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): July 31, 2007
AMERICAN STANDARD COMPANIES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File No.)|| |
|One Centennial Avenue, P.O. Box 6820, Piscataway, NJ||08855-6820|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (732) 980-6000
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|Item 2.01||Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets|
Effective at 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2007, American Standard Companies Inc. (the Company) completed the spinoff of WABCO Holdings Inc. (WABCO), a holding company formed to hold all of the assets and liabilities of the Companys Vehicle Control Systems business. In the spinoff, the Company by a dividend distributed pro rata to its shareholders one share of WABCO common stock for every three shares of the Companys common stock outstanding as of the close of business on July 19, 2007, or approximately 68 million shares of WABCO common stock in the aggregate. Cash will be paid in lieu of issuing fractional shares of WABCO common stock. The distribution of WABCO common stock generally is tax free under U.S. federal income tax regulations to shareholders of the Company; however, any cash payment made in lieu of fractional shares will be taxable.
The unaudited pro forma financial statements of the Company and related notes thereto are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
In connection with the separation of WABCO from the Company, Mr. Jacques Esculier resigned his position as an executive officer of the Company on July 31, 2007. Mr. Esculier is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of WABCO.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|(b)||Pro forma financial information|
The pro forma financial information specified in Article 11 of Regulation S-X is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
|99.1||American Standard Companies Inc. Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Information|
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|AMERICAN STANDARD COMPANIES INC.|
|Name:||Brad M. Cerepak|
|Title:||Vice President and Controller|
DATE: August 6, 2007