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EX-5.1 - EXHIBIT 5.1 LEGALITY OPINION - CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPexh5-1.htm
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8-K - PDF COPY OF FORM 8-K AND EXHIBIT - CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPcfsc8k32612.pdf
 
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 26, 2012

CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

         
Delaware
(STATE OR OTHER
JURISDICTION OF
INCORPORATION)
 
001-11241
(COMMISSION FILE
NUMBER)
 
37-1105865
(IRS EMPLOYER
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER)

         
2120 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee    37203-0001
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)    (ZIP CODE)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (615) 341-1000
 
 
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)

     o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
     o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

     o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Item 8.01. Other Events.
 
Exhibits are filed herewith in connection with the issuance on March 26, 2012 by Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (the “Company”) of $325,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Medium-Term Notes, Series G, 1.05% Notes due 2015 (the “2015 Notes”) and $275,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Medium-Term Notes, Series G, 1.75% Notes due 2017 (the “2017 Notes” and, together with the 2015 Notes, the “Notes”) pursuant to the Company’s previously filed Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-173364) (the “Registration Statement”) and the related Prospectus dated April 7, 2011, Prospectus Supplement dated April 7, 2011 and Pricing Supplements, each dated March 21, 2012, relating to the 2015 Notes and the 2017 Notes, respectively.
 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following Exhibits are filed as part of this Report and as Exhibits to the Registration Statement:
 

     
Exhibit
   
Number
 
Description
 
Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP, as to the legality of the Notes.
     
 
Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1).
     
 
 
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SIGNATURE
 

     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 hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
             
   
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
   
             
   
By:
 
/s/ J. Wesley Blumenshine
   
             
       
Name: J. Wesley Blumenshine
Title:   Secretary
   

Date: March 26, 2012
 
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
     
Exhibit
   
Number
 
Description
 
Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP, as to the legality of the Notes.
     
 
Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1).
     


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