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): December 12, 2011
THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File No. 1-13146
|(State of Incorporation)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|One Centerpointe Drive, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR||97035|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 12, 2011, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the Company) increased its existing $260 million North American credit facility (the Credit Facility) by $30 million to a total of $290 million pursuant to a Lender Joinder Agreement (the Lender Joinder Agreement) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and under the existing provisions of the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility is described in Item 1.01 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 7, 2011, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
To the extent required by Item 2.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in (or incorporated by reference into) Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
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.
|THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.|
|Date: December 15, 2011||By:|
|Martin R. Baker|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Chief Compliance Officer