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Burlington Northern Santa Fe 8-K 2011

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-1.1
  3. Ex-4.1
  4. Ex-4.2
  5. Ex-5.1
  6. Ex-5.1
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2011
 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
     
1-11535
(Commission File Number)
  27-1754839
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
     
2650 Lou Menk Drive, Fort Worth, TX
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
  76131
(Zip Code)
(800) 795-2673
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Not Applicable)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
     Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (“BNSF”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) dated as of May 16, 2011, with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which BNSF agreed to sell and the Underwriters agreed to purchase, subject to and upon terms and conditions set forth therein, $250 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.10% Debentures due June 1, 2021, and $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.40% Debentures due June 1, 2041, as described in the prospectus supplement dated May 16, 2011, filed pursuant to BNSF’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, Registration No. 333-166755.
     The debentures were issued under the Indenture dated as of December 1, 1995, the Fifth Supplemental Indenture dated as of February 11, 2010 and the Eighth Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 19, 2011, between BNSF and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (formerly known as The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A.), as successor in interest to The First National Bank of Chicago, as trustee, and an officers’ certificate providing for the issuance of the debentures. The Underwriters delivered the debentures against payment on May 19, 2011.
     A copy of the Underwriting Agreement, Eighth Supplemental Indenture and other documents relating to this transaction are attached as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
See Item 1.01.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
     (d) Exhibits
     See Exhibit Index included herewith.

 


 

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 hereunto duly authorized.
         
    BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE, LLC
 
       
Date: May 19, 2011
  By:   /s/ Thomas N. Hund
 
       
 
      Name: Thomas N. Hund
 
      Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 


 

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE, LLC
INDEX OF EXHIBITS
     
Exhibit    
Number   Description
 
   
1.1
  Underwriting Agreement, dated May 16, 2011, among Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
 
   
4.1
  Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 19, 2011, to Indenture dated as of December 1, 1995, between Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee.
 
   
4.2
  Certificate of Determination as to the terms of BNSF’s 4.10% Debentures due June 1, 2021 and 5.40% Debentures due June 1, 2041.
 
   
5.1
  Opinion of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, as to the validity of the securities being offered.
 
   
23.1
  Consent of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).

 

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