SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 7, 2021 (January 6, 2021)
Commission file number 001-16583.
ACUITY BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2300, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-7676
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value per share||AYI||New York Stock Exchange|
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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 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 7, 2021, Acuity Brands, Inc. (“we,” “our,” “us,” “the Company,” or similar references) issued a press release containing information about our results of operations for our fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference. The information contained in this paragraph, as well as Exhibit 99.1 referenced herein, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 6, 2021, the Board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share. A copy of the related press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated January 7, 2021.|
|99.2||Press Release dated January 6, 2021.|
|104||Cover 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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 7, 2021
|ACUITY BRANDS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Karen J. Holcom|
|Karen J. Holcom|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|99.1||(Filed with the Commission as part of this Form 8-K).|
|99.2||(Filed with the Commission as part of this Form 8-K).|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the inline XBRL document).||(Filed with the Commission as part of this Form 8-K).|