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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2019

Registration No. 333-          


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549



FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933



Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Hawaii
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  99-0208097
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 543-5662

(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices)



Gregory C. Hazelton
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 543-5662

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Copies to:

Lucy Schlauch Stark
Holland & Hart LLP
555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 295-8000



Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:
From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

            If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.    o

            If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.    ý

            If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

            If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

            If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    ý

            If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    o

            Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer ý   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting companyo

Emerging growth company o

            If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. o

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

               
 
Title of Each Class of Securities
to be Registered

  Amount to be
Registered(1)

  Proposed Maximum
Offering Price Per
Unit(1)

  Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price(1)

  Amount of
Registration Fee(1)

 

Debt Securities of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. ("HEI")(2)

               
 

Preferred Stock of HEI (without par value)(3)

               
 

Common Stock of HEI (without par value)(4)

               
 

Stock Purchase Contracts of HEI(5)

               
 

Stock Purchase Units of HEI(6)

               

 

(1)
An unspecified aggregate initial offering price or principal amount or number of the securities of each identified class is being registered as may from time to time be issued at indeterminate prices, or upon conversion, exchange or exercise of securities registered hereunder to the extent any such securities are, by their terms, convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, such securities. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities. Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder. In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrants are deferring payment of all of the registration fee.

(2)
An unspecified amount of Debt Securities as may be sold by HEI from time to time is being registered hereunder.

(3)
An unspecified amount of Preferred Stock as may be sold from time to time by HEI is being registered hereunder.

(4)
An unspecified amount of Common Stock as may be sold from time to time by HEI is being registered hereunder.

(5)
An unspecified amount of Stock Purchase Contracts as may be sold from time to time by HEI is being registered hereunder.

(6)
An unspecified amount of Stock Purchase Units as may be sold from time to time by HEI is being registered hereunder.

   


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PROSPECTUS

LOGO

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Senior Debt Securities
Senior Subordinated Debt Securities
Junior Subordinated Debt Securities
Preferred Stock
Common Stock
Stock Purchase Contracts
Stock Purchase Units

        Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. ("HEI," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") may offer the above-referenced securities from time to time in one or more series. This prospectus provides you with a general description of these securities. HEI will provide specific information about the offering and the terms of these securities in supplements to this prospectus. The supplements may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the supplements carefully before investing. This prospectus may not be used to sell any of these securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement.

        The common stock of HEI is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HE". We will provide information in the related prospectus supplement for the trading market for any securities other than our common stock sold pursuant to this prospectus.

        HEI's principal executive offices are located at 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 and HEI's telephone number is (808) 543-5662.

        Investing in the securities offered by this prospectus and any prospectus supplement involves risks. You should carefully consider the information referred to under the heading "Risk Factors" on page 1 of this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein, including the risk factors described in any of those documents before purchasing any of these securities. See "Where Can You Find More Information" on page 2 of this prospectus.



        Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.



        HEI may offer these securities directly or through underwriters, agents or dealers. Each prospectus supplement will provide the terms of the plan of distribution relating to each series of securities. See "Plan of Distribution".

        The date of this prospectus is March 1, 2019.


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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THE COMPANY

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RISK FACTORS

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USE OF PROCEEDS

    2  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

    2  

DESCRIPTION OF SENIOR DEBT SECURITIES AND SENIOR SUBORDINATED DEBT SECURITIES

    4  

DESCRIPTION OF JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBT SECURITIES

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DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK AND PREFERRED STOCK

    18  

DESCRIPTION OF STOCK PURCHASE CONTRACTS AND STOCK PURCHASE UNITS

    22  

BOOK-ENTRY SYSTEM

    23  

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

    25  

LEGAL MATTERS

    28  

EXPERTS

    28  

        You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement and the documents we have incorporated by reference. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We are not making an offer of these securities in any state where the offer is not permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, as well as the information we previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that is incorporated by reference herein, is accurate as of any date other than its respective date.

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

        This prospectus is part of a registration statement that HEI has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, utilizing a "shelf" registration process. Under this shelf registration process, HEI may from time to time issue and sell any combination of the securities described in this prospectus in one or more offerings. HEI may offer any of the following securities:

        This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities HEI may offer. Each time HEI sells securities, HEI will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. Any prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between the information in this prospectus and the prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in the prospectus supplement. The registration statement HEI filed with the SEC includes exhibits that provide more detail on descriptions of the matters discussed in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the related exhibits filed with the SEC and any prospectus supplement together with additional information described under the heading "Where You Can Find More Information".

        Unless the context otherwise requires or except as otherwise indicated, when we refer to "HEI," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our" in this prospectus or when we otherwise refer to ourselves in this prospectus, we mean Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. and do not include our consolidated subsidiaries or other affiliates.


CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

        This prospectus, which includes the documents incorporated by reference, contains statements that are not based on historical facts but are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements, which include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and usually include words such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "predicts," "estimates" or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance, ongoing business strategies or prospects, or possible future actions, are also forward-looking statements.

        Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and the accuracy of assumptions concerning HEI and its subsidiaries, the performance of the industries in which they do business and economic, political and market factors, among other things. These considerations include the risks and uncertainties identified in this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the actual results that HEI achieves may differ materially. In addition, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are made and, except as required by applicable securities laws, HEI assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

        In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we are providing this cautionary statement to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. Risks, uncertainties and other important factors, in

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addition to those referenced under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results, from management expectations and such "forward-looking" statements include, but are not limited to, the following:

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THE COMPANY

        HEI was incorporated in 1981 under the laws of the State of Hawaii and is a holding company whose subsidiaries principally are engaged in the electric utility, banking, and renewable/sustainable infrastructure investment businesses operating in the State of Hawaii. HEI's predecessor, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. ("Hawaiian Electric"), was incorporated in 1891 under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii (now the State of Hawaii). As a result of a corporate reorganization in 1983, Hawaiian Electric became a subsidiary of HEI and the common shareholders of Hawaiian Electric became common shareholders of HEI.

        Hawaiian Electric and its operating utility subsidiaries are regulated electric public utilities engaged in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in the State of Hawaii. Hawaiian Electric has two subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("Hawaii Electric Light"), which was acquired in 1970, and Maui Electric Company, Limited ("Maui Electric"), which was acquired in 1968. Hawaii Electric Light provides service to the island of Hawaii, and Maui Electric provides service to the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries serve approximately ninety-five percent (95%) of the total population of the State of Hawaii covering a service area of approximately 5,815 square miles. Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii Electric Light and Maui Electric are collectively referred to herein as the "Utilities".

        HEI's other principal subsidiaries are ASB and Pacific Current, LLC ("Pacific Current"). ASB is one of the largest financial institutions in the State of Hawaii, with assets totaling approximately $7.0 billion as of December 31, 2018. ASB, which was acquired by HEI in 1988, is a federally chartered savings bank that provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses. Through Pacific Current, HEI is focusing on non-regulated investments in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects that serve Hawaii and help reach the state's sustainability goals.

        HEI is a parent holding company that is a legal entity separate and distinct from its various subsidiaries. As HEI has no significant operations of its own, the principal sources of its funds are dividends or other distributions from its operating subsidiaries, borrowings and sales of equity. The ability of certain of the Company's subsidiaries to pay dividends or make other distributions to the Company is subject to contractual and regulatory restrictions, including the provisions of an agreement with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission and the capital distribution regulations of the Federal Reserve Board and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, as well as restrictions and limitations set forth in debt instruments, preferred stock resolutions and guarantees.

        A major focus of HEI's strategy is to grow core earnings and profitability of the Utilities and ASB in a controlled risk manner and improve operating, capital and tax efficiencies in order to support its dividend and deliver shareholder value, while at the same time, serving as a catalyst for change to improve the Hawaii economy, environment and community. For additional information concerning HEI's and its subsidiaries' businesses and affairs, including their capital requirements and external financing plans, pending legal and regulatory proceedings, descriptions of certain laws and regulations to which those companies are subject, and possible restrictions on the ability of certain of HEI's subsidiaries to pay dividends or make other distributions to HEI, investors should refer to the documents incorporated by reference that are listed under "Where You Can Find More Information."


RISK FACTORS

        Investing in the securities offered by this prospectus and any prospectus supplement involves risk. Please see the risk factors included in any prospectus supplement relating to any securities we are offering pursuant to this prospectus, as well as those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in HEI's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and the risk factors included in any other documents that we file with the SEC after the date of this

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prospectus that are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider these risks as well as other information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and in any applicable prospectus supplement. The risks and uncertainties described in such documents are not the only ones facing the Company and its subsidiaries. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to the Company or that the Company currently deems immaterial may also impair its business operations, its financial results or the value of its securities.


USE OF PROCEEDS

        Unless stated otherwise in any prospectus supplement, HEI may use the net proceeds received from any sale of the offered securities:

        The prospectus supplement relating to a particular offering of securities by HEI will identify the use of proceeds from that offering.


WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

        This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The registration statement contains or incorporates by reference additional information and exhibits not included in this prospectus and refers to documents that are filed as exhibits to other SEC filings. We are subject to the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and, therefore, file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The SEC maintains a website at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding companies (such as us) that file documents with the SEC electronically. The documents can be found by searching the EDGAR Archives at the SEC's web site. Our SEC filings, and other information with respect to HEI and our subsidiaries, may also be obtained on the Internet at our web site at http://www.hei.com. The information on our website does not constitute a part of this prospectus.

        The SEC allows us to incorporate information by reference into this prospectus. This means that we can disclose important information to you by referring to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is deemed to be a part of this prospectus, except for any information in this prospectus, a prospectus supplement, or a later filing with the SEC that is also incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and may replace information in this prospectus and information previously filed with the SEC.

        The documents listed below and any future filings made by us with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (other than, in each case, information furnished rather than filed), including all such documents we may file with the SEC after the date on which the registration

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statement that includes this prospectus was initially filed with the SEC, are incorporated by reference in this prospectus until the termination of all offerings under this registration statement:

        We will provide you with a free copy of any of these documents if you request a copy by writing or telephoning HEI at the following address or telephone number: Shareholder Services Division, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 730, Honolulu, Hawaii 96808-0730, telephone: (808) 532-5841.

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DESCRIPTION OF SENIOR DEBT SECURITIES
AND SENIOR SUBORDINATED DEBT SECURITIES

        HEI may issue Senior Debt Securities and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities (collectively, for purposes of this section only, the "Debt Securities") consisting of unsecured notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness issued from time to time in one or more series. Prior to issuing any Debt Securities, HEI will enter into a senior debt indenture (the "Senior Indenture"), in the case of Senior Debt Securities, and a senior subordinated debt indenture (the "Senior Subordinated Indenture"), in the case of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities. For purposes of this section only, the Senior Indenture and the Senior Subordinated Indenture are sometimes hereinafter referred to individually as an "Indenture" and collectively as the "Indentures". U.S. Bank National Association will act as the trustee under each of the Indentures (in its separate capacity under each Indenture, a "Debt Trustee"). The form of the contemplated Senior Indenture and the form of the Senior Subordinated Indenture are included through incorporation by reference as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and both forms are described below. The terms of the Debt Securities will include those stated in the applicable Indenture and any supplemental indenture thereto, and those made part of such Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act.

        The following summary of certain of the terms of the Indentures and the Debt Securities does not purport to be complete and is subject in all respects to the provisions of, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, the applicable Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act. Numerical references in parentheses below are to sections in the applicable Indenture. Wherever particular sections or defined terms of the applicable Indenture are referred to such sections or defined terms are incorporated herein by reference. The Indentures are substantially identical except for provisions relating to subordination and those relating to HEI's covenants. Any Debt Securities offered by this prospectus will be accompanied by a prospectus supplement which will indicate that the securities being offered thereby are Senior Debt Securities or Senior Subordinated Debt Securities and will set forth the designation and describe the specific terms and provisions thereof. The description in the prospectus supplement will supplement and, when inconsistent, supersede the description in this section.

General

        Neither of the Indentures will limit the amount of additional indebtedness HEI or any of its subsidiaries may incur. The Debt Securities will be unsecured senior or senior subordinated obligations of HEI. Since HEI is a holding company, the Debt Securities effectively will be subordinate to all obligations of HEI's subsidiaries and HEI's rights and the rights of its creditors including the holders of Debt Securities to participate in the assets of any subsidiary upon such subsidiary's liquidation or recapitalization will be subject to the prior claims of such subsidiary's creditors except to the extent that HEI may itself be a creditor with recognized claims against such subsidiary. Claims on HEI's subsidiaries by creditors other than HEI include obligations arising out of short- and long-term indebtedness as well as other liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business. In addition, since HEI's principal subsidiaries are subject to state or federal regulatory control, the ability of such subsidiaries to pay dividends or to make distributions, loans or advances to HEI without prior regulatory approval is limited by applicable laws, regulations and agreements with regulatory agencies as well as the provisions of preferred stock resolutions and the debt instruments of HEI's subsidiaries. If this prospectus is being delivered in connection with the offer and sale of a series of Debt Securities, the accompanying prospectus supplement will set forth the approximate amount of the indebtedness of HEI's subsidiaries outstanding as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter.

        The Indentures do not limit the aggregate principal amount of indebtedness that may be issued thereunder and provide that Debt Securities may be issued from time-to-time in one or more series and may be denominated and payable in foreign currencies or units based on or related to foreign currencies. Special United States federal income tax considerations applicable to any Debt Securities so

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denominated will be described in the relevant prospectus supplement. HEI need not issue all Debt Securities of one series at the same time and, unless otherwise provided, HEI may reopen a series, without the consent of the holders of the Debt Securities of that series, for issuance of additional Debt Securities of that series.

