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JW.A John Wiley & Sons

Filed: 8 Dec 20, 11:58am



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

December 8, 2020
(Date of Report)
(Date of earliest event reported)

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 001-11507
13-5593032
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 Commission File NumberIRS Employer Identification Number
 111 River Street, Hoboken New Jersey07030
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 Address of principal executive officesZip Code
 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(201) 748-6000
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Not Applicable
 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
 JW.A
 New York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
 JW.B
 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 2.02: RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

On December 8, 2020, John Wiley & Sons Inc., a New York corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial results for the second quarter fiscal year 2021. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

On December 8, 2020, the Company held its second quarter fiscal 2021 earnings conference call. The Company is furnishing as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K the presentation materials that were provided and discussed during the earnings conference call.

The information in these Items 2.02 and 7.01, including the exhibits hereto, (x) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section and (y) shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings (unless the Company specifically states that the information or exhibits in this particular report are incorporated by reference). The furnishing of the information set forth in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission as to the materiality or completeness of such information.

ITEM 9.01: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

Exhibit No. Description

99.1 - Press release dated December 8, 2020 “Wiley Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results.

99.2 - Presentation materials dated December 8, 2020.

104 - Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




SIGNATURES


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 thereunto duly authorized.



 JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
 Registrant





 By 
/s/ Brian A. Napack 
  Brian A. Napack 
  President and 
  Chief Executive Officer 






 By 
/s/ John A. Kritzmacher
 
  John A. Kritzmacher 
  
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
 
    


 Dated: December 8, 2020