Filed: 19 Jan 21, 8:46am
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 18, 2021
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|Item 2.05.||Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.|
On January 18, 2021, Olin Corporation (“Olin”) approved a plan to cease operations of its Trichloroethylene (“Tric”) and Anhydrous Hydrogen Chloride (“AnHCl”) liquefaction facilities in Freeport, Texas, before the end of 2021.
As a result of this action, Olin expects to incur approximately $23 million of pretax restructuring costs, approximately $2 million of which is expected to be incurred in 2021. Olin currently estimates these restructuring costs will consist of $21 million of facility exit costs and $2 million of contract termination costs.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference is a copy of Olin’s press release dated January 19, 2021 announcing that it has made the decision to cease operations of its Tric and AnHCl liquefaction facilities in Freeport, Texas before the end of 2021.
Safe Harbor Statement
This report contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the effect of the closing of the Tric and AnHCl liquefaction plants in Freeport, Texas facilities, and the expected restructuring charges. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to, our ability to shut down the operations discussed in this filing in a timely and effective manner and other risks described in our SEC filings.
Olin undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
(d) Exhibit No.
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Olin has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Nicholas W. Hendon|
|Name:||Nicholas W. Hendon|
Date: January 19, 2021