        Reference is made to the applicable prospectus supplement which will accompany this prospectus for the following terms of and information relating to the Senior Debt Securities and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities offered thereby (to the extent such terms are applicable to such Debt Securities): (i) classification as Senior Debt Securities or Senior Subordinated Debt Securities and the specific designation, aggregate principal amount, purchase price and denominations; (ii) if other than U.S. Dollars the currency or units based on or relating to currencies in which the Debt Securities are denominated and/or in which principal, premium, if any, and/or any interest will or may be payable; (iii) any date of maturity; (iv) interest rate or rates (or the method by which such rate or rates will be determined), if any; (v) the dates on which any such interest will be payable and from which such interest will accrue; (vi) the place or places where the principal of and premium, if any, and interest, if any, on the Debt Securities will be payable; (vii) any redemption, repayment or sinking fund provisions; (viii) whether such Debt Securities are convertible into Common Stock of HEI; (ix) whether the Debt Securities will be issuable in registered form ("Registered Debt Securities") or bearer form ("Bearer Debt Securities") or both and, if Bearer Debt Securities are issuable, any restrictions applicable to the place of payment of any principal of and premium, if any, and interest on such Bearer Debt Securities, to the exchange of one form for another and to the offer, sale and delivery of such Bearer Debt Securities (including the requirement that, under current United States federal income tax law, Registered Debt Securities will not be exchangeable into Bearer Debt Securities); (x) any applicable United States federal income tax consequences, including whether and under what circumstances HEI will pay additional amounts on Debt Securities held by a person who is not a U.S. person in respect of any tax, assessment or governmental charge withheld or deducted and, if so, whether HEI will have the option to redeem such Debt Securities rather than pay such additional amounts; (xi) the proposed listing, if any, of the Debt Securities on any securities exchange; and (xii) any other specific terms of the Debt Securities, including any modifications of or additions to the events of default or covenants provided for with respect to such Debt Securities, and any terms which may be required by or advisable under applicable laws or regulations not inconsistent with the applicable Indenture.

        Debt Securities may be presented for exchange and Registered Debt Securities may be presented for transfer in the manner, at the places and subject to the restrictions set forth in the Debt Securities and the applicable prospectus supplement. Such services will be provided without charge, other than any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith, but subject to the limitations provided in the applicable Indenture. Bearer Debt Securities and the coupons, if any, appertaining thereto will be transferable by delivery.

        Debt Securities will bear interest at a fixed rate or a floating rate. Debt Securities bearing no interest or interest at a rate that at the time of issuance is below the prevailing market rate will be sold at a discount below their stated principal amount. Special United States federal income tax considerations applicable to any such discounted Debt Securities or to certain Debt Securities issued at par which are treated as having been issued at a discount for United States federal income tax purposes will be described in the relevant prospectus supplement.

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methods for determining the amount of principal or interest payable on any date, the currencies, commodities, equity indices or other factors to which the amount payable on such date is linked and certain additional tax considerations will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Global Debt Securities

        Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, the registered Debt Securities of a series will be issued in the form of one or more global securities that will be deposited with, or on behalf of, The Depository Trust Company ("DTC"), as depository, or its nominee, as described under "Book-Entry System". In such a case, one or more global securities will be issued in a denomination or aggregate denomination equal to the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Debt Securities of the series to be represented by such global security or securities. Unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Debt Securities in definitive registered form, a global security may not be transferred or exchanged except as a whole by the depository for such global security to a nominee for such depository and except in the circumstances described under "Book-Entry System".

Ranking of Senior Debt Securities

        Payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on Senior Debt Securities issued under the Senior Indenture will rank equally in right of payment with all other unsecured and unsubordinated debt of HEI. The Senior Debt Securities effectively will be subordinate to all debts and other obligations of HEI's subsidiaries. See discussion above under "General". If this prospectus is being delivered in connection with the offer and sale of a series of Senior Debt Securities, the accompanying prospectus supplement will set forth the approximate amount of HEI (holding company only) secured debt, if any, and unsecured and unsubordinated debt, if any, outstanding as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter.

Ranking of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities

        Payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on Senior Subordinated Debt Securities issued under the Senior Subordinated Indenture will be subordinate and junior in right of payment, to the extent and in the manner set forth in the Senior Subordinated Indenture, to all "Senior Indebtedness" of HEI. The Senior Subordinated Indenture defines "Senior Indebtedness" as the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on (a) all indebtedness of HEI, whether outstanding on the date of the Senior Subordinated Indenture or thereafter created, (i) for money borrowed by HEI, (ii) for money borrowed by, or obligations of, others and either assumed or guaranteed, directly or indirectly, by HEI, (iii) in respect of letters of credit and acceptances issued or made by banks, or (iv) constituting purchase money indebtedness, or indebtedness secured by property included in the property, plant and equipment accounts of HEI at the time of the acquisition of such property by HEI, for the payment of which HEI is directly liable, and (b) all deferrals, renewals, extensions and refundings of, and amendments, modifications and supplements to, any such indebtedness. As used in the preceding sentence the term "purchase money indebtedness" means indebtedness evidenced by a note, debenture, bond or other instrument (whether or not secured by any lien or other security interest) issued or assumed as all or a part of the consideration for the acquisition of property, whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, unless by its terms such indebtedness is subordinate to other indebtedness of HEI. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Senior Subordinated Indenture or the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities, Senior Indebtedness shall not for such purposes include (i) any indebtedness of HEI which, by its terms or the terms of the instrument creating or evidencing it, is subordinate in right of payment to or ranks equally with the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or (ii) any indebtedness of HEI to a subsidiary of HEI. Junior Subordinated Debt Securities issued by HEI pursuant to the Junior Indenture (as defined under "Description of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities" below) will be subordinate in right of payment to the Senior

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Subordinated Debt Securities. The Senior Subordinated Debt Securities effectively will also be subordinate to all debts and other obligations of HEI's subsidiaries. See discussion above under "General". The Senior Subordinated Indenture does not contain any limitation on the amount of Senior Indebtedness that can be incurred by HEI.

        In the event (a) of any insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings, or any receivership, liquidation, reorganization or other similar proceedings in respect of HEI or its property, or (b) that Senior Subordinated Debt Securities of any series are declared due and payable before their expressed maturity because of the occurrence of an Event of Default pursuant to Section 5.1 of the Senior Subordinated Indenture (under circumstances other than as set forth in clause (a) above), then the holders of all Senior Indebtedness shall first be entitled to receive payment of the full amount due thereon in money or money's worth, before the holders of any of such Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or coupons appertaining thereto are entitled to receive a payment on account of the principal of or premium, if any, or interest on the indebtedness evidenced by such Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or of such coupons appertaining thereto. In the event and during the continuation of any default in payment of any Senior Indebtedness or if any Event of Default shall exist under any Senior Indebtedness, as "Event of Default" is defined therein or in the agreement under which the same is outstanding, no payment of the principal of or interest on the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or coupons shall be made. (Senior Subordinated Indenture, Article 14) If this prospectus is being delivered in connection with the offer and sale of a series of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities, the accompanying prospectus supplement will set forth the approximate amount of Senior Indebtedness (holding company only) and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities outstanding as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter.

Conversion

        The terms and conditions, if any, on which Debt Securities are convertible into Common Stock of HEI will be set forth in the prospectus supplement relating thereto. Such terms will include the conversion price, the conversion period, provisions as to whether conversion will be at the option of the holder or HEI, the events requiring an adjustment of the conversion price, provisions affecting conversion in the event of the redemption of the convertible Debt Securities and provisions under which the number of shares of Common Stock to be received by the holders of the Debt Securities would be calculated according to the market price of the Common Stock as of a time stated in the prospectus supplement.

Certain Covenants of HEI

        Restriction on Liens.    The Senior Indenture provides that, so long as any debt ("Senior Debt") is issued and outstanding thereunder, and except as otherwise provided in any applicable supplemental indenture as described in the relevant prospectus supplement, HEI will not create, incur, issue or assume any Indebtedness (as defined below) secured after the date of the Senior Indenture by any security interest on any property of HEI (holding company only, including without limitation property of HEI consisting of any share or shares of capital stock of or any indebtedness owed to HEI by any subsidiary of HEI), whether such property, shares or indebtedness are owned by HEI at the date of the Senior Indenture or thereafter acquired, without effectively providing concurrently therewith that the Senior Debt (together, at the option of HEI, with any other indebtedness ranking equally with the Senior Debt and then existing or thereafter created) shall be secured equally and ratably with (or prior to) the Indebtedness so created, incurred, issued or assumed; provided, however, that the foregoing does not apply to:

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        Notwithstanding the foregoing, under the Senior Indenture as supplemented HEI may, without equally and ratably securing the Senior Debt Securities, create, incur, issue and assume Indebtedness secured by any security interest not excepted by the foregoing clauses (1) through (7), if the aggregate amount of such Indebtedness, together with all other Indebtedness of HEI (holding company only) existing at such time and security interests not so excepted, does not exceed 10% of HEI's Consolidated Net Assets.

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respect of, or to purchase or otherwise to acquire, indebtedness of the types described in clauses (i) and (ii) above.

        "Consolidated Net Assets" means the total amount of assets appearing on the consolidated balance sheet of HEI and its subsidiaries less, without duplication: (i) all current liabilities (excluding current liabilities of ASB and any current liabilities which are by their terms extendable or renewable at the sole option of the obligor thereon without requiring the consent of the obligee to a date more than 12 months after the date of determination); (ii) all reserves for depreciation and other assets valuation reserves but excluding any reserves for deferred Federal income taxes arising from accelerated amortization or otherwise; and (iii) all appropriate adjustments on account of minority interests of other persons holding any common stock in any subsidiary and trust preferred securities of a trust in which HEI owns the trust common securities. Consolidated Net Assets are determined in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and as of a date not more than 90 days prior to the happening of the event for which such determination is being made.

        Restrictions on Dispositions of Hawaiian Electric Shares.    HEI currently holds 100% of the outstanding common stock of Hawaiian Electric. The Senior Indenture provides that, so long as any Senior Debt Security is issued and outstanding under the Senior Indenture, HEI will not sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of, and will not permit Hawaiian Electric to issue, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of, any shares of capital stock of any class or classes of Hawaiian Electric ordinarily having voting power for the election of Hawaiian Electric's board of directors. This covenant will not restrict the issuance, sale, transfer or other disposition of Hawaiian Electric's voting shares to HEI or to any of HEI's direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. The covenant also will not restrict (i) sales or transfers by Hawaiian Electric of the capital stock of its subsidiaries, (ii) consolidation of Hawaiian Electric or mergers of Hawaiian Electric with or into HEI or any of its direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries or (iii) consolidations or mergers of Hawaiian Electric with or into any other corporation if the corporation formed by such consolidation or merger is a direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of HEI.

        Consolidation, Merger, Conveyance, Transfer or Lease.    Each Indenture provides that, so long as any Debt Security is issued and outstanding thereunder, HEI will not consolidate with or merge into any other corporation or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person or permit any Person to consolidate with or merge into HEI or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to HEI unless certain conditions are met, including the conditions that (a) the corporation formed by such consolidation or into which HEI is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or transfer, or which leases, the property and assets of HEI substantially as an entirety is a Person organized and existing in corporate form under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, and such Person expressly assumes, by supplemental indenture, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest (if any) on all the Debt Securities and the performance of all of the covenants of HEI under the Indenture, (b) immediately after giving effect to such transaction no Event of Default by HEI, and no event which after notice and lapse of time would become an Event of Default by HEI, has occurred and is continuing, and (c) HEI has delivered to the Debt Trustee an Officers' Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel as provided in the Indentures.

Absence of Restrictions on Certain Transactions

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recapitalization, merger or other transaction (leveraged or otherwise) involving HEI, its affiliates or its management, or in the event of a change in control of HEI.

Events of Default

        An Event of Default is defined under each Indenture with respect to Debt Securities of any series issued under such Indenture as being: (a) default in payment of all or any part of the principal of the Debt Securities of such series when due, whether at maturity (or upon any redemption), by declaration or otherwise (with a three-day cure period under the Senior Indenture); (b) default for 30 days in payment of any interest on any Debt Securities of such series; (c) in the case of the Senior Indenture, default in payment of any sinking fund installment when due; (d) default for 60 days (or 90 days under the Senior Subordinated Indenture) after written notice, as provided in such Indenture, in the observance or performance of any other covenant or agreement in the Debt Securities of such series or such Indenture other than a covenant included in such Indenture solely for the benefit of a series of Debt Securities other than such series; (e) certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization with respect to HEI; or (f) in the case of the Senior Indenture, an Event of Default with respect to any other indebtedness for borrowed money (other than nonrecourse obligations) of HEI in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $10,000,000, if such Event of Default shall result in the acceleration of such other indebtedness under the terms of the instrument under which such indebtedness is issued or secured, so long as such acceleration is not cured, waived, rescinded or annulled, or such indebtedness is not discharged, within 20 days after written notice thereof as provided in such Indenture; provided that if any such acceleration shall cease or be cured, waived, rescinded or annulled, then the Event of Default by reason thereof shall be deemed likewise to have been thereupon cured.

        Each Indenture provides that if an Event of Default due to the default in payment of principal of or premium, if any, or interest on any series of Debt Securities issued under such Indenture or due to the default in the performance or breach of any other covenant or agreement of HEI applicable to the Debt Securities of such series but not applicable to all outstanding Debt Securities issued under such Indenture shall have occurred and be continuing, either the Debt Trustee or the holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Debt Securities of each affected series (treated as one class) issued under such Indenture and then outstanding may then declare the principal of all Debt Securities of each such affected series and interest accrued thereon to be due and payable immediately. In the case of the Senior Indenture, if any Event of Default due to a default in the performance of any other of the covenants or agreements in such Indenture applicable to all outstanding Debt Securities issued thereunder and then outstanding or due to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization of HEI shall have occurred and be continuing, either the Debt Trustee or the holders of record of not less than 25% in principal amount of all Debt Securities issued under such Indenture and then outstanding (treated as one class) may declare the principal of all such Debt Securities and interest accrued thereon to be due and payable immediately, but upon certain conditions such declarations may be annulled and past defaults may be waived (except a continuing default in payment of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest on such Debt Securities) by the holders of record of a majority in principal amount of the Debt Securities of all such affected series then outstanding, but no such annulment or waiver will apply to subsequent defaults.

