As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2014
Registration No. 333-181026
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Beam Suntory Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
510 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of registrants principal executive offices)
KENTON R. ROSE, Esq.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND SECRETARY
Beam Suntory Inc.
510 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable
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DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 relates to the following registration statement of Beam Suntory Inc., (f/k/a Beam Inc.) (the Registrant) on Form S-3 (the Registration Statement) filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC):
|||Registration Statement No. 333-181026, registering an indeterminate amount and number of common stock, $3.125 par value per share, preferred stock, without par value, debt securities, debt warrants and warrants to purchase common or preferred stock, which was filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012.|
On April 30, 2014, pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 12, 2014 (as amended as of March 11, 2014, the Merger Agreement), by and among the Registrant, Suntory Holdings Limited, a Japanese corporation (Parent), and SUS Merger Sub Limited, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, the Registrant became a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. As a result of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the Registrant has terminated all offerings of the Registrants securities pursuant to the Registration Statement.
Accordingly, the Registrant hereby terminates the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and, in accordance with undertakings made by the Registrant in the Registration Statement to remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any securities that had been registered for issuance but remain unsold at the termination of the offering, removes from registration any and all securities of the Registrant that had been registered for issuance but remain unsold under the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement is hereby amended, as appropriate, to reflect the deregistration of such securities.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in Deerfield, Illinois, on this 30th day of April, 2014. No other person is required to sign this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement in reliance upon Rule 478 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
|BEAM SUNTORY INC.|
|Kenton R. Rose|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary