Davis Polk advised Westar Energy, Inc. in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% first-mortgage bonds due 2042. The joint book-running managers were Barclays Capital Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.

Westar Energy is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 688,000 customers.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Daniel G. Kelly Jr. and associates Aaron J. Epstein and Emily Roberts. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg and associate Una Au provided tax advice. Associates Catherine L. Martin and Carol Pang provided 1940 Act advice. Counsel Betty M. Huber and associate Kevin J. Klesh provided environmental advice. Haniya H. Mir was the legal assistant on the transaction. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in Menlo Park and New York offices.



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