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):||December 22, 2004|
LAIDLAW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|55 Shuman Blvd. Suite 400, Naperville, Illinois||60563|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(630) 848-3000|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 21, 2004, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the "PBGC") and Laidlaw International, Inc. entered into an amendment to their Agreement dated June 18, 2003 (the "Amendment"), whereby the PBGC has agreed to extend the deadline for the sale of approximately 3.8 million shares of Laidlaw International, Inc. common stock held in trust for the benefit of the Greyhound U.S. pension plans to April 15, 2005, which will enable Laidlaw to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its healthcare companies, scheduled to close by the end of March 2005, to repurchase all or a portion of those shares. Attached hereto and incorporated herein is the Amendment. Laidlaw issued a press release on December 22, 2004 announcing this Amendment to its agreement with the PBGC, which press release is attached hereto as an exhibit and incorporated herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Amendment to Agreement.
99.2 Press Release
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.
|LAIDLAW INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|December 22, 2004||By:||
Douglas A. Carty
|Name: Douglas A. Carty|
|Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Amendment to Agreement|