SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Massachusetts 04-2456637 _________________________________________________________________ (State of incorporation or (IRS Employer organization Identification No.) 225 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 __________________________________________________________________ (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Name of each exchange on which to be so registered each class is to be registered ------------------- ------------------------------ Preferred Share Purchase Rights New York Stock Exchange with respect to Common Stock, $1 Par Value
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT'S
SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED
PREFERRED SHARE PURCHASE RIGHTS
On September 15, 1988 the Board of Directors of State Street Boston Corporation (the "Registrant") approved a Rights Agreement between the Registrant and the First National Bank of Boston, as Rights Agent, and pursuant thereto declared a dividend distribution of one Preferred Share Purchase Right for each outstanding share of Common Stock of the Company. The distribution was made as of October 7, 1988 to stockholders of record on that date. Such Rights Agreement was thereafter amended by an Amendment dated as of September 20, 1990. At the date hereof, each Right entitles the registered holder to purchase from the Registrant one two-hundredth share of a series of the Registrant's participating preferred stock at an exercise price of $75 per share. The description and terms of the Rights are set forth in a Rights Agreement between the Registrant and the First National Bank of Boston, as Rights Agent, as subsequently amended. The foregoing description of the Rights does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Rights Agreement and an Amendment thereto, which are Exhibits to this Registration Statement and are incorporated in this summary description by reference.
ITEM 2. EXHIBITS
1. Rights Agreement dated as of September 15, 1988 as filed as an Exhibit to Form 8-A filed by Registrant on September 30, 1988 is incorporated herein by reference.
2. Amendment to Rights Agreement dated as of September 30, 1990 as filed as an Exhibit to an Amendment on Form 8 filed by Registrant on October 20, 1990 is incorporated herein by reference.
3. All exhibits required by Instruction II to Item 2 will be supplied to the New York Exchange.
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
STATE STREET BOSTON CORPORATION
Robert J. Malley
Robert J. Malley
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Dated: January 17, 1995