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): September 7, 2021
Centrus Energy Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
6901 Rockledge Drive, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20817
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|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share||LEU||NYSE American|
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Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreement
As previously disclosed by Centrus Energy Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), on August 30, 2013, the Company submitted a claim to the U.S. Department of Energy (the “DOE”) under the Contract Disputes Act for payment of $42.8 million, representing the DOE’s share of pension and post-retirement benefits costs related to the transition of employees at the former Portsmouth, Ohio Gaseous Diffusion Plant to the DOE’s decontamination and decommissioning contractor. On August 27, 2014, the DOE contracting officer denied the Company’s claim. As a result, the Company filed an appeal of the decision in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the “Court”) in January 2015. On January 13, 2021, the Company and the DOE reached a tentative agreement to settle the litigation. The settlement was subject to the approval by the DOE, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Company’s Board of Directors, and the Court.
On September 7, 2021, after the final approvals for the settlement were received, the settlement agreement was signed by the parties. The settlement agreement provides for the payment of $43.5 million comprised of approximately $37.0 million in principal and $6.5 million in interest, from the DOE to the Company. The settlement requires the Company to deposit $33.8 million in the pension plan for its subsidiary United States Enrichment Corp. (“Enrichment Corp.”) and $9.7 million in a trust for payment of post-retirement health benefits payable by Enrichment Corp. After receiving payment the Company has agreed to dismiss its suit.
The foregoing description of the settlement agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the text of the agreement, a copy of which is expected to be filed as an exhibit to Centrus’ quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter ending September 30, 2021.
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.
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|Date:||September 8, 2021||By:||/s/ Philip O. Strawbridge|| |
| || ||Philip O. Strawbridge|| |
|Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,|
|Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer|