- -------- UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ----------------------------- FORM 4 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 OMB APPROVAL - -------- ----------------------------- / / CHECK THIS BOX IF NO STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OMB NUMBER: 3235-0287 LONGER SUBJECT TO EXPIRES: SEPTEMBER 30, 1998 SECTION 16. FORM 4 OR Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, ESTIMATED AVERAGE BURDEN FORM 5 OBLIGATIONS MAY Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or HOURS PER RESPONSE .... 0.5 CONTINUE. SEE Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 ----------------------------- INSTRUCTION 1(b). (Print or Type Responses) - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Name and Address of Reporting Person* 2. Issuer Name AND Ticker or Trading Symbol 6. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable) Director X 10% Owner Northwest Airlines Corporation Continental Airlines, Inc.; CAIA ---- ---- - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officer (give Other (Last) (First) (Middle) 3. IRS or Social Security 4. Statement for ---- title ---- (specify Number of Reporting Month/Year below) below Person (Voluntary) ----------------- ------------------ 2700 Lone Oak Parkway March, 1998 - -------------------------------------------- 95-4205287 --------------------- 7. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Street) 5. If Amendment, X (Check Applicable Line) Date of Original ---Form filed by One Reportng Person (Month/Year) ---Form filed by More than One Eagan Minnesota 55121 Reporting Person - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (City) (State) (Zip) TABLE I - NON-DERIVATIVE SECURITIES ACQUIRED, DISPOSED OF, OR BENEFICIALLY OWNED - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Title of Security 2. Trans- 3. Trans- 4. Securities Acquired (A) 5. Amount of 6. Owner- 7. Nature (Instr. 3) action action or Disposed of (D) Securities ship of In- Date Code (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) Beneficially Form: direct (Instr. 8) Owned at Direct Bene- (Month/ End of (D) or ficial Day/ ------------------------------------------- Month Indirect Owner- Year) (A) or (I) ship Code V Amount (D) Price (Instr. 3 (Instr. 4) (Instr. 4) and 4) - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value 3/2/98 P 979,000 A $60.82 9,514,868 I Attachment A - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly. (Over) SEC 1474 (3/91) (Print or Type Responses)
FORM 4 (CONTINUED) TABLE II - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES ACQUIRED, DISPOSED OF, OR BENEFICIALLY OWNED (E.G., PUTS, CALLS, WARRANTS, OPTIONS, CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES) - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Title of Derivative Security 2. Conver- 3. Trans- 4. Transac- 5. Number of Deriv- 6. Date Exer- (Instr. 3) sion or action tion Code ative Securities Ac- cisable and Ex- Exercise Date (Instr. 8) quired (A) or Dis- piration Date Price of (Month/ posed of (D) (Month/Day/ Deriv- Day/ (Instr. 3, 4, and 5) Year) ative Year) Security -------------------- Date Expira- -------------------------------------- Exer- tion cisable Date Code V (A) (D) - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7. Title and Amount of Under- 8. Price 9. Number 10. Owner- 11. Nature lying Securities of of Deriv- ship of In- (Instr. 3 and 4) Deriv- ative Form direct ative Securi- of De- Bene- Secur- ties rivative ficial ity Bene- Secu- Own- (Instr. ficially rity: ership 5) Owned Direct (Instr. 4) at End (D) or Amount or of Indi- Title Number of Month rect (I) Shares (Instr. 4) (Instr. 4) - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Explanation of Responses: **Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION Federal Criminal Violations. SEE 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a). Note: File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed. By: /s/ Douglas M. Steenland 4/8/98 If space is insufficient, SEE Instruction 6 for procedure. ------------------------------ ----------- Douglas M. Steenland Date Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Page 2 SEC 1474 (7-97)
ATTACHMENT A TO FORM 4 REPORTING PERSON DATE OF EVENT ISSUER NAME AND TICKER - ---------------- ------------- ---------------------- Northwest Airlines Corporation 3/2/98 Continental Airlines, Inc. 2700 Lone Oak Parkway CAIA Eagan, Minnesota 55121 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership On March 2, 1998, Northwest Airlines Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Northwest"), Newbridge Parent Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Newbridge"), Barlow Investors III, LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Seller"), and the guarantors signatory thereto (the "Guarantors"), entered into a Purchase Agreement (the "Purchase Agreement"). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Newbridge will acquire from the Seller 979,000 shares (the "Barlow Shares") of Class A Common Stock of Continental Airlines, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Continental"), par value $.01 per share ("Continental Class A Common Stock"), presently held by the Guarantors for an aggregate purchase price of $59,542,780, representing $60.82 in cash per share of Continental Class A Common Stock. The Guarantors beneficially own at least 979,000 shares of Continental Class A Common Stock, which represents approximately 8.6% of the outstanding Continental Class A Common Stock, approximately 1.6% of Continental's outstanding common stock and approximately 5.9% percent of its outstanding common stock voting power. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Guarantors have agreed to transfer, or to arrange for the transfer of, 979,000 shares of Continental Class A Common Stock to the Seller prior to the closing of the Purchase Agreement. The 979,000 shares owned by the Guarantors, together with the shares to be acquired by Northwest pursuant to the Investment Agreement among Northwest, Newbridge, Air Partners, L.P., the Partners of Air Partners identified on the signature pages thereto, Bonderman Family Limited Partnership, 1992 Air, Inc. and Air Saipan, Inc., dated as of January 25, 1998, represent approximately 83.3% of the outstanding Continental Class A Common Stock, approximately 15.4% of Continental's outstanding common stock and approximately 57.8% of its outstanding common stock voting power. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Guarantors and the Seller have agreed, among other things, (i) not to sell, transfer, tender, pledge, encumber, assign or otherwise dispose of any of the Barlow Shares except as contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, (ii) not to convert any of the Barlow Shares into shares of Class B Common Stock of Continental and (iii) to vote or cause to be voted all Barlow Shares owned by them against, among other things, any business combination (other than a business combination with Northwest or any of its affiliates) involving Continental, any change in the majority of the Board of Directors of Continental or any material change in the Continental's corporate structure or business. In addition, the Guarantors and the Seller granted to Robert L. Friedman, as the designee of Northwest, an irrevocable proxy to vote the Barlow Shares in a manner consistent with the voting agreements set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Page 3 of 3