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"Table of Contents
"About This Prospectus
"Risk Factors
"Forward-Looking Statements
"Where You Can Find More Information
"The Company
"Description of the Plan
"Definitions
"Purpose of the Plan
"Advantages and Disadvantages of the Plan
"Plan Administration
"Participation in the Plan
"Participation Options
"Cash Investments
"Reinvestment of Dividends
"Purchases
"Certificates
"Safekeeping of Certificates
"Sale of Shares
"Termination of Plan Participation
"Service Fees
"Reports to Participants
"Other Information
"Federal Income Tax Information
"Use of Proceeds
"Plan of Distribution
"Experts
"Legal Opinion
"Shareholder Information
"Powers of Attorney (contained within the signature page hereto)

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 17, 2020

Registration No.                


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

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

ARIZONA
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  86-0512431
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

400 North Fifth Street, PO Box 53999
Phoenix, Arizona 85072-3999
(602) 250-1000

(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices)

Robert E. Smith
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
400 North Fifth Street, MS 9068
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-3992
(602) 250-1000

(Name, address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

          Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

          If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.    o

          If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.    ý

          If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act Registration Statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

          If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

          If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    ý

          If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    o

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer ý   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o

Emerging Growth Company o

          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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act . o

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

               
 
Title of Each Class of Securities
to be Registered

  Amount to be
Registered

  Proposed Maximum
Offering Price Per
Share

  Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price

  Amount of
Registration Fee

 

Common Stock

  1,000,000 shares(1)   (2)   (2)   (2)

 

(1)
This number represents shares of common stock that may be sold pursuant to the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan. In addition to the shares set forth in the table, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), the amount to be registered includes an indeterminate number of shares of common stock issuable upon stock splits, stock dividends and similar events.

Registration Statement No. 333-218886 on Form S-3ASR, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") by Pinnacle West Capital Corporation on June 21, 2017 (the "Prior Registration Statement"), expires on the third anniversary of the date of filing with the SEC pursuant to Rule 415(a)(5) under the Securities Act. The securities covered by this registration statement consist solely of the unsold securities from the Prior Registration Statement. Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act, these securities are being carried forward to this registration statement. No additional securities are being registered by this registration statement. Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6), the offering of the unsold securities registered under the Prior Registration Statement will be deemed terminated as of the date of effectiveness of this registration statement.

(2)
Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act, the entire amount of the registration fee for this registration statement is offset by the filing fee associated with unsold securities registered under the Prior Registration Statement. A filing fee of $8,870 was paid in connection with the registration pursuant to the Prior Registration Statement of 1,000,000 of the Registrant's Common Shares, 591,301 of which remain unsold.

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PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORPORATION

INVESTORS ADVANTAGE PLAN

1,000,000 shares of common stock



        The Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan (the "Plan") provides our existing and potential investors with a convenient, cost-effective way to purchase shares of common stock, no par value, of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

        We have the option to provide shares of common stock for the Plan from newly issued shares, shares held in our treasury, or shares purchased on the open market. We will make purchases of common stock for the Plan through an independent agent appointed by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the plan administrator. The common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PNW". The closing price of the common stock on June 15, 2020 on the New York Stock Exchange was $77.09.

        The purchase price of newly issued or treasury shares of common stock purchased under the Plan for an investment date will be the average of the high and low sales prices of the common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape and published in The Wall Street Journal or, for any day on which there is no such publication, in another generally accepted publication for the first business day of the relevant investment period, provided that the New York Stock Exchange is open on such day. If newly issued or treasury shares had been purchased for the Plan on June 15, 2020 under this formula, the purchase price would have been $76.02 per share.

        The price of shares of common stock purchased on the open market will be the weighted average purchase price per share of the specific batch of the aggregate number of shares purchased on the open market for an investment date, which will generally be the last day of the investment period during which the shares are bought. We will pay the costs of administration of the Plan. However, see Question 35 under "Description of the Plan" for a description of certain fees that we will charge to the participants.

        See "Risk Factors" beginning on page 2 of this prospectus where we refer to certain factors you should consider when making a decision to invest in our common stock.

        Our principal executive offices are located at 400 North Fifth Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Our telephone number is (602) 250-1000.

        NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

   

The date of this prospectus is June 17, 2020


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
  Page  

About This Prospectus

    2  

Risk Factors

    2  

Forward-Looking Statements

    2  

Where You Can Find More Information

    3  

The Company

    4  

Description of the Plan

    5  

Definitions

    5  

Purpose of the Plan

    7  

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Plan

    7  

Plan Administration

    8  

Participation in the Plan

    9  

Participation Options

    9  

Cash Investments

    10  

Reinvestment of Dividends

    12  

Purchases

    12  

Certificates

    14  

Safekeeping of Certificates

    14  

Sale of Shares

    14  

Termination of Plan Participation

    16  

Service Fees

    17  

Reports to Participants

    17  

Other Information

    18  

Federal Income Tax Information

    19  

Use of Proceeds

    19  

Plan of Distribution

    19  

Experts

    20  

Legal Opinion

    20  

Shareholder Information

    20  

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

        This prospectus is part of a shelf registration statement that we filed with the SEC. By using a shelf registration statement, we may sell the securities described in this prospectus from time to time or continuously. You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus. We have not authorized any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We will not make an offer to sell these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.


RISK FACTORS

        We include a discussion of risk factors relating to our business and an investment in our securities in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed from time to time by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These reports are incorporated by reference in this prospectus. See "Where You Can Find More Information." We may also describe additional risks related to our securities in a prospectus supplement from time to time. Before purchasing our securities, you should carefully consider the risk factors we describe in those reports and in any prospectus supplement. Although we discuss key risks in the risk factor descriptions, be aware that other risks may prove to be important in the future. New risks may emerge at any time and we cannot predict such risks or estimate the extent to which they may affect our business, financial condition, cash flows or operating results.


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

        This prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement, and the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, and we assume no obligation to update these statements, even if our internal estimates change, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements are often identified by words such as "estimate," "predict," "may," "believe," "plan," "expect," "require," "intend," "assume," "project," "anticipate," "goal," "seek," "strategy," "likely," "should," "will," "could," and similar words. Because actual results may differ materially from expectations, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. A number of factors could cause future results to differ materially from historical results, or from outcomes currently expected or sought by us. In addition to the Risk Factors described above, these factors include, but are not limited to:

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        We generally update these factors in each of our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. We claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus.


WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

        We file annual, quarterly, and current reports, and other information with the SEC. Our SEC filings are available to the public over the Internet at the SEC's web site: http://www.sec.gov. Our filings with the SEC are also available on our own web site at http://www.pinnaclewest.com. The information on our website is not part of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement.

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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

        The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference the information we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus, and later information we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future filings we make with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 prior to the termination of this offering, excluding, in each case, information deemed furnished and not filed.

        You may request a copy of these filings and will receive a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing, telephoning, or contacting us through our website at the following:


THE COMPANY

        Pinnacle West Capital Corporation ("Pinnacle West" or the "Company") was incorporated in 1985 under the laws of the State of Arizona and owns all of the outstanding common stock of Arizona Public Service Company ("APS"), its major subsidiary. APS is a vertically-integrated electric utility that provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the State of Arizona, with the major exceptions of about one-half of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tucson metropolitan area and Mohave County in northwestern Arizona. Pinnacle West's other subsidiaries are El Dorado Investment Company, Bright Canyon Energy Corporation and 4C Acquisition, LLC.

        Our principal executive offices are located at 400 North Fifth Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, and the telephone number is 602-250-1000.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN

        The Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan (the "Plan") is presented through the following questions and answers. For convenience of reference, the definitions of certain key terms are included below:

DEFINITIONS

Administrator—   Computershare Trust Company, N.A. ("Computershare") or such individual, bank, trust company or other entity appointed from time to time by the Company to act as Administrator of the Plan. See also "Plan Administrator."

Cash Investment—

 

An Initial Cash Investment and any payment made subsequent to enrollment in the Plan. The maximum aggregate Cash Investment (including the Initial Cash Investment) is $150,000 per account per calendar year.

Company—

 

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

Dividend Payment Date—

 

The date determined by our Board of Directors on which common stock dividends are payable. These dates are normally the first business day of March, June, September, and December.

Dividend Record Date—

 

The date fixed for determining the Shareholders of Record who will be entitled to receive a dividend payable on a Dividend Payment Date. The Dividend Record Date is generally the first business day of the month immediately preceding the Dividend Payment Date.

Eligible Investor—

 

An investor who makes an Initial Cash Investment of at least $50 or a Shareholder of Record.

Enrollment Form

 

Form available through the Administrator that the investor must complete to be able to participate in the Plan or various features of the Plan, or to change the investor's participation in the Plan.

Ex-Dividend Date—

 

A date, normally two business days prior to the Dividend Record Date, based on industry regulations, necessary to allow for the settlement of traded securities by the Dividend Record Date.

Initial Cash Investment—

 

A payment made to the Administrator by a person who is not already a Shareholder of Record to purchase shares of common stock in order to open a Plan account. The minimum Initial Cash Investment is $50.

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Investment Date—   The date on which the purchase price for all shares of common stock to be purchased during an Investment Period has been determined. The purchased shares are credited to a participant's account as of the Investment Date. Generally, the Investment Date will be the first day of the relevant Investment Period if shares are newly issued or treasury shares purchased from us, and the last day of the relevant Investment Period if shares are purchased on the open market. If the Investment Date would otherwise fall on a day on which the New York Stock Exchange is not open, the Investment Date will be the first business day following such day on which the New York Stock Exchange is open.

Investment Period—

 

The period during which common stock is purchased. A new Investment Period will occur approximately every 5 business days.

Plan—

 

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan.

Plan Administrator—

 

Computershare.

Plan Statement—

 

A statement prepared by the Administrator and sent to a participant following the end of each quarter if the participant's account had purchase or investment activity during the quarter as described in Question 36.

Shareholder of Record—

 

An investor whose shares are registered on the books of the Company in the shareholder's name.

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PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

1.     What is the purpose of the Plan?

        The purpose of the Plan is to promote long-term stock ownership among existing shareholders and new investors by providing a convenient and cost effective method to purchase shares of common stock with Cash Investments or reinvested dividends.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE PLAN

2.     What are advantages and disadvantages of the Plan?

Advantages:

A.
Direct Purchase of Stock—Persons not presently owning shares of common stock may become shareholders by making an Initial Cash Investment of at least $50. Participants may invest additional funds to purchase shares of common stock at any time. The maximum annual Cash Investment (including the Initial Cash Investment) is $150,000 per account.

B.
Certificate Safekeeping—Participants may deposit their common stock certificates with the Administrator, whether or not the common stock represented by such certificates was purchased through the Plan, and have their ownership maintained on the Company's records in their Plan accounts. This convenience is provided at no cost to the participant and eliminates the possibility of loss, inadvertent destruction, or theft of certificates. Also, because shares deposited for safekeeping are treated in the same manner as shares purchased through the Plan, they may be transferred or sold through the Plan.

C.
Reinvestment of Dividends—All or a portion of common stock dividends may be reinvested to purchase additional shares of common stock.

D.
Simplified Recordkeeping—A notice will be mailed to participants after any Plan activity, including when shares are sold or otherwise withdrawn from the Plan. It may be a statement that is cumulative, providing year-to-date Plan account activity. Participants will receive a Plan Statement for any quarter in which the participant's account had purchase or investment activity. Additionally, participants have the option to receive Plan activity notices electronically by logging in to participant's account through Investor Center at the Administrator's website www.computershare.com/investor.

E.
Per Share Fees—The per share fees (which include any applicable broker commissions the Plan Administrator is required to pay) paid for buying and selling shares under the Plan may be less than those you would otherwise pay if you were to purchase or sell the shares directly. No per share fees are paid for newly issued shares or for treasury shares.

F.
Transfer of Shares—Participants may transfer shares held in their Plan account to another individual's account at no cost. The normal transfer requirements will apply.

G.
Full Investment of Funds—The full amount of reinvested dividends and Cash Investments can be invested because the Plan permits fractional shares to be credited to Plan accounts. Dividends are paid on fractional shares as well as on whole shares.

H.
Sell Stock—Participants may sell shares held in their Plan account through the Plan.

Disadvantages:

A.
No Interest on Funds Pending Investment—No interest is paid on dividends or Cash Investments held pending investment or reinvestment.

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B.
Delay in Determining Purchase Price—The number of shares purchased for an investor's Plan account will not be determined until all shares for the relevant Investment Period have been purchased. Therefore, investors will not know the number of shares purchased or the purchase price until the Investment Date and will bear the risk of fluctuations in the market price of the common stock during the Investment Period.

C.
Return of Cash Investments—Cash Investments sent to the Plan Administrator will not be returned to the investor unless a request is received by the Plan Administrator at least 2 business days prior to the first day of the Investment Period.

