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SWBI Smith & Wesson Brands

Filed: 16 Dec 20, 4:10pm

 

 

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): December 16, 2020

 

 

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Nevada 001-31552 87-0543688

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2100 Roosevelt Avenue

Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(800) 331-0852

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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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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 $0.001 per Share SWBI 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 (17 §CRF 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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 December 16, 2020, we announced that our Board of Directors has approved a program to repurchase up to $50.0 million of our outstanding shares of common stock through December 14, 2021. The amount and timing of any repurchases will depend on a number of factors, including price, trading volume, general market conditions, legal requirements, and other factors. The repurchases may be made on the open market, in block trades, or in privately negotiated transactions. Any shares of common stock repurchased under the program will be considered issued but not outstanding shares of our common stock. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference to this Item 8.01.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

 (d)

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Exhibits

99.1  Press release from Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., dated December 16, 2020, entitled “Smith & Wesson Board of Directors Authorizes $50 Million Stock Repurchase Plan”
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.

 

  SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC.
Date: December 16, 2020  By: 

/s/ Robert J. Cicero

   Robert J. Cicero
   Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary