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WTS Watts Water

Filed: 30 Jun 21, 4:29pm

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): June 25, 2021

WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Delaware

001-11499

04-2916536

(State or Other Jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

Identification No.)

815 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(978) 688-1811

(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

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share

WTS

New York Stock Exchange

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).

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 2.05Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On June 25, 2021, the Board of Directors of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a restructuring program with respect to the Company’s operating facilities in France. The restructuring program is expected to include the shutdown of the Company’s manufacturing facility in Méry, France and the consolidation of that facility’s operations into the Company’s facilities in Virey-le-Grand and Hautvillers, France. The program is expected to include pre-tax charges totaling approximately $26 million, including costs for severance, relocation, clean-up and certain asset write-downs, and result in the elimination of approximately 80 positions at the Méry, France facility. Severance costs make up the majority of the program costs and are estimated to approximate $22 million. As a result of the facility consolidations the net headcount reduction in France is expected to be approximately 50 positions. Total net after-tax charges for this restructuring program are expected to be approximately $19 million (including $2 million in non-cash charges), with costs being incurred through the second half of 2022, at which time the restructuring program is expected to be completed. The Company expects to spend approximately $1 million in capital expenditures to consolidate operations. Annual cash savings, net of tax, are estimated to be approximately $3 million, which the Company expects to fully realize by 2023.

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

Date: June 30, 2021

WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Kenneth R. Lepage

 

 

Kenneth R. Lepage

 

 

General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer

& Secretary