Great Plains Energy SEC Filings

Form DEFM14A
GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INC filed this Form DEFM14A on 10/10/2017
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Subdocument 1 - DEFM14A - DEFM14A
Page 1 - UNITED STATES
Page 2 - MERGERS PROPOSED YOUR VOTE IS VERY IMPORTANT
Page 3 - Great Plains Energy Incorporated
Page 4 - Westar Energy, Inc.
Page 5 - REFERENCES TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Page 6 - N/A
Page 7 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 8 - N/A
Page 9 - N/A
Page 10 - Annexes
Page 11 - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE SPECIAL MEETINGS
Page 12 - Annex A
Page 13 - Q5: When do you expect the mergers to be completed?
Page 14 - FOR
Page 15 - The mergers cannot be completed unless Great Plains Energy shareholders approve the Great Plains Ene
Page 16 - Q12: What if my shares are held in street name ?
Page 17 - Q13: Who will count the votes?
Page 18 - Q17: When and where are the special meetings?
Page 19 - Q21: Who can answer any questions I may have about the special meetings or the mergers?
Page 20 - Q25: Will the Monarch Energy and King Energy names exist after completion of the mergers?
Page 21 - SUMMARY
Page 22 - Westar Energy, Inc.
Page 23 - Effects of the Mergers (see page 148)
Page 24 - Great Plains Energy Shareholders Will Have Appraisal Rights in Connection with the Great Plains Ener
Page 25 - Treatment of Great Plains Energy Performance Share Awards, Deferred Share Units and Benefit Plans (s
Page 26 - Accounting Treatment (see page 124)
Page 27 - The mergers cannot be completed unless Great Plains Energy shareholders approve the Great Plains Ene
Page 28 - FOR
Page 29 - The full text of the written opinion of Lazard dated as of July 9, 2017, which sets forth, among oth
Page 30 - Completion of the Mergers is Subject to Regulatory Clearance (see page 127)
Page 31 - Completion of the Mergers is Subject to the Satisfaction of a Number of Conditions (see page 168)
Page 32 - N/A
Page 33 - Termination Fees May Be Payable Under Some Circumstances (see page 174)
Page 34 - Westar Energy
Page 35 - Comparison of Rights of Monarch Energy Shareholders, Great Plains Energy Shareholders and Westar Ene
Page 36 - Litigation Relating to the Mergers (see page 134)
Page 37 - Selected Historical Consolidated Financial Data of Great Plains Energy
Page 38 - Selected Historical Consolidated Financial Data of Westar Energy
Page 39 - N/A
Page 40 - Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Combined Financial Information
Page 41 - Comparative Historical and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Per Share Information
Page 42 - Comparative Per Share Market Price and Dividend Information
Page 43 - RISK FACTORS
Page 44 - N/A
Page 45 - The merger agreement contains provisions that limit Great Plains Energy s or Westar Energy s ability
Page 46 - Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy will be subject to various uncertainties while the mergers are
Page 47 - Failure to successfully combine the businesses of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy in the expec
Page 48 - Members of the management and the boards of directors of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy have
Page 49 - The fairness opinions rendered to the boards of directors of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy b
Page 50 - The mergers may not be accretive to Great Plains Energy s or Westar Energy s earnings and may cause
Page 51 - Any litigation filed against Westar Energy or Great Plains Energy in connection with the mergers cou
Page 52 - CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Page 53 - THE COMPANIES
Page 54 - King Energy, Inc.
Page 55 - INFORMATION ABOUT THE GREAT PLAINS ENERGY SPECIAL MEETING AND VOTE
Page 56 - Required Vote
Page 57 - Appraisal Rights
Page 58 - N/A
Page 59 - IN VIEW OF THE COMPLEXITY OF SECTION 351.455 OF THE MGBCL, GREAT PLAINS ENERGY SHAREHOLDERS WHO MAY
Page 60 - How Shares are Voted; Proxies
Page 61 - Revocation of Proxies
Page 62 - Great Plains Energy Shareholder Account Maintenance
Page 63 - INFORMATION ABOUT THE WESTAR ENERGY SPECIAL MEETING AND VOTE
Page 64 - Westar Energy Record Date; Quorum; and Voting Rights
Page 65 - Abstentions; Not Voting
Page 66 - Revocation of Proxies
Page 67 - Adjournments
Page 68 - THE PROPOSED MERGERS
Page 69 - Treasury Shares; Shares Owned by Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries
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Page 89 - Recommendations of the Great Plains Energy Board and its Reasons for the Mergers
Page 90 - N/A
Page 91 - Impact of the Mergers on Customers.
Page 92 - Recommendation of Management
Page 93 - Merger Consideration
Page 94 - Additional Interests of Executive Officers and Directors
Page 95 - connection with the opinion, is attached as
Page 96 - N/A
Page 97 - Historical Exchange Ratio Analysis
Page 98 - Illustrative Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Page 99 - Illustrative Discounted Cash Flow Analysis Great Plains Energy Standalone.
