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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

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Washington, D.C. 20549







Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2020


Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-33160   20-2436320
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


3801 South Oliver, Wichita, Kansas 67210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (316) 526-9000


Not Applicable

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


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   SPR   New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


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  Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On February 6, 2020, The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (“Spirit”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (the “MOA”) superseding the April 12, 2019 Memorandum of Agreement (the “2019 MOA”) between the parties (except for Sections 15 and 16). The MOA memorializes the production rate agreement disclosed by the Company on January 30, 2020 that has Spirit delivering 216 B737 MAX shipsets to Boeing in 2020.


In addition, the MOA provides that Boeing will pay $225 million to Spirit in the first quarter of 2020, consisting of (i) $70 million in support of Spirit’s inventory and production stabilization, of which $10 million will be repaid by Spirit in 2021, and (ii) $155 million as an incremental pre-payment for costs and shipset deliveries over the next two years. Other terms of the MOA include extending the repayment date of the $123 million advance received by Spirit under the 2019 MOA to 2022, and extending the B737 MAX pricing terms through 2033 (previously, pricing was through December 31, 2030).


The parties will execute amendments to their underlying long-term contracts to incorporate the MOA on or before 60 calendar days following the B737 MAX U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ungrounding.


The foregoing description of the MOA does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the MOA, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2020, subject to certain omissions of confidential portions.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” that may involve many risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “objective,” “outlook,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” and other similar words, or phrases, or the negative thereof, unless the context requires otherwise. These statements reflect management's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown. Our actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements and that should be considered in evaluating our outlook include, without limitation, the timing and conditions surrounding the return to service of the 737 MAX and any related impacts on our production rate; our reliance on Boeing for a significant portion of our revenues; our ability to execute our growth strategy, including our ability to timely complete and integrate our announced Asco and Bombardier acquisitions; our ability to accurately estimate and manage performance, cost, and revenue under our contracts; economic conditions in the industries and markets in which we operate in the U.S. and globally; our ability to manage our liquidity, borrow additional funds or refinance debt; the on-going review of our accounting processes and the potential effect on our financial statements; and other factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors are not exhaustive and it is not possible for us to predict all factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. These factors speak only as of the date hereof, and new factors may emerge or changes to the foregoing factors may occur that could impact our business. Except to the extent required by law, we undertake no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.






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.




Date: February 7, 2020 By:  /s/ Stacy Cozad
  Name:     Stacy Cozad
  Title:  Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary 







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