UNITED STATES 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): February 24, 2012
SOUTHERN UNION COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 989-2000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On February 24, 2012, Southern Union Company (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting its fiscal year 2011 results. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Item 2.02 and in the attached exhibit shall be deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
In the press release, the Company uses adjusted net earnings (per share), earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and adjusted EBIT, all non-GAAP financial measures, as performance measures to evaluate Company and segment performance. As defined in Regulation G, "Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's historical or future performance, financial position or cash flow that excludes (includes) amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding (including) amounts, that are included (excluded) in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Company provides a full Regulation G reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used to evaluate Company and segment performance in the press release.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act.
Exhibit No. Exhibit
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.
Exhibit No. Description