TNMP Parent To Merge With AVANGRID Companies

Lewisville, Texas

Texas-New Mexico Power's parent company, PNM Resources, on Wednesday announced with AVANGRID that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AVANGRID will acquire PNM Resources, including TNMP.

The agreement has been unanimously approved by both companies' boards of directors.

Highlights of the transaction

  • Competitive retail electric providers and 255,000 consumers served by TNMP will continue to count on us to provide safe and reliable electric service and continued support of the deregulated market.
  • TNMP will remain a fully regulated transmission and distribution utility within ERCOT.
  • We intend to provide rate benefits to the market, if approved by regulators.
  • TNMP will remain committed to maintaining a local presence in each of its territories and supporting growth of local economies.
  • AVANGRID recognizes the value that local management's knowledge and expertise bring to serving the communities in which its businesses operate. 
  • No intent to reduce TNMP employee headcount in connection with the transaction; headquarters and management will stay in Texas. 
  • We will be in a position to tap into AVANGRID's advanced technologies and infrastructure to support customers and enhance customer experience.
  • The combined entity will maintain TNMP's historical charitable contribution levels through PNM Resources' various existing programs.

AVANGRID's energy business includes being the third-largest wind power operator in the United States, including projects in Texas.

The combination creates a larger, more diversified regulated utility and renewable energy company with electric and gas utilities in complementary geographies. Regulated utility operations expand under the transaction and provide increased operational and regulatory diversification, serving more than 4 million electric and natural gas customers of 10 regulated utilities across New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas. These combined operations are supported by $14 billion of rate base, including more than 104,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. The transaction is subject to PNM Resources shareholder approval, regulatory approvals from multiple federal and state regulatory bodies, including the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and other customary closing conditions. 

More information on the transaction

TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 255,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at
PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2019 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,811 megawatts of generation capacity and provides electricity to approximately 790,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company's website at
Avangrid, Inc. is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $35 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States.

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Additional Information about the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It
The proposed business combination transaction between PNM Resources and Avangrid will be submitted to the shareholders of PNM Resources for their consideration. PNM Resources will file a proxy statement and other documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) regarding the proposed business combination transaction. This document is not a substitute for the proxy statement or any other document which PNM Resources may file with the SEC and send to PNM Resources’ shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF PNM RESOURCES ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PNM RESOURCES AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this transaction, free of charge, at the SEC’s website ( You may also obtain these documents, free of charge, from PNM Resources’ website () under the tab “Investor” and then under the heading “SEC Filings.” 
Participants in the Solicitation
Avangrid, PNM Resources, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC.  Information about PNM Resources’ directors and executive officers is set forth in its definitive proxy statement for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2020, and its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2020.  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.  Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction will be included in the proxy statement and other relevant materials PNM Resources intends to file with the SEC.
Statements made in this press release that relate to future events or expectations, projections, estimates, intentions, goals, targets, and strategies are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements generally include statements regarding the potential transaction between PNM Resources and Avangrid, including any statements regarding the expected timetable for completing the potential merger, the ability to complete the potential merger, the expected benefits of the potential merger, projected financial information, future opportunities, and any other statements regarding PNM Resources’ and Avangrid’s future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows, or future events or performance. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and estimates. Neither Avangrid nor PNM Resources assumes any obligation to update this information. Because actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, Avangrid and PNM Resources caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avangrid’s and PNM Resources’ business, financial condition, cash flow, and operating results are influenced by many factors, which are often beyond its control, that can cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of risk factors and other important factors affecting forward-looking statements, please see PNM Resources’ Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings and the information filed on PNM Resources’ Forms 8-K with the SEC, which factors are specifically incorporated by reference herein and the risks and uncertainties related to the proposed merger with Avangrid, including, but not limited to: the expected timing and likelihood of completion of the pending merger, including the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any required governmental and regulatory approvals of the pending merger that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties to abandon the transaction, the failure by Avangrid to obtain the necessary financing arrangement set forth in commitment letter received in connection with the merger, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, the possibility that PNM Resources’ shareholders may not approve the merger agreement, the risk that the parties may not be able to satisfy the conditions to the proposed merger in a timely manner or at all, risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed merger, and the risk that the proposed transaction and its announcement could have an adverse effect on the ability of PNM Resources to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its customers and suppliers, and on its operating results and businesses generally.  Other unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this communication could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.