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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

  Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 - For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2013

 

Or

 

  Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 - For the Transition Period From ______________ to ______________

 

Commission file number 1-701

 

 

GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota 41-0788355
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
   
W-1290 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota
55101-1361
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)

 

(651) 224-2385

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes      No  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted to its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes      No  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

Yes      No  

 

Number of shares of beneficial interest outstanding on June 30, 2013: 1,500,000

 

 

 
 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

           
           
  June 30,   December 31,
  2013   2012
ASSETS (Unaudited)   (Note)
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents $  519,571   $  643,431
United States Treasury securities    6,007,129      8,427,807
Royalties receivable    4,736,398      4,070,111
Prepaid expenses    53,462      2,110
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS    11,316,560      13,143,459
           
NONCURRENT ASSETS          
United States Treasury securities    3,337,604      4,295,457
           
PROPERTIES          
Mineral and surface lands    39,479,708      39,479,708
Accumulated depletion and amortization    (38,245,177)      (37,897,777)
     1,234,531      1,581,931
           
Building and equipment    335,568      334,538
Accumulated depreciation    (253,012)      (236,671)
     82,556      97,867
TOTAL PROPERTIES    1,317,087      1,679,798
TOTAL ASSETS $  15,971,251   $  19,118,714
           
LIABILITIES AND BENEFICIARIES’ EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $  109,913   $  104,256
Distributions    3,750,000      7,875,000
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES    3,859,913      7,979,256
           
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES          
Deferred compensation    229,100      229,100
Liability for pension benefits    1,559,514      1,511,694
TOTAL NONCURRENT LIABILITIES    1,788,614      1,740,794
TOTAL LIABILITIES    5,648,527      9,720,050
           
BENEFICIARIES’ EQUITY          
Certificate holders’ equity, represented by 1,500,000
     certificates (shares or units) of beneficial interest
     authorized and outstanding, and the reversionary interest
   12,404,330      11,820,773
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (2,081,606)      (2,422,109)
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES’ EQUITY    10,322,724      9,398,664
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND BENEFICIARIES’ EQUITY $  15,971,251   $  19,118,714

 

Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2012 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

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GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

 

                         
                         
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
  June 30   June 30  
  2013   2012   2013   2012  
REVENUES                        
Royalties $  5,009,358   $  7,305,492   $  9,717,225   $  14,305,680  
Interest and other income    19,553      23,354      45,866      53,711  
     5,028,911      7,328,846      9,763,091      14,359,391  
Costs and expenses    (1,011,200)      (1,050,233)      (2,054,534)      (2,111,697)  
NET INCOME $  4,017,711   $  6,278,613   $  7,708,557   $  12,247,694  
                         
Weighted-average shares outstanding    1,500,000      1,500,000      1,500,000      1,500,000  
                         
BASIC & DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $  2.68   $  4.19   $  5.14   $  8.17  
                         
Distributions declared per share $  2.50 (1) $  3.00 (2) $  4.75 (3) $  5.25 (4)

 

 

 

 

 

           
           
  (1) $  2.50 declared 6/17/2013
        payable 7/31/2013
           
  (2) $  3.00 declared 6/6/2012
        paid 7/31/2012
           
  (3) $  2.25 declared 3/8/2013
        paid 4/30/2013
  plus $  2.50 declared 6/17/2013
        payable 7/31/2013
           
  (4) $  2.25 declared 3/9/2012
        paid 4/30/2012
  plus $  3.00 declared 6/6/2012
        paid 7/31/2012

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

 

                       
                       
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30   June 30
  2013   2012   2013   2012
NET INCOME $  4,017,711   $  6,278,613   $  7,708,557   $  12,247,694
Other comprehensive income:                      
Defined benefit pension plan:                      
Amortization of prior service
     cost included in net periodic
     pension cost
   4,368      4,368      8,735      8,735
Amortization of net loss included
     in net periodic pension cost
   165,884      123,097      331,768      246,195
Total other comprehensive income    170,252      127,465      340,503      254,930
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $  4,187,963   $  6,406,078   $  8,049,060   $  12,502,624

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

           
           
