Carnival 8-K 2007
UNITED STATES 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): October 15, 2007
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 15, 2007, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation approved an amendment to the Carnival Corporation Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the “Plan”). The amendment provides, in accordance with the transition relief contained in IRS Notice 2006-79 and the applicable Section 409A Treasury Regulations, to allow new elections in 2007 as to the time and form of distributions under the Plan for amounts that are otherwise payable in 2008 or later.
The description of the amendment to the Plan set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K, and is hereby incorporated by reference.
On October 15, 2007, the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation adopted the Second Amended and Restated By-Laws of Carnival Corporation. The Second Amended and Restated By-Laws amend Article V to provide that Carnival Corporation may issue certificated or uncertificated shares. Previously Article V only provided for the issuance of certificated shares. This Second Amendment and Restatement of the By-Laws was adopted to allow the Company to participate in the Direct Registration System which, effective January 1, 2008, will be required of all New York Stock Exchange listed companies.
The description of the Second Amended and Restated By-Laws set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Second Amended and Restated By-Laws, which are filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Form 8-K, and are hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of the registrants has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.