        Each Indenture contains a provision entitling the Debt Trustee, subject to the duty of the Debt Trustee during a default to act with the required standard of care, to be indemnified by the holders of record of Debt Securities issued under such Indenture requesting the Debt Trustee to exercise any right or power under such Indenture before proceeding to exercise any such right or power at the request of such holders. Subject to such provisions in each Indenture for the indemnification of the Debt Trustee and certain other limitations, the holders of record of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Debt Securities of each affected series (treated as one class) issued under such Indenture may direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceedings for any remedy available to the Debt Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred on the Debt Trustee.

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        Each Indenture provides that no holder of Debt Securities issued under such Indenture may institute any action against HEI under such Indenture (except actions for payment of overdue principal, premium, if any, or interest) unless such holder previously shall have given to the Debt Trustee written notice of default and continuance thereof and unless the holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Debt Securities of each affected series (treated as one class) issued under such Indenture and then outstanding shall have requested the Debt Trustee to institute such action and shall have offered the Debt Trustee reasonable indemnity, the Debt Trustee shall not have instituted such action within 60 days of such request and the Debt Trustee shall not have received direction inconsistent with such written request by the holders of a majority in principal amount of the Debt Securities of each affected series (treated as one class) issued under such Indenture and then outstanding.

        Notwithstanding the foregoing, each holder of Debt Securities of any series has the right, which is unconditional, to receive payment of the principal of and premium and interest, if any, on such Debt Securities when due and to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment, and such rights may not be impaired without the consent of that holder of Debt Securities.

        Each Indenture contains a covenant that HEI will file annually with the Debt Trustee a certificate of no default or a certificate stating that a default exists.

Discharge, Defeasance and Covenant Defeasance

        HEI can discharge or defease its obligations under each Indenture, including its obligations under the covenants set forth therein, as set forth below.

        Upon satisfying certain conditions, HEI may discharge certain obligations to holders of any series of Debt Securities issued under such Indentures which have not already been delivered to the Debt Trustee for cancellation and which have either become due and payable or are by their terms due and payable within one year (or scheduled for redemption within one year) by irrevocably depositing with the Debt Trustee cash or, in the case of Debt Securities payable only in U.S. dollars, U.S. Government Obligations (as defined in such Indenture), as trust funds in an amount certified to be sufficient to pay when due, whether at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise, the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on such Debt Securities and sinking fund payments.

        HEI may also discharge any and all of its obligations to holders of any series of Debt Securities issued under an Indenture at any time ("defeasance"), but may not thereby avoid its duty to register the transfer or exchange of such series of Debt Securities, to replace any temporary, mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen series of Debt Securities or to maintain an office or agency in respect of such series of Debt Securities or certain other obligations. Upon satisfying certain conditions, HEI may instead be released with respect to any outstanding series of Debt Securities issued under the relevant Indenture from the obligations imposed by certain provisions of such Indenture including Sections 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 9.1 and 9.3, in the case of the Senior Indenture and Sections 6.09 and 10.01, in the case of the Senior Subordinated Indenture (which contain among other things the covenants described above limiting liens, consolidations, mergers, transfers and leases and certain dispositions) and omit to comply with such Sections without creating an Event of Default ("covenant defeasance"). Defeasance or covenant defeasance may be effected only if among other things: (i) HEI irrevocably deposits with the Debt Trustee cash or, in the case of Debt Securities payable only in U.S. dollars, U.S. Government Obligations, as trust funds in an amount certified to be sufficient to pay at maturity (or upon redemption) the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on and any sinking fund for all outstanding Debt Securities of such series issued under such Indenture; (ii) HEI delivers to the Debt Trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that the holders of such series of Debt Securities will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of such defeasance or covenant defeasance and that such defeasance or covenant defeasance will not otherwise

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alter such holders' United States federal income tax treatment of principal, premium and interest payments on such series of Debt Securities (in the case of a defeasance, such opinion must be based on a ruling of the Internal Revenue Service or a change in United States federal income tax law occurring after the date of such Indenture since such a result would not occur under current tax law); and (iii) in the case of the Senior Subordinated Indenture no event or condition shall exist that, pursuant to certain provisions described under "—Ranking of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities" above, would prevent HEI from making payments of principal of and premium, if any, and interest on the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities at the date of the irrevocable deposit referred to above or at any time during the period ending on the 91st day after the date of such deposit.

Modification of the Indentures

        Each Indenture provides that HEI and the Debt Trustee may enter into supplemental indentures without the consent of the holders of Debt Securities to, among other things: (a) secure any Debt Securities; (b) evidence the assumption by a successor corporation of the obligations of HEI; (c) add covenants for the protection of the holders of Debt Securities; (d) cure any ambiguity or correct any inconsistency in such Indenture, provided that such cure or correction does not adversely affect the holders of such Debt Securities, (e) establish the forms or terms of Debt Securities of any series; and (f) evidence the acceptance of appointment by a successor trustee or facilitate any administration by more than one trustee.

        Each Indenture also contains provisions permitting HEI and the Debt Trustee, with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of Debt Securities of all series issued under such Indenture then outstanding and affected (voting as one class), to add any provisions to, or change in any manner or eliminate any of the provisions of, such Indenture or modify in any manner the rights of the holders of the Debt Securities of each series so affected; provided that HEI and the Debt Trustee may not, without the consent of the holder of each outstanding Debt Security affected thereby, (a) extend the stated maturity of the principal of any Debt Security, or reduce the principal amount thereof or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or reduce any amount payable on redemption thereof or change the currency in which the principal thereof (including any amount in respect of original issue discount), premium, if any, or interest thereon is payable or reduce the amount of any original issue discount Debt Security that is payable upon acceleration or provable in bankruptcy or alter certain provisions of such Indenture relating to the Debt Securities issued thereunder not denominated in U.S. dollars or impair the right to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on any Debt Security when due or (b) reduce the aforesaid percentage in principal amount of Debt Securities of any series issued under such Indenture, the consent of the holders of which is required for any such modification.

        The Senior Subordinated Indenture provides that no holder of Senior Indebtedness shall be prejudiced in its right to enforce subordination of the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities by any act or failure to act on the part of the Company.

Governing Law

        Each Indenture will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.

Concerning the Debt Trustee

        HEI and its subsidiaries maintain ordinary banking and trust relationships with a number of banks that could serve as trustee under the Indentures. The initial Debt Trustee is expected to be U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association with its principal office located in Minnesota and whose office as Debt Trustee will be its New York office located at 100 Wall Street, Suite 1600, New

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York, New York 10005. As of the date hereof, U.S. Bank National Association is a participant in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's syndicated credit facilities and is HEI's commercial paper paying agent.


DESCRIPTION OF JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEBT SECURITIES

        HEI may issue unsecured notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness from time to time in one or more series (the "Junior Subordinated Debt Securities"). Prior to issuing any Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, HEI will enter into a junior subordinated debt indenture (the "Junior Indenture") between HEI and U.S. Bank National Association (as successor in interest to The Bank of New York), as trustee (the "Junior Debt Trustee"). The form of the contemplated Junior Indenture is included as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and is described below. The terms of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will include those stated in the Junior Indenture, those stated in any supplemental indenture supplementing the Junior Indenture and those made part of the Junior Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act.

        The following summary of the terms of the Junior Indenture does not purport to be complete and is subject in all respects to the provisions of, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, the Junior Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act. Whenever particular provisions or defined terms in the Junior Indenture are referred to herein, such provisions or defined terms are incorporated by reference herein. Section and Article references used herein are references to provisions of the Junior Indenture unless otherwise noted. Any Junior Subordinated Debt Securities offered by this prospectus will be accompanied by a prospectus supplement which will set forth the designation and describe the specific terms and provisions thereof. The description in a prospectus supplement will supplement and, when inconsistent, supersede the description in this section.

General

        The Junior Indenture will not limit the amount of additional indebtedness HEI or any of its subsidiaries may incur, nor does the Junior Indenture limit the aggregate principal amount of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities which may be issued thereunder. The Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be unsecured, fully subordinated obligations of HEI and, therefore, will be subordinate to Senior Indebtedness, including the Senior Debt Securities and the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities. Since HEI is a holding company, the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities effectively will be subordinate to all obligations of HEI's subsidiaries and HEI's rights and the rights of its creditors, including the holders of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, to participate in the assets of any subsidiary upon such subsidiary's liquidation or recapitalization and will be subject to the prior claims of such subsidiary's creditors, except to the extent that HEI may itself be a creditor with recognized claims against such subsidiary. Claims on HEI's subsidiaries by creditors other than HEI include obligations arising out of short and long-term indebtedness, as well as other liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business. In addition, since HEI's principal subsidiaries are subject to state or federal regulatory control, the ability of such subsidiaries to pay dividends or to make distributions, loans or advances to HEI without prior regulatory approval is limited by applicable laws, regulations and agreements with regulatory agencies as well as the provisions of the preferred stock and the debt instruments of HEI's subsidiaries. If this prospectus is being delivered in connection with the offer and sale of a series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, the accompanying prospectus supplement will set forth the approximate amount of the indebtedness of HEI's subsidiaries outstanding as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter.

        Reference is made to the prospectus supplement relating to the particular Junior Subordinated Debt Securities being offered thereby for the following terms: (1) the designation of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities; (2) the aggregate principal amount and denomination (if other than multiples of $25) of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities; (3) the percentage of the principal amount at which such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be issued; (4) the date or dates on

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which such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will mature and HEI's right, if any, to shorten or extend such date or dates; (5) the rate or rates, if any, per annum, at which such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will bear interest, or the method of determination of such rate or rates; (6) the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, the interest payment dates on which such interest will be payable or the manner of determination of such interest payment dates and the record dates for the determination of holders to whom interest is payable on any such interest payment dates; (7) the right, if any, to extend the interest payment periods and the duration of such extension; (8) provisions, if any, for a sinking, purchase or other analogous fund; (9) the period or periods, if any, within which, the price or prices at which, and the terms and conditions upon which, such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at the option of HEI or the holder; (10) the form of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities; and (11) any other specific terms of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities. HEI need not issue all Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of one series at the same time and, unless otherwise provided, HEI may reopen a series, without the consent of the holders of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of that series, for issuances of additional Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of that series.

        If a prospectus supplement specifies that a series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities is denominated in a currency or currency unit other than United States dollars, such prospectus supplement shall also specify the denomination in which such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be issued and the coin or currency in which the principal, premium, if any, and interest, if any, on such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be payable, which may be United States dollars based upon the exchange rate for such other currency or currency unit existing on or about the time a payment is due.

        The Junior Indenture does not contain any covenants or other provisions designed to afford holders of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities protection in the event of a highly leveraged transaction involving HEI, or in the event of a recapitalization, merger or other transaction (leveraged or otherwise) involving HEI, its affiliates or its management or in the event of a change in control.

Form, Exchange, Registration, Transfer and Payment

        Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be issued in fully registered form without coupons and in denominations of $25 and multiples of $25. No service charge will be made for any transfer or exchange of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, but the Company or the Junior Debt Trustee may in general require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other government charge payable in connection therewith.

        Unless otherwise provided in the applicable prospectus supplement, principal, premium, if any, and interest will be payable and the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities may be surrendered for payment or transferred at an office or agency maintained for that purpose or the corporate trust office of the Junior Debt Trustee as paying and authenticating agent in New York, New York, provided that payment of interest, if any, on registered Junior Subordinated Debt Securities (unless issued to a trust in which HEI owns all of the trust common securities) may be made at the option of HEI by check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as it appears in the debenture register or by wire transfer to an account appropriately designated by the person entitled thereto.

Global Junior Subordinated Debt Securities

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equal to the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of the series to be represented by such global security or securities. Unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Junior Subordinated Debt Securities in definitive registered form, a global security may not be registered for transfer or exchange except as a whole by the depository for such global security to a nominee for such depository and except in the circumstances described under "Book-Entry System".

Subordination

        Payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on Junior Subordinated Debt Securities issued under the Junior Indenture will be subordinate and junior in right of payment, to the extent and in the manner set forth in the Junior Indenture, to all Senior Indebtedness (as defined under "Description of Senior Debt Securities and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities—Ranking of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities") of HEI. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Junior Indenture, Senior Indebtedness shall not for such purposes include (i) any indebtedness of HEI which, by its terms or the terms of the instrument creating or evidencing it, is subordinate in right of payment to or ranks equally with the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities or (ii) any indebtedness of HEI to a subsidiary of HEI. The Junior Subordinated Debt Securities effectively will also be subordinate to all debts and other obligations of HEI's subsidiaries. See "—General" above. The Junior Indenture does not contain any limitation on the amount of Senior Indebtedness that may be issued by HEI.