D.
Periodic Delays for Issuing Certificates—Requests for termination of an account by issuance of certificates from a Plan account may be delayed 2-3 business days before or after a Dividend Record Date.

E.
Per Share Fees—The per share fees (which include any applicable broker commissions the Plan Administrator is required to pay) paid for buying and selling shares under the Plan may be more than you would otherwise pay if you were to purchase or sell the shares directly. Also, the per share fees payable under the Plan could change from time to time.

F.
Price of Shares—Plan participants cannot designate a specific price (except for prices specified for day limit order sales or good-til-cancelled limit order sales) at which to sell or purchase common stock. Requests for the sale of Plan shares are accumulated and the Plan Administrator places an order with the appointed agent. Similarly, an order is placed with the independent agent to purchase stock with all funds available for investment.

G.
Funds are not Insured—Plan accounts are not insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or any other entity.

PLAN ADMINISTRATION

3.     Who administers the Plan?

        Computershare administers the Plan, with certain administrative duties, performed by affiliates of Computershare acting as Computershare's service agents. Shares that are purchased through the Plan or deposited for safekeeping will be registered in the name of, and held by, Computershare, as Plan Administrator, or its nominee, as custodian for the participants. See Questions 30 and 31.

        Written communications about the Plan, including certificate transfer requests and address changes, should be directed to:

        E-mail communications should be directed to: web.queries@computershare.com

        When writing, please include a daytime telephone number or e-mail address to expedite the reply.

        You may speak with a Computershare customer service representative by dialing the nationwide toll-free number: 1-800-457-2983. Computershare representatives are available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

        Computershare's website is: www.computershare.com/investor.

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PARTICIPATION IN THE PLAN

4.     Who is eligible to participate in the Plan?

        Any interested investor making an Initial Cash Investment of at least $50 and all common stock Shareholders of Record are eligible to participate. Citizens or residents of, or entities that are organized or incorporated under or have their principal place of business in, a country other than the United States or its territories and possessions should determine whether they are subject to any governmental regulations prohibiting or restricting participation in the Plan, and must provide evidence satisfactory to the Administrator that their participation will not violate any such regulations, before enrolling in the Plan.

        Beneficial owners of common stock whose shares are held in a name other than their own (for example, a bank, broker, or trustee) may participate in the Plan with respect to such shares by transferring those shares into their own name. Once the shares are registered on the books of the Company in the name of the investor, the investor will be eligible to enroll in the Plan.

5.     How does an Eligible Investor enroll in the Plan?

        Eligible Investors may join the Plan by completing and submitting an Enrollment Form to the Administrator. Alternatively, enrollment is available online at the website listed above. New investors must also submit an Initial Cash Investment of at least $50 (but not more than $150,000).

        Once enrolled in the Plan, Eligible Investors will remain enrolled until they discontinue their participation or the Plan is terminated. See Questions 33, 34, and 40.

6.     When may an Eligible Investor join the Plan?

        An Eligible Investor may join the Plan at any time by completing and returning an Enrollment Form or by enrolling online.

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

7.     What participation options are available in the Plan?

        On the Enrollment Form, the investor is offered the following participation options:

        If participants do not indicate a participation option on the Enrollment Form, their account will automatically be enrolled into the "Full Dividend Reinvestment" option. Dividends will be reinvested as to all shares in a participant's Plan account unless the participant specifically elects otherwise. Common stock purchased on or after a specific Ex-Dividend Date may not receive the next subsequent dividend.

8.     How does the "Full Dividend Reinvestment" option of the Plan work?

        Participants enrolling in the Full Dividend Reinvestment option will have dividends earned on all common stock, both in their Plan account and held of record, reinvested to purchase additional shares of common stock. The reinvestment of dividends will commence with the first dividend to which the participant is entitled payable after the next Dividend Record Date following enrollment. See "Reinvestment of Dividends" below beginning with Question 20. No interest is paid on dividends pending reinvestment. A participant may also make Cash Investments of up to $150,000 per account

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annually (including any Initial Cash Investment) to purchase common stock. See "Cash Investments" below beginning with Question 13.

9.     How does the "Partial Dividends Paid in Cash" option of the Plan work?

        Participants enrolling in the Partial Dividends Paid in Cash option may designate a specific number of shares held of record or in their Plan accounts on which they wish to receive cash dividends, with dividends on the balance of shares being reinvested to purchase common stock. Participants may also elect to receive cash dividends on shares they hold in certificated form, with dividends on shares held in their Plan account being reinvested. The reinvestment of dividends will commence with the first dividend to which the participant is entitled payable after the next Dividend Record Date following enrollment. See "Reinvestment of Dividends" below beginning with Question 20. No interest is paid on dividends pending reinvestment. In addition, a participant may make Cash Investments of up to $150,000 per account annually to purchase common stock. See "Cash Investments" below beginning with Question 13.

        See Question 10 below for information regarding how cash dividends are paid.

        If a participant has elected this option and subsequently directs that a portion of the shares held in the participant's Plan account are to be sold, transferred, or withdrawn, unless the participant otherwise directs, all shares on which a participant receives reinvested dividends will be sold, transferred, or withdrawn prior to the sale, transfer, or withdrawal of any shares on which a participant receives cash dividends.

10.
How does the "All Dividends Paid in Cash (No Dividend Reinvestment)" option of the Plan work?

        Participants enrolling in the All Dividends Paid in Cash (No Dividend Reinvestment) option may make Cash Investments of up to $150,000 per account annually. The Cash Investment will be used to purchase additional shares of common stock. Dividends earned on all common stock, both in the Plan account and of record, will be paid directly to the investor either by check or direct deposit at the election of the shareholder. Dividends paid by check will be mailed to the shareholder's address of record.

        Shareholders electing to have dividends deposited to a financial institution account must complete and submit an Authorization for Electronic Direct Deposit Form and deposit slip to the Administrator. The financial institution must be a member of the Automated Clearing House network ("ACH").

11.   May participants change their participation option?

        Yes. The participation option may be changed by completing and submitting a new Enrollment Form to the Administrator, by calling the Administrator at 1-800-457-2983 or by accessing your account online at www.computershare.com/investor. The change will be effective as of the next Dividend Record Date following receipt and processing of the new Enrollment Form or enrollment request.

12.   May the Company restrict participation in the Plan?

        Yes. We reserve the right to restrict participation in the Plan if we believe that such participation may be contrary to the general purpose of the Plan or in violation of applicable law.

CASH INVESTMENTS

13.   Who is eligible to make Cash Investments?

        Any participant is eligible to make Cash Investments regardless of the participation option chosen, subject to the maximum contribution.

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14.   Who is eligible to make an Initial Cash Investment?

        Any interested investor may enroll either online or by submitting an Enrollment Form and making an Initial Cash Investment, subject to the minimum and maximum contributions.

15.   How are Initial Cash Investments and Cash Investments made?

        Initial Cash Investments and other Cash Investments may be made by personal check, payable through a U.S. bank or other U.S. financial institution, in U.S. dollars, to "Computershare—Pinnacle West Capital Corporation" or via electronic funds transfer as individual one-time online or monthly recurring transactions. Cash, money orders, traveler's checks and third-party checks will not be accepted. Initial Cash Investments made by personal check must be accompanied by a completed Enrollment Form. An Enrollment Form, cash investment form or, for electronic funds transfers, a Direct Debit Authorization form, should accompany all Cash Investments to ensure credit to the proper account.

        Initial Cash Investments and regular Cash Investments made by electronic funds transfer require that the participant authorize the Administrator to deduct a specified amount directly from a U.S. checking, savings, or credit union account which is a member of the ACH network. The participant must complete and forward a Direct Debit Authorization form to the Administrator, or do so online, to authorize such investment. Recurring Cash Investment (via electronic funds transfer) amounts will only be deducted from the participant's account once a month, on or around the 25th day of the month or the next banking business day if the 25th falls on a holiday or weekend. Generally, the funds will be invested during the first Investment Period following the 25th day of the month. However, if the funds are not received at least two business days prior to such Investment Period, the investment could be delayed to the next following Investment Period. See also Question 17.

16.   Is there a minimum and maximum Cash Investment?

        Yes. The minimum Initial Cash Investment is $50. Subsequent Cash Investments may be any amount. The maximum aggregate Cash Investment (including the Initial Cash Investment) is $150,000 per account per calendar year. Other restrictions may be imposed from time to time on amounts that may be invested in any transaction. Reinvested dividends are not counted as Cash Investments for purposes of this limitation.

17.   When will a participant's Initial Cash Investment or Cash Investment be invested?

        Generally, Initial Cash Investments and Cash Investments made by personal check or one-time online (non-recurring) electronic funds transfer will be invested during the next Investment Period. However, if the funds are not received at least two business days prior to such Investment Period, the investment could be delayed to the next following Investment Period. Unless otherwise agreed by us and the Plan Administrator, funds are considered to be received when delivered, either by postal service or by electronic delivery to the Administrator (see "Shareholder Information" below for address) before 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on any business day.

        Deduction of funds related to Cash Investments by recurring electronic funds deduction will only occur once a month, on or about the 25th day of the month, and generally such funds will be invested in shares of common stock during the next succeeding Investment Period. However, if the funds are not received at least two business days prior to such Investment Period, the investment could be delayed to the next following Investment Period. Interest is not paid on funds held pending investment.

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sell those shares to satisfy any uncollected amounts and if the net proceeds of the sale of such shares are insufficient to satisfy the balance of such uncollected amounts, the Plan Administrator will be entitled to sell additional shares from the participant's account to satisfy the uncollected balance. In addition, an "insufficient funds" fee of $35 will be charged. The Administrator may place a hold on the account until this fee is paid, or may sell shares from the account to pay this fee. The insufficient funds fee could change from time to time.

18.
When will shares purchased with Initial Cash Investments or Cash Investments be entitled to receive dividends?

        Shares purchased with an Initial Cash Investment or Cash Investment will be entitled to dividends if the shares were credited to the participant's account as of a date preceding the Dividend Record Date for payment of a dividend.

19.   May a participant request that an Initial Cash Investment or Cash Investment be returned?

        Yes. A participant may request the return of an Initial Cash Investment or Cash Investment. The funds will be returned if the request is received at least two business days prior to the next scheduled Investment Period. However, no refund will be made until the Administrator has fully collected the funds.

REINVESTMENT OF DIVIDENDS

20.   Is there a minimum or maximum amount for reinvested dividends?

        No. Dividends designated for reinvestment through the Plan are not subject to a minimum or maximum.

21.   When will a participant's dividends be reinvested?

        A participant's dividends will be reinvested during the first Investment Period that follows the Dividend Payment Date.

22.   When will shares purchased with reinvested dividends be entitled to receive dividends?

        Shares purchased with reinvested dividends and credited to a participant's account prior to a Dividend Record Date will be entitled to dividends on the Dividend Payment Date following such Dividend Record Date.

PURCHASES

23.   What is the source of common stock purchased through the Plan?

        Common stock purchased through the Plan will be purchased, at the discretion of the Company and in accordance with applicable law, either on the open market or directly from the Company or through a combination of the foregoing. Shares purchased from the Company may be either authorized but unissued shares or shares held in the treasury of the Company.

24.   How is common stock purchased on the open market?

        Common stock will be purchased through a broker appointed by the Administrator. Subject to the requirements of the Plan, the broker will have full discretion in all matters related to such purchases, including the day and time of purchase, price paid, number of shares purchased, and the markets or persons through whom the purchases are made.

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25.   When are shares purchased for the Plan?

        Purchases of shares on the open market may begin on the first day of the relevant Investment Period and will generally be completed no later than 30 days thereafter. Dividends not invested in common stock within 30 days of the Dividend Payment Date and Cash Investments not invested in common stock within 35 days of receipt will be promptly returned to participants.

        Shares purchased from the Company (newly issued common stock or treasury stock) will be acquired as soon as practicable following an Investment Date.

26.   When will shares be credited to a participant's account?

        Participants' shares will be credited to their Plan accounts as of the Investment Date and are considered to be owned by the participant on that day.

27.   How is the purchase price of the common stock determined?

        If the Administrator purchases shares of Company common stock in the open market, the Administrator may combine a participant's funds with funds of other participants and generally will batch purchase types (cash dividends and Cash Investments) for separate execution by its broker. At the Administrator's discretion, these batches may be combined and executed by its broker. The Administrator may also direct its broker to execute each purchase type in several batches throughout a trading day. Depending on the number of shares being purchased and current trading volume in shares of Company common stock, the Administrator's broker may execute purchases for any batch or batches in multiple transactions and over more than one day. If different purchase types are batched, the price per share of common stock purchased for each participant's account, whether purchased with reinvested cash dividends, Initial Cash Investments or with Cash Investments, shall be the weighted average price of the specific batch for shares of Company common stock purchased by the Administrator's broker on that investment date. The Administrator will purchase such shares as soon as is practical on or after an Investment Date.

        The purchase price of common stock purchased from the Company (newly issued common stock or treasury stock) will be the average of the high and low sales prices of the common stock on a given Investment Date as reported on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape and published in The Wall Street Journal or, for any day on which there is no such publication, in another generally accepted publication for the applicable Investment Date. If there is no trading reported for a trading day, the Company will determine the purchase price on the basis of such quotations as it deems appropriate.

28.   How many shares of common stock will be purchased for a participant?

        The number of shares purchased for a participant will be equal to the participant's Cash Investments received for the Investment Period plus dividends available for reinvestment divided by the purchase price of the shares. The participant's account will be credited with the whole and fractional shares as of the related Investment Date.

29.   Can a participant request the purchase of a specific number of shares?

        No. Since the purchase price of the common stock cannot be calculated until the common stock is purchased, a participant may not request the purchase of a specific number of shares.

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CERTIFICATES

30.   Will certificates be issued for shares purchased through the Plan?

        No. The certificates for shares purchased through the Plan are registered in the name of the Plan Administrator. A certificate may be issued to participants upon written request if this is in accordance with the Company's Bylaws.

        Participants requesting the issuance of a certificate for their Plan shares should submit the request to the Plan Administrator either in writing, by telephone or online, specifying the number of shares to be issued. Certificates will be issued as soon as practicable following the receipt of the request.

        The certificate will be issued in the name(s) of the participant(s). Requests to issue a certificate into another registration must meet the requirements for transfer of stock. See Question 42.

        See Question 9 for information relating to the certification of only a portion of a participant's Plan shares when the participant has elected the Partial Dividends in Cash option for the participant's shares.

SAFEKEEPING OF CERTIFICATES

31.
Can certificates be returned to the Administrator to be held in the participant's Plan account?

        Yes. Certificates for common stock may be submitted to the Plan Administrator to take advantage of the safekeeping feature of the Plan. The certificates should not be endorsed. It is recommended that the certificate(s) be mailed to the Administrator by registered mail, return receipt requested, and properly insured to the Administrator's overnight address in Question 3. The certificates should be submitted with a letter to the Plan Administrator directing the Plan Administrator to deposit the shares represented by such certificates into the Plan account of the participant. Alternatively, the certificates can be submitted with a new Enrollment Form. Investors may submit certificates for safekeeping upon initial enrollment in the Plan or at any time while participating in the Plan. The shares of common stock so deposited will be transferred into the name of the Administrator or its nominee and credited to the participant's Plan account. Common stock surrendered for safekeeping will be treated as shares purchased through the Plan.

SALE OF SHARES

32.   How may participants sell their Plan shares?

        A participant has four choices when making a sale, depending on how you submit your sale request, as follows:

        Market Order:    A market order is a request to sell shares promptly at the current market price. Market order sales are only available at www.computershare.com/investor or by calling the Administrator directly at 1-800-457-2983. Market order sale requests received at www.computershare.com/investor or by telephone will be placed promptly upon receipt during market hours (normally 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Any orders received after 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time will be placed promptly on the next day the market is open. Depending on the number of shares being sold and current trading volume in the shares, a market order may only be partially filled or not filled at all on the trading day in which it is placed, in which case the order, or remainder of the order, as applicable, will be cancelled at the end of such day. To determine if the shares were sold, a participant should check his or her account online at www.computershare.com/investor or call the Administrator directly at 1-800-457-2983. If the market order sale was not filled and a participant still wants the shares sold, he or she will need to re-enter the sale request. The price with respect to each market order will be the market price for such order obtained by the Administrator's broker, less a transaction fee of $25 per sale and a per share fee of $0.12 for each share sold.

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        Batch Order:    A batch order is an accumulation of all sale requests for a security submitted together as a collective request. Batch orders are submitted on each market day, assuming there are sale requests to be processed. Sale instructions for batch orders received by the Plan Administrator will be processed no later than five business days after the date on which the order is received (except where deferral is required under applicable federal or state laws or regulations), assuming the applicable market is open for trading and sufficient market liquidity exists. All sale requests received in writing will be submitted as batch order sales. In every case of a batch order sale, the price to each selling participant will be the weighted average sale price obtained by the Administrator's broker for each aggregate order placed by the Administrator and executed by the broker, less a transaction fee of $25 per sale and a per share fee of $0.12 for each share sold.

        Day Limit Order:    A day limit order is an order to sell securities when and if they reach a specific trading price on a specific day. The order is automatically cancelled if the price is not met by the end of that day (or, for orders placed after-market hours, the next day the market is open). Depending on the number of securities being sold and the current trading volume in the securities, such an order may only be partially filled, in which case the remainder of the order will be cancelled. The order may be cancelled by the applicable stock exchange, by the Administrator at its sole discretion or, if the Administrator's broker has not filled the order, at the participant's request made online at www.computershare.com/investor or by calling the Administrator directly at 1-800-457-2983. Each day limit order sale will incur a transaction fee of $25 per sale and a per share fee of $0.12 for each share sold.

        Good-Til-Cancelled ("GTC") Limit Order:    A GTC limit order is an order to sell securities when and if the securities reach a specific trading price at any time while the order remains open (generally up to 30 days). Depending on the number of securities being sold and current trading volume in the securities, sales may be executed in multiple transactions and over more than one day. If shares are traded on more than one day during which the market is open, a separate fee will be charged for each such day. The order (or any unexecuted portion thereof) is automatically cancelled if the trading price is not met by the end of the order period. The order may be cancelled by the applicable stock exchange, by the Administrator at its sole discretion or, if the Administrator's broker has not filled the order, at the Participant's request made online at www.computershare.com/investor or by calling the Administrator directly at 1-800-457-2983. Each GTC limit order sale will incur a transaction fee of $25 per sale and a per share fee of $0.12 for each share sold.

        Per share fees include any applicable brokerage commissions the Administrator is required to pay. Any fractional share will be rounded up to a whole share for purposes of calculating the per share fee.

        The Administrator may, for various reasons, require a sales request to be submitted in writing. Participants should contact the Administrator to determine if there are any limitations applicable to their particular sale request.

        All sales requests processed over the telephone will entail an additional fee of $15.00 if the assistance of a Customer Service Representative is required when selling shares.

        Participants should be aware that the price of Company common stock may rise or fall during the period between a request for sale, its receipt by the Administrator, and the ultimate sale on the open market. Instructions for a market order or a batch sale are binding and may not be rescinded.

        If a participant elects to sell shares online at www.computershare.com/investor through Investor Center he or she may utilize the Administrator's international currency exchange service to convert his or her sale proceeds to local currency prior to being sent to the participant. Receiving sales proceeds in a local currency and having a check drawn on a local bank avoids the time consuming and costly "collection" process required for cashing U.S. dollar checks. This service is subject to additional terms and conditions and fees, to which participants must agree online.

