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):||January 19, 2006|
Southwest Airlines Co.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|P. O. Box 36611, Dallas, Texas||75235-1611|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(214) 792-4000|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 19, 2006, Southwest Airlines Co.'s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.0045 per share to Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2006, on all shares then issued and outstanding. The dividend will be paid on March 23, 2006. The Board of Directors also authorized the repurchase of up to $300 million of the Company's common stock. Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is the text of a press release announcing the dividend and the stock repurchase program.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release
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.
|Southwest Airlines Co.|
|January 24, 2006||By:||
|Name: Deborah Ackerman|
|Title: Vice President-General Counsel|