KKR & Co. L.P.
KKR Financial Holdings LLC (Form: 8-A12B, Received: 03/20/2012 11:20:05)

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2012

 

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 


 

FORM 8-A

 

FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

KKR Financial Holdings LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-33437

 

11-3801844

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

555 California Street, 50th Floor

 

 

San Francisco, California

 

94104

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Title of Each Class
to be so Registered

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which
Each Class is to be Registered

7.500% Senior Notes due 2042

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c), please check the following box. x

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d), please check the following box. o

 

Securities Act registration statement file number to which this form relates:

 

333-167479

(If applicable)

 

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

 

None

(Title of Class)

 

 

 



 

Item 1:                   Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered .

 

The descriptions of the 7.500% Senior Notes due 2042 of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (the “Company”) contained in (i) the section captioned “Description of Senior Notes and Guarantees” in the Prospectus dated November 7, 2011 (the “Prospectus”), which was filed by the Company and certain of its affiliates in an immediately effective post-effective amendment under Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-167479) and (ii) the section captioned “Description of the Notes” in the supplement to the Prospectus filed on March 15, 2012 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act , are each incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2:                   Exhibits .

 

1.                                    Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the Registrant, dated May 3, 2007, as amended May 7, 2009 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-33437) filed with the SEC on August 6, 2009).

 

2.                                    Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the Registrant, dated February 28, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-33437) filed with the SEC on March 1, 2010).

 

3.                                    Form of certificate evidencing common shares in KKR Financial Holdings LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to our Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-167479) filed with the SEC on June 11, 2010).

 

4.                                    I ndenture governing the senior notes and guarantees of the senior notes by and between the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 15, 2011).

 

5.                                    First Supplemental Indenture dated as of November 15, 2011 among the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee, and Citibank, N.A., as Authenticating Agent, Paying Agent and Security Registrar and (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 15, 2011).

 

6.                                    Form of 8.375% Senior Note due 2041 (included in Exhibit 5 hereto).

 

7.                                    Second Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 20, 2012 among the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee, and Citibank, N.A., as Authenticating Agent, Paying Agent and Security Registrar (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 20, 2012).

 

8.                                    Form of 7.500% Senior Note due 2042 (included in Exhibit 7 hereto).

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

KKR FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LLC

 

 

 

 

Date: March 20, 2012

By:

/s/ MICHAEL R. MCFERRAN

 

 

Name:   Michael R. McFerran

 

 

Title:     Chief Financial Officer

 

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