8-K 1 d697260d8k.htm FORM 8-K 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): March 14, 2014

 

 

Lehman ABS Corporation, on behalf of:

CORPORATE BACKED TRUST CERTIFICATES,

AT&T NOTE-BACKED SERIES 2003-18 TRUST

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-31910   13-3447441

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Lehman ABS Corporation

1271 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York

  10020
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 285-9000

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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The Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, AT&T Note-Backed Series 2003-18 Trust, which we refer to herein as the “Trust,” was formed pursuant to the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements, dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as depositor, and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the Series Supplement in respect of the Trust dated as of November 19, 2003.

The Depositor is a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”). On September 15, 2008 and periodically thereafter, LBHI and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) (jointly administered proceedings, In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. et al., Case Number 08-13555). LBHI and its wholly-owned broker-dealer, Lehman Brothers Inc., have sold since September 15, 2008 significant businesses, including the sale on September 21, 2008 of the investment banking business to Barclays Capital Inc., which business included the employees who historically conducted the Registrant’s business.

On December 6, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order (the “Confirmation Order”) confirming the Modified Third Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its Affiliated Debtors (the “Plan”). The Plan and the Confirmation Order were attached as Exhibit 2.1 and Exhibit 2.2, respectively, to LBHI’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2011. LBHI’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2011 contains a summary of the Plan.

On March 6, 2012 (the “Effective Date”), the Plan became effective and a notice of the Effective Date of the Plan (the “Notice of Effective Date”) was filed with the Bankruptcy Court.

Item 8.01. OTHER EVENTS

On March 14, 2014, a distribution was made to the holders of the certificates issued by the Trust in connection with the exercise of certain of the outstanding call warrants on the certificates under the terms of the Trust Agreement. Specific information with respect to the distribution is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

No other reportable transactions or matters have occurred during the current reporting period.

AT&T Inc., the guarantor of the underlying securities, is subject to the information reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). For information on AT&T Inc. please see its periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under AT&T Inc.’s Exchange Act file number, 001-08610. The Commission maintains a site on the World Wide Web at “http://www.sec.gov” at which users can view and download copies of reports, proxy and information statements and other information filed electronically through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system, or “EDGAR.” Periodic and current reports and other information required to be filed pursuant to the Exchange Act by AT&T Inc. may be accessed on this site. Neither Lehman ABS Corporation nor the Trustee has participated in the preparation of such reporting documents, or made any due diligence investigation with respect to the information provided therein. Neither Lehman ABS Corporation nor the Trustee has verified the accuracy or completeness of such documents or reports. There can be no assurance that events affecting the guarantor of the underlying securities or the underlying securities themselves have not occurred or have not yet been publicly disclosed which would affect the accuracy or completeness of the publicly available documents described above.

Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

(d) The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:

 

99.1    Trustee’s Distribution Statement to the Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, AT&T Note-Backed Series 2003-18 Certificate Holders for the period ending March 14, 2014.


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 thereunto duly authorized. In preparing this report the Registrant has relied on information provided to it by the Trustee.

 

  Lehman ABS Corporation, as Depositor for the Trust (the “Registrant”)
    By:  

/s/ Michael S. Leto

Date: March 25, 2014      
    Name:   Michael S. Leto
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

99.1    Trustee’s Distribution Statement to the Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, AT&T Note-Backed Series 2003-18 Certificate Holders for the period ending March 14, 2014.