Certain Covenants of HEI

        If (i) there shall have occurred any event that would constitute a Junior Indenture Event of Default (as defined herein) or (ii) HEI shall be in default with respect to its payment of any obligations under a related HEI guarantee of the obligations of a trust in which HEI owns all of the trust common securities ("Trust Guarantee") or (iii) HEI shall have given notice of its election to defer payments of interest on any of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities by extending the interest payment period as provided in and permitted by a supplemental indenture to the Junior Indenture or appropriate officer's certificate pursuant thereto, and such period, or any extension thereof, shall be continuing, then (a) HEI shall not declare or pay any dividend on, make any distributions with respect to, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any of its capital stock (except for dividends or distributions in shares of, or options, warrants or rights to subscribe for or purchase shares of its common stock and other than (x) purchases or acquisitions of shares of HEI Common Stock in connection with the satisfaction by HEI of its obligations under any employee benefit, dividend reinvestment, stock purchase or other stock plans or any other contractual obligation of HEI (other than a contractual obligation ranking equally with or junior to the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities), (y) as a result of a reclassification of HEI capital stock or the exchange or conversion of one class or series of HEI capital stock for another class or series of HEI capital stock or (z) the purchase of fractional interests in shares of HEI capital stock pursuant to the conversion or exchange provisions of such HEI capital stock or the security being converted or exchanged), (b) HEI shall not make any payment of interest, principal or premium, if any, on or pay, repurchase or redeem any debt securities issued by HEI which rank equally with or junior to such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, provided that, if only the event referred to in clause (iii) above (and not the events referred to in clause (i) and (ii)) has occurred, this restriction shall apply only to other series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities or debt securities with equivalent deferral options, and (c) HEI shall not make any guarantee payments with respect to the foregoing (other than pursuant to a Trust Guarantee or any other guarantee by HEI with respect to comparable securities).

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Limitation on Mergers and Sales of Assets

        HEI shall not consolidate with, or merge into, any corporation or convey or transfer its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any entity unless (a) HEI shall be the continuing entity or the successor entity shall be a legal entity organized under the laws of any domestic jurisdiction and shall expressly assume the obligations of HEI under the Junior Indenture and (b) after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default, and no event which after notice or a lapse of time or both would become an Event of Default, shall have occurred and be continuing under the Junior Indenture.

Events of Default, Waiver and Notice

        The Junior Indenture provides that any one or more of the following described events which has occurred and is continuing constitutes a "Junior Indenture Event of Default" with respect to each series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities:

        The Junior Indenture provides that, if a Junior Indenture Event of Default on any series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities shall have occurred and be continuing, either the Junior Debt Trustee or the holders of record of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of such series then outstanding by proper notice may declare the principal of all such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of such series to be due and payable immediately. The holders of a majority in aggregate outstanding principal amount of such series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities may annul such declaration and waive the default if the default (other than the non-payment of the principal of such series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities which has become due solely by reason of such acceleration) has been cured and a sum sufficient to pay all matured installments of interest and principal and premium, if any, due otherwise than by acceleration has been deposited with the Junior Debt Trustee.

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        The holders of record of a majority in principal amount of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of any series affected and then outstanding shall have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Junior Debt Trustee under the Junior Indenture with respect to such series, provided that such direction shall not be in conflict with any rule of law or the Junior Indenture or unduly prejudicial to the rights of holders of any other series of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities and subject to the right of the Junior Debt Trustee to require reasonable indemnity against expenses and liabilities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, subject to the subordination provisions relating to the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, the right of any holder of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities to receive payment of the principal of and premium (if any) and interest on such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities on or after the due dates therefor, as the same may be extended in accordance with the terms of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, or to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment provisions, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such holder.

        The Junior Indenture requires the annual filing by HEI with the Junior Debt Trustee of a certificate as to compliance by HEI with certain conditions and covenants under the Junior Indenture.

        The Junior Indenture provides that the Junior Debt Trustee may withhold notice of a Junior Indenture Event of Default from the holders of a series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities (except a Junior Indenture Event of Default in payment of principal of or premium (if any) or interest on the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities) if the Trustee determines in good faith that it is in the interest of such holders to do so.

Modification of the Indenture

        The Junior Indenture contains provisions permitting HEI and the Junior Debt Trustee, with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of all series affected by such modification at the time outstanding, to modify the Junior Indenture or any supplemental indenture or the rights of the holders of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of such series; provided that no such modification shall, without the consent of the holders of each Junior Subordinated Debt Security affected thereby, (i) extend the fixed maturity of any Junior Subordinated Debt Security, or reduce the principal amount thereof (including in the case of a discounted Junior Subordinated Debt Security the amount payable thereon in the event of acceleration or the amount provable in bankruptcy) or any premium thereon, or reduce any amount payable on redemption thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or make the principal of or interest or premium, if any, on the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities payable in any coin or currency other than that provided in the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, or impair or affect the right of any holder of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities to institute suit for the payment thereof or the right of prepayment, if any, at the option of the holder, (ii) reduce the aforesaid percentage of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities the consent of the holders of which is required for any such modification or (iii) otherwise adversely affect the interest of the holders of any series of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities.

Defeasance and Discharge

        HEI may discharge certain obligations to holders of any series of Junior Debt Securities which have not already been delivered to the Junior Debt Trustee for cancellation and which either become due and payable or are by their terms due and payable within one year (or scheduled for redemption within one year) by irrevocably depositing with the Junior Debt Trustee or Defeasance Agent (as defined in the Junior Indenture) cash or Governmental Obligations (as defined in the Junior Indenture), or a combination thereof, as trust funds in an amount certified to be sufficient to pay when due, whether at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise, the principal of, premium on, if any, and interest on such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities.

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        The Indenture provides that HEI, at HEI's option: (a) will be discharged from any and all obligations in respect of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of a series (except for certain obligations to register the transfer or exchange of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, replace stolen, lost or mutilated Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, maintain paying agencies and hold moneys for payment in trust) or (b) need not comply with certain restrictive covenants of the Indenture (including those described herein under "—Certain Covenants of HEI" above), in each case if HEI deposits, in trust with the Junior Debt Trustee or the Defeasance Agent, money or U.S. Government Obligations which, through the payment of interest thereon and principal thereof in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount certified to be sufficient to pay all the principal (including any mandatory sinking fund payments) and premium, if any, of and interest on, the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of such series on the dates such payments are due in accordance with the terms of such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities. To exercise any such option, among other things, HEI is required to deliver to the Junior Debt Trustee and the Defeasance Agent, if any, an opinion of counsel to the effect that (i) the deposit and related defeasance would not cause the holders of the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities of such series to recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes and, in the case of any such discharge pursuant to clause (a) such opinion must be accompanied by a ruling to that effect received by HEI from the United States Internal Revenue Service, or a ruling pertaining to a comparable form of transaction to that effect published by the United States Internal Revenue Service, or must otherwise be based on a change in United States federal income tax law, since such a result would not occur under current tax law and (ii) if listed on any national securities exchange, such Junior Subordinated Debt Securities would not be delisted from such exchange as a result of the exercise of such option.

Governing Law

        The Junior Indenture and the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.

Concerning the Junior Debt Trustee

        HEI or its affiliates maintain certain accounts and other banking relationships with a number of banks that could serve as the Junior Debt Trustee. U.S. Bank National Association is expected to be the initial Junior Debt Trustee. For a description of relationships between U.S. Bank National Association and HEI and its affiliates as of the date hereof, see "Description of Senior Debt Securities and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities—Concerning the Debt Trustee".


DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK AND PREFERRED STOCK

        Under its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the "Articles"), HEI is authorized to issue 200,000,000 shares of common stock without par value ("Common Stock") and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock without par value ("Preferred Stock"). As of February 13, 2019, 108,936,902 shares of Common Stock were issued and outstanding and no shares of Preferred Stock were designated, issued or outstanding.

        The following is a description of the general terms and provisions of HEI's capital stock and does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the Articles and HEI's Amended and Restated Bylaws (the "Bylaws").

Common Stock

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issued pursuant to proper authorization, will be fully paid and nonassessable when the consideration for which HEI's Board of Directors authorizes their issuance has been received by HEI. The holders of Common Stock have no preemptive rights and there are no applicable conversion, redemption or sinking fund provisions.

        Common Stock is transferable at the Shareholder Services Office of the Company, American Savings Bank Tower, 8th Floor, 1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, and at the office of Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Co-Transfer Agent and Registrar, 1 State Street, 30th Floor, New York, New York 10004-1561. Shares of Common Stock may either be certificated or uncertificated.

        Dividend Rights and Limitations.    Stock and cash dividends may be issued and paid to the holders of Common Stock as and when declared by the Board of Directors, provided that, after giving effect to the payment of cash dividends, HEI is able to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business and HEI's total assets are not less than the sum of its total liabilities plus the maximum amount that then would be payable in any liquidation in respect of all outstanding shares having preferential rights in liquidation. All shares of Common Stock are entitled to participate equally with respect to dividends.

        HEI is a legal entity separate and distinct from its various subsidiaries. As a holding company with no significant operations of its own, the principal sources of its funds are dividends or other distributions from its operating subsidiaries, borrowings and sales of equity. The ability of certain of HEI's direct and indirect subsidiaries to pay dividends or make other distributions to HEI, or to make loans or extend credit to or purchase assets from HEI, is subject to contractual, statutory and regulatory restrictions, including without limitation the provisions of an agreement with the PUC (pertaining to HEI's electric utility subsidiaries) and the minimum capital requirements imposed by law on ASB, as well as restrictions and limitations set forth in debt instruments, preferred stock resolutions and guarantees. HEI does not expect that the regulatory and contractual restrictions applicable to HEI or its direct or indirect subsidiaries will significantly affect HEI's ability to pay dividends on its Common Stock. See "Business—HEI Consolidated—Regulation—Restrictions on dividends and other distributions" in HEI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 for a more complete description of the ability of certain of HEI's subsidiaries to pay dividends or make other distributions to HEI.

        Liquidation Rights.    In the event of any liquidation, dissolution, receivership, bankruptcy, disincorporation or winding-up of the affairs of HEI, voluntarily or involuntarily, holders of Common Stock are entitled to any assets of HEI available for distribution to HEI's stockholders after the payment in full of any amounts owing to its creditors and any preferential amounts to which holders of any Preferred Stock may be entitled. All shares of Common Stock will rank equally in the event of liquidation.

        Voting Rights.    Holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share, subject to such limitation or loss of right as may be provided in resolutions which may be adopted by the Board of Directors of HEI from time to time creating series of Preferred Stock or otherwise. The annual meeting of shareholders is held on the date and at the time designated by the Board of Directors, or, if it does not act, by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in the Chairman's absence or disability, by the President. A shareholder may bring business before the annual meeting only if the shareholder complies with the advance notice and other requirements specified in the Bylaws. A special meeting of shareholders can be called by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President or upon written demand of shareholders entitled under Hawaii law to make such a demand in the manner prescribed by Hawaii law and in accordance with the advance notice provisions in the Bylaws. At annual and special meetings of stockholders, the presence in person or by proxy of holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock constitutes a quorum, the election of

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directors requires a plurality of votes cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present and any other action may be approved at a meeting where a quorum is present and due notification of the proposed action has been given if the votes cast in favor of the action exceed the votes cast opposing the action, except (a) as otherwise required by law, (b) as provided in the Articles, (c) as provided in the Bylaws (including with respect to the amendment of certain provisions of the Bylaws) and/or (d) as may be provided in resolutions that may be adopted from time to time creating series of Preferred Stock or otherwise.

        Under the current Bylaws, the Board of Directors is to consist of not less than five nor more than eighteen members, with the Board of Directors having the authority to fix the exact number of directors so long as the number is not less than five nor more than eighteen. Nominations for election to the Board of Directors may be made only by or at the direction of the Board of Directors (or a duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors) or by a shareholder who meets the requirements specified in the Bylaws and complies with the advance notice provisions set forth in the Bylaws. So long as there are at least nine directors, one-third (as nearly as possible) of the total number of directors is elected at each annual meeting of stockholders and, under Hawaii law, no holder of Common Stock is entitled to cumulate votes in an election of directors so long as HEI shall have a class of equity securities registered pursuant to the Exchange Act that is listed on a national securities exchange or traded over-the-counter on the National Market System of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Automated Quotation System. Under the Bylaws, directors may be removed from office at a special meeting of shareholders properly called for that purpose.

        Subject to compliance with any applicable advance notice provisions, the Bylaws may be amended by the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board of Directors, or at the annual meeting of shareholders or a special meeting of shareholders called for that purpose by the affirmative vote of a majority of shares represented and entitled to vote at such meeting, except that any provision of the Bylaws for which a greater vote is required by the Articles, the Bylaws or by law may itself be amended only by such greater vote. In addition, an amendment to the provisions in the Bylaws relating to (1) matters which may be properly brought before an annual meeting, (2) who may call a special meeting and matters which may be brought before a special meeting, (3) cumulative voting, (4) the number, the manner of fixing the number and the staggered terms of members of the Board of Directors, (5) removal of directors and (6) restricting the amendment of certain provisions of the Bylaws must in each case be approved either (a) by the affirmative vote of 80% of the shares entitled to vote generally with respect to the election of directors voting together as a single class or (b) by the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board of Directors plus a concurring vote of a majority of the "continuing directors" (as that term is defined in the Bylaws) voting separately and as a subclass of directors.

        The provisions of HEI's Bylaws referred to in the foregoing two paragraphs, and the statutory provisions referred to below, may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of HEI.

Preferred Stock

        Preferred Stock may be authorized by the Board of Directors for issuance in one or more series, without action by stockholders and with such preferences, voting powers, restrictions and qualifications as may be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors authorizing the issuance of those shares. Under current Hawaii law, all shares of a series of preferred stock must have preferences, limitations and relative rights identical with those of other shares of the same series and, except to the extent otherwise provided in the description of the series, with those of other series in the same class. Under the current Articles, there is no restriction on the repurchase or redemption of shares of Preferred Stock at a time when there is an arrearage in the payment of dividends or sinking fund installments.

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        If and when authorized by the Board of Directors, Preferred Stock may be preferred as to dividends or in liquidation, or both, over the Common Stock. For example, the terms of the Preferred Stock, if and when authorized, could prohibit dividends on shares of Common Stock until all dividends and any mandatory redemptions have been paid with respect to shares of Preferred Stock. In addition, the Board of Directors may, without stockholder approval, issue Preferred Stock with voting and conversion rights which could adversely affect the voting power or economic rights of the holders of Common Stock. Issuance of Preferred Stock by HEI could thus have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change of control of HEI.

