SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|1411 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, Washington||99202-2600|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||509-489-0500|
|Web site: http://www.avistacorp.com|
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 7 Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The information in this report shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On March 20, 2012, management of Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) will be participating in meetings with investors and analysts at the Sixteenth Annual New York Institutional Investor Forum hosted by Sidoti & Company, LLC. On March 21, 2012, management of Avista Corp. will be participating in meetings with investors and analysts at the West Coast Utilities Seminar hosted by Williams Capital Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, management will have meetings with investors on March 22, 2012. The same business update presentation will be used at all of the meetings. The business update presentation is available in the Investors section of Avista Corp.s website at http://investor.avistacorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=97267&p=irol-calendarPast.
As part of this update, Avista Corp. will be confirming earnings guidance for 2012. The 2012 earnings guidance was included in Avista Corp.s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings release furnished on Form 8-K on February 15, 2012.
Any reference to Avista Corp.s Internet address shall not, under any circumstances, be deemed to incorporate the information available at such Internet address into this Current Report. The information available at Avista Corp.s Internet address is not part of this Current Report or any other report furnished or filed by Avista Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 19, 2012|
|Marian M. Durkin|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Chief Compliance Officer