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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): January 14, 2013




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-11311   13-3386776

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

21557 Telegraph Road, Southfield, MI   48033
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(248) 447-1500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


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Section 7 – Regulation FD

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On January 14, 2013, Lear Corporation (“Lear”) issued a press release announcing the launch of certain financing actions, including the launch of an offering of $500 million in senior unsecured notes due 2023 (the “Notes”) and the proposed amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility to, among other things, increase the aggregate commitments thereunder to $1 billion. Lear also announced an increase in its existing share repurchase program authorization and its intention to redeem $70 million of its existing senior notes in 2013. The press release also affirmed Lear’s earnings outlook for 2012, provided guidance for 2013 and updated Lear’s sales backlog. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The Notes will be offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on the exemption from registration pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and to persons outside of the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities or blue sky laws and foreign securities laws. This Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

The information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by reference in such a filing.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits:


Exhibit Number


Exhibit Description

99.1    Press release, dated January 14, 2013




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.


    Lear Corporation
Date: January 14, 2013   By:  

/s/ Jeffrey H. Vanneste

    Name:   Jeffrey H. Vanneste
    Title:   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit Number


Exhibit Description

99.1    Press release, dated January 14, 2013