Restriction on Purchases of Shares and Consequences of Substantial Holdings under Certain Hawaii and Federal Laws

        Provisions of Hawaii and federal law, some of which are described below, place restrictions on the acquisition of beneficial ownership of 5% or more of the voting power of HEI. The following does not purport to be a complete enumeration of all of these provisions, nor does it purport to be a complete description of the statutory provisions that are enumerated. Persons contemplating the acquisition of 5% or more of the issued and outstanding shares of HEI's Common Stock should consult with their legal and financial advisors concerning statutory and other restrictions on such acquisitions.

        The Hawaii Control Share Acquisition Act places restrictions on the acquisition of shares of an issuing public corporation resulting in beneficial ownership of ranges of voting power (starting at 10% and at 10% intervals up to a majority) for the election of directors of HEI unless the acquiring person obtains approval of the acquisition, in the manner specified in the Hawaii Control Share Acquisition Act, by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of all shares entitled to vote, exclusive of the shares beneficially owned by the acquiring person, and consummates the proposed control share acquisition within 180 days after shareholder approval. If such approval is not obtained, the statute provides that the shares acquired may not be voted for a period of one year from the date of acquisition, the shares will be nontransferable on HEI's books for one year after acquisition and HEI, during the one-year period, has the right to call the shares for redemption either at the prices at which the shares were acquired or at book value per share as of the last day of the fiscal quarter ended prior to the date of the call for redemption. Certain acquisitions are exempt from the Hawaii Control Share Acquisition Act, including acquisitions from the issuer or where prior to the acquisition the board of directors of the issuer approves the proposed acquisition by resolution.

        Under provisions of the Hawaii Business Corporation Act, subject to certain exceptions, HEI may not be a party to a merger or consolidation unless the merger or consolidation is approved by the holders of at least 75% of all of the issued and outstanding voting stock of HEI.

        Under provisions of Hawaii law regulating public utilities, not more than 25% of the issued and outstanding voting stock of certain public utility corporations, including Hawaiian Electric and its wholly owned electric utility subsidiaries, may be held, directly or indirectly, by any single foreign corporation or any single nonresident alien, or held by any person, without the prior approval of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission ("PUC"). The acquisition of more than 25% of the issued and outstanding voting stock of HEI in one or more transactions might be deemed to result in the indirect holding of more than 25% of the voting stock of its electric utility subsidiaries. In addition, HEI is subject to an agreement entered into with the PUC when Hawaiian Electric became a wholly-owned subsidiary of HEI. This agreement provides that the acquisition of HEI by a third party, whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, requires the prior written approval of the PUC.

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        The primary federal banking regulator of ASB, a federal savings bank, is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC"). HEI and ASB Hawaii, Inc. ("ASBHI") directly or indirectly own ASB. As a result, HEI and ASBHI are subject to Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") registration, supervision, regulation and reporting requirements as savings and loan holding companies. Banking laws generally prohibit savings and loan holding companies and their non-bank subsidiaries from engaging in non-financial activities. However, the unitary savings and loan holding company relationship among HEI, ASBHI and ASB is "grandfathered" under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999 in part because the relationship existed as of May 4, 1999. Therefore HEI, ASBHI and their non-bank subsidiaries are able to continue to engage in their activities and retain ownership of ASB so long as HEI and ASBHI continue to qualify as grandfathered unitary savings and loan holding companies. Any acquisition of HEI by a third party is likely to require HEI and ASBHI to divest ASB or its assets and liabilities. Federal law also limits the entities eligible to acquire control of ASB or its assets and liabilities generally to those that engage in activities permissible under the Home Owners' Loan Act, subject to a period to conform or divest impermissible activities.

        The ability of a third party to acquire our stock is limited under applicable federal banking laws, including regulatory approval requirements. These laws include the Home Owners' Loan Act, Change in Bank Control Act, and their implementing regulations. Among other things, these laws require a savings and loan holding company or bank holding company to obtain prior approval of the FRB before acquiring, directly or indirectly, ownership or control of more than 5% of the outstanding shares of any class of our voting securities. In addition, a company or person is required to obtain prior approval from the FRB before acquiring control of us. "Control" is based on all of the facts and circumstances and, in this context, generally means (i) the ownership or control of 25% or more of a class of voting securities, (ii) the contribution of more than 25% of the capital of a savings and loan holding company, (iii) the ability to elect a majority of the directors, or (iv) the ability to exercise a controlling influence over management and policies. Moreover, a company or person, either individually or acting through or in concert with one or more companies or persons, is required to provide notice to the FRB prior to acquiring, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of any class of our voting securities.

Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan

        Any individual of legal age or entity is eligible to participate in the HEI Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan by making an initial cash investment in Common Stock, subject to applicable laws and regulations and the requirements of the plan. Holders of Common Stock, and holders of Preferred Stock of HEI's electric utility subsidiaries, may automatically reinvest some or all of their dividends to purchase additional shares of Common Stock based on market prices. Participants in the plan may also purchase additional shares of Common Stock based on market prices by making cash contributions to the plan. HEI reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate the plan at any time. Shares of Common Stock issued under the plan may either be newly issued shares or shares purchased by the plan on the open market. Participants do not pay brokerage commissions or service charges in connection with purchases of newly issued shares, but do pay their pro rata share of brokerage commissions if the plan purchases shares for participants on the open market.

DESCRIPTION OF STOCK PURCHASE CONTRACTS AND STOCK PURCHASE UNITS

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separately or as part of units, often known as stock purchase units, consisting of a stock purchase contract and beneficial interests in:

securing the holders' obligations to purchase the Common Stock under the stock purchase contracts. The stock purchase contracts may require us to make periodic payments to the holders of the stock purchase units or vice versa, and these payments may be unsecured or prefunded on some basis. The stock purchase contracts may require holders to secure their obligations under those contracts in a specified manner.

        The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the stock purchase contracts or stock purchase units, including, if applicable, collateral or depository arrangements.

BOOK-ENTRY SYSTEM

        Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, each series of Debt Securities and Preferred Stock will initially be issued in the form of one or more global securities, in registered form, without coupons. The global security will be deposited with, or on behalf of, the depository, and registered in the name of the depository or a nominee of the depository. Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, the depository for any global securities will be DTC.

        So long as the depository, or its nominee, is the registered owner of a global security, such depository or such nominee, as the case may be, will be considered the owner of such global security for all purposes, including for any notices and voting. Except in limited circumstances, the owners of beneficial interests in a global security will not be entitled to have securities registered in their names, will not receive or be entitled to receive physical delivery of any such securities and will not be considered the registered holder thereof. Accordingly, each person holding a beneficial interest in a global security must rely on the procedures of the depository and, if such person is not a direct participant, on procedures of the direct participant through which such person holds its interest, to exercise any of the rights of a registered owner of such security.

        Global securities may be exchanged in whole for certificated securities only if:

        In any such case, HEI has agreed to notify the applicable trustee or other agent in writing that, upon surrender by the direct participants and indirect participants of their interest in such global securities, certificated securities representing the applicable securities will be issued to each person that such direct participants and indirect participants and the depository identify as being the beneficial owner of such securities.

        The following is based solely on information furnished by DTC.

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registered global security certificate will be issued for each issue of the global securities, each in the aggregate principal amount of such issue, and will be deposited with DTC or its custodian.

        DTC is a limited-purpose trust company organized under the New York Banking Law, a "banking organization" within the meaning of the New York Banking Law, a member of the Federal Reserve System, a "clearing corporation" within the meaning of the New York Uniform Commercial Code and a "clearing agency" registered pursuant to the provisions of Section 17A of the Exchange Act. DTC holds and provides asset servicing for securities that DTC's participants ("Direct Participants") deposit with DTC. DTC also facilitates the post-trade settlement among Direct Participants of sales and other securities transactions in deposited securities, through electronic computerized book-entry transfers and pledges between Direct Participants' accounts. This eliminates the need for physical movement of securities certificates. Direct Participants include both U.S. and non-U.S. securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and certain other organizations. DTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC"). DTCC is the holding company for DTC, National Securities Clearing Corporation and Fixed Income Clearing Corporation, all of which are registered clearing agencies. DTCC is owned by the users of its regulated subsidiaries. Access to the DTC system is also available to others such as both U.S. and non-U.S. securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies and clearing corporations that clear through or maintain a custodial relationship with a Direct Participant, either directly or indirectly ("Indirect Participants").

        Purchases of securities under the DTC system must be made by or through Direct Participants, which will receive a credit for the securities on DTC's records. The ownership interest of each actual purchaser of each security ("Beneficial Owner") is in turn to be recorded on the Direct Participants' and Indirect Participants' records. Beneficial Owners will not receive written confirmation from DTC of their purchase. Beneficial Owners are, however, expected to receive written confirmations providing details of the transaction, as well as periodic statements of their holdings, from the Direct Participant or Indirect Participant through which the Beneficial Owner entered into the transaction. Transfers of ownership interests in the securities are to be accomplished by entries made on the books of Direct Participants and Indirect Participants acting on behalf of Beneficial Owners. Beneficial Owners will not receive certificates representing their ownership interests in securities, except in the event that use of the book-entry system for the securities is discontinued.

        To facilitate subsequent transfers, all securities deposited by Direct Participants with DTC are registered in the name of DTC's partnership nominee, Cede & Co., or such other name as may be requested by an authorized representative of DTC. The deposit of securities with DTC and their registration in the name of Cede & Co. or such other DTC nominee do not effect any change in beneficial ownership. DTC has no knowledge of the actual Beneficial Owners of the securities; DTC's records reflect only the identity of the Direct Participants to whose accounts such securities are credited, which may or may not be the Beneficial Owners. The Direct Participants and Indirect Participants will remain responsible for keeping account of their holdings on behalf of their customers.

        Conveyance of notices and other communications by DTC to Direct Participants, by Direct Participants to Indirect Participants and by Direct Participants and Indirect Participants to Beneficial Owners will be governed by arrangements among them, subject to any statutory or regulatory requirements as may be in effect from time to time. Beneficial Owners of securities may wish to take certain steps to augment the transmission to them of notices of significant events with respect to the securities, such as redemptions, tenders, defaults and proposed amendments to the security documents. For example, Beneficial Owners of securities may wish to ascertain that the nominee holding the securities for their benefit has agreed to obtain and transmit notices to Beneficial Owners.

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        Neither DTC nor Cede & Co. (nor any other DTC nominee) will consent or vote with respect to securities unless authorized by a Direct Participant in accordance with DTC's MMI Procedures. Under its usual procedures, DTC mails an Omnibus Proxy to the applicable registrant as soon as possible after the record date. The Omnibus Proxy assigns Cede & Co.'s consenting or voting rights to those Direct Participants to whose accounts securities are credited on the record date (identified in a listing attached to the Omnibus Proxy).

        Redemption proceeds, distributions and dividend payments on the securities will be made to Cede & Co., or such other nominee as may be requested by an authorized representative of DTC. DTC's practice is to credit Direct Participants' accounts upon DTC's receipt of funds and corresponding detail information from the applicable registrant or the agent, on payable date in accordance with their respective holdings shown on DTC's records. Payments by participants to Beneficial Owners will be governed by standing instructions and customary practices, as is the case with securities held for the accounts of customers in bearer form or registered in "street name", and will be the responsibility of such participant and not of DTC, the agent or the applicable registrant, subject to any statutory or regulatory requirements as may be in effect from time to time. Payment of redemption proceeds, distributions and dividend payments to Cede & Co. (or such other nominee as may be requested by an authorized representative of DTC) is the responsibility of the applicable registrant or the agent, disbursement of such payments to Direct Participants will be the responsibility of DTC, and disbursement of such payments to the Beneficial Owners will be the responsibility of Direct Participants and Indirect Participants.

        A Beneficial Owner shall give notice to elect to have its securities purchased or tendered, through its participant, to the tender or remarketing agent, and shall effect delivery of such securities by causing the Direct Participant to transfer such participant's interest in the securities, on DTC's records, to such agent. The requirement for physical delivery of securities in connection with an optional tender or a mandatory purchase will be deemed satisfied when the ownership rights in the securities are transferred by Direct Participants on DTC's records and followed by a book-entry credit of tendered securities to such agent's DTC account.

        The information in this section concerning DTC and DTC's book-entry system has been obtained from sources, including DTC, that we believe to be reliable, but we take no responsibility for the accuracy thereof.

        The underwriters, dealers or agents of any of the securities may be direct participants of DTC.

        None of the trustees, HEI or any agent for payment on or registration of transfer or exchange of any global security will have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial interests in such global security or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial interests.


PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

        HEI may sell any of the securities offered by this prospectus (the "Offered Securities"), to the public or to institutional investors, in any of, or any combination of, the following ways: (i) directly to purchasers, (ii) through agents, (iii) to or through underwriters or (iv) through dealers.

        Offers to purchase Offered Securities may be solicited directly by HEI, or by agents designated by HEI, from time to time. Any such agent, who may be deemed to be an underwriter as that term is defined in the Securities Act, involved in the offer or sale of the Offered Securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered will be named, and any commissions payable by HEI to such agent will be set forth, in the applicable prospectus supplement. Unless otherwise indicated in the related prospectus supplement, any such agent will be acting on a best efforts basis for the period of its appointment.

