SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)||February 17, 2012|
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction
|216 Airport Drive, Rochester, NH||03867|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
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Item 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
Item 2.03 CREATION OF A DIRECT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
On February 17, 2012, Albany International Corp. ("the Registrant"), and certain subsidiaries, executed the First Amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Note Agreement and Guaranty, dated as of July 16, 2010 (as further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Note Agreement”), among the Registrant, the Guarantors named therein, and the holders of Notes from time to time party thereto. The effect of the First Amendment is to permit the Registrant to engage in certain transactions for the purpose of settling certain pension obligations.
A copy of the First Amendment is furnished as an Exhibit to this report. A copy of the Note Agreement was previously filed as an exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 23, 2010.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being furnished herewith:
10(k) (xi) First Amendment, dated as of February 17, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.|
/s/ John B. Cozzolino
|Date: February 22, 2012|
Index to Exhibits
|10(k)(xi)||First Amendment, dated as of February 17, 2012|