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        The Administrator reserves the right to decline to process a sale if it determines, in its sole discretion, that supporting legal documentation is required. In addition, if a participant elects to sell shares through the Administrator, he or she will not have any authority or power to direct the time or price at which shares are sold (except for prices specified for day limit orders or GTC limit orders), and only the Administrator will select the broker(s) through or from whom sales are to be made.

        Alternatively, participants may choose to sell their shares through a broker of their choice. Participants should contact their broker on how to sell their shares through their broker.

        The fees listed above may change from time to time.

TERMINATION OF PLAN PARTICIPATION

33.   How may a participant terminate participation in the Plan?

        Participants may terminate participation in the Plan at any time by giving notice to the Plan Administrator in writing, by telephone or online. The terminating participant's shares will continue to be held in book entry form or through direct registration unless and until the terminating participant requests to sell all or some of the shares, requests a certificate issued for a specific number of whole shares, or requests an electronic transfer of a specific number of whole shares to a brokerage account. See Questions 30 and 32. Certificates cannot be issued for fractional shares. A participant will receive a check for the cash value of fractional shares less any applicable fees when terminating participation. Issuance of certificates may be subject to an additional fee. Please contact the Administrator to determine if there is a certificate issuance fee.

        Participants terminating their Plan participation will receive one or more notices or statements detailing the termination and related transactions. These notices and statements should be retained for tax purposes.

        Cash Investments received prior to the request to terminate Plan participation will be invested during the next Investment Period unless the participant timely requests the return of that Cash Investment. See Question 19.

        For an account whose dividends are to be reinvested, if the Plan Administrator receives the participant's notice of termination near a Dividend Record Date, the Plan Administrator, in its sole discretion, may either distribute such dividends in cash or reinvest them in shares on behalf of the withdrawing participant. If such dividends are reinvested, the Plan Administrator will process the withdrawal as soon as practicable but in no event later than five business days after the reinvestment is completed.

34.   May we terminate a participant's Plan participation?

        Yes. If a participant does not maintain at least one whole share of common stock in the Plan account or does not own any common stock of record for which cash dividends are designated for reinvestment pursuant to the Plan, we may terminate the participant's participation in our sole discretion. A participant whose participation has been terminated will receive a check for the cash value of any fractional share in the Plan account less applicable fees and taxes.

        In addition, we may terminate a participant's participation in the Plan in our sole discretion if we believe that such participation may be contrary to the general purpose of the Plan (see Question 1) or in violation of applicable law. The participant will receive a certificate for whole shares and a check for the cash value of any fractional share in the Plan account less any applicable fees and taxes.

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SERVICE FEES

35.   What fees are associated with participation in the Plan?

        The fees associated with participation in the Plan are:

Initial Enrollment Fee   $10 (one-time charge, per account, for first-time (new) investors only)

Cash Investments

 

$0.10 per share*(for open market purchases only)

Batch Order Sales

 

$25 per sale plus $0.12 per share*

Market Order Sales

 

$25 per sale plus $0.12 per share*

Day Limit Order Sales

 

$25 per sale plus $0.12 per share*

GTC Limit Order Sales

 

$25 per sale plus $0.12 per share*

Agent Assistance Fee

 

$15 per sale

Insufficient funds fee

 

$35

*
Per share fees include any applicable brokerage commissions the Administrator is required to pay. Any fractional share will be rounded up to a whole share for purposes of calculating the per share fee.

        We will pay all other administrative costs. No per share fees are paid for newly issued shares or for treasury shares. Per share fees could change from time to time. The fees listed above may also change from time to time.

REPORTS TO PARTICIPANTS

36.   What reports are sent to participants?

        The Plan Administrator will send a notice confirming the details of each account transaction in the form of a statement or transaction advice. In addition, for each quarter in which a participant has purchase or investment activity, the Plan Administrator will send a Plan Statement to the participant; however, if the only activity for the quarter is the receipt of a cash dividend that is not reinvested, the participant will not receive a Plan Statement. The Plan statement will also include specific cost basis information in accordance with applicable law. These statements should be retained for tax purposes. From time to time, the Company and the Plan Administrator may revise the type, content, format and timing of notices and statements sent to participants in the Plan.

        The Plan Administrator will send or forward all applicable proxy solicitation materials and other shareholder materials or consent solicitation materials to Plan participants.

        Plan participants will receive an Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Form 1099-DIV showing total dividends reported to the Internal Revenue Service which were paid to the participant both on shares of record and Plan account shares. An IRS form 1099-B will be provided for reporting the proceeds from the sale of shares through the Plan. See Question 44 for further information regarding tax reporting.

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OTHER INFORMATION

37.   What happens if we declare a dividend payable in common stock or a stock split?

        Any dividends in the form of shares of common stock and any shares resulting from a common stock split on shares held in a participant's Plan account will be credited to the participant's Plan account.

38.   How will a participant's shares be voted at meetings of shareholders?

        The participant's shares will be voted in accordance with the participant's instructions. Shares will not be voted unless the participant or the participant's proxy votes them.

39.   What is the responsibility of the Company and its agents under the Plan?

        Neither the Company, the Administrator, or any independent agent appointed by the Administrator will be liable for any act done in good faith or for any good faith omission to act with respect to the Plan, including, without limitation, any claim of liability arising out of failure to terminate a participant's account upon such participant's death prior to receipt of notice in writing of such death or with respect to the prices or times at which, or sources from which, shares are purchased or sold for participants, or with respect to any loss or fluctuation in market value before or after any purchase or sale of shares. In no event shall the Company, the Administrator or their agents have any liability as to any inability to purchase shares or as to the timing of any purchase.

        Participants must recognize that the Company cannot assure them a profit, or protect them against losses, on shares purchased pursuant to the Plan. The market price of common stock can fluctuate substantially. Participants accept the risks as well as the benefits of the Plan.

40.   May the Plan be changed or discontinued?

        Yes. We reserve the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the Plan at any time with or without advance notice. As a result, we may register additional shares from time to time. Any suspension or termination of the Plan, or any material modification of the Plan, will be communicated to all affected Plan participants as soon as practicable. An amendment to the Plan will not decrease the account of any participant or result in any distribution to us of any amount credited to a participant account.

41.   May common stock held in a Plan account be pledged as collateral?

        No. Common stock held in a Plan account may not be pledged as collateral. Participants wishing to use their common stock as collateral must have certificates issued for the shares. The certificates can then be delivered for collateral.