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        If an underwriter or underwriters are utilized in the sale of Offered Securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered, such Offered Securities will be acquired by such underwriter or underwriters for its own account or their own accounts and may be resold from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. The underwriter or underwriters with respect to a particular underwritten offering of such Offered Securities will be named in, and if an underwriting syndicate is used, the managing underwriter or underwriters will be set forth on the cover page of the applicable prospectus supplement. In connection with the sale of such Offered Securities, underwriters may receive compensation from HEI in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions and may also receive commissions from purchasers of any such Offered Securities for whom they may act as agent. Unless otherwise set forth in such prospectus supplement, the obligations of such underwriter or underwriters will be subject to certain conditions precedent, and such underwriters will be obligated to purchase all such Offered Securities if any are purchased.

        If a dealer is utilized in the sale of the Offered Securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered, HEI will sell such Offered Securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell such Offered Securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by such dealer at the time of resale. The dealer involved in the offer or sale of such Offered Securities will be named, and any discounts or commissions allowed or reallowed or paid to the dealer will be set forth, in the prospectus supplement.

        HEI may make sales of its Common Stock to or through one or more underwriters or agents in at-the-market offerings pursuant to the terms of a distribution agreement or selling agent's agreement between HEI and the underwriters or agents. If HEI engages in at-the-market sales pursuant to a distribution agreement or selling agent's agreement, HEI will issue and sell shares of its Common Stock to or through one or more underwriters or agents, which may act on an agency basis or on a principal basis. During the term of any such agreement, HEI may sell shares on a daily basis in exchange transactions or otherwise as HEI agrees with the underwriters or agent. The agreement may provide that any shares of HEI Common Stock sold will be sold at prices related to the then-prevailing market prices for its securities. Therefore, exact figures regarding net proceeds to HEI or commissions to be paid are impossible to determine and will be described in a prospectus supplement. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, HEI also may agree to sell, and the relevant underwriters or dealers may agree to solicit offers to purchase, blocks of HEI Common Stock. The terms of each such agreement will be set forth in more detail in a prospectus supplement to this prospectus. To the extent that any named underwriter or agent acts as principal pursuant to the terms of a distribution agreement or selling agent's agreement, or if HEI offers to sell shares of HEI Common Stock through another broker-dealer acting as underwriter, then such named underwriter may engage in certain transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the price of HEI Common Stock. HEI will describe any such activities in the prospectus supplement relating to the transaction.

        Any underwriters utilized may engage in stabilizing transactions and syndicate covering transactions in accordance with Rule 104 of Regulation M under the Exchange Act. Stabilizing transactions permit bids to purchase the underlying security so long as the stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum. Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of the particular Offered Securities in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions. These stabilizing transactions and syndicate covering transactions may cause the price of the Offered Securities to be higher than it would otherwise be in the absence of such transactions.

        Any underwriters, dealers or agents participating in the distribution of the Offered Securities may be deemed to be underwriters and any discounts or commissions received by them on the sale or resale of the Offered Securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act. Agents, dealers and underwriters may be entitled, under agreements entered into with HEI, to indemnification by HEI against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act,

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and to contribution with respect to payments which the agents, dealers or underwriters may be required to make in respect of these liabilities. Agents, dealers and underwriters may engage in transactions with or perform services for HEI or its affiliates for which they receive compensation in the ordinary course of business.

        Unless otherwise specified in a prospectus supplement, except for the Common Stock, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Offered Securities will not be listed on a national securities exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. No assurance can be given that any broker-dealer will make a market in any series of the Offered Securities, and, in any event, no assurance can be given as to the liquidity of the trading market for any of the Offered Securities. The prospectus supplement will state, if known, whether or not any broker-dealer intends to make a market in the Offered Securities. If no such determination has been made, the prospectus supplement will so state.

        HEI may enter into derivative transactions with third parties in which these third parties may sell securities covered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, including in short sale transactions. If so, the third parties may use securities pledged by HEI or borrowed from HEI or others to settle those sales or to close out any related borrowings of stock, and may use securities received from HEI in settlement of those derivatives to close out any related open borrowings of stock. The third parties in such sale transactions will be underwriters and will be identified as such in the applicable prospectus supplement.

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LEGAL MATTERS

        The validity of the Common Stock and Preferred Stock and certain matters relating thereto will be passed upon for HEI by Kurt K. Murao, Esq., HEI's Vice President—Legal & Administration and Corporate Secretary. The validity of the Debt Securities, Junior Subordinated Debt Securities, Stock Purchase Contracts and Stock Purchase Units and certain matters relating thereto will be passed upon for HEI by Holland & Hart LLP. If the securities are being distributed through underwriters or agents, the validity of the securities will be passed upon for the underwriters or agents by counsel identified in the related prospectus supplement.


EXPERTS

        The consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the related financial statement schedules, incorporated in this Prospectus by reference from the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and the effectiveness of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries internal control over financial reporting, have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report, which is incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements and financial statement schedules have been so incorporated in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

        The consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 incorporated in this Prospectus by reference to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 have been so incorporated in reliance on the report of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, given on the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting.

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PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14.    Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee

                     *

Legal fees and expenses

                     **

Accounting fees and expenses

                     **

Printing expenses

                     **

Fees and Expenses of Trustees, Registrars, Transfer Agents and Paying Agents

                     **

Rating agency fees

                     **

Listing fees

                     **

Blue Sky fees

                     **

Other

                     **

                     **

*
To be deferred pursuant to Rule 456(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and calculated in connection with the offering of securities under this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 457 under the Securities Act of 1933.

**
Estimated expenses are not presently known. Each prospectus supplement will reflect estimated expenses based on the amount of the related offering.

Item 15.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers

        The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of HEI provide that HEI will indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative (other than an action, suit, or proceeding by or in the right of the Company) by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company, or is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise against expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, if he or she acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful.

        Notwithstanding the foregoing, no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudicated to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of his duty to the Company unless and only to the extent that the court in which such action or suit was brought or in any other court having jurisdiction in the premises shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses for which such court shall deem proper.

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permissive indemnification provisions are currently set forth in Section 414-242 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

        The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of HEI further provide that the personal liability of directors of HEI shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permissible under Hawaii law, including under Section 414-222 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

        Section 414-222 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes permits a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors by such a provision in a corporation's articles of incorporation, except for (i) the amount of financial benefit received by a director to which the director is not entitled, (ii) the intentional infliction of harm on the corporation, (iii) liability for an unlawful dividend or distribution and (iv) an intentional violation of criminal law.

        HEI has entered into written indemnification agreements with certain of its officers and directors which, subject to certain exceptions, require us to indemnify such officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law against certain expenses, including attorneys' fees, disbursements and retainers, accounting and witness fees, travel and deposition costs, expenses incurred in proceedings and appeals and other amounts paid in settlement in connection with any legal proceedings to which such person was or is, or is threatened to be made, a party by reason of the fact that person was a director or officer of the Company or was serving as a director, officer, employee or other agent of another enterprise. Subject to certain limitations, these indemnification agreements also require us to advance expenses to our directors in advance of the final disposition of any action or proceeding for which indemnification is required or permitted.

        HEI also maintains a directors' and officers' liability insurance policy, pursuant to which directors and officers are insured against certain liabilities, including certain liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 16.    Exhibits

  †1.1   Form of Underwriting Agreement relating to Debt Securities.

 

†1.2

 

Form of Underwriting Agreement relating to Preferred Stock.

 

†1.3

 

Form of Underwriting Agreement relating to Common Stock.

 

†1.4

 

Form of Distribution or Sales Agency Agreement relating to Common Stock.

 

†1.5

 

Form of Underwriting Agreement relating to Stock Purchase Units or Stock Purchase Contracts.

 

**4.1

 

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (previously filed as Exhibit 3(i) to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 6, 2009, File No. 001-08503).

 

**4.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. as amended May 9, 2011 (previously filed as Exhibit 3(ii) to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 11, 2011, File No. 001-08503).

 

**4.3

 

Form of Senior Indenture to be used in connection with issuance of Senior Debt Securities by HEI (previously filed as Exhibit 4(n) to Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on November 5, 2008, Registration No. 333-155053).

 

**4.4

 

Form of Senior Subordinated Indenture to be used in connection with issuance of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities by HEI (previously filed as Exhibit 4(h) to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on January 24, 1997, Registration No. 333-18809).

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  **4.5   Form of Junior Indenture to be used in connection with the issuance of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities by HEI (previously filed as Exhibit 4(p) to Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on November 5, 2008, Registration No. 333-155053).

 

†4.6

 

Form of Officer's Certificate to be used in connection with the issuance of Senior Debt Securities by HEI.

 

†4.7

 

Form of Officer's Certificate to be used in connection with the issuance of Senior Subordinated Debt Securities by HEI.

 

†4.8

 

Form of Officer's Certificate to be used in connection with the issuance of Junior Subordinated Debt Securities by HEI.

 

†4.9

 

Form of Senior Debt Security for issuance by HEI.

 

†4.10

 

Form of Senior Subordinated Debt Security for issuance by HEI.

 

†4.11

 

Form of Junior Subordinated Debt Security for issuance by HEI.

 

**4.12

 

Form of Purchase Contract Agreement (previously filed as Exhibit 4(x) to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on March 9, 2004, Registration No. 333-113120).

 

*5.1

 

Opinion of Kurt K. Murao, Esq. (including consent).

 

*5.2

 

Opinion of Holland & Hart LLP (including consent).

 

*23.1

 

Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

 

*23.2

 

Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

*23.3

 

Consent of Kurt K. Murao, Esq. (included in Exhibit 5.1).

 

*23.4

 

Consent of Holland & Hart LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2).

 

*24.1

 

Powers of Attorney (included on signature page to the registration statement).

 

*25.1

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, of U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, with respect to the Senior Debt Securities under the Senior Indenture of HEI.

 

*25.2

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, of U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, with respect to the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities under the Senior Subordinated Indenture of HEI.

 

*25.3

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, of U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee with respect to the Junior Subordinated Debt Securities under the Junior Indenture of HEI.

 

††25.4

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, with respect to Purchase Contract Agreement.

*
Filed with this registration statement.

**
Incorporated by reference herein as indicated.

To be filed by amendment or pursuant to a report to be filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

††
To be filed by amendment or pursuant to Trust Indenture Act Section 305(b)(2), if applicable.

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Item 17.    Undertakings

        The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

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        Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the provisions described under Item 15 above, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, on the 1st day of March, 2019.

 
   
   
    HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

 

/s/ CONSTANCE H. LAU

    Name:   Constance H. Lau
    Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

/s/ GREGORY C. HAZELTON

    Name:   Gregory C. Hazelton
    Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

/s/ PAUL K. ITO

    Name:   Paul K. Ito
    Title:   Vice President, Tax and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)


POWER OF ATTORNEY

        We, the undersigned directors of the registrant, hereby severally constitute and appoint Constance H. Lau, Gregory C. Hazelton, Kurt K. Murao and Paul K. Ito, and each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below any and all amendments to this Registration Statement on Form S-3, including post-effective amendments, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed below by the following persons and in the capacities and on the date indicated.

Date: March 1, 2019

 
   
/s/ CONSTANCE H. LAU

Constance H. Lau
  Director

/s/ THOMAS B. FARGO

Thomas B. Fargo

 

Director

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/s/ KEITH P. RUSSELL

Keith P. Russell
  Director

/s/ KELVIN H. TAKETA

Kelvin H. Taketa

 

Director

/s/ JEFFREY N. WATANABE

Jeffrey N. Watanabe

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

/s/ RICHARD J. DAHL

Richard J. Dahl

 

Director

/s/ PEGGY Y. FOWLER

Peggy Y. Fowler

 

Director

/s/ JAMES K. SCOTT

James K. Scott

 

Director

/s/ BARRY K. TANIGUCHI

Barry K. Taniguchi

 

Director

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Section 2: EX-5.1 (EX-5.1)


Exhibit 5.1

 

 

March 1, 2019

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

 

Re:                          Registration Statement on Form S-3 for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., a Hawaii corporation (the “Company”), is filing on the date hereof a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (together with the exhibits thereto, the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to the issuance and sale from time to time, pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act, of:

 

(i) shares of common stock of the Company, without par value (the “Common Stock”);

 

(ii) shares of preferred stock of the Company, without par value, in one or more series (the “Preferred Stock” and, together with the Common Stock, the “Equity Securities”);

 

(iii) unsecured senior debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness (“Senior Debt Securities”);

 

(iv) unsecured senior subordinated debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness (“Senior Subordinated Debt Securities”);

 

(v) unsecured junior subordinated debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness;

 

(vi) contracts to purchase shares of Common Stock (“Stock Purchase Contracts”); and

 

(vii) stock purchase units, each representing ownership of a Stock Purchase Contract and beneficial interests in Senior Debt Securities, Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or debt obligations of third parties, including U.S. Treasury securities.

 

This opinion letter is furnished pursuant to the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K, 17 C.F.R. § 229.601(b)(5), in connection with the Registration Statement, and no opinion is expressed or may be implied herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement other than as to the valid issuance of the Equity Securities.

 


 

In connection with this opinion, I have examined originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to my satisfaction, of: (i) the Registration Statement; (ii) the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”) and the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, each as amended to date; (iii) the resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), dated as of February 14, 2019, relating to the authorization of the filing of the Registration Statement; and (iv) a Certificate of Good Standing for the Company, dated as of March 1, 2019, issued by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Business Registration Division. To the extent that I have deemed appropriate or necessary as a basis for the opinions set forth herein, I have also examined originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to my satisfaction, of other records, agreements and documents of the Company.

 

In my examination, I have assumed for the purposes of this opinion: (i) the legal capacity of all natural persons; (ii) the genuineness and authenticity of all signatures on original documents; (iii) the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of all documents reviewed as originals; (iv) the conformity to authentic, accurate and complete originals of all documents reviewed as copies of originals; and (v) the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of any certificates of public officials.

 

I am a member of the Bar of the State of Hawaii and the opinion expressed herein is limited in all respects to matters governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii.

