CIT Group Inc 8-K 2012
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 2, 2012 (March 30, 2012)
CIT GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
11 W. 42nd
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 461-5200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Redemption of Series A Notes
On March 30, 2012, CIT Group Inc. (“CIT”) delivered to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (“Deutsche Bank”), as trustee, a notice of CIT’s intention to redeem at par on May 2, 2012 $500 million of its 7% Series C senior unsecured notes (the “7% Notes”) maturing in 2017. The redemption will be treated as a pro-rata pass-through distribution of principal. In addition, accrued and unpaid interest will be paid for the period beginning March 10, 2012 to but excluding May 2, 2012. Following this redemption, approximately $3.1 billion principal amount of 7 % Notes maturing in 2016 and approximately $3.6 billion of the 7% Notes maturing in 2017 will remain outstanding. This redemption will result in the acceleration of fresh start accounting (“FSA”) discount, and therefore increase second quarter 2012 interest expense, by approximately $20 million.
A copy of the press release announcing the redemption is attached as Exhibit 99.1. A copy of the Notice to Deutsche Bank is attached as Exhibit 99.2.
Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements (including statements regarding future financial and operating results) involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond CIT’s control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. All statements contained in this document that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Economic, business, funding market, competitive and/or regulatory factors, among others, affecting CIT’s businesses are examples of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these factors are described in CIT’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. CIT is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.