Chart Industries 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 17, 2005
Chart Industries, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (440) 753-1490
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement
On August 17, 2005, Chart Industries, Inc. (the Company), entered into an amendment (the Amendment) to that certain Warrant Agreement (the Warrant Agreement), dated September 15, 2003, between the Company and National City Bank, as Warrant Agent. The Amendment was entered into for the benefit of the holders of warrants issued pursuant to the Warrant Agreement (the Warrants) in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, certain stockholders of the Company, First Reserve Fund X, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, and CI Acquisition, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Buyer (the Merger Agreement) and the transactions contemplated thereby, as described in the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2005. The Amendment provides that, notwithstanding the termination of the Warrants upon the effectiveness of the Merger (as defined in the Merger Agreement), but subject to the provisions of the Warrant Agreement and the Merger Agreement, each Warrant will entitle the holder of the Warrant (without any need to exercise such Warrant), from and after the effectiveness of the Merger, to the rights provided to the holder of that Warrant in Section 2.06 of the Merger Agreement. A copy of the Amendment is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.03 Material Modification of Rights of Security Holders.
The disclosure under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with the Merger Agreement and the Amendment described in Item 1.01 above, and pursuant to the provisions of the Warrant Agreement, on August 18, 2005, the Company commenced mailing of a notice to the holders of the Warrants. A copy of the notice is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The notice furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K is not deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is not to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
Date: August 19, 2005