As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 29, 2005.
File No. 333-_____________
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
|CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED|
|(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)|
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
|(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)|
|700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40208|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|2005 Churchill Downs Incorporated Deferred Compensation Plan|
|(Full title of plan)|
|Thomas H. Meeker|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Churchill Downs Incorporated|
|700 Central Avenue|
|Louisville, Kentucky 40208|
|(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)|
|Robert A. Heath, Esq.|
|Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP|
|500 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 2800|
|Louisville, Kentucky 40202|
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
|Title of Securities||Amount||Proposed Maximum||Proposed||Amount of|
|to be||to be||offering price||maximum aggregate||registration|
per share (1)
offering price (1)
Common Stock, no par value and associated Preferred
Share Purchase Rights(2)
|(1)||Estimated solely for the purpose of computing the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457. The maximum offering price per share is based on the average of the high and low sale price of the Common Stock as reported by the Nasdaq National Market on July 28, 2005, pursuant to Rule 457(h)(1).|
|(2)||The Preferred Share Purchase Rights, prior to the occurrence of certain events, are not evidenced separately from the Common Stock.|
|(3)||The Registrant also registers hereby such indeterminate number of additional shares as may be required to cover antidilutive adjustments under the 2005 Churchill Downs Incorporated Deferred Compensation Plan.|
|Exhibit Index on Page 8.|
The registrant hereby incorporates the following documents in this Registration Statement:
(a) The registrants Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 and the portions of the registrants Proxy Statement for the 2005 Annual Shareholders Meeting incorporated by reference therein.
(b) Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2005.
(c) The registrants Current Reports on Form 8-K filed March 11, 2005, March 17, 2005, June 21, 2005, July 12, 2005 (as amended on Form 8-K/A filed July 18, 2005), and July 29, 2005.
(d) The description of the registrants common stock, no par value (the Common Stock), which is contained in the registrants Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 14, 1998 and the registrants Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 29, 2005, pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
(e) The description of the registrants Preferred Share Purchase Rights contained in the registrants Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed March 20, 1998, pursuant to Section 12(g) of the 1934 Act, as amended on Form 8-A/A filed June 30, 2000 and as amended on Form 8-A/A filed September 14, 2000.
All documents subsequently filed by the registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all of the shares of the Common Stock offered have been sold or which deregisters all of the shares of Common Stock then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.
Article XI of the registrants Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended, limits the liability of directors of the registrant pursuant to the Kentucky Business Corporation Act. Under this article, directors generally are personally liable to the registrant or its shareholders for monetary damages only in transactions involving conflicts of interest or improper personal benefit for a director, intentional misconduct, violations of law, or unlawful distributions.
The Amended and Restated Bylaws of the registrant require the registrant to indemnify, and permit the advancement of expenses to, each director, officer, employee or agent of the registrant, and his executors, administrators or heirs, who was or is made, or is threatened to be made a defendant or respondent to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the registrant, to the fullest extent expressly permitted or required by the statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all other applicable law.
The Amended and Restated Bylaws of the registrant further provide for indemnification and advancement of expenses to the aforementioned persons by action of the Board of Directors in such amounts, on such terms and conditions, and based upon such standards of conduct as the Board of Directors may deem to be in the best interests of the registrant.
The circumstances under which Kentucky law requires or permits a corporation to indemnify its directors, officers, employees and/or agents are set forth at KRS 271B.8-500, et seq. Generally, under KRS 271B.8-500 et seq., a corporation may indemnify an individual made a party to a proceeding because he is or was a director against liability incurred in the proceeding if:
(1) he conducted himself in good faith; and
(2) he reasonably believed
|(a)||in the case of conduct in his official capacity with the corporation, that his conduct was in its best interests; and|
|(b)||in all other cases, that his conduct was at least not opposed to its best interests.|
(3) in the case of any criminal proceeding, he had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful.
A corporation may not indemnify a director:
(1) in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation in which the director was adjudged liable to the corporation; or
(2) in connection with any other proceeding charging improper personal benefit to him, whether or not involving action in his official capacity, in which he was adjudged liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received by him.
Indemnification permitted in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation is limited to reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding.
In addition, the registrant maintains directors and officers liability insurance covering certain liabilities which may be incurred by the directors and officers of the registrant in connection with the performance of their duties.
The Exhibits listed on the Exhibit Index appearing on page 8 of this Registration Statement are hereby incorporated by reference.
(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
|(1)||To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:|
|(i)||To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;|
|(ii)||To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement; and|
|(iii)||To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;|
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
|(2)||That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.|
|(3)||To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.|
(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
The Registrant. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Louisville, State of Kentucky, on the 16th day of June, 2005.
| By:/s/Thomas H. Meeker |
Thomas H. Meeker
President and Chief Executive Officer
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Thomas H. Meeker and Rebecca C. Reed, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution, for him and her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments and post-effective amendments to this Registration Statement, and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons on the 16th day of June, 2005 in the capacities indicated.
/s/Carl F. Pollard
||Chairman of the Board (Director)|
|Carl F. Pollard|
/s/Thomas H. Meeker
||President and Chief Executive Officer (Director and Principal Executive Officer)|
|Thomas H. Meeker|
/s/Michael E. Miller
||Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|
|Michael E. Miller|
/s/Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
|Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.|
/s/Craig J. Duchossois
|Craig J. Duchossois|
/s/Richard L. Duchossois
|Richard L. Duchossois|
/s/Robert L. Fealy
|Robert L. Fealy|
/s/J. David Grissom
|J. David Grissom|
/s/Seth W. Hancock
|Seth W. Hancock|
/s/Daniel P. Harrington
|Daniel P. Harrington|
/s/G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.
|G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.|
/s/Susan Elizabeth Packard
|Susan Elizabeth Packard|
/s/Darrell R. Wells
|Darrell R. Wells|
|INDEX TO EXHIBITS|
|Number||Description of Exhibit||
Articles of Incorporation of the registrant as amended through July 27, 2005
(incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the registrants Current Report on Form
8-K filed July 29, 2005 (Commission File No. 0-1469)).
Restated Bylaws of the registrant (incorporated herein by reference to
Exhibit 3(b) to the registrant's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2004) (Commission File No. 0-1469).
Specimen Stock Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4(d) to the
registrant's Registration Statement on Form S-8, File No. 33-85012).
Rights Agreement dated as of March 19, 1998, between the registrant and Fifth Third
Bank as Rights Agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the
registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 20, 1998, Exhibit 4.1 to the
registrant's Registration Statement on Form 8-A/A filed June 30, 2000 and Exhibit 4.1
to the Registrant's Registration Statement on Form 8-A/A filed September 14, 2000)
(Commission File No. 0-1469).
2005 Churchill Downs Incorporated Deferred Compensation Plan (incorporated
herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant's Report on Form 8-K
filed June 21, 2005) (Commission File No. 0-1469).
Opinion and Consent of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP as to the legality of the shares
Consent of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP (contained in Exhibit 5).
Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Power of Attorney (precedes signatures).