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ECPG Encore Capital

Filed: 4 Nov 21, 8:01am

 

 

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): November 4, 2021

 

 

Encore Capital Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 000-26489 48-1090909

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

350 Camino de la Reina, Suite 100

San Diego, California 92108

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

(877) 445-4581

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share ECPG The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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 Events.

On November 4, 2021, Encore Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the commencement of a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase with cash up to $300 million of shares of its common stock (the “Securities”), at a price per share of not less than $52.00 and not more than $60.00. The Tender Offer will expire one minute after 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on December 2, 2021, unless extended by the Company. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Neither this report nor the exhibit hereto is a recommendation to buy or sell any of the Company’s securities and shall not constitute an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of the Company. The Tender Offer is being made exclusively pursuant to an offer to purchase, the related letter of transmittal and other related materials filed as part of the Schedule TO-I the Company is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Tender Offer materials are being sent to holders of the Securities. Holders may also obtain free copies of the Tender Offer materials online at the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov as exhibits to the Schedule TO-I or from the Company’s information agent in connection with the Tender Offer.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description of the Exhibit
99.1  Press Release dated November 4, 2021 regarding the commencement of a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase with cash up to $300 million of shares of its common stock, at a price per share of not less than $52.00 and not more than $60.00.
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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
By: 

/s/ Jonathan C. Clark

 Name: Jonathan C. Clark
 Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Dated: November 4, 2021