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): February 22, 2011
The Walt Disney Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (818) 560-1000
(Former name or address, if changed since last report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On February 22, 2011, the Registrant entered into a new $2.25 billion Four-Year Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders to support commercial paper borrowings and for other general corporate purposes. This new facility will expire in February 2015 and replaces the Registrants $2.25 billion Amended and Restated Five-Year Credit Agreement (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrants Form 8-K dated March 31, 2006), which expired on February 22, 2011. Under the new facility, the Registrant has the option to borrow at LIBOR-based rates plus a spread, subject to a cap and a floor that vary with the Registrants debt rating, depending on the credit default swap spread applicable to the Registrants senior, unsecured, non-credit enhanced long-term debt. The former facilitys borrowing rate depended upon the Registrants senior unsecured debt rating. The remaining provisions of the new facility, including representations, warranties, covenants and events of default, are substantially similar to the provisions of the former facility. In particular, the new facility contains only one financial covenant, relating to interest coverage, and specifically excludes certain entities, including Euro Disney and Hong Kong Disneyland, from any representations, covenants or events of default.
A copy of the new Four-Year Credit Agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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.
Dated: February 25, 2011