JPMorgan Chase & Co.
J P MORGAN CHASE & CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/06/2007 16:36:11)

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC  20549
 


FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 3, 2007
 
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
(Exact Name of Registrant
as Specified in Charter)
 
 
DELAWARE
 
 
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
001-05805
 
13-2624428
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
270 Park Avenue,
New York, NY
 
10017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 270-6000
 
 
 
 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d)  Exhibits
 
The following Exhibit is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (333-130051) of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (the “Registrant”) as an exhibit thereto and is filed as part of this Current Report.
 
8.1
Tax Opinion of Davis Po lk & Wardwell relating to Principal Protected Notes Linked to a Weighted Basket Consisting of the Russell 3000 ® Index, the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 ® Index and the Nikkei 225 Index due July 7, 2011

 

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SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
  JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. (Registrant)
       
 
By:
/s/ Irma R. Caracciolo
   
   
Name:
Irma R. Caracciolo
   
Title:
Assistant Secretary

Dated: July 6, 2007
 

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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
Exhibit Number
 
 
Description
8.1
 
Tax Opinion of Davis Po lk & Wardwell relating to Principal Protected Notes Linked to a Weighted Basket Consisting of the Russell 3000 ® Index, the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 ® Index and the Nikkei 225 Index due July 7, 2011

 


 
 
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Exhibit 8.1

DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL
450 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017
 
  July 6, 2007
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
270 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10017
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
We have acted as special tax counsel to JPMorgan Chase & Co., a corporation incorporated under the laws of Delaware (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation and filing of pricing supplement no. 532 dated July 3, 2007 relating to Principal Protected Notes Linked to a Weighted Basket Consisting of the Russell 3000 ® Index, the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 ® Index and the Nikkei 225 Index due July 7, 2011 (the “Pricing Supplement”) to product supplement no. 32-VII dated June 29, 2007 relating to Principal Protected Notes Linked to a Weighted Basket Consisting of the AMEX Hong Kong 30 Index, the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 ® Index, the FTSE TM 100 Index, the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index, the Korea Stock Price Index 200, the MSCI EAFE ® Index, the iShares ® MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund, the MSCI Taiwan Index, the MSCI Singapore   Index, the Nikkei 225 Index, the Russell 2000 ® Index, the Russell 3000 ® Index and the S&P 500 ® Index, or Linked to Any One of the Foregoing (the “Product Supplement”) to a prospectus supplement dated October 12, 2006 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) for the Company’s Global Medium-Term Notes, Series E, Global Warrants, Series E and Global Units, Series E, relating to a prospectus dated December 1, 2005 (the “Prospectus”) contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (Registration Statement No. 333-130051) (the “Registration Statement”).  This opinion is being furnished in accordance with the requirements of Section 601(b)(8) of Regulation S-K of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”).

In our opinion, the discussions under the heading “United States Federal Taxation” in the Prospectus Supplement, under the heading “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” in the Product Supplement and under the heading “Selected Purchase Considerations – Taxed as Contingent Payment Debt Instruments” in the Pricing Supplement , subject to the conditions and limitations described therein, set forth the material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable generally to holders of the securities offered pursuant to the Pricing Supplement as a result of the ownership and disposition of such securities.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the references to us under the heading “United States Federal Taxation” in the Prospectus Supplement, under the heading “Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” in the Product Supplement and under the heading “Selected Purchase Considerations – Taxed as Contingent Payment Debt Instruments” in the Pricing Supplement .  By such consent we do not concede that we are an “expert” for the purposes of the Act.

 
  Very truly yours,
   
  /s/ Davis Polk & Wardwell