rate||Amount of Registration Fee|
|Equity||Common Stock||Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h)||1,000,000.00||$50.87||$50,870,000.00||0.0001102||$5,605.873|
|Total Offering Amounts||$50,870,000.00||$5,605.87|
|Total Fee Offsets||$0.00|
|Net Fee Due||$5,605.87|
1 This Registration Statement also shall be deemed to cover an indeterminate number of additional shares of Common Stock which may be offered and issued pursuant to the Plan to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.
2 Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended . The offering price per share and the aggregate offering price are calculated using the average of the $51.47 (high) and $50.27 (low) prices of the Company’s Common Shares as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on April 21, 2023, which date is within five business days prior to filing this Registration Statement.
3 Rounded up to the nearest penny.
April 25, 2023
Re: Registration Statement on Form S-8 Relating to the Portland General Electric Company’s Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At your request, as Vice President, General Counsel for Portland General Electric Company, an Oregon corporation, I am rendering this opinion in connection with the offer and sale of 1,000,000 shares of Portland General Electric Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) pursuant to the Portland General Electric Company’s Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan, as described in the above-referenced Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”). I, or other members of Portland General Electric Company’s Legal Department acting at my direction and under my supervision, have examined such instruments, documents, and records as I or we have deemed relevant or necessary for the basis of this opinion.
In such examination, I or we have assumed the following: (a) the authenticity of original documents and the genuineness of all signatures; (b) the conformity to the originals of all documents submitted as copies; and (c) the truth, accuracy and completeness of the information, representations and warranties contained in the records, documents, instruments and certificates I or we have reviewed. Based on such examination, I am of the opinion that the Shares, when issued in accordance with the provisions of the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
The opinions set forth in this letter are limited to the State of Oregon, as in effect on the date hereof. I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement and to the use of my name wherever it appears in said Registration Statement. In giving this consent, I do not thereby admit that I am within the category of persons whose consent is required under section 7 of the Securities Act of 1933 or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Angelica Espinosa
Angelica Espinosa Vice President, General Counsel
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports dated February 15, 2023 relating to the financial statements of Portland General Electric Company and the effectiveness of Portland General Electric Company’s internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Portland General Electric Company for the year ended December 31, 2022.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
April 25, 2023