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





FORM 8-K/A
(Amendment No. 1)

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported) - February 20, 2024

ALLETE, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Minnesota1-354841-0418150
(State or other jurisdiction of(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)Identification No.)

30 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802-2093
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(218) 279-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, without par valueALENew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

                                         Emerging growth company

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




EXPLANATORY NOTE
This Current Report on Form 8-K/A constitutes Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") to ALLETE, Inc.'s Current Report on Form 8-K which was originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 20, 2024. This Amendment is being filed solely to correct the number of industrial megawatt-hour sales under Regulated Operations in Item 7.01. The original filing reflected industrial megawatt-hour sales for only Minnesota Power. This Amendment reflects consolidated industrial megawatt-hour sales consistent with the reporting of our Regulated Operations segment in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023.

SECTION 7 - REGULATION FD

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) today initiated its 2024 earnings guidance range of $3.60 to $3.90 per share on net income of $210 million to $225 million. This guidance range is comprised of our Regulated Operations segment earnings within a range of $2.65 to $2.85 per share, and ALLETE Clean Energy and Corporate and Other operations earnings within a range of $0.95 to $1.05 per share.

The Company also updated its five-year capital expenditure plan to $4.3 billion, which is a $1 billion increase from its previous five-year plan. The plan includes increased capital investments in renewable and transmission projects, and the Company expects this capital expenditure plan to drive multi-year earnings growth beginning in 2025, in line with its stated financial objectives.

Key factors, expectations, considerations and assumptions impacting 2024 guidance are summarized below.

Regulated Operations
Reflects interim rates for the Minnesota Power 2023 rate case of approximately $64 million; interim rates are subject to refund.
Industrial sales of approximately 7.0 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2024 reflect anticipated production from our taconite customers of approximately 35 million tons in 2024.
Higher operating and maintenance expense due to higher employee staffing and inflationary cost increases.
Higher depreciation and property tax expenses due to additional plant in service.
Additional investments in the American Transmission Company LLC of approximately $6 million.
Guidance for 2024 assumes that we will achieve constructive outcomes in regulatory proceedings.

ALLETE Clean Energy
Total wind generation of approximately 3.7 million MWh in 2024 with the expectation of normal wind resources (3.2 million MWh in 2023).
Reflects continued substation network outage located near the Caddo wind energy facility in the first quarter of 2024.
Reflects Production Tax Credits estimated to be approximately $18 million in 2024.
Reflects the sale of Project Whitetail in 2024.
Reflects higher operating and maintenance expense in 2024.

Corporate and Other
Reflects New Energy net income of approximately $19 million to $21 million.
Reflects similar results at BNI Energy Inc. and Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC.
Reflects slightly lower earnings at ALLETE Properties, LLC.
Reflects decreased earnings from ALLETE’s investments in Minnesota solar projects, due to Investment Tax Credits recognized in 2023.

Guidance reflects earnings per share dilution of approximately $0.03 from higher average shares outstanding.

We expect a consolidated effective income tax expense of approximately 5 percent in 2024.
Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with disclosures under the heading: “Forward-Looking Statements” located on page 2 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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Forward-Looking Statements


Statements in this report that are not statements of historical facts are considered “forward-looking” and, accordingly, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. Although such forward-looking statements have been made in good faith and are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that the expected results will be achieved. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, future expectations, risks, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, events, uncertainties, financial performance, or growth strategies (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “likely,” “will continue,” “could,” “may,” “potential,” “target,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning) are not statements of historical facts and may be forward-looking.
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 our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of ALLETE in this Current Report on Form 8-K (Form 8-K), in presentations, on our website, in response to questions or otherwise. These statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to, and are accompanied by, the following important factors, in addition to any assumptions and other factors referred to specifically in connection with such forward-looking statements that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements:

our ability to successfully implement our strategic objectives;
global and domestic economic conditions affecting us or our customers;
changes in and compliance with laws and regulations or changes in tax rates or policies;
changes in rates of inflation or availability of key materials and suppliers;
the outcome of legal and administrative proceedings (whether civil or criminal) and settlements;
weather conditions, natural disasters and pandemic diseases;
our ability to access capital markets, bank financing and other financing sources;
changes in interest rates and the performance of the financial markets;
project delays or changes in project costs;
changes in operating expenses and capital expenditures and our ability to raise revenues from our customers;
the impacts of commodity prices on ALLETE and our customers;
our ability to attract and retain qualified, skilled and experienced personnel;
effects of emerging technology;
war, acts of terrorism and cybersecurity attacks;
our ability to manage expansion and integrate acquisitions;
population growth rates and demographic patterns;
wholesale power market conditions;
federal and state regulatory and legislative actions that impact regulated utility economics, including our allowed rates of return, capital structure, ability to secure financing, industry and rate structure, acquisition and disposal of assets and facilities, operation and construction of plant facilities and utility infrastructure, recovery of purchased power, capital investments and other expenses, including present or prospective environmental matters;
effects of competition, including competition for retail and wholesale customers;
effects of restructuring initiatives in the electric industry;
the impacts on our businesses of climate change and future regulation to restrict the emissions of GHG;
effects of increased deployment of distributed low-carbon electricity generation resources;
the impacts of laws and regulations related to renewable and distributed generation;
pricing, availability and transportation of fuel and other commodities and the ability to recover the costs of such commodities;
our current and potential industrial and municipal customers’ ability to execute announced expansion plans;
real estate market conditions where our legacy Florida real estate investment is located may deteriorate; and
the success of efforts to realize value from, invest in, and develop new opportunities.








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Forward-Looking Statements (Continued)

Additional disclosures regarding factors that could cause our results or performance to differ from those anticipated by this report are discussed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors of ALLETE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which that statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of these factors, nor can it assess the impact of each of these factors on the businesses of ALLETE or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by ALLETE in this Form 8-K and in other reports filed with the SEC that attempt to identify the risks and uncertainties that may affect ALLETE’s business.







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SIGNATURES


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 thereunto duly authorized.

ALLETE, Inc.
February 20, 2024/s/ Steven W. Morris
Steven W. Morris
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer




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