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LAD Lithia Motors

Filed: 18 May 21, 5:29pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): May 18, 2021

 

 

LITHIA MOTORS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Oregon 001-14733 93-0572810

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

150 N. Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon 97501
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(541) 776-6401

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common stock without par value LAD The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01.

Other Items

On May 18, 2021, Lithia Motors, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $1 billion of shares of its Class A common stock, no par value per share (the “Common Stock Offering”). A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

On May 18, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing that it has commenced a private offering (the “Notes Offering”) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the information contained in the exhibits attached hereto, is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

Information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibits attached hereto) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as “project”, “outlook”, “target”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “seek”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “likely”, “goal”, “strategy”, “future”, “maintain”, and “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
    No.    
  Description
99.1  Press Release of Lithia Motors, Inc. dated May 18, 2021 (relating to the Common Stock Offering).
99.2  Press Release of Lithia Motors, Inc. dated May 18, 2021 (relating to the Notes Offering).
104  Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 18, 2021

 

LITHIA MOTORS, INC.
By: 

/s/ Tina Miller

 

Tina Miller

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer