SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
September 13, 2004 (September 10, 2004)
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|10000 Richmond Avenue|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 713-346-7500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.|
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 10, 2004, National-Oilwell, Inc. filed a Premerger Notification and Report Form with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission relating to its proposed merger with Varco International, Inc., pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 11, 2004.
Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 33-8216, National-Oilwell, Inc. is furnishing this information under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.
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.
|Date: September 13, 2004||NATIONAL-OILWELL, INC.
|/s/ Steven W. Krablin|
|Steven W. Krablin|
|Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|