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): November 3, 2017
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)|| |
(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|
The Chief Executive Officer of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the Company), William A. Furman, has advised the Company that he intends to sell a part of his holdings of Greenbrier common stock pursuant to a previously announced long term strategy for estate planning and asset diversification. Mr. Furman intends to sell shares during the Companys current stock trading window, which is scheduled to remain open through November 16, 2017, and afterward pursuant to a pre-arranged trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Mr. Furmans current interest in Greenbrier common stock, considering all shares he currently holds directly and indirectly and all outstanding awards pursuant to the Companys equity compensation arrangements, amounts to approximately 525,000 shares. Mr. Furman has advised the Company that he intends to sell 250,000 shares in the current stock trading window, or pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan, or a combination thereof.
The information under this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this report on Form 8-K that is required to be disclosed solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD.
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: November 3, 2017||By:|
|Lorie L. Tekorius|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|