International Business Machines 8-K 2011
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: November 10, 2011
(Date of earliest event reported)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 10, 2011, International Business Machines Corporation (the Company) entered into a new 5-year $10,000,000,000 Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement). The Credit Agreement replaces the Companys existing 5-year $10,000,000,000 Credit Agreement (the Existing Credit Agreement) dated June 28, 2006. The Existing Credit Agreement was not otherwise due to expire until June 28, 2012.
The Credit Agreement is entered into among the Company, each Subsidiary Borrower (as defined in the Credit Agreement), the several banks and other financial institutions from time to time parties to the Credit Agreement (the Lenders), JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders, BARCLAYS CAPITAL, BNP PARIBAS AND CITIBANK, N.A., as syndication agents, and DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC., HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., MIZUHO CORPORATE BANK, LTD., ROYAL BANK OF CANADA AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as documentation agents.
The Credit Agreement permits the Company and its Subsidiary Borrowers to borrow up to $10 billion on a revolving basis. Borrowings of the Subsidiary Borrowers will be unconditionally guaranteed by the Company. The Company may also, upon the agreement of either the then existing Lenders, or of additional banks not currently party to the Credit Agreement, increase the commitments under the Credit Agreement up to an additional $2.0 billion. Subject to certain conditions stated in the Credit Agreement, the Company and Subsidiary Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow amounts under the Credit Agreement at any time during the term of the Credit Agreement. Funds borrowed may be used for the general corporate purposes of the Company and its subsidiaries. The Credit Agreement terminates on November 10, 2016. Interest rates on borrowings under the Credit Agreement will be based on prevailing market interest rates, as further described in the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, covenants, events of default, and indemnification provisions.
The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
In the ordinary course of their respective businesses, the Lenders and their affiliates have engaged, and may in the future engage, in commercial banking, investment banking, financial advisory or other services with the Company and its affiliates for which they have in the past and/or may in the future receive customary compensation and expense reimbursement.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.
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.