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):
March 28, 2011
(Commission File Number)
American Honda Receivables LLC,
as successor to American Honda Receivables Corp.
(Exact name of registrant and depositor as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 972-2511
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):
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Agreement and Plan of Merger
Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated March 28, 2011, between American Honda Receivables Corp., a California corporation (“AHRC”), and American Honda Receivables LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AHR”), AHRC was merged with and into AHR on March 28, 2011, with AHR being the surviving entity.
Pursuant to an Agreement of Assumption, dated March 28, 2011, between AHRC and AHR, AHR assumed performance of all of AHRC’s obligations under certain sale and servicing agreements among issuing entities, AHRC, as seller, and American Honda Finance Corporation (“AHFC”), as servicer and sponsor.
The description of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Agreement of Assumption are qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Agreement of Assumption, which are filed as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 respectively.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Effective March 28, 2011, AHR will be the successor to AHRC which is the named Depositor on a registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-150095) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on April 4, 2008, and declared effective on May 27, 2008, including all amendments thereto, and as the same may be amended from time to time relating to the registration of certain asset-backed notes issued from time to time by certain trusts sponsored by AHFC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This Form 8-K is being filed by AHR as the initial report of AHR to the Commission and as notice that the AHR is the “successor issuer” to AHRC pursuant to Rule 15d-5 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Copies of the Certificate of Formation of AHR dated March 16, 2011, and Limited Liability Company Agreement of AHR by and among AHFC, as special member, and Raziur Rahman and Diana Urrego, as independent managers, are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 respectively.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.