Ashland 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 2, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
P.O. Box 391
Covington, Kentucky 41012-0391
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (859) 815-3333
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:
On August 2, 2012, Ashland Inc. (Ashland) announced that it has commenced a proposed offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022. The notes will be unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of Ashland and will be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act), as amended, and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. A copy of the news release announcing the offering is hereby incorporated by reference and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.