Filed: 29 Jun 21, 4:22pm
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): June 29, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|1027 Newport Avenue||Pawtucket,||Rhode Island||02861|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 431-8697
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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, $0.50 par value per share||HAS||The 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 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company ☐
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 29, 2021, Hasbro, Inc. (“Hasbro” or “we”) and Entertainment One Canada Ltd. (“EOCL”) completed the sale of Entertainment One Music pursuant to an Equity Purchase Agreement dated April 25, 2021 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), among Hasbro, EOCL, certain entities controlled by The Blackstone Group Inc. and affiliates of SESAC, a leading music rights organization, for an aggregate purchase price of $385 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments (the “Transaction”). Hasbro intends to use its net proceeds from the Transaction to accelerate deleveraging and other general corporate purposes.
A copy of the press release issued by Hasbro on June 29, 2021 announcing the completion of the transaction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Deborah Thomas|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
|Date: June 29, 2021|