8-K 1 a8-knewdirectorjune2017.htm 8-K Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 13, 2017



Commission
File Number
Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter, State of Incorporation, Address of Principal Executive Offices and Telephone Number

IRS Employer
Identification No.
1-11607
DTE Energy Company
(a Michigan corporation)
One Energy Plaza
Detroit, Michigan 48226-1279
313-235-4000
38-3217752


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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 13, 2017, the Board of Directors of DTE Energy Company (the “Company” or “DTE Energy”)elected a new director, Robert Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs is a former gas, storage and pipeline executive and most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc., through July of 2016. The Board of Directors determined Mr. Skaggs is an independent director under New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company's Categorical Standards for Director Independence. There is no arrangement between Mr. Skaggs and any person pursuant to which he was selected as a director. Mr. Skaggs is not a party to any transaction subject to Section 404(a) of Regulation S-K involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

Mr. Skaggs will receive 1,000 shares of restricted stock upon his commencement of service as a director pursuant to the Company's 2006 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The shares vest three years from July 14, 2017, the effective date of the grant, and the recipient is not required to pay any consideration. Mr. Skaggs will also participate in the Company's other compensation and benefit programs for non-employee directors which are described on pages 20-21 of the Company's 2017 Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Statement which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2017.

A copy of the Company's press release announcing Mr. Skaggs' election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits
99.1
Press Release of DTE Energy Company dated July 13, 2017.









SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

     Date: July 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
DTE ENERGY COMPANY
(Registrant)
 
 
 
/s/ Lisa A. Muschong
Lisa A. Muschong
Corporate Secretary







EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
Number
Description
 
 
99.1
Press Release of DTE Energy Company dated July 13, 2017.