FORM 8-K SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 --------------- CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): October 7, 1996 KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter) DELAWARE (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) 1-9447 (Commission File Number) 94-3030279 (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number) 5847 SAN FELIPE, SUITE 2600 77057-3010 HOUSTON, TEXAS (Zip Code) (Address of Principal Executive Offices) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 267-3777
ITEM 5. Other Events On October 7, 1996, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, the operating subsidiary of the registrant, announced in a press release that it proposes to make a Rule 144A offering of $175 million principal amount of senior notes due 2006. A copy of the press release issued in this connection is incorporated by reference herein and is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.
ITEM 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits (c) Exhibits Exhibit 99: Press Release dated October 7, 1996
SIGNATURES 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. KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION (Registrant) Date: October 10, 1996 By: BYRON L. WADE Byron L. Wade Vice President, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel
EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit 99. Press Release dated October 7, 1996
Exhibit 99 Public Relations: Bob Irelan Telephone: 713/267-3722 Investor Relations: Scott Lamb Telephone: 713/267-3826 October 7, 1996 KAISER ALUMINUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PROPOSED RULE 144A OFFERING OF $175 MILLION OF SENIOR NOTES HOUSTON, Texas, October 7, 1996 -- Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (KACC), the operating subsidiary of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KAC), announced today that it proposes to make a Rule 144A offering of $175 million principal amount of senior notes due 2006. KACC expects to use the proceeds from the offering to pay down revolving credit debt and for general corporate purposes, including capital spending projects. The senior notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. KACC is one of the world's leading producers of alumina, primary aluminum, and semi-fabricated aluminum products, and is a major supplier of alumina and primary aluminum in the domestic and international markets. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of KAC (NYSE:KLU). MAXXAM Inc. (ASE:MXM) holds approximately 62 percent of KAC on a fully diluted basis. F-713