Praxair 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): February 1, 2012
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 1, 2012, Praxair, Inc. (the “Company”) issued $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.450% notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Notes were sold in a registered offering under the Securities Act of 1933, pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 9, 2009. The material terms of the Notes are described in the Company’s prospectus supplement dated February 1, 2012 filed with the SEC on February 2, 2012.
In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Company entered into a Terms Agreement dated February 1, 2012 (the “Terms Agreement”) with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to and subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms Agreement, the Underwriters agreed to purchase the Notes from the Company for resale in the registered offering. The Terms Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1 to this Form 8-K.
In connection with the Notes offering, Cahill Gordon & Reindel llp provided certain legal opinions to the Company that are filed as Exhibit 5 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished herewith:
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.
Dated: February 6, 2012