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) July 22, 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
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
(d) At its meeting on June 30, 2005, the Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the Company) determined to invite Mr. Charles J. Swindells to join its Board, subject to Mr. Swindells acceptance. Mr. Swindells accepted the appointment on July 22, 2005 and will commence service on September 1, 2005. Mr. Swindells has not yet been assigned to serve on any committee of the Board of Directors.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein is a copy of the Companys announcement regarding the election of Mr. Swindells to the Board of Directors.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated July 22, 2005 entitled Greenbrier elects Charles J. Swindells to Board of Directors
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: July 22, 2005||By:||/s/ Larry G. Brady|
|Larry G. Brady|
|Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)