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Filings Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as Amended (“Act”)

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Start Preamble November 1, 2000.

Notice is hereby given that the following filing(s) has/have been made with the Commission pursuant to provisions of the Act and rules promulgated under the Act. All interested persons are referred to the application(s) and/or declaration(s) for complete statements of the proposed transaction(s) summarized below. The application(s) and/or declaration(s) and any amendment(s) is/are available for public inspection through the Commission's Branch of Public Reference.

Interested persons wishing to comment or request a hearing on the application(s) and/or declaration(s) should submit their views in writing by November 27, 2000, to the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. 20549-0609, and serve a copy on the relevant applicant(s) and/or declarant(s) at the address(es) specified below. Proof of service (by affidavit or, in the case of an attorney at law, by certificate) should be filed with the request. Any request for hearing should identify specifically the issues of facts or law that are disputed. A person who so requests will be notified of any hearing, if ordered, and will receive a copy of any notice or order issued in the matter. After November 27, 2000, the application(s) and/or declaration(s), as filed or as amended, may be granted and/or permitted to become effective.

Cinergy Corp. (70-9759)

Cinergy Corporation (“Cinergy”), 139 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, a registered holding company, has filed an application-declaration under sections 6(a), 7, 9(a), 10 and 12(c) of the Act and rules 42 and 54 under the Act.

By orders dated December 1, 1995 (HCAR No. 26422) (“1995 Order”) and April 17, 1996 (HCAR No. 26505) (“1996 Order”), the Commission authorized Cinergy to issue and sell, from time to time through December 31, 2000, a total of approximately 30 million shares of Cinergy's common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Common Stock”), under various stock-based employee and director plans of Cinergy and its subsidiaries.

More specifically, the 1995 Order authorized Cinergy to issue and sell, from time to time through December 31, 2000, up to 22,386,696 shares of Common Stock under various benefit plans of Cinergy and its subsidiaries, namely, the Cinergy Corp. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan, the Cinergy Corp. Employee Stock Purchase and Savings Plan, the Cinergy Corp. Performance Shares Plan, the Cinergy Corp. Stock Option Plan, the Cinergy Corp. Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan, the PSI Energy, Inc. (“PSI”) Union Employees' 401(k) Savings Plan, the PSI Employees' 401(k) Savings Plan, the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company Deferred Compensation and Investment Plan and The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company Savings Incentive Plan. The 1996 Order authorized Cinergy to issue and sell, from time to time through December 31, 2000, up to seven million shares of Common Stock under the Cinergy Corp. Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan.[1]

Effective January 1, 1998: (1) the PSI Union Employees' 401(k) Savings Plan was amended, restated and renamed the Cinergy Corp. Union Employees' 401(k) Plan; (2) the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company Savings Incentive Plan was amended, restated and renamed the Cinergy Corp. Union Employees' Savings Incentive Plan; (3) the PSI Employees' 401(k) Savings Plan was amended, restated and renamed the Cinergy Corp. Non-Union Employees' 401(k) Plan; and (4) the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company Deferred Compensation and Investment Plan was merged into the Cinergy Corp. Non-Union Employees' 401(k) Plan. In addition, since the 1995 Order, the Cinergy Corp. Performance Shares Plan has been terminated.

As of August 31, 2000, Cinergy had 600,000,000 shares of Common Stock authorized for issuance and 158,924,941 shares were outstanding. Since registering under the Act, Cinergy has issued approximately 3.8 million shares of Common Stock under the plans referred to above.

Cinergy now requests authorization to issue and sell up to 50 million shares of Common Stock, from time to time over a 10-year period commencing with the date of the Commission's order in this file (“Authorization Period”), under the following plans (collectively “Plans”): (1) The Cinergy Corp. Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan; (2) the Cinergy Corp. Employee Stock Start Printed Page 67022Purchase and Savings Plan; (3) the Cinergy Corp. Stock Option Plan; (4) the Cinergy Corp. Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan; (5) the Cinergy Corp. Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan; (6) the Cinergy Corp. Union Employees' 401(k) Plan; (7) the Cinergy Corp. Union Employees' Savings Incentive Plan; and (8) the Cinergy Corp. Non-Union Employees' 401(k) Plan. Shares of Common Stock issued under the Plans from time to time over the Authorization Period may be authorized and previously unissued shares or previously issued shares reacquired by Cinergy in open market transactions. In addition, under the Stock Option Plan and the Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan, plan participants may purchase shares of Common Stock under certain circumstances by, among other means, exchanging shares of Common Stock, and accordingly, Cinergy also requests authorization, to the extent required under the Act, to acquire shares of Common Stock from plan participants.

Cinergy proposes to apply proceeds of any shares sold for cash to general corporate purposes, including repayment of outstanding indebtedness and investments in subsidiaries. However, without further authorization from the Commission, Cinergy will not apply any proceeds to acquire exempt wholesale generators as defined in section 32 of the Act, or foreign utility companies as defined in section 33 of the Act.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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Footnotes

1.  The Commission also authorized Cinergy to issue shares of Common Stock, from time to time through December 31, 2004, under certain other plans in accordance with two orders (HCAR No. 27001, Apr. 8, 1999 and HCAR No. 27028, May 19, 1999). Cinergy proposes no changes to the terms of these orders.

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[FR Doc. 00-28592 Filed 11-7-00; 8:45 am]

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