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): December 14, 2011
|TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.|
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|12001 Tech Center Drive, Livonia, Michigan 48150|
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (734) 855-2600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
On December 14, 2011, John C. Plant, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (the Company), and Peter J. Lake, the Companys Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, adopted pre-arranged trading plans (each, a Plan) designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Companys policies regarding stock transactions and stock ownership guidelines. Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not in possession of material, non-public information at the time the plan is adopted to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. Using these plans, individuals can prudently and gradually diversify their investment portfolios over an extended period of time and avoid concerns about transactions occurring at a time when they might possess material non-public information.
The Plan adopted by John C. Plant provides for the sale of up to 100,000 shares acquired through the exercise of stock options, over a period that begins on February 20, 2012 and terminates on August 17, 2012. Shares will be sold under the Plan on the open market at prevailing market prices, subject to minimum price thresholds.
The Plan adopted by Peter J. Lake provides for the sale of up to 60,000 shares acquired through the exercise of stock options, over a period that begins on February 20, 2012 and terminates on August 1, 2012. Shares will be sold under the Plan on the open market at prevailing market prices, subject to minimum price thresholds.
All sales of common stock pursuant to the Plan described above will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to report Rule 10b5-1 plans that may be adopted by any officers or directors of the Company in the future, or to report any modifications or termination of any publicly announced plan or to report any plan adopted by an employee who is not an executive officer, except to the extent required by law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|TRW AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS CORP.|
|Dated: December 16, 2011||By:|
|Joseph S. Cantie|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|