RobertJoseph (Bob)

Of Counsel

Chicago + 1.312.269.4176

Bob Joseph's practice focuses on corporate finance, securities law disclosure, and corporate governance, principally within the energy industry. He has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings and other SEC-registered debt and equity offerings, Rule 144A transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience in advising energy companies regarding their disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws, as well as corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing standards.

Recent transactions include public offerings of common stock and secured and unsecured senior debt. Other transactions include representing a master limited partnership, or MLP, with its initial public offering of common units and subsequent 144A offering of debt securities. He also has represented issuers in connection with offerings of unsecured junior subordinated debt and trust preferred securities, as well as debt exchanges and tender and consent solicitations. Representative clients include LG&E and KU Energy, NorthWestern Corporation, OGE Energy Corp., Xcel Energy Inc., and their respective subsidiaries.

Experience

  • Northern States Power completes $700 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.60% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 1, 2051.
  • Northern States Power completes $100 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.05% First Mortgage Bonds due May 1, 2051.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $750 million public offering of First Mortgage Bonds, including $375 million of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $375 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.70% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 35 due January 15, 2051 (Green Bonds) and $375 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.90% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 36 due January 15, 2031.
  • Xcel Energy completes $600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.40% Senior Notes due June 1, 2030.
  • Xcel Energy completes $1 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.60% Senior Notes due December 1, 2029 and $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Notes due December 1, 2049.
  • Xcel Energy completes $743 million public offering of Common Stock in forward saleJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its $743 million underwritten public offering of Common Stock in a forward sale.
  • Northern States Power completes $600 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.90% First Mortgage Bonds due March 1, 2050.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $550 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $550 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.20% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 34 due March 1, 2050.
  • Xcel Energy completes $130 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $130 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due June 15, 2028.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $400 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.05% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 33 due September 15, 2049.
  • Xcel Energy completes $459 million public offering of Common Stock in forward saleJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its $459 million underwritten public offering of Common Stock in a forward sale.
  • Northern States Power completes $200 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $200 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.20% First Mortgage Bonds due September 1, 2048.
  • Xcel Energy establishes $300 million at-the-market programJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market program for the sale of up to $300 million of its Common Shares.
  • Xcel Energy completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due June 15, 2028.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $700 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $350 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.70% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 31 due June 15, 2028, and $350 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.10% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 32 due June 15, 2048.
  • Northern States Power completes $100 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.75% First Mortgage Bonds due December 1, 2047.
  • Northern States Power completes $600 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.60% First Mortgage Bonds due September 15, 2047.
  • FirstEnergy completes $3 billion Senior Notes OfferingJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $3 billion of Senior Notes consisting of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.85% Notes, Series A, due 2022; $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.90% Notes, Series B, due 2027; and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.85% Notes, Series C, due 2047.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $400 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.80% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 30 due June 15, 2047.
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