8-K 1 e44510_8k.htm FORM 8-K

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 26, 2011 (July 26, 2011)

CIT GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-31369 65-1051192



(State or other (Commission (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of File Number) Identification No.)
incorporation)    

11 West 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036

(Address of registrant's principal executive office)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 461-5200

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Section 2 – Financial Information

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

     This Current Report on Form 8-K includes as an exhibit a press release, dated July 26, 2011, reporting the financial results of CIT Group Inc. as of and for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1. This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is included as a table to the press release. The information furnished under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall be considered filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01. Other Events.

     During June and July 2011, CIT’s rail business entered into commitments with three railcar manufacturers to purchase 5,000 railcars, at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $475 million. The commitments include 1,750 railcars that were subject to an option to purchase that CIT held related to a railcar purchase agreement entered into in February 2011. The railcars covered by the new commitments are comprised of covered hopper cars and tank cars and will be delivered primarily in 2012. CIT Rail has lease commitments for approximately one-third of these railcars.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1      Press release issued by CIT Group Inc. on July 26, 2011 reporting its financial results as of and for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.

     This document contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements (including statements regarding future financial and operating results) involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond CIT's control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. All statements contained in this document that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Economic, business, funding market, competitive and/or regulatory factors, among others, affecting CIT's businesses are examples of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these factors are described in CIT's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. CIT is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



SIGNATURES

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.

  CIT GROUP INC.
  (Registrant)
   
  By: /s/ Scott T. Parker
   
    Scott T. Parker
    Executive Vice President &
    Chief Financial Officer

Dated: July 26, 2011