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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

2019 Share Repurchase 8-K





UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2019

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ROCKY BRANDS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





 

 

 

 

Ohio

 

001-34382

 

31-1364046

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)



39 East Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (740) 753-1951

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 



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Item 8.01Other Events.

 

On February 28, 2019, the Board of Directors of Rocky Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) authorized a new 12-month share repurchase program of up to $7,500,000 of the Company’s common stock (the “Repurchase Program”) beginning on March 1, 2019. Repurchases under the Company’s Repurchase Program will be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-18, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, and other relevant factors.



On March 4, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the authorization of the Repurchase Program, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and incorporated herein by reference.



The information contained or incorporated by reference in this Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding intent, beliefs, expectations, projections, forecasts, and plans of the Company and its management. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the various risks inherent in the Company’s business as set forth in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (filed March 12, 2018) and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2018 (filed May 9, 2018), June 30, 2018 (filed August 3, 2018) and September 30, 2018 (filed October 30, 2018).  One or more of these factors have affected historical results and could in the future affect the Company’s businesses and financial results in future periods and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections.  Therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the Company, or any other person should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on information presently available to the management of the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.



(d) Exhibits.





 

 



 

 

Exhibit 99

 

Press Release, dated March 4, 2019 entitled "Rocky Brands, Inc. Announces New Share Repurchase Program”.



 

 



 

 


 

SIGNATURES

 

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: March 4, 2019





 



Rocky Brands, Inc.



 



/s/ Thomas D. Robertson



Thomas D. Robertson



Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer




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Section 2: EX-99 (EX-99)

Exhibit 99 - Share Repurchase Authorization Press Release

Exhibit 99



ROCKY BRANDS, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM



NELSONVILLE, Ohio, March 4, 2019 – Rocky Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCKY) today announced that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program of up to $7,500,000 of the Company’s outstanding common stock, no par value per share. This repurchase program replaces the previous repurchase program authorized by the board of directors that expired on March 1, 2019.



Repurchases under the Company’s new program will be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-18, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, and other relevant factors.  This share repurchase plan does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended at any time at the Company’s discretion.



About Rocky Brands, Inc.



Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, and the licensed brand Michelin®.



Safe Harbor Language



This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding intent, beliefs, expectations, projections, forecasts, and plans of the Company and its management. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the various risks inherent in the Company’s business as set forth in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (filed March 12, 2018) and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2018 (filed May 9, 2018), June 30, 2018 (filed August 3, 2018), and September 30, 2018 (filed October 30, 2018).  One or more of these factors have affected historical results, and could in the future affect the Company’s businesses and financial results in future periods and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. Therefore there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the Company, or any other person should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on information presently available to the management of the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.



ROCKY BRANDS, INC.





Company Contact:Thomas D. Robertson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Financial Officer

(740) 753-1951

Investor Relations:Brendon Frey

ICR, Inc.

(203) 682-8200




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