Continental Airlines 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 6, 2009
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On August 6, 2009, Continental Airlines, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the Underwriter) relating to the issuance and sale of 14,400,000 shares of the Companys Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), at an offering price to the public of $11.20 per share. The closing of the offering, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to occur on August 12, 2009.
These shares of Common Stock will be issued pursuant to the Companys shelf registration statement (the Registration Statement) on Form S-3 (No. 333-158781), which was automatically effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2009.
The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this Report), and the description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. The Underwriting Agreement is also filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement. A copy of the opinion of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the shares in the offering is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Report and is filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.