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Continental Airlines 8-K 2005

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  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-99.1
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UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): December 20, 2005

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

DELAWARE

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

1-10323

74-2099724

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1600 Smith Street, Dept. HQSEO, Houston, Texas

77002

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

(713) 324-2950

(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

______________________________________

(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):

 

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(17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On December 21, 2005, Continental Airlines, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing the receipt of $172 million from the sale of approximately nine million shares of common stock in the initial public offering of Copa Holdings, S.A., the parent company of Copa Airlines. Following this transaction, the Company still holds approximately 12 million shares of common stock in Copa Holdings, S.A.

The Company also announced that it is contributing $50 million of the proceeds to its pension plans, bringing its 2005 pension contributions to $354 million. Further, the Company indicated that it expects to end the year with an unrestricted cash and short-term investments balance of between $1.9 and $2.0 billion.

The press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that are not limited to historical facts, but reflect the Company's current beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding future events. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. For examples of such risks and uncertainties, please see the risk factors set forth in the Company's 2004 10-K and its other securities filings and any amendments thereto, which identify important matters such as the consequences of its significant financial losses and high leverage, terrorist attacks, domestic and international economic conditions, the significant cost of aircraft fuel, labor costs, competition, and industry conditions, including the demand for air travel, the airline pricing environment and industry capacity decisions, regulatory matters and the seasonal nature of the airline business. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

99.1

Press Release

     

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Continental Airlines, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.

 

 

December 21, 2005

By   /s/ Jennifer L. Vogel

       Jennifer L. Vogel

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Compliance Officer

 

 

 

 

        

 

       
     

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

99.1

Press Release

   

 

 

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