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) February 7, 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
The Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the Company) amended the Rights Agreement between the Company and EquiServe Trust Company, N.A. dated July 13, 2004 (the Rights Agreement), as amended on November 9, 2004, by adopting Amendment No. 2 attached hereto.
The Rights Agreement previously defined Alan James, the former Chairman of the Board, and William A. Furman, the Companys President, Chief Executive Officer and director, each to be a Grandfathered Stockholder for purposes of the Rights Agreement. In connection with Mr. Jamess death on January 28, 2005, the Board of Directors amended the Rights Agreement to include in the definition of Grandfathered Stockholder the respective estates of Messrs. James and Furman.
Attached as Exhibit 4.3 and incorporated by reference herein is a copy of Amendment No. 2 to the Rights Agreement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
4.1 Rights Agreement dated as of July 13, 2004 between the Company and EquiServe Trust Company, N.A. incorporated herein by reference to the registration statement on Form 8-A filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 16, 2004.
4.2 Amendment No. 1 to Rights Agreement dated as of July 13, 2004 between the Company and EquiServe Trust Company, N.A. incorporated herein by reference to the current report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 15, 2004.
4.3 Amendment No. 2 to Rights Agreement dated as of July 13, 2004 between the Company and EquiServe Trust Company, N.A.
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: February 9,2005||By:||/s/ Larry G. Brady|
|Larry G. Brady|
|Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and