Page 100 - Illustrative Present Value of Future Share Price Analysis.
Page 101 - Annex D
Page 102 - N/A
Page 103 - Opinion of Lazard Fr res Co. LLC
Page 104 - The full text of Lazard s written opinion, dated July 9, 2017, which sets forth the assumptions made
Page 105 - Summary of Lazard s Financial Analyses
Page 106 - The summary of the analyses and reviews provided below includes information presented in tabular for
Page 107 - Westar Energy
Page 108 - Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Page 109 - Great Plains Energy
Page 110 - Implied Exchange Ratio
Page 111 - Other Analyses
Page 112 - Recommendations of the Westar Energy Board and its Reasons for the Mergers
Page 113 - Strategic Rationale; Shareholder Value
Page 114 - Terms of the Merger Agreement
Page 115 - Opinion of Westar Energy s Financial Advisor
Page 116 - Annex F
Page 117 - N/A
Page 118 - N/A
Page 119 - Summary of Financial Analyses
Page 120 - N/A
Page 121 - Certain Definitions
Page 122 - Implied Ownership Split and Exchange Ratio Analysis
Page 123 - Westar Energy Stand-Alone Financial Analyses
Page 124 - Selected Publicly Traded Companies
Page 125 - Westa
Page 126 - Great Plains Energy Selected Publicly Traded Companies Analysis.
Page 127 - Pro Forma Combined Company Financial Analyses
Page 128 - Other Financial Reviews and Analyses Solely for Informational Reference Purposes
Page 129 - Other Considerations
Page 130 - Forward-Looking Financial Information
Page 131 - Great Plains Energy Forward-Looking Financial Information
Page 132 - Westar Energy Forward-Looking Financial Information
Page 133 - Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy Pro Forma Combined Forward-Looking Financial Information
Page 134 - Accounting Treatment
Page 135 - ALL HOLDERS OF WESTAR ENERGY COMMON STOCK AND GREAT PLAINS ENERGY COMMON STOCK SHOULD CONSULT THEIR
Page 136 - U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences of the Mergers to U.S. Holders of Westar Energy Common Stock an
Page 137 - U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences of the Mergers to Non-U.S. Holders of Westar Energy Common Stoc
Page 138 - N/A
Page 139 - Antitrust and HSR Act Matters
Page 140 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Page 141 - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Page 142 - Federal Communications Commission
Page 143 - Other Regulatory Approvals
Page 144 - Litigation Relating to the Mergers
Page 145 - N/A
Page 146 - ADDITIONAL INTERESTS OF GREAT PLAINS ENERGY S AND WESTAR ENERGY S DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS I
Page 147 - Directors
Page 148 - Deferred Compensation
Page 149 - Other Equity-Based Rights
Page 150 - New Management Arrangements
Page 151 - N/A
Page 152 - Additional Interests of Westar Energy s Directors and Executive Officers in the Mergers
Page 153 - Restricted Share Units
Page 154 - Permitted Retention Incentives
Page 155 - Change in Control Agreements
Page 156 - New Management Arrangements
Page 157 - THE MERGER AGREEMENT
Page 158 - The Mergers
Page 159 - Treasury Shares; Shares Owned by Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries
Page 160 - Fractional Shares
Page 161 - Holders of Great Plains Energy common stock and of Westar Energy common stock should not send in the
Page 162 - N/A
Page 163 - N/A
Page 164 - Great Plains Energy s Conduct of Business Before Completion of the Mergers
Page 165 - N/A
Page 166 - Westar Energy s Conduct of Business Before Completion of the Mergers
Page 167 - N/A
Page 168 - N/A
Page 169 - Great Plains Energy is Prohibited from Soliciting Other Offers; Superior Proposal
Page 170 - N/A
Page 171 - Westar Energy is Prohibited from Soliciting Other Offers; Superior Proposal
Page 172 - N/A
Page 173 - Obligation of the Great Plains Energy Board with Respect to Its Recommendation
Page 174 - Obligations of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy with Respect to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prosp
Page 175 - Reasonable Best Efforts to Complete the Mergers
Page 176 - Director and Officer Indemnification and Insurance
Page 177 - Post-Merger Governance
Page 178 - Conditions to the Mergers
Page 179 - Conditions to Great Plains Energy s Obligations
Page 180 - N/A
Page 181 - Definition of Material Adverse Effect
Page 182 - Termination; Termination Fees; Expenses
Page 183 - N/A
Page 184 - Termination Fees
Page 185 - Expenses
Page 186 - Withdrawal of GP Star
Page 187 - MONARCH ENERGY GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Page 188 - Dividends
Page 189 - MONARCH ENERGY UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Page 190 - N/A
Page 191 - MONARCH ENERGY HOLDING, INC.
Page 192 - MONARCH ENERGY HOLDING, INC.
Page 193 - MONARCH ENERGY HOLDING, INC.
