Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)

Registration No. 333-238568

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
(
To Prospectus dated May 21, 2020)

 

 

DRPlus

 

Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan

 

This prospectus supplement amends and supplements the prospectus, dated May 21, 2020, related to Ameren Corporation’s (Ameren or Company) DRPlus Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan (the Plan), and should be read together with the prospectus.

 

Effective as of January 10, 2022 (the Effective Date), Equiniti Trust Company will be appointed as transfer agent and registrar for Ameren’s common stock and will also become the administrator for the Plan (the Plan Administrator). The Plan Administrator will apply all of the participants’ designated dividends, along with optional cash investments, to purchase whole and fractional shares acquired under the Plan. Such purchases may be made on any securities exchange where such shares are traded, in the over-the-counter market or in privately negotiated transactions, and may be on such terms as to price, delivery and otherwise as the Plan Administrator may determine.

 

Shares of our common stock purchased under the Plan will, at our option, be newly-issued shares or treasury shares purchased directly from us, or shares purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Any open market or privately negotiated purchases will be made through a broker selected by the Plan Administrator. As of December 31, 2021, 3,439,377 shares of Ameren common stock were available under the Plan.

 

As of the Effective Date, employees of Ameren or its subsidiaries will no longer be able to participate in the Plan through payroll deductions. On and after the Effective Date, all references in the prospectus to Ameren Services Company, Ameren Services or Investor Services will be deemed to refer to Equiniti Trust Company as the Plan Administrator.

 

As of the Effective Date, questions 7, 21, 22 and 28 under the heading “Description of the Plan” in the prospectus are amended and restated in their entirety as set forth in this prospectus supplement. For a full description of the provisions of the Plan as of the Effective Date, please read this prospectus supplement together with the information under the heading “Description of the Plan” in the prospectus.

 

Investing in Ameren’s common stock involves risks. Before buying Ameren’s common stock, you should refer to the risk factors included in Ameren’s annual, quarterly and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement and the prospectus, and other information that Ameren files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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

 

The date of this prospectus supplement is January 7, 2022.

 

 

 

 

In this prospectus supplement, “Ameren,” “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Ameren Corporation and, unless the context otherwise requires, not any of its subsidiaries.

 

As of the Effective Date, questions 7, 21, 22 and 28 under the heading “Description of the Plan” in the prospectus are amended and restated in their entirety as follows:

 

7.              Who should I contact with questions concerning enrolling in the Plan or its administration?

 

Please contact the Plan Administrator as follows:

 

Internet

 

shareowneronline.com

 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for access to account information and answers to many common questions and general inquiries.

 

To enroll in the Plan:

 

If you are an existing registered shareowner:

 

1. Go to shareowneronline.com

2. Select Register then Register for Online Access

3. Select Ameren Corporation under Company Name and enter your Authentication ID* and Account Number

 

*If you do not have your Authentication ID, select I don’t know and complete the online form to have it sent to you. For security, this number is required when logging in the first time.

 

If you are a new investor:

 

1. Go to shareowneronline.com

2. Select Register then Buy Shares in a Company

3. Select Ameren Corporation

4. Select Invest in this company and follow the instructions to buy shares

 

Email

 

Visit shareowneronline.com and go to Contact Us.

 

Telephone

 

1-800-255-2237/651-450-4064 outside the United States

 

Customer Care Specialists are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

 

You may also access your account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using our automated voice response system.

 

Written correspondence and deposit of certificated shares*

 

EQ Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64856

St. Paul, MN 55164-0856

 

Certified and overnight delivery

 

EQ Shareowner Services

1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101

Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100

 

*If sending in a certificate for deposit, see certificate deposit and withdrawal information.

 

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21.            Are any fees or expenses incurred by participants?

 

Ameren will pay the costs of administering the Plan, but participants will be required to pay trading commissions and other fees for shares purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions and for shares sold under the Plan, as well as any taxes, if applicable.

