UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):|| ||April 29, 2021|
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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14221 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100,
Dallas, Texas 75254-2957
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 29, 2021, Trinity Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Stock Repurchase Agreement (the “Repurchase Agreement”) with ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. (“ValueAct”) to repurchase 8,100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), for $27.47 per share in a privately negotiated transaction. The price per share represents a discount of 3.5% from the closing price for a share of Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on April 29, 2021. Under the Repurchase Agreement, through September 1, 2021, ValueAct will not make any additional sales of Common Stock without the Company’s consent.
The aggregate purchase price for the shares repurchased from ValueAct is $222.5 million. The Company will repurchase the shares using borrowings under its revolving credit facility. The Repurchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants of the parties.
The repurchase from ValueAct pursuant to the Repurchase Agreement was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) separately from, and will not reduce the authorized amount remaining under, the existing share repurchase program approved by the Board in October 2020 (the “Existing Program”). As of April 29, 2021, approximately $118 million remains authorized through December 31, 2021, under the Existing Program.
Some statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K, which are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, future financial and operating performance, future opportunities and any other statements regarding events or developments that the Company believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including the potential financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company uses the words “anticipates,” “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “guidance,” “projected,” “outlook,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or present expectations, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties regarding economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, markets, products, services and prices, and such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, as may be revised and updated by the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
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.
|Trinity Industries, Inc.|
|April 29, 2021||By:||/s/ Eric R. Marchetto|
|Name: Eric R. Marchetto|
|Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|