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CONSUMERS ENERGY CO FILES (8-K) Disclosing Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits

August 18, 2014



Item 8.01. Other Events.

On August 18, 2014, Consumers Energy Company ("Consumers") issued and sold $250,000,000 principal amount of its 3.125% First Mortgage Bonds due 2024 and $250,000,000 principal amount of its 4.35% First Mortgage Bonds due 2064 (collectively, the "Bonds"), pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 that Consumers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission utilizing a "shelf" registration process (No. 333-195496-01) (the "Registration Statement"), a Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated August 11, 2014 to Prospectus dated April 25, 2014, an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that included the final terms of the transaction, a Final Prospectus Supplement dated August 11, 2014 to Prospectus dated April 25, 2014 and an underwriting agreement among Consumers and the underwriters named in that agreement with respect to the Bonds. Consumers intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to file certain documents in connection with the offering as exhibits to the Registration Statement.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. 1.1 Underwriting Agreement dated August 11, 2014 among Consumers



and Barclays Capital Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Blaylock Beal Van, LLC, Drexel Hamilton, LLC, Loop Capital Markets LLC, MFR Securities, Inc., Mischler Financial Group, Inc., Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. and The Williams Capital Group, L.P., as underwriters.

4.1 124th Supplemental Indenture dated as of August 18, 2014



between Consumers and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee.

4.2 Form of 3.125% First Mortgage Bonds due 2024 (included in Exhibit 4.1). 4.3 Form of 4.35% First Mortgage Bonds due 2064 (included in Exhibit 4.1). 5.1 Opinion of Shelley J. Ruckman, Esq., Assistant General Counsel of Consumers, dated August 18, 2014, regarding the legality of the Bonds. 23.1 Consent of Shelley J. Ruckman, Esq. (included in Exhibit 5.1). 99.1 Information relating to Item 14 of the Registration Statement



on Form S-3 (No. 333-195496-01).

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This Form 8-K contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in Rule 3b-6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Rule 175 of the Securities Act of 1933, and relevant legal decisions. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of the risk and other factors detailed from time to time in Consumers' Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION" and "RISK FACTORS" sections of Consumers' Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2013, and as updated in Consumers' Forms 10-Q. Consumers' "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION" and "RISK FACTORS" sections are incorporated herein by reference and discuss important factors that could cause Consumers' results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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