SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 5, 2004
THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES, INC.
Commission File No. 1-13146
(State of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
|One Centerpointe Drive, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR
(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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits|
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
(b) and (c) On October 5, 2004, the Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. elected Benjamin R. Whiteley, 75, as chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Whiteley succeeds Alan James as chairman. Mr. James continues to serve as a director of the Company, but is no longer an employee of the Company.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein is a copy of the Companys announcement regarding Mr. Whiteleys election as Chairman of the Board.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated October 6, 2004 entitled Greenbrier elects Benjamin R. Whiteley as Chairman; Board authorizes negotiations to renew William A. Furmans contract as CEO
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 8, 2004||By:||/s/ Larry G. Brady|
|Larry G. Brady|
|Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and