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) January 31, 2005
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
(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 8.01 Other Events
On January 31, 2005, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. issued a press release reporting the death of Mr. Alan James co-founder, former chairman and director of the Company. A copy of such release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated January 31, 2005 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: January 31, 2005
|By:||/s/ Larry G. Brady|
|Larry G. Brady
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)