AWI Armstrong World Industries
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): February 24, 2020
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
2500 Columbia Avenue P.O. Box 3001
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (717) 397-0611
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
New York Stock Exchange
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Section 2 - Financial Information
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 24, 2020, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2019 consolidated financial results. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished herewith and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Section 7 – Regulation FD
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 24, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2019 consolidated financial results via a webcast and conference call on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time which can be accessed through the “Investors” section of the Company’s website, www.armstrongceilings.com. During this report, the Company will reference a slide presentation, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.2, is being furnished herewith and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Act, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 24, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing that, on February 20, 2020, it entered into a commitment agreement (the “Agreement”) by and among the Company, Athene Annuity and Life Company (“AAIA”), Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York (“AANY”) and State Street Global Advisors Trust Company (“State Street”), acting solely in its capacity as independent fiduciary of the Company’s Retirement Income Plan (“RIP”) in connection with the transfer of pension obligations and administration to AAIA and AANY.
Under the Agreement, the RIP will use RIP assets to purchase a single premium group annuity contract from each of AAIA and AANY. The annuity contracts will irrevocably transfer approximately $1.0 billion of retiree defined benefit pension obligations related to approximately 10,000 retirees and beneficiaries (“the Transferred Participants”) to AAIA and AANY, which will guarantee the pension benefits of the Transferred Participants. The Agreement is subject to customary closing conditions for a transaction of this nature.
As a result of the transaction, the Company expects to record a non-cash expense in the range of $350 million and $400 million in the first quarter of 2020 as a component of non-operating expense to reflect a partial plan settlement charge.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of the Company, including the consummation of the Sale, and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of the Company’s management, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in
circumstances. The Company cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein, due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological, strategic or other regulatory factors, as well as factors affecting the operation of the business of the Company. More detailed information about certain of these and other factors may be found in filings by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K in the sections entitled “Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors”, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Various factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risk that the anticipated benefits from the Sale may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected. The Company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter the forward-looking statements contained in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
/s/ Mark A. Hershey
Mark A. Hershey
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Date: February 24, 2020