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
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
The Netherlands
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Weena 737
3013 AM Rotterdam
The Netherlands
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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(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
(d) Exhibits
  First Amendment to Senior Secured Asset-Based Credit Agreement, dated as of June 2, 2011.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 8, 2011  By:   /s/ Craig B. Glidden    
    Craig B. Glidden   
    Executive Vice President   



  First Amendment to Senior Secured Asset-Based Credit Agreement, dated as of June 2, 2011.