United Continental Holdings, Inc. 8-K 2009
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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): October 13, 2009
UNITED AIR LINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant issuer as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (312) 997-8000
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 13, 2009, United Air Lines, Inc. (United) and Wilmington Trust Company, as subordination agent and pass through trustee (the Trustee) under the pass through trust (the Trust) formed by United, entered into the Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 13, 2009 (the Note Purchase Agreement). The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the issuance by United of equipment notes (the Equipment Notes) in the aggregate principal amount of $659,107,000 to redeem at par all of the $568 million aggregate principal amount of the Equipment Notes (plus accrued interest) relating to Uniteds outstanding pass through certificates, series 2001-1B, series 2001-1C and series 2001-1D. The payment obligations of United under the Equipment Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by UAL Corporation (the Company). Pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement, the Trustee agreed to purchase Equipment Notes issued under a Trust Indenture and Mortgage with respect to each aircraft (each, an Indenture and, collectively, the Indentures), entered into by United and Wilmington Trust Company, as mortgagee.
Each Indenture contemplates the issuance of the Equipment Notes in one series, bearing interest at a stated interest of 10.40% per annum in the aggregate principal amount equal to $659,107,000. The Equipment Notes will be purchased by the Trustee for the Trust using the proceeds from the sale of pass through certificates, series 2009-1A (the Certificates).
Pending the purchase of the Equipment Notes, the proceeds from the sale of the Certificates were placed in escrow by the Trustee pursuant to an Escrow and Paying Agent Agreement, dated as of October 13, 2009, among Wilmington Trust Company, in its capacity as escrow agent in respect of the Trust and in its capacity as paying agent on behalf of the escrow agent, the Trustee and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Goldman, Sachs & Co., as the underwriters (the Escrow and Paying Agent Agreement). The escrowed funds were deposited with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. under a deposit agreement, dated as of October 13, 2009, between Wilmington Trust Company, as escrow and paying agent, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as depositary (the Deposit Agreement), relating to the Certificates.
The interest on the Equipment Notes is payable semi-annually on each of May 1 and November 1, beginning on May 1, 2010. The principal payments on the Equipment Notes are scheduled on May 1 and November 1 in certain years, beginning on May 1, 2010. The final payments will be due on November 1, 2016. The maturity of the Equipment Notes may be accelerated upon the occurrence of certain events of default, including failure by United to make payments under the applicable Indenture when due or to comply with certain covenants, as well as certain bankruptcy events involving United. The Equipment Notes issued with respect to each aircraft will be secured by a lien on such aircraft and will also be cross-collateralized by other aircraft financed pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement.
The Certificates were offered pursuant to the Prospectus Supplement, dated October 5, 2009 (the Prospectus Supplement), to the Prospectus, dated June 19, 2007, which forms a part of the Companys and Uniteds automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-143865) (the Registration Statement), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 19, 2007.
The foregoing description of these agreements and instruments is qualified in its entirety by reference to these agreements and instruments, copies of which are filed herewith as exhibits and are incorporated by reference herein. For a more detailed description of the agreements and instruments entered into by the Company and United with respect to the Certificates, see the disclosure under the captions Description of the Certificates, Description of the Deposit Agreement, Description of the Escrow Agreement, Description of the Liquidity Facility, Description of the Intercreditor Agreement and Description of the Equipment Notes contained in the Prospectus Supplement.
Item 2.03. Creation of Direct Financial Obligation
See Item 1.01.
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.
Date: October 14, 2009