 

Based on the foregoing and subject to the limitations, qualifications and assumptions set forth herein, I am of the opinion that:

 

1.            The Company is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Hawaii.

 

2.            When (a) the applicable provisions of the Securities Act, and any applicable securities or “blue sky” laws of applicable states have been complied with, (b) the Board, or a duly constituted and acting pricing committee of the Board (the “Pricing Committee”), has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance of the Common Stock and the terms of the offering thereof, and related matters, (c) certificates representing the shares of Common Stock have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered (or non-certificated shares of Common Stock shall have been properly issued), and (d) the Common Stock has been issued and delivered on behalf of the Company against payment therefor in accordance with a definitive underwriting, purchase, or other similar agreement (a “Definitive Agreement”) approved by the Board or the Pricing Committee; the Common Stock will be validly issued, fully paid, and non-assessable.

 


 

3.            When (a) the applicable provisions of the Securities Act, and any applicable securities or “blue sky” laws of applicable states have been complied with, (b) the relative rights and preferences, designations and limitations of a series of the Preferred Stock have been duly fixed by a resolution of the Board or by an amendment to the Articles and, in either case, filed with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, (c) the Board or the Pricing Committee has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance of the Preferred Stock and the terms of the offering thereof, and related matters, (d) certificates representing the shares of Preferred Stock have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered (or non-certificated shares of Preferred Stock shall have been properly issued), and (e) the Preferred Stock has been issued and delivered on behalf of the Company against payment therefor in accordance with a Definitive Agreement approved by the Board or the Pricing Committee; the Preferred Stock will be validly issued, fully paid, and non-assessable.

 

I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement and to the reference to me in the Registration Statement under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, I do not hereby admit that I am within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act, or the rules and regulations thereunder promulgated by the Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Kurt K. Murao

 

Kurt K. Murao

 

Vice President — Legal & Administration and

 

Corporate Secretary

 

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Section 3: EX-5.2 (EX-5.2)


Exhibit 5.2

 

 

 

March 1, 2019

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

 

Re:       Registration Statement on Form S-3 for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have acted as counsel to Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., a Hawaii corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (together with the exhibits thereto, the “Registration Statement”) filed by the Company on the date hereof with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to the issuance and sale from time to time, pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act, of:

 

(i) shares of common stock of the Company, without par value (the “Common Stock”);

 

(ii) shares of preferred stock of the Company, without par value, in one or more series;

 

(iii) unsecured senior debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness (the “Senior Debt Securities”), under a senior indenture (the “Senior Indenture”) proposed to be entered into by and between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee”);

 

(iv) unsecured senior subordinated debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness (the “Senior Subordinated Debt Securities”), under a senior subordinated indenture (the “Senior Subordinated Indenture”) proposed to be entered into by and between the Company and the Trustee;

 

(v) unsecured junior subordinated debt securities to be issued in one or more series, consisting of notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness (collectively with the Senior Debt Securities and the Senior Subordinated Debt Securities, the “Debt Securities”), under a junior subordinated indenture (the “Junior Subordinated Indenture” and, with the Senior Indenture and the Senior Subordinated Indenture, the “Indentures” and each, an “Indenture”) proposed to be entered into by and between the Company and the Trustee;

 


 

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(vi) contracts to purchase shares of Common Stock (the “Stock Purchase Contracts”), which may be issued pursuant to one or more stock purchase contract agreements (the “Purchase Contract Agreements” and each, a “Purchase Contract Agreement”); and

 

(vii) stock purchase units, representing ownership of Stock Purchase Contracts and beneficial interests in Senior Debt Securities, Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or debt obligations of third parties, including U.S. Treasury securities (“Stock Purchase Units” and, collectively with Debt Securities and Stock Purchase Contracts, the “Securities”), which may be issued pursuant to one or more Purchase Contract Agreements.

 

This opinion letter is furnished to you at your request to enable you to fulfill the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K, 17 C.F.R. § 229.601(b)(5) in connection with the Registration Statement. The Securities will be offered in amounts, at prices, and on terms to be determined at the time of sale and to be set forth in supplements (each, a “Prospectus Supplement”) to the prospectus contained in the Registration Statement (the “Prospectus”).  As used herein, “Transaction Agreements” means the Indentures and the supplemental indentures and officer’s certificates thereto, the Securities and the Purchase Contract Agreements.

 

As the basis for the opinions hereinafter expressed, we have examined the following documents (the “Opinion Documents”):  (a) the Registration Statement, (b) the Prospectus, (c) the form of Senior Indenture, (d) the form of Senior Subordinated Indenture, (e) the form of Junior Subordinated Indenture and (f) the form of Purchase Contract Agreement.

 

We have made such investigations of law as we have deemed necessary or appropriate as a basis for the opinions set forth below.  As to factual matters, we have relied upon and assumed the truthfulness and accuracy of the representations and warranties contained in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, and in the forms of the Indentures and the Purchase Contract Agreement.  We have not reviewed any documents other than the Opinion Documents and we have not conducted any examination of any public records, and the opinions rendered herein are limited accordingly.  The opinions expressed herein relate solely to the Opinion Documents and not to any other documents, agreements, instruments or exhibits referred to in or incorporated by reference into the Opinion Documents.

 

In making our examination, we have assumed: (i) that all signatures on documents we have reviewed are genuine; (ii) the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals; (iii) the conformity with the authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified, conformed, or electronic or photostatic copies; (iv) that each individual signing in a representative capacity any document we have reviewed had authority to sign in such capacity; (v) that each individual signing any such document had legal capacity to do so; (vi) the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the information, representations, and warranties contained in the documents we have reviewed; (vii) that the Registration Statement, as amended to the date hereof, will not have been amended from the date hereof in a manner that would affect the validity of the opinions rendered herein; (viii) that any securities issuable upon conversion,

 


 

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March 1, 2019

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exchange, redemption or exercise of any of the Securities offered pursuant to the Registration Statement will be duly authorized, created, and if applicable, reserved for issuance upon such conversion, exchange, redemption, or exercise; (ix) that the Company is incorporated and is validly existing and in good standing in its state of incorporation; (x) that any execution and delivery by the Company of, and the performance by the Company of its obligations under, a Definitive Purchase Agreement (as defined below), and the terms of any Securities issued pursuant to a Definitive Purchase Agreement, will not: (a) violate, conflict with, result in a breach of, or require any consent under, the Company’s organizational documents or applicable laws with respect to the Company, (b) violate any requirement or restriction imposed by any order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, determination, or award of any court or governmental body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its assets, or (c) constitute a breach or violation of any agreement or instrument that is binding upon the Company; (xi) that the Company has the power and authority to enter into, deliver, and perform its obligations under a Definitive Purchase Agreement; (xii) that the Registration Statement, and any amendments thereto (including post-effective amendments), will have become effective in accordance with the Securities Act and comply with applicable law, and no stop order suspending its effectiveness will have been issued that remains in effect; (xiii) that a Prospectus Supplement will comply with applicable law and have been prepared and filed with the Commission in accordance with the Securities Act describing any Securities offered thereby at such time; (xiv) that the Securities will be offered, issued and sold in compliance with federal and state securities laws and in the manner stated in the Registration Statement and any appropriate Prospectus Supplement; (xv) that all corporate or other action required to be taken by the Company to duly authorize each proposed issuance of the Securities will have been duly completed and will remain in full force and effect; (xvi) that a definitive firm underwriting commitment, purchase, or other similar agreement (a “Definitive Purchase Agreement”) with respect to any Securities offered will have been duly authorized and validly executed and delivered by the Company; (xvii) that any such Definitive Purchase Agreement will constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of each party thereto, enforceable against each such party in accordance with its terms; (xviii) that at the time of the execution, authentication, issuance, and delivery of any Securities, any applicable Indenture (including amendments and supplements thereto) will be the valid and legally binding obligation of the Trustee and will have been duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended; (xix) that any agent of service will have accepted appointment as agent to receive service of process and will not have resigned (and we express no opinion with respect to the irrevocability of the designation of such agent to receive service of process); and (xx) that at the time of the execution, authentication, issuance, and delivery of the Securities, any applicable Indenture will comply with law and have been duly authorized, executed, and delivered by the Company.

 

Based on the foregoing and on such other legal considerations as we deem relevant, and subject to the limitations, qualifications, exceptions, and assumptions set forth herein and in reliance on the statements of fact contained in the documents we have examined, we are of the opinion that:

 


 

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March 1, 2019

Page 4

 

 

1.         With respect to any series of Debt Securities offered by the Company, upon (a) the terms and conditions of the offered Debt Securities and their issuance having been duly established in conformity with the terms and conditions of the applicable Indenture and in conformity with applicable law, (b) any such Indenture having been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Trustee, and (c) such Debt Securities having been executed (in the case of certificated Debt Securities), delivered, and authenticated in accordance with the terms of such Indenture, and issued and sold in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Definitive Purchase Agreement, such Debt Securities will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company.

 

2.         With respect to any Stock Purchase Contracts offered by the Company, upon (a) the terms and conditions of the offered Stock Purchase Contracts and their issuance and sale having been duly established in conformity with the terms and conditions of the applicable Purchase Contract Agreement and in conformity with applicable law, (b) a Purchase Contract Agreement relating to the offered Stock Purchase Contracts having been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the other parties thereto, (c) the Common Stock relating to such offered Stock Purchase Contracts having been duly authorized for issuance by the Company, and (d) the offered Stock Purchase Contracts having been duly authorized, executed, delivered and countersigned in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Purchase Contract Agreement, such Stock Purchase Contracts, when issued and sold or otherwise distributed in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Purchase Contract Agreement and any applicable Definitive Purchase Agreement, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company.

 

3.         With respect to any Stock Purchase Units offered by the Company, upon (a) the terms and conditions of the offered Stock Purchase Units and any related Stock Purchase Contracts, Senior Debt Securities, Senior Subordinated Debt Securities or other securities and their issuance and sale having been duly established in conformity with the terms and conditions of any applicable Purchase Contract Agreement, Senior Indenture or Senior Subordinated Indenture and in conformity with applicable law, (b) a Purchase Contract Agreement relating to the offered Stock Purchase Units having been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the other parties thereto, (c) any Stock Purchase Contracts, Common Stock, Senior Debt Securities and Senior Subordinated Debt Securities relating to such offered Stock Purchase Units having been duly authorized for issuance by the Company, and (d) the offered Stock Purchase Units having been duly executed, delivered and countersigned in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Purchase Contract Agreement, such Stock Purchase Units, when issued and sold or otherwise distributed in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Purchase Contract Agreement and any applicable Definitive Purchase Agreement, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company.

 


 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

March 1, 2019

Page 5

 

 

The opinions expressed herein are qualified in the following respects:

 

(A)       Our opinions set forth above are subject to the effects of (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, including the effect of statutory or other laws regarding fraudulent transfers or preferential transfers, and (ii) general equitable principles, including the concepts of materiality, reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing, and the possible unavailability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

 

(B)       We express no opinions concerning the validity or enforceability of any provisions contained in any of the Transaction Agreements that purport to: (i) waive or not give effect to the rights to notices, defenses, subrogation or other rights or benefits that cannot be effectively waived under applicable law; (ii) allow indemnification to the extent that such provisions purport to relate to liabilities resulting from or based upon negligence, willful misconduct or any violation of federal or state securities or blue sky laws; (iii) waive the right to a jury trial or provide for the exclusive jurisdiction of any specific court; (iv) waive any stay, extension or usury laws or any unknown future rights; (v) provide for liquidated damages, default interest, late charges, monetary penalties, make-whole premiums or other economic remedies to the extent such provisions are deemed to constitute a penalty; (vi) permit, upon acceleration of any indebtedness, collection of that portion of the stated principal amount thereof that might be determined to constitute unearned interest thereon; (vii) create, attach, perfect, or give priority to any lien or security interest; (viii) grant setoff rights; or (ix) make a guarantor primarily liable rather than as a surety.

 

(C)       We express no opinion with respect to any law, rule or regulation that is applicable to any party to any Transaction Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby solely because such law, rule or regulation is part of a regulatory regime applicable to any such party or any of its affiliates as a result of the specific assets or business operations of such party or such affiliates.

 

(D)       Except to the extent expressly stated in the opinions contained herein, we have assumed that each Transaction Agreement constitutes the valid and binding obligation of each party to such Transaction Agreement, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms.

 

You have informed us that you intend to issue Securities from time to time on a delayed or continuous basis, and we understand that prior to issuing any Securities pursuant to the Registration Statement: (i) you will advise us in writing of the terms thereof; and (ii) you will afford us an opportunity to (x) review the operative documents pursuant to which such Securities are to be issued or sold (including the applicable offering documents), and (y) file such supplement or amendment to this opinion (if any) as we may reasonably consider necessary or appropriate.

 


 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

March 1, 2019

Page 6

 

 

The opinions expressed herein are limited solely to federal laws of the United States that, in our experience, are applicable to transactions of the type contemplated by the Indentures and Stock Purchase Contracts.  For matters relating to the laws of the State of Hawaii necessary for the opinions set forth herein, we rely upon the opinion of Kurt K. Murao.  We express no opinion as to any matter other than as expressly set forth above, and no other opinion is intended to be implied or inferred herefrom.  The opinions expressed herein are given as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation hereby and disclaim any obligation to advise you of any change in law, facts or circumstances occurring after the date hereof pertaining to any matter referred to herein.

 

This opinion is provided as a legal opinion only, effective as of the date of this letter, and not as representations of fact.  We understand that you have made such independent investigations of the facts as you deemed necessary, and that the determination of the extent of those investigations that are necessary has been made independent of this opinion letter.

