Marriott International 8-K 2012
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): March 9, 2012
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (301) 380-3000
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:
On March 9, 2012, Marriott International, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Terms Agreement with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and the other Underwriters listed on Schedule I thereto (the Terms Agreement, which incorporates by reference the Underwriting Agreement General Terms and Provisions, dated June 9, 2006 (the Underwriting Agreement) (which the Company previously filed on June 14, 2006 as Exhibit 1.1 to its Current Report on Form 8-K)) to issue $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.000% Series K Notes due 2019 (the Notes). The Company received net proceeds of approximately $196.5 million from the offering of the Notes, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated expenses of the offering and excluding accrued interest on the Notes from February 27, 2012 through the day before the settlement date, which the purchasers of the notes must pay to the Company at closing. The Company expects to use these proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, stock repurchases or repayment of commercial paper borrowings as they become due.
The Company will pay interest on the Notes on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing on September 1, 2012. The Notes will mature on March 1, 2019, and are redeemable, in whole or in part, at the Companys option, under the terms provided in the form of Note.
The Notes were issued under an indenture dated as of November 16, 1998 with The Bank of New York Mellon, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., formerly known as The Chase Manhattan Bank, as trustee (the Indenture) (which the Company previously filed as Exhibit 4.1 to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 1999). The Notes constitute an additional issuance of, and a single series with (the Series), the $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Series K Notes due 2019 which the Company issued on February 27, 2012. The Series was established by the Indenture Officers Certificate, dated February 27, 2012, pursuant to Section 301 of the Indenture (which the Company previously filed on February 27, 2012 as Exhibit 4.2 to its Current Report on Form 8-K).
The Terms Agreement and the form of Note are filed as exhibits to this report. In connection with the issuance of the Notes, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provided a legal opinion, which also is filed as an exhibit to this report.
We have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Prospectus dated February 16, 2012 and a Prospectus Supplement dated March 9, 2012, each of which forms a part of our Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-179554) (the Registration Statement), in connection with the public offering of the Notes. We are filing the items listed below as exhibits to this report for the purpose of incorporating them as exhibits to the Registration Statement.
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.