BCOR Blucora

Filed: 27 Apr 21, 5:02pm




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): April 21, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


delaware 000-25131 91-1718107

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

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3200 Olympus Boulevard, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75019

(Address of principal executive offices)

(972) 870-6400

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code



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on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share BCOR NASDAQ Global Select Market

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).

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Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On April 26, 2021, to ensure adequate liquidity and flexibility to support growth, Blucora, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Amendment No. 5 (the “Amendment”) to its existing Credit Agreement, dated as of May 22, 2017, by and among the Company, certain subsidiary guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent (as the same has been amended, the “Credit Agreement”). Pursuant to the Amendment, the Credit Agreement was amended to, among other things, refinance the existing $65.0 million revolving line of credit (the “Existing Revolver”) and add $25.0 million of additional revolving credit commitments, for an aggregate principal amount of $90.0 million in revolving credit commitments (the “New Revolver”). The New Revolver has a maturity date of February 21, 2024 (the “Maturity Date”). As of the date hereof the Company has no amounts outstanding under the New Revolver and no current plans to draw available funds under the New Revolver.


The outstanding principal balance of the New Revolver bears interest at the applicable margin plus, at the Company’s election, either (i) the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) or (ii) the ABR (as defined in the Credit Agreement). The applicable margin for the New Revolver is dependent on the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) and ranges (a) for Eurodollar Rate loans, from 2.0% to 2.5% and (b) for ABR loans, from 1.0% to 1.5%. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee on the undrawn commitment under the New Revolver in a percentage that is dependent on the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio that ranges from 0.35% to 0.4%.


Pursuant to the Amendment, if the Company’s usage of the New Revolver exceeds 30% of the aggregate commitments under the New Revolver on the last day of any calendar quarter, the Company shall not permit the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to exceed (i) 4.75 to 1.00 for the period beginning on April 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2021, (ii) 4.25 to 1.00 for the period beginning on January 1, 2022 and ending on September 30, 2022, (iii) 4.00 to 1.00 for the period beginning on October 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2022 and (iv) 3.50 to 1.00 for the period beginning on January 1, 2023 and ending on the Maturity Date.


Except as described above, the New Revolver has substantially the same terms as the Existing Revolver, including certain covenants and events of default.


The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 2.03.  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


On April 21, 2021, the Company held its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were three proposals acted upon at the Annual Meeting. For more information on each of these proposals, see the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2021.


At the close of business on February 24, 2021, the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, there were 48,238,718 shares of Company common stock that were outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 41,881,216 shares of the Company’s common stock were present by means of remote communication or represented by proxy. The results of the votes held at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.






Proposal One: The stockholders elected 10 directors to serve on the Company’s board of directors until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier death, resignation or removal. The votes cast on Proposal One were as follows:


Nominee For Withhold
Georganne C. Proctor  22,147,093   484,324 
Steven Aldrich  22,198,279   433,138 
Mark A. Ernst  39,963,599   1,754,932 
E. Carol Hayles  39,119,304   2,599,227 
John MacIlwaine  21,773,900   857,517 
Tina Perry  39,955,364   1,763,167 
Karthik Rao  39,123,945   2,594,586 
Jana R. Schreuder  39,126,681   2,591,850 
Christopher W. Walters  39,960,016   1,758,515 
Mary S. Zappone  22,195,664   435,753 
Frederick D. DiSanto  16,865,842   2,221,273 
Cindy Schulze Flynn  3,831,232   15,258,883 
Robert D. MacKinlay  5,258,843   13,831,272 
Kimberly Smith Spacek  3,878,494   15,211,621 


Proposal Two: The stockholders ratified, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021. The votes cast on Proposal Two were as follows:


For Against Abstain
 41,416,421   147,436   317,259 


Proposal Three: The stockholders did not approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting. The votes cast on Proposal Three were as follows:


For Against Abstain
 8,418,649   32,948,321   351,567 


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit NumberDescription
10.1Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated April 26, 2021, among Blucora, Inc., as borrower, most of its direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries, as guarantors, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as successor administrative agent and successor collateral agent, and each lender party to the Fifth Amendment.
104.1Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document).






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.

Date: April 27, 2021


/s/ Ann J. Bruder

   Ann J. Bruder
   Chief Legal, Development and
Administrative Officer and Secretary