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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2020

 

 

 

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Texas   1-7259   74-1563240

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

  P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, Texas   75235-1611
  (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 792-4000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock ($1.00 par value)   LUV   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On July 31, 2020, Southwest Airlines Co. (the “Company”) completed the public offering of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of debt securities, consisting of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 5.250% Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) and $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 5.125% Notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes” and together with the 2025 Notes, the “Notes”). The 2025 Notes were offered as an additional issuance of the Company’s 5.250% Notes due 2025, of which the Company issued $1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount on May 4, 2020, and the 2027 Notes were offered as an additional issuance of the Company’s 5.125% Notes due 2027, of which the Company issued $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount on June 8, 2020.

The Notes were issued under an indenture, dated as of September 17, 2004 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee, as supplemented by those certain officers’ certificates of the Company, dated May 4, 2020, June 8, 2020, and July 31, 2020 (the “Officers’ Certificates” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”). A form of the Base Indenture was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-222963) (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Commission on February 9, 2018.

The forms of the 2025 Notes and the 2027 Notes (together, the “Global Notes”) issued pursuant to the Indenture are filed herewith as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, and the terms and conditions thereof are incorporated by reference herein. The Global Notes are also filed with reference to, and are hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.

The material terms of the Notes are described in the prospectus supplement, dated July 28, 2020, filed by the Company with the Commission on July 30, 2020, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of the Securities Act of 1933, which relates to the offer and sale of the Notes and supplements the prospectus, dated February 9, 2018, that constitutes a part of the Registration Statement. The Notes have been issued pursuant to the Registration Statement.

 

Item 2.03.

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01

Other Events

The Company completed its public offering of the Notes pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

  (d)

Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2020, by and among the Company, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.
4.1    Form of Global Note representing all 5.250% Notes due 2025 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 4, 2020 (File No. 1-7259)).
4.2    Form of Global Note representing all 5.125% Notes due 2027 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed June 8, 2020 (File No. 1-7259)).
5.1    Opinion of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
23.1    Consent of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. (contained in Exhibit 5.1 hereto).
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURE

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
Date: July 31, 2020     By:  

/s/ Mark R. Shaw

    Name:   Mark R. Shaw
    Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer
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