Form 8-K



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)

July 28, 2005



KI Holdings Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Pennsylvania   333-122810   20-1878963

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


436 Seventh Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   15219
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 412-227-2001



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 8.01 Other Events


On August 1, 2005 we issued a press release announcing the declaration of a $35 million dividend to common and preferred stockholders. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.



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.


Dated: August 1, 2005


KI Holdings Inc.



/s/ Walter W. Turner


Walter W. Turner


Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit No.



99.1   Press Release, dated August 1, 2005
Press Release

Exhibit 99.1




News Release


KI Holdings Inc.

436 Seventh Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1800





For Information:


Brian H. McCurrie, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer




KI Holdings Inc. Declares Dividend


PITTSBURGH, Pa., August 1, 2005 – On July 28, the Board of Directors of KI Holdings Inc. declared a dividend of $35 million with respect to its Common and Preferred Stock. The dividend will be paid on or about August 5, 2005 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 1, 2005.


The sources of funds include cash on hand plus a $13 million dividend to be received from Koppers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of KI Holdings Inc.


About KI Holdings Inc.


KI Holdings Inc. is the parent corporation of Koppers Inc., a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates 38 facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, China, the Pacific Rim and South Africa. The stock of KI Holdings Inc. is owned by a number of employee investors and by majority equity owner Saratoga Partners of New York, NY.