 

Investment Summary and Fees

 

Summary

 

Minimum cash investments        
Minimum one-time initial purchase for new investors*   $ 250.00  
Minimum one-time optional cash investment   $ 25.00  
Minimum recurring automatic investments   $ 25.00  
Maximum cash investments        
Maximum annual investment   $ 360,000.00  
Dividend reinvestment options        
Reinvest options     Full and partial  

 

Fees

 

Investment fees
Initial enrollment (new investors only)     Company paid  
Dividend reinvestment     Company paid  
Check investment     Company paid  
One-time automatic investment     Company paid  
Recurring automatic investment     Company paid  
Dividend purchase trading commission per share   $ 0.04  
Optional cash purchase trading commission per share   $ 0.04  
Sales fees
Batch Order     Company paid  
Market Order   $ 25.00  
Limit Order per transaction (Day/GTD/GTC)   $ 30.00  
Stop Order   $ 30.00  
Sale trading commission per share (for all orders)   $ 0.04  
Direct deposit of sale proceeds   $ 5.00  
Other fees
Certificate deposit     Company paid  
Returned check / Rejected automatic bank withdrawals   $ 35.00 per item  
Prior year duplicate statements   $ 15.00 per year  

 

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22.            How do I terminate my participation in the Plan or sell all or a portion of the shares held in my Plan account?

 

Termination

 

A participant may terminate participation in the Plan at any time by instruction to the Plan Administrator. Requests can be made online, by telephone or through the mail (see Question #7). A participant requesting termination may elect to retain Ameren shares or to sell all or a portion of the shares in the account. If a participant chooses to retain the Plan shares, they will be moved into our direct registration system and held in the name of the participant. Any fractional shares will be sold and a check will be sent to the participant for the proceeds. If a participant chooses to sell the Plan shares, the Plan Administrator will sell such shares and will send the proceeds to the participant, less fees and any applicable taxes. If no election is made in the request for termination, whole Plan shares will be moved into our direct registration system and held in the name of the participant. Upon termination, any uninvested contributions will be returned to the participant. Any future dividends will be paid in cash, unless the participant rejoins the Plan.

 

If a participant’s request to terminate participation in the Plan is received on or after a dividend record date, but before the dividend payable date, the participant’s termination will be processed as soon as administratively possible, and a separate dividend check will be mailed to the participant.

 

The Plan Administrator reserves the right to terminate participation in the Plan if a participant does not have at least one whole share in the Plan. Upon termination the participant may receive the cash proceeds from the sale of any fractional share, less any transaction fee and trading commission.

 

Sale of Shares

 

Sales of Plan shares will be made through a broker, who will receive trading commissions. Typically, the shares are sold through the exchange on which the common shares of Ameren are traded. Depending on the number of shares to be sold and current trading volume, sale transactions may be completed in multiple transactions and over the course of more than one day. All sales are subject to market conditions, system availability, restrictions and other factors. The actual sale date, time or price received for any shares sold under the Plan cannot be guaranteed.

 

Participants may instruct the Plan Administrator to sell shares under the Plan through a Batch Order, Market Order, Day Limit Order, Good-‘Til-Date/Canceled Limit Order or Stop Order:

 

Batch Order (online, telephone, mail) The Plan Administrator will combine each request to sell through the Plan with other Plan participant sale requests for a Batch Order. Shares are then periodically submitted in bulk to a broker for sale on the open market. Shares will be sold no later than five business days (except where deferral is necessary under state or federal regulations). Bulk sales may be executed in multiple transactions and over more than one day depending on the number of shares being sold and current trading volumes. Once entered, a Batch Order request cannot be canceled.

 

Market Order (online or telephone) – A participant’s request to sell shares in a Market Order will be at the prevailing market price when the trade is executed. If such an order is placed during market hours, the Plan Administrator will promptly submit the shares to a broker for sale on the open market. Once entered, a Market Order request cannot be canceled. Sales requests submitted near the close of the market may be executed on the next trading day, along with other requests received after market close.

