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 30, 2015
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 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure|
Sale of Company Stock Held by Chief Executive Officer
On October 30, 2015, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (Greenbrier) issued a press release announcing that William A. Furman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, intends to sell a portion of his Greenbrier common stock over time as part of Mr. Furmans long-term strategy for estate planning and diversification of his investment portfolio. The sales will be made in accordance with Greenbriers insider trading policy, and may include sales pursuant to a pre-arranged stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
As previously announced, Greenbrier recently increased its authorization for its stock repurchase program. Greenbrier does not intend to execute repurchases during the window in which Mr. Furman is selling shares.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press Release dated October 30, 2015 of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.|
|Date: October 30, 2015||By:|
|Mark J. Rittenbaum|
|Executive Vice President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Financial Officer)|