Page 194 - NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Page 195 - Note 2. Preliminary Purchase Price and Preliminary Purchase Price Allocation
Page 196 - Note 3. Adjustments to Pro Forma Financial Statements
Page 197 - N/A
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Page 202 - COMPARISON OF SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS
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Page 235 - DESCRIPTION OF MONARCH ENERGY CAPITAL STOCK
Page 236 - Transfer Agents and Registrars
Page 237 - EXPERTS
Page 238 - HOUSEHOLDING
Page 239 - LEGAL MATTERS
Page 240 - FUTURE SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS
Page 241 - N/A
Page 242 - OTHER MATTERS
Page 243 - WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
Page 244 - If you would like to request documents from Great Plains Energy, please do so by November 14, 2017,
Page 245 - ANNEX A
Page 246 - N/A
Page 247 - N/A
Page 248 - Exhibits
Page 249 - AMENDED AND RESTATED AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER
Page 250 - ARTICLE I
Page 251 - Article VII
Page 252 - Post-Closing Holdco Dividend Policy
Page 253 - Adjustments to Merger Consideration
Page 254 - Section 2.02
Page 255 - No Liability
Page 256 - Common Shares Trust
Page 257 - Section 2.02(g)
Page 258 - Appraisal Rights
Page 259 - Westar Articles
Page 260 - Authority; Execution and Delivery; Enforceability
Page 261 - SEC
Page 262 - GAAP
Page 263 - Section 3.09
Page 264 - IRS
Page 265 - Section 3.09(g)
Page 266 - Section 3.12
Page 267 - Contracts
Page 268 - Westar Insurance Policies
Page 269 - Westar Projections
Page 270 - Capital Structure.
Page 271 - GPE Shareholder Approval
Page 272 - Section 4.05(b)(iii)
Page 273 - Absence of Certain Changes or Events
Page 274 - Section 4.08(d)
Page 275 - Litigation
Page 276 - Environmental Matters
Page 277 - Real Property
Page 278 - Regulatory Status
Page 279 - Section 4.08
Page 280 - Article III
Page 281 - Section 5.06
Page 282 - Section 5.01(a)(x)
Page 283 - Westar Risk Management Guidelines
Page 284 - Section 5.02(a)(iv)
Page 285 - Section 5.02(a)(x)
Page 286 - Advice of Changes
Page 287 - Section 5.04(a)
Page 288 - mutatis mutandis
Page 289 - bona fide
Page 290 - Section 5.05(a)
Page 291 - Section 5.05
Page 292 - Tax Status
Page 293 - Section 6.01(d)
Page 294 - Section 6.01(e)
Page 295 - Section 6.02(a)
Page 296 - provided
Page 297 - provided
Page 298 - Headquarters
Page 299 - Section 6.07
Page 300 - Maximum Amount
Page 301 - Section 6.10
Page 302 - Section 6.10
Page 303 - provided
Page 304 - Section 4.03
Page 305 - Section 3.07(b)
Page 306 - Section 8.01(b)(ii)
Page 307 - Section 7.03(a)
Page 308 - Section 8.01(c)(ii)
Page 309 - Section 5.05
Page 310 - provided
Page 311 - Section 8.01
Page 312 - Definitions
Page 313 - Hereof
Page 314 - Section 6.09
Page 315 - SECTION 9.12
Page 316 - N/A
Page 317 - EXHIBIT A
Page 318 - ERISA
Page 319 - provided
Page 320 - Indebtedness
Page 321 - Sanctioned Country
Page 322 - provided
Page 323 - Westar Restricted Share Unit
Page 324 - N/A
Page 325 - N/A
Page 326 - EXHIBIT B
Page 327 - EXHIBIT C
Page 328 - EXHIBIT D
Page 329 - AMENDED AND RESTATED
Page 330 - Authority for Issuance Granted to Board of Directors
Page 331 - B. COMMON STOCK
Page 332 - ARTICLE FIVE
Page 333 - provided
Page 334 - ARTICLE TWELVE
Page 335 - provided
Page 336 - EXHIBIT E
Page 337 - N/A
Page 338 - MONARCH ENERGY HOLDING, INC.
Page 339 - N/A
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Page 342 - N/A
Page 343 - N/A
Page 344 - N/A
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Page 346 - N/A
Page 347 - Board of Directors
Page 348 - N/A
Page 349 - Officers
Page 350 - Powers and Duties of Officers
Page 351 - Certificates of Stock
Page 352 - Closing of Transfer Books
Page 353 - Inspection of Books
Page 354 - Fiscal Year
Page 355 - EXHIBIT F
Page 356 - Cost Savings
Page 357 - ANNEX B
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Page 370 - Annex
Page 371 - N/A
Page 372 - ANNEX C
Page 373 - N/A
Page 374 - ANNEX D
Page 375 - N/A
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Page 377 - ANNEX E
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Page 380 - ANNEX F
Page 381 - N/A
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Page 385 - THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.
Page 386 - THANK YOU FOR VOTING!


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