 

We hereby consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus and to the filing of this opinion letter as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are included in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

 

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

/s/ Holland & Hart LLP

 



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Section 4: EX-23.1 (EX-23.1)


Exhibit 23.1

 

Deloitte & Touche LLP

999 Bishop Street

Suite 2700

Honolulu, HI 96813-4454

USA

 

 

 

Tel: +1 808 543 0700

 

www.deloitte.com

 

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of our report dated February 28, 2019, relating to the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedules of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) and the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2018, and to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in the Prospectus, which is part of this Registration Statement.

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2019

 



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Section 5: EX-23.2 (EX-23.2)


Exhibit 23.2

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

 

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. of our report dated February 24, 2017 relating to the financial statements and financial statement schedules, which appears in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.  We also consent to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in such Registration Statement.

 

 

 

Los Angeles, California

March 1, 2019

 



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Section 6: EX-25.1 (EX-25.1)


Exhibit 25.1

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM T-1

 

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER

THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939 OF A

CORPORATION DESIGNATED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE

Check if an Application to Determine Eligibility of

a Trustee Pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) o

 


 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

(Exact name of Trustee as specified in its charter)

 

31-0841368

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

 

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

55402

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Paul Vaden

U.S. Bank National Association

214 N. Tryon St., 27th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 335-4654

(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

(Issuer with respect to the Securities)

 

Hawaii

99-0208097

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

900 Richards Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

96813

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Senior Debt Securities

(Title of the Indenture Securities)

 


 

FORM T-1

 

Item 1.                         GENERAL INFORMATION.  Furnish the following information as to the Trustee.

 

a)                      Name and address of each examining or supervising authority to which it is subject.

 

Comptroller of the Currency

Washington, D.C.

 

b)           Whether it is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

 

Yes

 

Item 2.                         AFFILIATIONS WITH OBLIGOR.  If the obligor is an affiliate of the Trustee, describe each such affiliation.

 

None

 

Items 3-15                          Items 3-15 are not applicable because to the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, the obligor is not in default under any Indenture for which the Trustee acts as Trustee.

 

Item 16.                 LIST OF EXHIBITS:  List below all exhibits filed as a part of this statement of eligibility and qualification.

 

1.            A copy of the Articles of Association of the Trustee.*

 

2.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to commence business, attached as Exhibit 2.

 

3.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to exercise corporate trust powers, attached as Exhibit 3.

 

4.            A copy of the existing bylaws of the Trustee.**

 

5.            A copy of each Indenture referred to in Item 4.  Not applicable.

 

6.            The consent of the Trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, attached as Exhibit 6.

 

7.            Report of Condition of the Trustee as of September 30, 2018 published pursuant to law or the requirements of its supervising or examining authority, attached as Exhibit 7.

 

* Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to Amendment No. 2 to registration statement on S-4, Registration Number 333-128217 filed on November 15, 2005.

 

** Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to registration statement on form S-3ASR,  Registration Number 333-199863 filed on November 5, 2014.

 

2


 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, the Trustee, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, has duly caused this statement of eligibility and qualification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, all in the City of Charlotte, State of North Carolina on the 1st of March, 2019.

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

3


 

Exhibit 2

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF CORPORATE EXISTENCE

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), is a national banking association formed under the laws of the United States and is authorized thereunder to transact the business of banking on the date of this certificate.

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, August 1, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

4


 

Exhibit 3

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

 

CERTIFICATION OF FIDUCIARY POWERS

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), was granted, under the hand and seal of the Comptroller, the right to act in all fiduciary capacities authorized under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved September 28, 1962, 76 Stat. 668, 12 USC 92a, and that the authority so granted remains in full force and effect on the date of this certificate.

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, May 8, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

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Exhibit 6

 

CONSENT

 

In accordance with Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the undersigned, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION hereby consents that reports of examination of the undersigned by Federal, State, Territorial or District authorities may be furnished by such authorities to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon its request therefor.

 

 

Dated: March 1, 2019

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

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Exhibit 7

U.S. Bank National Association

Statement of Financial Condition

As of 9/30/2018

 

($000’s)

 

 

 

9/30/2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and Balances Due From

 

$ 20,003,448

 

Depository Institutions

 

 

 

Securities

 

110,034,104

 

Federal Funds

 

31,434

 

Loans & Lease Financing Receivables

 

281,653,128

 

Fixed Assets

 

3,819,093

 

Intangible Assets

 

13,233,498

 

Other Assets

 

27,236,326

 

Total Assets

 

$456,011,031

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Deposits

 

$342,906,860

 

Fed Funds

 

6,964,321

 

Treasury Demand Notes

 

0

 

Trading Liabilities

 

977,478

 

Other Borrowed Money

 

38,881,574

 

Acceptances

 

0

 

Subordinated Notes and Debentures

 

3,800,000

 

Other Liabilities

 

14,600,333

 

Total Liabilities

 

$408,130,566

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Common and Preferred Stock

 

18,200

 

Surplus

 

14,266,915

 

Undivided Profits

 

32,793,053

 

Minority Interest in Subsidiaries

 

802,297

 

Total Equity Capital

 

$47,880,465

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity Capital

 

$456,011,031

 

 

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Section 7: EX-25.2 (EX-25.2)


Exhibit 25.2

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM T-1

 

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER

THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939 OF A

CORPORATION DESIGNATED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE

Check if an Application to Determine Eligibility of

a Trustee Pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) o

 


 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

(Exact name of Trustee as specified in its charter)

 

31-0841368

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

 

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

55402

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Paul Vaden

U.S. Bank National Association

214 N. Tryon St., 27th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 335-4654

(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

(Issuer with respect to the Securities)

 

Hawaii

99-0208097

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

900 Richards Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

96813

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Senior Subordinated Debt Securities

(Title of the Indenture Securities)

 


 

FORM T-1

 

Item 1.                         GENERAL INFORMATION.  Furnish the following information as to the Trustee.

 

a)                      Name and address of each examining or supervising authority to which it is subject.

Comptroller of the Currency

Washington, D.C.

 

b)           Whether it is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

Yes

 

Item 2.                         AFFILIATIONS WITH OBLIGOR.  If the obligor is an affiliate of the Trustee, describe each such affiliation.

None

 

Items 3-15                          Items 3-15 are not applicable because to the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, the obligor is not in default under any Indenture for which the Trustee acts as Trustee.

 

Item 16.                 LIST OF EXHIBITS:  List below all exhibits filed as a part of this statement of eligibility and qualification.

 

1.            A copy of the Articles of Association of the Trustee.*

 

2.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to commence business, attached as Exhibit 2.

 

3.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to exercise corporate trust powers, attached as Exhibit 3.

 

4.            A copy of the existing bylaws of the Trustee.**

 

5.            A copy of each Indenture referred to in Item 4.  Not applicable.

 

6.            The consent of the Trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, attached as Exhibit 6.

 

7.            Report of Condition of the Trustee as of September 30, 2018 published pursuant to law or the requirements of its supervising or examining authority, attached as Exhibit 7.

 

* Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to Amendment No. 2 to registration statement on S-4, Registration Number 333-128217 filed on November 15, 2005.

 

** Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to registration statement on form S-3ASR,  Registration Number 333-199863 filed on November 5, 2014.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, the Trustee, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, has duly caused this statement of eligibility and qualification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, all in the City of Charlotte, State of North Carolina on the 1st of March, 2019.

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

3


 

Exhibit 2

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

CERTIFICATE OF CORPORATE EXISTENCE

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), is a national banking association formed under the laws of the United States and is authorized thereunder to transact the business of banking on the date of this certificate.

 

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, August 1, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

4


 

Exhibit 3

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

CERTIFICATION OF FIDUCIARY POWERS

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), was granted, under the hand and seal of the Comptroller, the right to act in all fiduciary capacities authorized under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved September 28, 1962, 76 Stat. 668, 12 USC 92a, and that the authority so granted remains in full force and effect on the date of this certificate.

 

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, May 8, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

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Exhibit 6

 

CONSENT

 

In accordance with Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the undersigned, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION hereby consents that reports of examination of the undersigned by Federal, State, Territorial or District authorities may be furnished by such authorities to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon its request therefor.

 

 

Dated: March 1, 2019

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

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Exhibit 7

U.S. Bank National Association

Statement of Financial Condition

As of 9/30/2018

 

($000’s)

 

 

 

9/30/2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and Balances Due From

 

$ 20,003,448

 

Depository Institutions

 

 

 

Securities

 

110,034,104

 

Federal Funds

 

31,434

 

Loans & Lease Financing Receivables

 

281,653,128

 

Fixed Assets

 

3,819,093

 

Intangible Assets

 

13,233,498

 

Other Assets

 

27,236,326

 

Total Assets

 

$456,011,031

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Deposits

 

$342,906,860

 

Fed Funds

 

6,964,321

 

Treasury Demand Notes

 

0

 

Trading Liabilities

 

977,478

 

Other Borrowed Money

 

38,881,574

 

Acceptances

 

0

 

Subordinated Notes and Debentures

 

3,800,000

 

Other Liabilities

 

14,600,333

 

Total Liabilities

 

$408,130,566

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Common and Preferred Stock

 

18,200

 

Surplus

 

14,266,915

 

Undivided Profits

 

32,793,053

 

Minority Interest in Subsidiaries

 

802,297

 

Total Equity Capital

 

$47,880,465

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity Capital

 

$456,011,031

 

 

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Section 8: EX-25.3 (EX-25.3)


Exhibit 25.3

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM T-1

 

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER

THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939 OF A

CORPORATION DESIGNATED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE

Check if an Application to Determine Eligibility of

a Trustee Pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) o

 


 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

(Exact name of Trustee as specified in its charter)

 

31-0841368

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

 

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

55402

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Paul Vaden

U.S. Bank National Association

214 N. Tryon St., 27th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 335-4654

(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

(Issuer with respect to the Securities)

 

Hawaii

99-0208097

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

900 Richards Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

96813

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Junior Subordinated Debt Securities

(Title of the Indenture Securities)

 


 

FORM T-1

 

Item 1.                         GENERAL INFORMATION.  Furnish the following information as to the Trustee.

 

a)                      Name and address of each examining or supervising authority to which it is subject.

Comptroller of the Currency

Washington, D.C.

 

b)           Whether it is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

Yes

 

Item 2.                         AFFILIATIONS WITH OBLIGOR.  If the obligor is an affiliate of the Trustee, describe each such affiliation.

None

 

Items 3-15                          Items 3-15 are not applicable because to the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, the obligor is not in default under any Indenture for which the Trustee acts as Trustee.

 

Item 16.                 LIST OF EXHIBITS:  List below all exhibits filed as a part of this statement of eligibility and qualification.

 

1.            A copy of the Articles of Association of the Trustee.*

 

2.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to commence business, attached as Exhibit 2.

 

3.            A copy of the certificate of authority of the Trustee to exercise corporate trust powers, attached as Exhibit 3.

 

4.            A copy of the existing bylaws of the Trustee.**

 

5.            A copy of each Indenture referred to in Item 4.  Not applicable.

 

6.            The consent of the Trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, attached as Exhibit 6.

 

7.            Report of Condition of the Trustee as of September 30, 2018 published pursuant to law or the requirements of its supervising or examining authority, attached as Exhibit 7.

 

* Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to Amendment No. 2 to registration statement on S-4, Registration Number 333-128217 filed on November 15, 2005.

 

** Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 to registration statement on form S-3ASR,  Registration Number 333-199863 filed on November 5, 2014.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, the Trustee, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, has duly caused this statement of eligibility and qualification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, all in the City of Charlotte, State of North Carolina on the 1st of March, 2019.

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

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Exhibit 2

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

CERTIFICATE OF CORPORATE EXISTENCE

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), is a national banking association formed under the laws of the United States and is authorized thereunder to transact the business of banking on the date of this certificate.

 

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, August 1, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

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Exhibit 3

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC 20219

 

CERTIFICATION OF FIDUCIARY POWERS

 

I, Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that:

 

1. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, pursuant to Revised Statutes 324, et seq, as amended, and 12 USC 1, et seq, as amended, has possession, custody, and control of all records pertaining to the chartering, regulation, and supervision of all national banking associations.

 

2. “U.S. Bank National Association,” Cincinnati, Ohio (Charter No. 24), was granted, under the hand and seal of the Comptroller, the right to act in all fiduciary capacities authorized under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved September 28, 1962, 76 Stat. 668, 12 USC 92a, and that the authority so granted remains in full force and effect on the date of this certificate.

 

 

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, today, May 8, 2018, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my seal of office to be affixed to these presents at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

 

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Exhibit 6

 

CONSENT

 

In accordance with Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the undersigned, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION hereby consents that reports of examination of the undersigned by Federal, State, Territorial or District authorities may be furnished by such authorities to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon its request therefor.

 

 

Dated: March 1, 2019

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Paul Vaden

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

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Exhibit 7

U.S. Bank National Association

Statement of Financial Condition

As of 9/30/2018

 

($000’s)

 

 

 

9/30/2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and Balances Due From

 

$ 20,003,448

 

Depository Institutions

 

 

 

Securities

 

110,034,104

 

Federal Funds

 

31,434

 

Loans & Lease Financing Receivables

 

281,653,128

 

Fixed Assets

 

3,819,093

 

Intangible Assets

 

13,233,498

 

Other Assets

 

27,236,326

 

Total Assets

 

$456,011,031

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Deposits

 

$342,906,860

 

Fed Funds

 

6,964,321

 

Treasury Demand Notes

 

0

 

Trading Liabilities

 

977,478

 

Other Borrowed Money

 

38,881,574

 

Acceptances

 

0

 

Subordinated Notes and Debentures

 

3,800,000

 

Other Liabilities

 

14,600,333

 

Total Liabilities

 

$408,130,566

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Common and Preferred Stock

 

18,200

 

Surplus

 

14,266,915

 

Undivided Profits

 

32,793,053

 

Minority Interest in Subsidiaries

 

802,297

 

Total Equity Capital

 

$47,880,465

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity Capital

 

$456,011,031

 

 

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