As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 1, 2010
Registration No. 333-128289
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1600 Smith Street, Dept. HQSEO
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address, including Zip Code, Telephone Number, including Area Code, of Registrants Principal Executive Offices)
Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr.
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
Continental Airlines, Inc.
1600 Smith Street, Dept. HQSEO
Houston, Texas 77002
(Name, Address and Telephone Number, including Area Code, of Agent for Service)
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable. Removal from registration of securities that were not sold pursuant to this registration statement.
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This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 (this Post Effective Amendment No. 1) relates to the registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-128289) (the Registration Statement) filed by Continental Airlines, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Continental), on September 13, 2005 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission). The Registration Statement registered $1 billion of Continentals Debt Securities, Class B Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Stock Purchase Contracts, Stock Purchase Units, Depositary Shares, Warrants, Subscription Rights and Pass Through Certificates.
On May 2, 2010, Continental entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with UAL Corporation, a Delaware corporation (UAL), and JT Merger Sub Inc. (Merger Sub), a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAL. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, on October 1, 2010, Merger Sub merged with and into Continental (the Merger), with Continental continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly owned subsidiary of UAL. Upon completion of the Merger, each outstanding share of Continental common stock, par value $0.01 per share, was converted into the right to receive 1.05 shares of UAL common stock, par value $0.01 per share.
As a result of the Merger, Continental has terminated all offerings of its securities pursuant to its existing registration statements, including the Registration Statement. Accordingly, by means of this Post-Effective Amendment, Continental hereby terminates the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and, in accordance with an undertaking made by Continental in Part II of the Registration Statement to remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any securities that had been registered for issuance but remain unsold at the termination of the offering, removes from registration any and all securities registered but unsold under the Registration Statement as of the date hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Houston, State of Texas, on this 1st day of October, 2010.
|CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Zane C. Rowe|
|Name:||Zane C. Rowe|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons on October 1, 2010.
Jeffery A. Smisek
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
Zane C. Rowe
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
(Principal Financial Officer)
Chris T. Kenny
Vice President and Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)
Peter D. McDonald