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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

Document
 
 
 
 
 
UNITED STATES
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)
January 27, 2018
 

Oil-Dri Corporation of America
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Delaware
 
001-12622
 
36-2048898
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
 
(Commission File
Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
410 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois
 
60611-4213
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(312) 321-1515
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.) 
 
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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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
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Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
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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 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information set forth under Item 8.01 of this report is incorporated herein by reference solely for the purposes of this Item 7.01.

 
Item 8.01
Other Events.
 
Oil-Dri Corporation of America (the “Company”) is deeply saddened to announce that Mr. Richard M. Jaffee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, passed away on January 27, 2018. On January 29, 2018, the Company issued a press release, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
 
 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
Exhibits
Exhibit
Number
 
 
 
Description of Exhibits
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press Release dated January 29, 2018
 






SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 

 
OIL-DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Laura G. Scheland
 
 
 
Laura G. Scheland
 
 
 
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
Date:  January 29, 2018
 






Exhibit Index
 

Exhibit
Number
 
 
 
Description of Exhibits
 
 
 
99.1

 

 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit
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410 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60611, U.S.A

News Announcement
For Immediate Release
 
 
 

Exhibit 99.1


Oil-Dri Announces Death of Chairman, Richard M. Jaffee


CHICAGO-(January 29, 2018)- Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) is deeply saddened to announce that Mr. Richard M. Jaffee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, passed away on January 27, 2018 at the age of 82. Mr. Jaffee joined the Company in 1958 and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1962 until 1997.

Mr. Jaffee’s profound impact on the Company and the sorbent mineral industry will forever be remembered. His enduring legacy will be honored as Oil-Dri builds upon Mr. Jaffee’s vision and continues to grow under the leadership of his son, Daniel S. Jaffee, who became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Additional information to follow as it becomes available.

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While Oil-Dri’s founding product was granular clay floor absorbents, it has since greatly diversified its portfolio. The Company’s mission to “Create Value from Sorbent Minerals” is supported by its wide array of consumer and business to business product offerings. In 2016, Oil-Dri celebrated its seventy-fifth year of business and looks forward to the next milestone.



 
 
 

Reagan B. Culbertson
Investor Relations Manager
reagan.culbertson@oildri.com
(312) 706 3256

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