42.   May common stock held in a Plan account be transferred or assigned to another person?

        Yes. A participant may transfer or assign Plan shares to another person or entity by meeting the requirements for transfer of stock. See Question 3 for Plan Administrator contact information to request a copy of the current stock transfer requirements. When writing, please include a daytime telephone number or e-mail address to expedite the reply. You may also use the Computershare Transfer Wizard at www.computershare.com/transferwizard. The Transfer Wizard will guide you through the transfer process, assist you in completing the transfer form, and identify other necessary documentation you may need to provide.

        See Question 9 for information relating to the transfer of only a portion of a participant's Plan shares when the participant has elected the Partial Dividends Paid in Cash option for the participant's shares.

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43.   How may instructions be given to the Administrator?

        Any instructions may be submitted in writing to the Administrator at the address provided in Question 3. You may also perform certain account transactions online through Investor Center at www.computershare.com/investor. The Administrator may also allow certain instructions to be communicated by telephone or e-mail as agreed to by the Administrator and the participant. You may contact Computershare at 1-800-457-2983 or by e-mail at web.queries@computershare.com for more information.

FEDERAL INCOME TAX INFORMATION

44.   What are the Federal income tax consequences of Plan participation?

        We believe the following is an accurate summary of the federal tax consequences of participation in the Plan. You are advised to consult your tax or financial advisor with respect to federal, state, local, and other tax laws which apply to your specific situation.

        In general, the dividends paid on common stock, whether the shares are held in certificate form by the shareholder or held by the Company in book-entry or through the Plan, are considered taxable income, whether received in cash or reinvested through the Plan. The information sent to you and the IRS at year-end will provide the information required to complete your income tax returns.

        The tax basis of shares acquired through the reinvestment of dividends will be equal to the value of dividends reinvested. The tax basis of shares purchased with Cash Investments will be equal to the amount of such investments.

        Upon the sale of either a portion or all of the shares from the Plan, a participant may recognize a capital gain or loss based on the difference between the sales proceeds and the tax basis of the shares sold, including any fractional shares.

        For participants who are subject to U.S. withholding tax, backup withholding, or foreign taxes, the Administrator will withhold the required taxes from the gross dividends or proceeds from the sale of shares. The dividends or proceeds received by the participant, or dividends reinvested on behalf of the participant, will be net of the required taxes.


USE OF PROCEEDS

        We intend to use the proceeds from the issuance of any newly issued or treasury shares of common stock pursuant to the Plan for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the repayment of indebtedness, capital expenditures, the funding of working capital, acquisitions, or stock repurchases, and/or capital infusions into one or more of our subsidiaries for any of those purposes.


PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

        Shares of common stock for participants under the Plan will either be directly purchased from us or in the open market by the Administrator through its broker. The Plan Administrator will assist with providing services pursuant to the Plan, but will not be acting as an underwriter with respect to the shares of our common stock purchased for purposes of the Plan. The costs associated with the Plan include brokerage commissions and certain fees. We will pay all other costs of administration of the Plan. See Questions 27, 32 and 35 under "Description of the Plan" above for a description of fees that we will charge to participants in the Plan, including broker commissions.

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EXPERTS

        The consolidated financial statements of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and subsidiaries and the related financial statement schedules, incorporated in this Prospectus by reference from Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and the effectiveness of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's internal control over financial reporting have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report, which is incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedules have been so incorporated in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.


LEGAL OPINION

        The validity of the common stock offered hereby has been passed upon for the Company by Robert E. Smith, its Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Smith is regularly employed by Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, participates in various Pinnacle West Capital Corporation employee benefit plans under which he may receive shares of common stock and currently beneficially owns less than one percent of the outstanding shares of common stock of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.


SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation:

Corporate Headquarters:   400 North 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mailing Address:

 

P .O. Box 53999
Mail Station 8602
Phoenix, AZ 85072-3999

Telephone Number:

 

602-250-1000

E-Mail Address:

 

shareholderdept@pinnaclewest.com

Corporate Web Site:

 

www.pinnaclewest.com

Computershare Trust Company, N.A.:

Telephone Numbers:   800-457-2983 Nationwide Toll-Free
201-680-6578 International Shareholders

E-Mail Address:

 

web.queries@computershare.com/investor

The Computershare Web Site:

 

www.computershare.com/investor

Shareholder Plan and Account
Information & Stock Transfer
Requirements:

 

Computershare
P.O. Box 505005
Louisville, KY 40233-5005

 

 

For overnight delivery service:
Computershare
462 South 4th Street
Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Stock Listing Information

 

 

Ticker Symbol:

 

PNW on the New York Stock Exchange

Financial Listings:

 

PinWst

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        No person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation not contained in this prospectus and, if given or made, such information or representation must not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Company. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy, any of the securities offered hereby in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer in such jurisdiction.

LOGO



INVESTORS ADVANTAGE PLAN



1,000,000 shares of
common stock
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PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14.    Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

        The following table sets forth the various expenses that are expected to be incurred in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being registered and that would be paid by the Company over the three year period following the effective date of this registration statement. All amounts are estimated, except for the SEC registration fee.

Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee

  $ 0  

Printing and postage expenses

    9,000  

Legal fees and expenses

    5,000  

Accounting fees and expenses

    25,000  

Plan Administrator and Independent Agent Fees

    225,000  

Miscellaneous

    5,000  

Total

  $ 269,000  

Item 15.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

        The Arizona Business Corporation Act (the "ABCA") permits a corporation, under certain circumstances, to indemnify its present and former directors and officers against costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) reasonably incurred in connection with threatened, pending or completed civil, criminal, administrative or investigative actions, suits or proceedings, whether or not authority for such indemnification is contained in the indemnifying corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws. Article TENTH of our Restated Articles of Incorporation eliminates and limits the personal liability of directors to the fullest extent permitted by the ABCA, as amended. Specific authority for indemnification of present and former directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law is contained in Article VII of our Bylaws. Such indemnification is mandatory.