  Six Months Ended
  June 30
  2013   2012
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Cash received from royalties and rents $  9,084,387   $  15,217,173
Cash paid to suppliers and employees    (1,341,554)      (1,401,235)
Interest received    40,948      11,285
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES    7,783,781      13,827,223
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
United States Treasury securities purchased    (2,675,000)      (5,000,000)
United States Treasury securities matured    6,025,000      3,050,000
Expenditures for building and equipment    (7,641)      -
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES    3,342,359      (1,950,000)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Distributions paid    (11,250,000)      (12,000,000)
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES    (11,250,000)      (12,000,000)
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents    (123,860)      (122,777)
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year    643,431      750,947
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $  519,571   $  628,170

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Periods of Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012

 

Note 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the periods stated above are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for each respective full year. For further information, refer to the financial statements and footnotes included in the Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (“Trust”) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

 

 

Note 2 – SECURITIES

 

United States Treasury securities are classified as “held-to-maturity” securities and are carried at cost, adjusted for accrued interest and amortization of premium or discount. The aggregate fair values listed in the table below are based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1). Securities recognized as current assets will mature within one year of the respective period ending date stated below. Securities recognized as noncurrent assets will mature one to three years from the respective period ending date stated below. Following is an analysis of the securities as of the periods stated:

 

                       
                       
  Current   Noncurrent
  June 30, 2013   Dec. 31, 2012   June 30, 2013   Dec. 31, 2012
Aggregate fair value $  5,994,060   $  8,416,447   $  3,331,139   $  4,282,664
Gross unrealized holding gains    (1,977)      (3,707)      (45)      (698)
Gross unrealized holding losses    -      -      2,309      1,405
Amortized cost basis    5,992,083      8,412,740      3,333,403      4,283,371
Accrued interest    15,046      15,067      4,201      12,086
Amounts shown on balance sheets $  6,007,129   $  8,427,807   $  3,337,604   $  4,295,457

 

 

 

Note 3 – PENSION PLAN

 

A summary of the components of net periodic pension cost is as follows:

 

                       
                       
  Three Months Ended June 30   Six Months Ended June 30
  2013   2012   2013   2012
Service cost $  81,423   $  76,700   $  162,846   $  153,400
Interest cost    76,968      80,550      153,936      161,099
Expected return on assets    (134,481)      (112,118)      (268,962)      (224,235)
Amortization of net loss    165,884      123,097      331,768      246,195
Amortization of prior service cost    4,368      4,368      8,735      8,735
Net periodic pension cost $  194,162   $  172,597   $  388,323   $  345,194

 

The plan’s annual actuarial valuation was performed as of the plan’s fiscal year-end March 31. The actuarially recommended contribution to the pension plan for the year 2013 is $1,315,301, which contribution is scheduled to be made in August 2013.

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Note 4 – BENEFICIARIES’ EQUITY

 

Pursuant to the Court Order of November 29, 1982, the Trustees were directed to create and maintain an account designated as “Principal Charges.” This account constitutes a first and prior lien of certificate holders on any property transferable to the reversioner and reflects an allocation of beneficiaries’ equity between the certificate holders and the reversioner. This account is neither an asset nor a liability of the Trust. Rather, this account maintains and represents a balance which will be payable to the certificate holders of record from the reversioner at the end of the Trust. The balance in this account consists of attorneys’ fees and expenses of counsel for adverse parties pursuant to the Court Order in connection with litigation commenced in 1972 relating to the Trustees’ powers and duties under the Trust Agreement and the costs of homes and surface lands acquired in accordance with provisions of a lease with U.S. Steel Corporation, net of an allowance to amortize the cost of the land based on actual shipments of taconite and net of a credit for disposition of tangible assets.

 

Following is an analysis of this account for the period ended as of:

 

     
     
  June 30, 2013
Attorneys’ fees and expenses $  1,024,834
Costs of surface lands    6,606,815
Cumulative shipment credits    (2,437,783)
Cumulative asset disposition credits    (372,124)
Principal Charges account balance $  4,821,742

 

Upon termination of the Trust, the Trustees shall either sell tangible assets or obtain a loan with tangible assets as security to provide monies for distribution to the certificate holders in the amount of the Principal Charges account balance.

