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): September 26, 2011 (September 21, 2011)
(Commission File Number)
DENTSPLY International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (717) 845-7511
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:
o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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ITEM 2.03 CREATION OF A DIRECT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION OF A REGISTRANT
On September 21, 2011, the Company entered into a variable rate term loan agreement for 12.55 billion Japanese yen (the “Yen Agreement”), of which the proceeds will be received by the Company by the end of September 2011, and which matures on September 29, 2014. The proceeds of the Yen Agreement will be used to prepay an existing yen denominated variable rate term loan for the same principle amount, which was set to mature in March 2012. The Yen Agreement is filed as Exhibit 4.9 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 26, 2011