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) December 1, 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 97035|
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|Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits|
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On December 1, 2004, the Company acquired 100% of Greenbrier-Concarril, LLC, whose wholly owned subsidiary, Gunderson-Concarril S.A. de C.V., manufactures railroad freight cars at a plant in Sahagun, Mexico. Greenbrier-Concarril, LLC was a joint venture formed by the Company and Bombardier Transit Corporation (Bombardier) in Mexico in 1998. The acquisition was made pursuant to an Interest Redemption Agreement (the Agreement) among the Company, Bombardier, Bombardier Transportation Mexico S.A. de C.V., Greenbrier-Concarril, LLC and Gunderson-Concarril. Under the Agreement, Greenbrier will pay Bombardier approximately U.S. $10 million in cash installments over time.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein is a copy of the Companys announcement regarding its acquisition of Bombardiers interest in the Mexican manufacturing joint venture.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated December 7, 2004 entitled Greenbrier acquires Bombardiers 50% interest in Mexican freight car venture; Acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings in 2005.
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:||December 7, 2004||By:||/s/ Larry G. Brady|
|Larry G. Brady
Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
|(Principal Financial and