<PAGE> SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 ___________________ FORM 8-A FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASS OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER) VIRGINIA 54-0418825 (STATE OF INCORPORATION (I.R.S. EMPLOYER OR ORGANIZATION) IDENTIFICATION NO.) VIRGINIA POWER CAPITAL TRUST I (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER) DELAWARE APPLIED FOR (STATE OF INCORPORATION (I.R.S. EMPLOYER OR ORGANIZATION) IDENTIFICATION NO.) ONE JAMES RIVER PLAZA RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23219-3932 (ADDRESS OF REGISTRANT'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES) IF THIS FORM RELATES TO THE REGISTRATION IF THIS FORM RELATES OF A CLASS OF DEBT SECURITIES AND IS TO THE REGISTRATION OF A CLASS EFFECTIVE UPON FILING PURSUANT TO OF DEBT SECURITIES AND IS TO GENERAL INSTRUCTION A(c)(1) PLEASE BECOME EFFECTIVE SIMULTANEOUSLY CHECK THE FOLLOWING BOX. [ ] WITH THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A CONCURRENT REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 PURSUANT TO GENERAL INSTRUCTION A(c)(2) PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING BOX [ ] SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT: TITLE OF EACH CLASS NAME OF EACH EXCHANGE ON WHICH TO BE REGISTERED: EACH CLASS IS TO BE REGISTERED: - ----------------- ------------------------------ VIRGINIA POWER CAPITAL TRUST I NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. ___% TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES (EVIDENCING AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN ___% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED DEFERRABLE INTEREST NOTES ISSUED BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, AND AS GUARANTEED BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY) SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT: NONE
<PAGE> ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT'S SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED. A description of the Preferred Securities of the Registrant is set forth under the caption "Description of the Preferred Securities" in the prospectus contained in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24, 1995 (the "Registration Statement") and is incorporated herein by reference. ITEM 2. EXHIBITS. The following documents and instruments defining the rights of holders, filed as Exhibits to the Registration Statement, are herein incorporated by reference: 1. Exhibit 1, Form of Underwriting Agreement for Preferred Securities. 2. Exhibit 4(a), Form of Subordinated Note Indenture between Virginia Electric and Power Company and Chemical Bank, as Trustee. 3. Exhibit 4(b), Form of Supplemental Indenture between Virginia Electric and Power Company and Chemical Bank, as Trustee. 4. Exhibit 4(c), Trust Agreement of Virginia Power Capital Trust I. 5. Exhibit 4(d), Form of Amended and Restated Trust Agreement. 6. Exhibit 4(e), Form of Preferred Security. 7. Exhibit 4(f), Form of Junior Subordinated Notes. 8. Exhibit 4(g), Form of Guarantee with respect to Preferred Securities. 9. Exhibit 4(h), Certificate of Trust.
<PAGE> SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form 8-A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY Dated: July 24, 1995 By: /s/ J. Kennerly Davis, Jr. ---------------------------------------- J. Kennerly Davis, Jr. Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary