0000031978-19-000026.txt : 20190731 0000031978-19-000026.hdr.sgml : 20190731 20190731161757 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000031978-19-000026 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20190725 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers FILED AS OF DATE: 20190731 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190731 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: EL PASO ELECTRIC CO /TX/ CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000031978 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: ELECTRIC SERVICES [4911] IRS NUMBER: 740607870 STATE OF INCORPORATION: TX FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-14206 FILM NUMBER: 19988985 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 100 NORTH STANTON CITY: EL PASO STATE: TX ZIP: 79901 BUSINESS PHONE: 9155435711 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 100 NORTH STANTON CITY: EL PASO STATE: TX ZIP: 79901 8-K 1 form8-k07x31x2019.htm FORM 8-K Document

Washington, D.C. 20549



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2019
El Paso Electric Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Stanton Tower, 100 North Stanton, El Paso, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(915) 543-5711
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Trading Symbol(s)
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Common Stock, No Par Value
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Election of New Director

On July 25, 2019, in accordance with Article III, Section 3 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of El Paso Electric Company (the “Company”), the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Mr. Adrian J. Rodriguez to fill the vacancy on the Board, effective August 1, 2019, created by the resignation of Mary E. Kipp, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company, effective August 1, 2019.

Mr. Rodriguez will initially serve as a Class I Director of the Company, filling the unexpired term of Ms. Kipp. Mr. Rodriguez, age 41, effective upon Ms. Kipp’s resignation, will be the Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel since May 25, 2017. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez served as an attorney in the Company’s Office of the General Counsel from April 2013 to May 24, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rodriguez was an attorney in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he practiced in the energy regulation practice group and complex commercial litigation practice group. Mr. Rodriguez also served as a law clerk to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio.  Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors, where he was a State of Texas recipient of the 1999 Truman Scholarship; a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy; and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Compensatory Arrangements

Mr. Rodriguez will not receive separate compensation for his Board service as the Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. As previously disclosed, in connection with his appointment to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer, the Board on June 28, 2019, approved an annual stipend of $200,000 to Mr. Rodriguez while he serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer. On July 25, 2019, the Board approved payment of such annual stipend effective July 1, 2019 instead of August 1, 2019.

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.



Nathan T. Hirschi
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dated: July 31, 2019