Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Material Agreement

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In connection with the Transactions, as of July 20, 2018, the Company entered into the previously-disclosed Agreement Regarding Common Stock (“Agreement Regarding Common Stock”) with members of the immediate family of Fred R. Adams, Jr. (“Mr. Adams”), the Company’s founder and Chairman Emeritus. Such persons have certain relationships with each other and with the Company as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement, which is incorporated by reference herein. The Proxy Statement includes a description of the Proposed Transactions, including the Agreement Regarding Common Stock and related matters, which is incorporated by reference herein. This description is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the full Agreement Regarding Common Stock, including a Registration Rights Exhibit, a copy of which is incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 10.1.

Item 5.01Changes in Control of Registrant.

As previously disclosed, the Transactions, when completed as contemplated, will result in a change in control of the Company.

As a result of the approval by shareholders as described in Item 5.07 below and the effectiveness of the Restated Charter as described in Item 5.03 below, there are no further conditions to effect the transfers of shares to the trusts and limited liability company as described in the Proxy Statement, and such transfers will be made as soon as practicable.

As described in the Proxy Statement and previously disclosed, such transfers are being made to an Amended and Restated Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) that became effective on June 4, 2018. A copy of the MOU was attached as an exhibit on a Schedule 13D/A dated June 5, 2018 filed by Mr. Adams, Mrs. Adams and Mr. Baker, which is incorporated by reference herein.

to the Proposed Transactions set forth in the MOU, as previously disclosed, following the death of Mr. Adams, there will be a change in control of the Company from Mr. Adams’ spouse, Jean Morris Adams (“Mrs. Adams”), and Adolphus B. Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (“Mr. Baker”), acting jointly, to Mr. Baker, as described in the Proxy Statement. The Company will remain, however, a “controlled company” under the NASDAQ rules because immediate family members of Mr. Adams will continue to beneficially own more than 50 percent of the voting power of the Company’s stock.

The consideration for this change in control consists of the arrangements and agreements set forth in the MOU as described in the Preliminary Proxy Statement. There are no other arrangements or agreements, known to the Company, including any pledge by any person of securities of the Company, the operation of which may at a subsequent date result in a further change in control of the Company. The information required by Item 403(c) of Regulation S-K is hereby incorporated from the Preliminary Proxy Statement.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

As a result of the approval by shareholders on July 20, 2018 as described in Item 5.07, the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (“Restated Charter”) was filed and became effective on July 20, 2018. The Restated Charter, among other things, permits Mr. Adams and his immediate family members to hold the Company’s Class A Common Stock indirectly through common estate planning vehicles, but does not change or expand the group or class of individuals who may beneficially own Class A Common Stock, with ten votes per share, under the current Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The Restated Charter is further described in the Proxy Statement, incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the Restated Charter is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At a special meeting of shareholders of held on July 20, 2018, the following number of votes were cast by stockholders with respect to the following proposals.

1.Class A Shares Amendment as described in the Proxy Statement. The Company’s stockholders approved the proposal by the following vote:

Votes For

Votes Against





2.Ancillary Amendment as described in the Proxy Statement. The Company’s stockholders approved the proposal by the following vote:

Votes For

Votes Against





Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


In accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K, any Exhibits filed or furnished herewith are set forth below.

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, thereto duly authorized.


Date July 20, 2018

By: /s/ Timothy A. Dawson

Name: Timothy A. Dawson

Title:Director, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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About Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM)

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is a producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States. The Company operates through the segment of production, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of shell eggs. It offers shell eggs, including specialty and non-specialty eggs. It classifies cage free, organic and brown eggs as specialty products. It classifies all other shell eggs as non-specialty products. The Company markets its specialty shell eggs under the brands, including Egg-Land’s Best, Land O’ Lakes, Farmhouse and 4-Grain. The Company, through Egg-Land’s Best, Inc. (EB), produces, markets and distributes Egg-Land’s Best and Land O’ Lakes branded eggs. It markets cage-free eggs under its Farmhouse brand and distributes them throughout southeast and southwest regions of the United States. It markets organic, wholesome, cage-free, vegetarian and omega-3 eggs under its 4-Grain brand. It also produces, markets and distributes private label specialty shell eggs to customers.

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