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): November 15, 2012
Lehman ABS Corporation, on behalf of:
CORPORATE BACKED TRUST CERTIFICATES,
SPRINT CAPITAL NOTE-BACKED SERIES 2003-17 TRUST
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (646) 285-9000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
The Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Sprint Capital Note-Backed Series 2003-17 Trust, which we refer to herein as the Trust, was formed pursuant to the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements, dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as depositor, and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the Series Supplement in respect of the Trust dated as of October 29, 2003.
As previously disclosed, the Registrant is a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI). On September 15, 2008 and periodically thereafter, LBHI and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the Debtors) commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Bankruptcy Court) (jointly administered proceedings, In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. et al., Case Number 08-13555). LBHI and its wholly-owned broker-dealer, Lehman Brothers Inc., have sold since September 15, 2008 significant businesses, including the sale on September 21, 2008 of the investment banking business to Barclays Capital Inc., which business included the employees who historically conducted the Registrants business.
On December 6, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order (the Confirmation Order) confirming the Modified Third Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its Affiliated Debtors (the Plan). The Plan and the Confirmation Order were attached as Exhibit 2.1 and Exhibit 2.2, respectively, to LBHIs Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2011. LBHIs Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2011 contains a summary of the Plan.
On March 6, 2012 (the Effective Date), the Plan became effective and a notice of the Effective Date of the Plan (the Notice of Effective Date) was filed with the Bankruptcy Court.
On November 15, 2012, a distribution was made to the holders of the certificates issued by the Trust. Specific information with respect to the distribution is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
No other reportable transactions or matters have occurred during the current reporting period.
Sprint Nextel Corporation, successor to Sprint Corporation, the guarantor of the underlying securities, is subject to the information reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). For information on Sprint Nextel Corporation please see its periodic and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) under Sprint Nextel Corporations Exchange Act file number, 001-04721. The Commission maintains a site on the World Wide Web at http://www.sec.gov at which users can view and download copies of reports, proxy and information statements and other information filed electronically through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system, or EDGAR. Periodic and current reports and other information required to be filed pursuant to the Exchange Act by Sprint Corporation may be accessed on this site. Neither Lehman ABS Corporation nor the Trustee has participated in the preparation of such reporting documents, or made any due diligence investigation with respect to the information provided therein. Neither Lehman ABS Corporation nor the Trustee has verified the accuracy or completeness of such documents or reports. There can be no assurance that events affecting the issuer of the underlying securities, the guarantor of the underlying securities or the underlying securities themselves have not occurred or have not yet been publicly disclosed which would affect the accuracy or completeness of the publicly available documents described above.
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. In preparing this report the Registrant has relied on information provided to it by the Trustee.
Date: November 27, 2012