PRMW Primo Water
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 20, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Corporate Center III
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 400
Tampa, Florida, United States
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 313-1732
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On February 20, 2020, Cott Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2019. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02 as if fully set forth herein. On the same day, the Company held a conference call to discuss its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 28, 2019. A copy of the slide presentation and transcript of the conference call are furnished herewith under the Exchange Act as Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3, respectively.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication relates to a pending business combination between Cott and Primo. Cott commenced an exchange offer for the outstanding shares of Primo on January 28, 2020. This communication is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell shares, nor is it a substitute for any offer materials that the parties will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). At the time the exchange offer was commenced, Cott and its acquisition subsidiary filed an exchange offer statement on Schedule TO, Cott filed a registration statement on Form S-4 and Primo filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. Each of Cott and Primo also plan to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. THE EXCHANGE OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING THE OFFER TO EXCHANGE, THE RELATED LETTER OF ELECTION AND TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS), THE SOLICITATION / RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING DOCUMENTS, CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. PRIMO STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT HOLDERS OF PRIMO SECURITIES SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING EXCHANGING THEIR SECURITIES. The Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, the Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Election and Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents are available to all of Primo’s stockholders at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement are available for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Cott are available free of charge under the heading of the Investor Relations section of Cott’s website at www.cott.com/investor-relations/. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Primo are available free of charge under the SEC filings heading of the Investors section of Primo’s website at http://ir.primowater.com/.
Safe Harbor Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and you are cautioned that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such forward-looking statement. These statements can otherwise be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “would,” “will,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The forward-looking statements contained in this communication include, but are not limited to, statements related to Cott’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to the proposed S&D transaction, the anticipated timing of the proposed S&D transaction, the proposed Primo transaction and the combined company, the anticipated timing of the proposed Primo transaction, and the potential impact the transactions will have on Cott and other matters related to either or both of them. The forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding current plans and estimates of management of Cott. Such management believes these assumptions to be reasonable, but there is no assurance that they will prove to be accurate.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in this communication include, among others: changes in expectations as to the closing of the transaction including timing and changes in the method of financing the transaction; the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the proposed transaction (including a sufficient number of Primo shares being validly tendered into the exchange offer
to meet the minimum condition), the risk of litigation and regulatory action related to the proposed transactions, expected synergies and cost savings are not achieved or achieved at a slower pace than expected; integration problems, delays or other related costs; retention of customers and suppliers; and unanticipated changes in laws, regulations, or other industry standards affecting the companies; and other risks and important factors contained and identified in Cott’s filings with the SEC, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures, including but not limited to risk factors contained in Cott’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect the analysis of management of Cott as of the date of this communication. Cott does not undertake to update or revise any of these statements in light of new information or future events, except as expressly required by applicable law.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
On February 20, 2020, the Company announced that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of US$0.06 per common share, payable in cash on March 25, 2020 to shareowners of record at the close of business on March 10, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
|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.
February 20, 2020
/s/ Marni Morgan Poe
Marni Morgan Poe
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary