SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported):
October 29, 2018
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
555 WEST FIFTH STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 29, 2018, Patricia K. Wagner resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Gas Company (the “Company”), an indirect subsidiary of Sempra Energy, effective November 16, 2018. She will continue as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”). Ms. Wagner was appointed Group President – U.S. Utilities of Sempra Energy effective November 17, 2018. In this role, she will report to Joseph A. Householder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sempra Energy.
On November 1, 2018, the Board designated J. Bret Lane, 59, the Principal Executive Officer of the Company effective November 17, 2018, and he will retain his current title as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Lane became a director of the Company on March 1, 2014. He has been the President of the Company since September 2016 and the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 2014. Prior to assuming these roles, Mr. Lane served as Senior Vice President – Gas Operations and System Integrity for both the Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company, an indirect subsidiary of Sempra Energy, from August 2012 to January 2014, where he was responsible for all aspects of gas delivery services, including regional operations, engineering, transmission, storage and pipeline safety. Mr. Lane has served the Company and its affiliates in a broad range of management roles for over 30 years. His extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the natural gas industry, along with his comprehensive management experience, make him a valuable member of the Board.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY,
Date: November 1, 2018
By: /s/ Bruce A. Folkmann
Bruce A. Folkmann
Vice President, Controller, Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Accounting Officer