SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 2, 2011
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES N.V.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
3013 AM Rotterdam
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants Telephone number, including area code: 31 10 275 5500
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On June 2, 2011, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (the Company) entered into the First
Amendment to the Senior Secured Asset-Based Credit Agreement dated April 8, 2010 (the ABL Credit
Agreement), among the Company and Lyondell Chemical Company, a Delaware corporation (LCC),
Equistar Chemicals, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (Equistar), Houston Refining LP, a
Delaware limited partnership (HRLP), LyondellBasell Acetyls LLC, a Delaware limited liability
company (Acetyls) (each of LCC, Equistar, HRLP and Acetyls being a wholly-owned subsidiary of the
Company), the subsidiaries of LCC from time to time party thereto as additional borrowers (together
with LCC, Equistar, HRLP and Acetyls, the Borrowers), each lender party thereto (the Lenders),
Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (the Administrative Agent), Citibank, N.A. and Wells
Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as Co-Collateral Agents (the Co-Collateral Agents), Citibank, N.A.,
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Fronting Banks (the Fronting
Banks) and the other agents party thereto (the First Amendment).
Pursuant to the First Amendment, (i) the total commitment under the ABL Credit Agreement was
increased by $250 million, from $1.75 billion to $2 billion; (ii) the rates payable by the Company
were reduced; (iii) the Maturity Date was extended from April 30, 2014 to June 2, 2016; (iv) the
restricted payments permitted by the ABL Credit Agreement were expanded to allow greater
flexibility on the part of the Company to pay dividends on, or make repurchases of, its shares; and
(v) triggers relating to (A) collateral monitoring, (B) cash dominion, (C) the financial covenant
and (D) enhanced reporting requirements were modified.
Certain of the Lenders and their affiliates have provided, and may provide in the future,
investment banking, financial advisory or other financial services for the Company and its
affiliates, for which they may receive advisory or transaction fees of the nature and in amounts
customary in the industry for these financial services.
This description of the First Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy
of such agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated
by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
||First Amendment to Senior Secured Asset-Based Credit Agreement, dated as of June 2, 2011.