Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2018




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)




Delaware   1-38636   82-487189

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission File



(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)


La Pièce 16, Rolle, Switzerland   1180
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +41 21 695 30 00



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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

As previously disclosed, on October 1, 2018, Garrett Motion Inc. (the “Company”) completed its spin-off from Honeywell International Inc. (“Honeywell”). On Friday, October 19, 2018, Honeywell disclosed in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (the “Honeywell Form 10-Q”) that the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has opened an investigation into Honeywell’s prior accounting for liability for unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims. In addition, Honeywell noted that it revised certain previously-issued financial statements to correct the time period associated with the determination of appropriate accruals for legacy Bendix asbestos-related liability for unasserted claims.

The Company’s restated carve-out Financial Statements included in its Form 10 already contemplate these revisions, consistent with Honeywell’s previous disclosure in its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 23, 2018. The Company’s indemnification and reimbursement agreement with Honeywell, filed with the SEC on September 14, 2018, has not been amended and otherwise remains unchanged.

Prior to the filing of the Honeywell Form 10-Q with the SEC, management was not aware of the SEC’s investigation into Honeywell’s prior accounting.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 22, 2018     Garrett Motion Inc.

/s/ Alessandro Gili


Alessandro Gili

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer