Securities Act of 1934
June 13, 2007
Response of the Office of Chief Counsel
Division of Corporation Finance
ABX Air, Inc.
Incoming letter dated June 6, 2007
Based on the facts presented, the Division's views are as follows. Capitalized terms have the same meanings defined in your letter.
- The reporting history of the Company under the Exchange Act may be taken into account to determine whether Holdings is eligible to use Form S-3 under the Securities Act, and to determine whether Holdings may furnish information in a Form S-4 under the Securities Act in the manner permitted for a company that is eligible to use Form S-3, as contemplated by General Instruction B.1.a of Form S-4;
- Without necessarily agreeing with your analysis, the Division will not object if Holdings, as successor to the Company, does not file a new registration statement under the Securities Act for the ongoing offering of securities covered by the Company's currently effective registration statement on Form S-8. Instead, Holdings may adopt the Company's registration statement pursuant to Rule 414 under the Securities Act by filing a post-effective amendment to that registration statement;
- The Company's Exchange Act reporting history may be taken into account when determining Holdings' compliance with the current public information requirements of Rule 144(c)(l) under the Securities Act;
- Persons who receive Holdings Common Stock in exchange for Company Common Stock may take into account the periods during which they held the Company Common Stock for the purpose of calculating their holding periods for Holdings Common Stock pursuant to Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act;
- The Reorganization will be a succession for purposes of Rule 12g-3(a) under the Exchange Act and Holdings will be a large accelerated filer for purposes of Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act; and
- Persons who have filed statements on Schedule 13D or 13G under the Exchange Act reporting beneficial ownership of Company Common Stock will not be required to file additional or amended statements on Schedule 13D or 13G as a result of the Reorganization, provided that they note in their next subsequent filings on Schedule 13D or 13G that Holdings is the successor to the Company.
These positions are based on the representations made to the Division in your letter. Different facts or conditions might require different conclusions.
The Incoming Letter is in Acrobat format.