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): August 5, 2021 (July 31, 2021)
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|9341 Courtland Drive N.E.||,||Rockford||,||Michigan||49351|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (616) 866-5500
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $1 Par Value||WWW||New York Stock Exchange|
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 31, 2021, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wolverine Outdoors, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Outdoors”) entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the “Share Purchase Agreement”) with all of the shareholders (the “Sellers”) of Lady of Leisure Investco Limited, a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales (the “Acquired Company”), pursuant to which Outdoors agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Acquired Company. The acquisition closed on August 2, 2021 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Share Purchase Agreement. The Acquired Company owns the Sweaty Betty brand and activewear business.
The acquisition was completed for $415.8 million, which is net of acquired cash of $7.1 million. The Share Purchase Agreement includes a customary locked-box mechanism. The Company guaranteed all of Outdoors’ obligations under the Share Purchase Agreement and all other agreements entered into by Outdoors in connection with the Agreement.
The parties to the Share Purchase Agreement made certain representations and warranties to each other and agreed to certain covenants and agreements, including with respect to the conduct of the business of the Acquired Company prior to consummation of the acquisition. Certain of the Sellers agreed not to compete with the business of the Acquired Company for a period following closing of the acquisition.
In connection with the execution and delivery of the Share Purchase Agreement, Outdoors and certain of the Sellers (the “Warrantors”) entered into a Management Warranty Deed, dated July 31, 2021 (the “Management Warranty Deed”). Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Management Warranty Deed, the Warrantors represented to Outdoors the accuracy of certain legal, financial, environmental, intellectual property, operational, regulatory and other matters related to the Acquired Company.
Outdoors obtained a warranty and indemnity insurance policy that will provide coverage for certain representations and warranties of the Warrantors made pursuant to the Management Warranty Deed, subject to a retention amount, exclusions, policy limits and certain other terms and conditions.
The foregoing summary of the Share Purchase Agreement and the Management Warranty Deed is not a complete description and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms and conditions of the Share Purchase Agreement and the Management Warranty Deed, to be filed as Exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 2, 2021.
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.
|Dated: August 5, 2021|
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
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| ||/s/ Michael D. Stornant|
| ||Michael D. Stornant|
| ||Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|