SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 26, 2007
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(Commission File Number)||(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|100 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT||06902|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 363-7300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT
Section 1 REGISTRANTS BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On September 26, 2007, Crane Co. (the Company) entered into a five-year, $300 million Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among the Company and certain of its subsidiaries; the Banks party thereto; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as administrative agent; Bank of America, N.A. as syndication agent; and The Bank of New York and Citibank N.A. as documentation agents. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which is due to expire September 26, 2012, amends and restates a $300 million Credit Agreement dated January 21, 2005, by and among the Company; the Banks party thereto; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as administrative agent; Fleet National Bank, BNP Paribas and KeyBank National Association as syndication agents; and The Bank of New York as documentation agent, which had been due to expire on January 21, 2010.
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for credit facilities of this type, including limitations on the Company and its subsidiaries with respect to indebtedness, liens, mergers, consolidations, liquidations and dissolutions, sales of all or substantially all assets, transactions with affiliates and hedging arrangements. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides for customary events of default, including failure to pay principal, interest or fees when due, failure to comply with covenants, the fact that any representation or warranty made by the Company is false in any material respect, default under certain other indebtedness, certain insolvency or receivership events affecting the Company and its subsidiaries, certain ERISA events, material judgments and a change in control of the Company.
The foregoing is only a summary of the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 10.1.
Section 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Amended and Restated Credit Agreement|
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.
|Dated: September 26, 2007||By:|
J. Robert Vipond
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
|Amended and Restated Credit Agreement|