 

 

Note 5 – ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

A summary of the component items (all affecting the “Costs and expenses” line item within the Condensed Statements of Income) showing the reclassifications out of Accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCL”) is as follows:

 

           
           
  Amounts reclassified from AOCL
  Three Months Ended June 30
Component item 2013   2012
Amortization of defined pension items:          
Prior service cost $  4,368   $  4,368
Net loss    165,884      123,097
Total $  170,252   $  127,465
           
  Amounts reclassified from AOCL
  Six Months Ended June 30
Component item 2013   2012
Amortization of defined pension items:          
Prior service cost $  8,735   $  8,735
Net loss    331,768      246,195
Total $  340,503   $  254,930

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Note 5 – ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (Continued)

 

A summary of the changes in Accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCL”) by component item is as follows:

 

                 
                 
  Three Months Ended June 30, 2013
Defined benefit pension items: Prior Service Cost   Net Loss   Total
Balance at beginning of period $  (30,569)   $  (2,221,289)   $  (2,251,858)
Amounts reclassified from AOCL    4,368      165,884      170,252
Balance at end of period $  (26,201)   $  (2,055,405)   $  (2,081,606)
                 
  Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
Defined benefit pension items: Prior Service Cost   Net Loss   Total
Balance at beginning of period $  (48,038)   $  (2,267,494)   $  (2,315,532)
Amounts reclassified from AOCL    4,368      123,097      127,465
Balance at end of period $  (43,670)   $  (2,144,397)   $  (2,188,067)
                 
  Six Months Ended June 30, 2013
Defined benefit pension items: Prior Service Cost   Net Loss   Total
Balance at beginning of period $  (34,936)   $  (2,387,173)   $  (2,422,109)
Amounts reclassified from AOCL    8,735      331,768      340,503
Balance at end of period $  (26,201)   $  (2,055,405)   $  (2,081,606)
                 
  Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
Defined benefit pension items: Prior Service Cost   Net Loss   Total
Balance at beginning of period $  (52,405)   $  (2,390,592)   $  (2,442,997)
Amounts reclassified from AOCL    8,735      246,195      254,930
Balance at end of period $  (43,670)   $  (2,144,397)   $  (2,188,067)

 

 

 

Note 6 – NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2013-02, “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220) – Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” This ASU amends Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 220 for the purpose of requiring the reporting of significant reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the respective line items in net income if the amounts being reclassified are required under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to be reclassified in their entirety to net income. This amendment does not change the current requirements for reporting net income or other comprehensive income in the financial statements. Rather, this amendment requires more information about the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component, with this additional information either shown on the face of the income statement or within the notes to the financial statements. For public companies, this ASU is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2012. The Trust adopted this amendment required by ASU No. 2013-02 beginning with its first quarter in 2013, and has elected to present the required information within the notes to the financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Periods of Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012

 

The Trust owns interest in 12,033 acres on the Mesabi Iron Range Formation in northeastern Minnesota, most of which are under lease to major iron ore producing companies. Due to the Trustees’ election pursuant to Section 646 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended, commencing with year 1989 the Trust is not subject to federal and Minnesota corporate income taxes. The Trust is now a grantor trust. Shares of beneficial interest in the Trust are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GNI” (CUSIP No. 391064102).

 

The terms of the Great Northern Iron Ore Properties Trust Agreement, created December 7, 1906, state that the Trust shall continue for twenty years after the death of the last survivor of eighteen persons named in the Trust Agreement. The last survivor of these eighteen persons died on April 6, 1995. Accordingly, the Trust terminates twenty years from April 6, 1995, that being April 6, 2015.

 

At the end of the Trust on April 6, 2015, the certificates of beneficial interest (shares) in the Trust will cease to trade on the New York Stock Exchange and thereafter will represent only the right to receive certain distributions payable to the certificate holders of record at the time of the termination of the Trust. Upon termination, the Trust is obligated to distribute ratably to these certificate holders the net monies remaining in the hands of the Trustees (after paying and providing for all expenses and obligations of the Trust), plus the balance in the Principal Charges account (this account is explained in the Trust’s Annual Report sent to all certificate holders every year). All other Trust property (most notably the Trust’s mineral properties and the active leases) must be conveyed and transferred to the reversioner (currently Glacier Park Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips Company) under the terms of the Trust Agreement.

