Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 30, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Texas 1-7259 74-1563240
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) 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)

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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).

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Item 2.03.    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

As previously reported, on April 20, 2020, Southwest Airlines Co. (the “Company”) entered into definitive documentation with the United States Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) with respect to the receipt of funding support pursuant to the Payroll Support Program (“Payroll Support”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. On April 20, 2020, the Company entered into a payroll support program agreement (the “PSP Agreement”) with Treasury, and as consideration for the Payroll Support, the Company issued a promissory note (the “Note”) in favor of Treasury and entered into a warrant agreement with Treasury (the “Warrant Agreement” and, together with the PSP Agreement and the Note, the “Payroll Support Documents”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue warrants (each, a “Warrant”) to purchase common stock of the Company to Treasury in connection with each disbursement of Payroll Support. The Company received disbursements of Payroll Support on each of April 21, 2020, May 29, 2020, June 30, 2020, and July 30, 2020.

On September 30, 2020, the Company received additional Payroll Support from Treasury in the amount of $94,344,734 (the “Additional PSP Support”), for which the Company provided Treasury consideration in the form of an increase of the Note in an amount of $28,303,420 and a Warrant to purchase up to 77,607 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Warrant Agreement. After taking into account the Additional PSP Support, the Company has received $3,353,526,454 of Payroll Support, for which the Company has provided Treasury with a Note in the aggregate amount of $976,057,936 and Warrants to purchase up to 2,676,331 shares of the Company’s common stock.

A description of the Payroll Support Documents can be found in Note 13 to the Company’s unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and a copy of each Payroll Support Document was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.


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.

Date: September 30, 2020 By: /s/ Tammy Romo
Name: Tammy Romo
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer

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