 

Day Limit Order (online or telephone) A participant’s request to sell shares in a Day Limit Order will be promptly submitted by the Plan Administrator to a broker. The broker will execute as a Market Order when and if the stock reaches or exceeds the specified price on the day the order was placed (for orders placed outside of market hours, the next trading day). The order is automatically canceled if the price is not met by the end of that trading day. Depending on the number of shares being sold and current trading volumes, the order may only be partially filled and the remainder of the order canceled. Once entered, a Day Limit Order request cannot be canceled by the participant.

 

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Good-‘Til-Date/Canceled (GTD/GTC) Limit Order (online or telephone) – A GTD/GTC Limit Order request will be promptly submitted by the Plan Administrator to a broker. The broker will execute as a Market Order when and if the stock reaches or exceeds the specified price at any time while the order remains open (up to the date requested or 90 days for GTC). Depending on the number of shares being sold and current trading volumes, sales may be executed in multiple transactions and may be traded on more than one day. The order or any unexecuted portion will be automatically canceled if the price is not met by the end of the order period. The order may also be canceled by the applicable stock exchange or the participant.

 

Stop Order (online or telephone) The Plan Administrator will promptly submit a participant’s request to sell shares in a Stop Order to a broker. A sale will be executed when the stock reaches a specified price, at which time the Stop Order becomes a Market Order and the sale will be at the prevailing market price when the trade is executed. The price specified in the order must be below the current market price (generally used to limit a market loss).

 

Sales proceeds will be net of any fees to be paid by the participant (see Question #21 for details). The Plan Administrator will deduct any fees or applicable tax withholding from the sale proceeds. Sales processed on accounts without a valid Form W-9 for U.S. citizens or Form W-8BEN for non-U.S. citizens will be subject to federal backup withholding. Federal backup withholding can be avoided by furnishing the appropriate and valid form prior to the sale. Forms are available online at shareowneronline.com.

 

A check for the proceeds of the sale of shares (in U.S. dollars), less applicable taxes and fees, will generally be mailed by first class mail as soon as administratively possible after settlement date. If a participant submits a request to sell all or part of the Plan shares, and the participant requests net proceeds to be automatically deposited to a checking or savings account, the participant must provide a voided blank check for a checking account or blank savings deposit slip for a savings account. If the participant is unable to provide a voided check or deposit slip, the participant’s written request must have the participant’s signature(s) medallion guaranteed by an eligible financial institution for direct deposit. Requests for automatic deposit of sale proceeds that do not provide the required documentation will not be processed and a check for the net proceeds will be issued.

 

A participant who wishes to sell shares currently held in certificate form may send them in for deposit to the Plan Administrator and then proceed with the sale. To sell shares through a broker of their choice, the participant may request the broker to transfer shares electronically from the Plan account to their brokerage account.

 

Ameren’s share price may fluctuate between the time the sale request is received and the time the sale is completed on the open market. The Plan Administrator shall not be liable for any claim arising out of a failure to sell on a certain date or at a specific price. Neither the Plan Administrator nor any of its affiliates will provide any investment recommendations or investment advice with respect to transactions made through the Plan. This risk should be evaluated by the participant and is a risk that is borne solely by the participant.

 

28.            What transactions can a participant conduct through the Plan Administrator’s website?

 

Through the Plan Administrator’s website, a participant may:

 

· enroll in the Plan;

· authorize the reinvestment of his or her cash dividends; and

· authorize optional cash investments;

 

and a participant may:

 

· review and manage his or her Plan account at his or her convenience;

· arrange for sales of some or all of his or her shares of common stock; and

· request that some or all of his or her shares of common stock be moved into our direct registration system.

 

Participation in the Plan through these online services is voluntary. A participant can access such services at shareowneronline.com.

 

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