 

We have previously provided information in our various Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report, about the final distribution payable to the certificate holders upon the Trust’s termination. The exact final distribution, though not determinable at this time, will generally consist of the sum of the Trust’s net monies (essentially, total assets less liabilities and properties) and the balance in the Principal Charges account, less any and all expenses and obligations of the Trust upon termination. To offer a hypothetical example, without factoring in any expenses and obligations of the Trust upon its termination, and using the financial statement values as of December 31, 2012, the net monies were approximately $7,719,000 and the Principal Charges account balance was approximately $4,871,000, resulting in a final distribution payable of approximately $12,590,000, or about $8.39 per share. After payment of this final distribution, the certificates of beneficial interest (shares) would be cancelled and have no further value. It is important to note, however, that the actual net monies on hand and the Principal Charges account balance will most likely fluctuate during the ensuing years and will not be “final” until after the termination and wind-down of the Trust. The Trust offers this example to further inform investors about the conceptual nature of the final distribution and does not imply or guarantee a specific known final distribution amount.

 

Results of Operations:

Royalties decreased $2,296,134 and $4,588,455 during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2012, due mainly to reduced taconite shipments from our Trust lands and a lower overall average earned royalty rate caused by lower producer price indices.

 

Interest and other income decreased $3,801 and $7,845 during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2012, due mainly to reduced yields on the Trust’s investments.

 

Costs and expenses decreased $39,033 and $57,163 during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2012, due mainly to legal expenses incurred in the prior year pertaining to lease administration, which were not required in the current year.

 

At their meeting held on June 17, 2013, the Trustees declared a distribution of $2.50 per share, amounting to $3,750,000 payable July 31, 2013, to certificate holders of record at the close of business on June 28, 2013. The Trustees have now declared two quarterly distributions in 2013. The first, in the amount of $2.25 per share, was paid on April 30, 2013, to certificate holders of record on March 28, 2013; and the second, that being the current distribution. The first and second quarter 2012 distributions were $2.25 and $3.00 per share, respectively. The Trustees intend to continue quarterly distributions and set the record date as of the last business day of each quarter. The next distribution will be paid October 31, 2013 to certificate holders of record on September 30, 2013.

 

A mining agreement dated January 1, 1959, with U.S. Steel Corporation provides that one-half of annual earned royalty income, after satisfaction of minimum royalty payments, shall be applied, in lieu of royalty payments, to reimburse the lessee for a portion of its cost of acquisition of surface lands overlying the leased mineral deposits, which surface lands are then conveyed to the Trustees. There are surface lands yet to be purchased, the costs of which are yet unknown and will not be known until the actual purchases are made.

 

 

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Liquidity:

In the interest of preservation of principal of Court-approved reserves and guided by the restrictive provisions of Section 646 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended, monies are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities with maturity dates not to exceed three years and, along with cash flows from operations, are deemed adequate to meet currently foreseeable liquidity needs.

 

 

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

- None

 

 

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

As of the end of the period covered by this report, the Trust conducted an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the Trust’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)). Based on this evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Trust’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Trust in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. There was no change in the Trust’s internal control over financial reporting during the Trust’s most recently completed fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Trust’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

On May 8, 2013, a Ramsey County District Court Judge presided over a hearing for the Trust of Great Northern Iron Ore Properties, the purpose of which was to review and approve the accounts of the Trustees for the calendar year 2012. By Court Order dated May 8, 2013, the Court approved of the accounts of the Trustees for the calendar year 2012.

 

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

There are no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the Trust’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

 

 

Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

- None

 

 

Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities

- None

 

 

Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

- Not applicable

 

 

Item 5.  Other Information

- None

 

 

Item 6.  Exhibits

Exhibit No.   Document
- 31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, as amended, and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
- 31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, as amended, and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
- 32   Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished but not filed)

 

 

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Item 6.  Exhibits (Continued)

Exhibit No.   Document
- 101.INS   XBRL Instance Document (Interactive Data File)
     
- 101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document (Interactive Data File)
     
- 101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
- 101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
- 101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
- 101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

    GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES
    (Registrant)
       
       
       
Date: July 19, 2013   By: /s/  Joseph S. Micallef
    Joseph S. Micallef, Chief Executive Officer,
Trustee and President of the Trustees
(principal executive officer)
         

 

 

Date: July 19, 2013   By: /s/  Thomas A. Janochoski
    Thomas A. Janochoski, Chief Financial Officer,
Vice President & Secretary
(principal financial and accounting officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

QUARTER ENDED:     JUNE 30, 2013

 

GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE PROPERTIES

 

W-1290 First National Bank Building

332 Minnesota Street

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1361

 

 

 

Exhibit No.   Document
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, as amended, and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, as amended, and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32   Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished but not filed)
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document (Interactive Data File)
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document (Interactive Data File)
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document (Interactive Data File)