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 April 3, 2008
(Date of earliest event reported)
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of incorporation)||Number)||Identification Number)|
|101 COLUMBIA ROAD, P.O. BOX 4000, MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY||07962-2497|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (973) 455-2000|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 3, 2008, Honeywell International Inc., a Delaware corporation (Honeywell) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the Agreement) by and among Honeywell, Safety Products Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Safety Products), the selling shareholders party thereto, and Odyssey Investment Services, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, solely in its capacity as representative. Pursuant to the Agreement, Honeywell will acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity securities of Safety Products for an aggregate cash purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion. The portion of such purchase price to be paid to the holders of Safety Products equity securities will be reduced by the net indebtedness of Safety Products, which will include fees and expenses incurred by Safety Products in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Agreement. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory review, is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2008.
Safety Products, through its subsidiary, Norcross Safety Products L.L.C., is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a full line of personal protection equipment for workers in the general safety and preparedness, fire service and electrical safety industries. Safety Products had approximately $609 million of sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
On April 4, 2008, Honeywell issued a press release regarding this transaction, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|10.1||Stock Purchase Agreement by and among Honeywell International Inc., Safety Products Holdings, Inc., the selling shareholders party thereto and Odyssey Investment Services, L.L.C., solely in its capacity as representative, dated April 3, 2008|
|99.1||Press release dated April 4, 2008 issued by Honeywell announcing the Agreement|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 7, 2008||HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.|
|By:||/s/ Thomas F. Larkins|
|Thomas F. Larkins|
|Vice President, Corporate Secretary and|
|Deputy General Counsel|