        Under the ABCA, in order for a corporation to indemnify a director or officer, a majority of the corporation's disinterested directors, special legal counsel, or the shareholders must find that the conduct of the individual to be indemnified was in good faith and that the individual reasonably believed that the conduct was in the corporation's best interests (in the case of conduct in an "official capacity" with the corporation) or that the conduct was at least not opposed to the corporation's best interests (in all other cases). In the case of any criminal proceeding, the finding must be to the effect that the individual had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct was unlawful. Indemnification is permitted with respect to expenses, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement by such individuals, except that, in the case of a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation, indemnification is limited to reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding. However, a corporation cannot indemnify a director in the cases noted in clause (ii) of the second sentence of the following paragraph. A corporation's articles of incorporation may indemnify a director for conduct for which broader indemnification has been made permissible or mandatory under other provisions of the ABCA. Additionally, if the individual is an officer but not a director (or is both but is made a party to the proceeding solely because of an act or omission as an officer), a corporation may indemnify and advance expenses to the further extent as may be provided by the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, a resolution of the board of directors or contract except for (i) liability in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation other than for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding, or (ii) liability arising out of conduct that constitutes (a) receipt by the officer of a financial benefit to which the officer is not entitled, (b) an intentional infliction of harm on the corporation or the shareholders or (c) an intentional violation of criminal law.

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        Indemnification under the ABCA is permissive, except in the event of a successful defense, in which case a director or officer must be indemnified against reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred in connection with the proceeding unless such indemnification is limited by the articles of incorporation. In addition, the ABCA requires Arizona corporations to indemnify any "outside director" (a director who, when serving as a director, is not an officer, employee or holder of more than five percent of any class of the corporation's stock or the stock of any affiliate of the corporation) against liability unless (i) the corporation's articles of incorporation limit such indemnification, (ii) the director is adjudged liable in a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation or in any other proceeding charging improper financial benefit to the director, whether or not involving action in the director's official capacity, in which the director was adjudged liable on the basis that financial benefit was improperly received by the director, or (iii) a court determines, before payment to the outside director, that the director failed to meet the standards of conduct described in the preceding paragraph. With certain limitations, a court may also order that an individual be indemnified if the court finds that the individual is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification in light of all of the relevant circumstances, whether or not the individual has met the standards of conduct in this and the preceding paragraph or was adjudged liable as described above.

        In addition, we have, from time to time, entered into and/or may enter into agreements to indemnify certain of our directors and officers to the fullest extent allowed by law, subject to certain exceptions. To the extent the Board or shareholders may in the future wish to limit or repeal our ability to provide indemnification to our officers and directors, such repeal or limitation may not be effective as to directors or officers who are parties to any indemnification agreements because their rights to full protection would be contractually assured by such agreements.

        In Arizona, a corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of a director or officer of the corporation against liability asserted against or incurred by the individual arising from the individual's status as a director or officer. We maintain insurance on a regular basis (and not specifically in connection with this offering) against liabilities arising on the part of directors and officers out of their performance in such capacities or arising on the part of the Company out of the foregoing indemnification provisions, subject to certain exclusions and to the policy limits.

        There is currently no pending material litigation or proceeding involving any of our directors or officers for which indemnification is sought.

        For information regarding our undertaking to submit to adjudication the issue of indemnification for violation of the securities laws, see Item 17 below.

Item 16.    List of Exhibits.

EXHIBIT
NO.
  DESCRIPTION
  5.1   Opinion of Robert E. Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company

 

23.1

 

Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP

 

23.2

 

Consent of Robert E. Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company (included in Opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1)

 

24.1

 

Powers of Attorney (contained within the signature page hereto)

 

24.2

 

Resolutions of Board of Directors re Powers of Attorney

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        In addition to those Exhibits shown above, the Company hereby incorporates the following Exhibits pursuant to Rule 411 of Regulation C promulgated under the Securities Act by reference to the filings set forth below:

Exhibit No.
  Description   Previously Filed
as Exhibit
  File
No.(1)
  Date
Filed
  4.1   Articles of Incorporation, restated as of May 21, 2008   Exhibit 3.1 to Pinnacle West/APS Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008   1-8962   8/07/08

 

4.2

 

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Bylaws, amended as of February 19, 2020

 

Exhibit 3.1 to Pinnacle West/APS Current Report on Form 8-K dated February 25, 2020

 

1-8962

 

2/25/20

 

4.3

 

Specimen Certificate of Pinnacle West common stock, no par value

 

Exhibit 4.1 to Pinnacle West Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 20, 2017

 

1-8962

 

6/20/17

 

4.4

 

Second Amended and Restated Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan dated as of June 23, 2004

 

Exhibit 4.4 to Pinnacle West Current Report on Form 8-K dated August 9, 2004

 

1-8962

 

8/9/04

 

4.5

 

Third Amended and Restated Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Investors Advantage Plan dated as of November 25, 2008

 

Exhibit 4.1 to Pinnacle West Form S-3 Registration Statement No. 333-155641

 

1-8962

 

11/25/08

(1)
Reports filed under File No. 1-8962 were filed in the office of the SEC located in Washington, D.C.

Item 17.    Undertakings.

        (a)   The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

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        That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

        (b)   The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant's annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

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        (c)   Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused the registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Phoenix, State of Arizona, on June 17, 2020.

    Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

 

 

By:

 

/s/ JEFFREY B. GULDNER

Jeffrey B. Guldner
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated. Each person whose signature appears below hereby authorizes James R. Hatfield, Theodore N. Geisler and Robert E. Smith, and each of them, as attorneys-in-fact, to sign his or her name on his or her behalf, individually and in each capacity designated below, to file any amendments, including post-effective amendments, to this Registration Statement.

SIGNATURE
 
TITLE
 
DATE

 

 

 

 

 
/s/ JEFFREY B. GULDNER

(Jeffrey B. Guldner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer)
  Principal Executive Officer and Director   June 17, 2020

/s/ THEODORE N. GEISLER

(Theodore N. Geisler, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer)

 

Principal Financial Officer

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ ELIZABETH A. BLANKENSHIP

(Elizabeth A. Blankenship, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer)

 

Principal Accounting Officer

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ GLYNIS A. BRYAN

(Glynis A. Bryan)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ DENIS A. CORTESE, M.D.

(Denis A. Cortese, M.D.)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

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SIGNATURE
 
TITLE
 
DATE

 

 

 

 

 
/s/ RICHARD P. FOX

(Richard P. Fox)
  Director   June 17, 2020

/s/ DALE E. KLEIN, PH.D.

(Dale E. Klein, Ph.D.)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ HUMBERTO S. LOPEZ

(Humberto S. Lopez)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ KATHRYN L. MUNRO

(Kathryn L. Munro)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ BRUCE J. NORDSTROM

(Bruce J. Nordstrom)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ PAULA J. SIMS

(Paula J. Sims)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ JAMES E. TREVATHAN, JR.

(James E. Trevathan, Jr.)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

/s/ DAVID P. WAGENER

(David P. Wagener)

 

Director

 

June 17, 2020

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