Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2018


GenOn Energy, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


76-0655566 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

001-16455 (Commission File Number)


GenOn Americas Generation, LLC

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


51-0390520 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

333-63240 (Commission File Number)


(State or other jurisdiction of


(609) 524-4500
(Registrant’s telephone number,
including area code)


804 Carnegie Center,

Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


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Explanatory Note


GenOn Energy, Inc. (“GenOn”) and GenOn Americas Generation, LLC (“GAG”) hereby amend their Current Report on Form 8-K, originally filed on June 4, 2018 (the “Original Form 8-K”), by restating Item 1.03 in its entirety to correct the per $1,000 payment amounts appearing in Item 1.03 of the Original Form 8-K related to payment of the GAG Notes (as defined below). Except as expressly stated, this Current Report on Form 8-K/A does not amend, update or change any other items or disclosure in the Original Form 8-K.




Item 1.03.                Bankruptcy or Receivership.


As previously disclosed, on June 14, 2017 (the “Petition Date”), GenOn, GAG and certain of their directly and indirectly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”).


On December 12, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered the Order Confirming the Third Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of GenOn Energy, Inc. and its Debtor Affiliates (the “Confirmation Order”), which approved and confirmed the Debtors’ Third Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”).


On December 12, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court also entered the Order Approving Debtors’ Emergency Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Approving a Global Settlement and (II) Granting Related Relief, which became effective upon the entry of the Confirmation Order and which granted an administrative claim to holders of Allowed GAG Note Claims (as defined in the Plan) against GenOn in an amount equal to the value of the treatment afforded to holders of Allowed Class 5 GAG Notes Claims (as defined in the Plan) under the Plan (the “GAG Administrative Claim”).


As previously disclosed on the Debtors’ current report on Form 8-K (filed January 30, 2018), on January 26, 2018, the Debtors filed an Emergency Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Authorizing and Directing Certain Actions in Furtherance of the GAG Settlement, (II) Approving the Partial Payment Notice, and (III) Granting Related Relief. On January 30, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered the Order Approving Debtors’ Emergency Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Authorizing and Directing Certain Actions in Furtherance of the GAG Settlement, (II) Approving the Partial Payment Notice, and (III) Granting Related Relief  (the “Order”). The Order permitted the original partial payment on the GAG Administrative Claim made on February 1, 2018 and future payments in such amounts as the Debtors determine in their sole discretion.


Pursuant to the Order, the Debtors have elected to make a payment in respect of the GAG Administrative Claim, the material terms and consequences of which are set forth below:


1.                                      Partial Payment Amount: $362,508,835.96


(a)                                 GAG 8.50% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “GAG 8.50% Notes”) (CUSIP 60467PAQ7 and 60467PAN4): $191,444,856.28 ($523.210613 per $1,000 of principal amount)


(b)                                 GAG 9.125% Senior Notes due 2031 (together with the GAG 8.50% Notes, the “GAG Notes”) (CUSIP 60467PAJ3): $171,063,979.68 ($519.951306 per $1,000 of principal amount)


2.                                      Trustee Payment Date: June 5, 2018


3.                                      Pro Forma GAG Administrative Claim Amount: $0.00


4.                                      Pro Forma Interest Payment Calculation: 9.0% of $0.00, effective as of June 5, 2018


This payment will have the effect of paying the entire remaining principal balance of the underlying GAG Notes.  The payment will be in exchange for the underlying GAG Notes. On June 5, 2018, an Ameded Notice of Payment of GAG Administrative Claim (the “Amended Notice”) was sent to the trustee for the indenture governing the GAG Notes, the Depository Trust Company, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other parties in interest, replacing the original Notice sent on June 1, 2018.


The foregoing description of the Amended Notice does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amended Notice, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information


Certain of the statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K constitute “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.




Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future operating and financial performance or results and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified, and, consequently, the actual performance of GenOn and its subsidiaries may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors described from time to time in GenOn’s reports filed with the SEC. Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  Furthermore, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and GenOn undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this communication. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning GenOn and the transaction described in Item 1.03 are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.


Item 9.01.                Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits










Amended Notice of Payment of GAG Administrative Claim.






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.


June 6, 2018


GenOn Energy, Inc.








/s/ Mark A. McFarland



Mark A. McFarland



Chief Executive Officer





GenOn Americas Generation, LLC










/s/ Mark A. McFarland



Mark A. McFarland



Chief Executive Officer