EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02

On May 29, 2019, we issued a press release disclosing our results of operations and financial condition for our first quarter ended May 4, 2019. The press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in that filing.

On May 29, 2019, we announced that we are implementing a cost optimization event that is expected to result in an approximately 20% reduction in our non-variable workforce during the current fiscal quarter. As a result of this action, we expect to incur total non-recurring restructuring charges of approximately $4.0 million to $4.5 million on a pre-tax basis for severance payments and other termination costs.

An announcement of the reduction in force has been included in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 2.05 of this Current Report on Form 8-K 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. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, and may relate to, among other things, statements regarding our current expectations and beliefs as to the timing and scope of the reduction in force plan and the amount and timing of the related costs. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

In connection with the cost optimization event, on May 28, 2019 our (a) EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Diana G. Purcel, (b) Chief Accounting Officer, Nicholas J. Vassallo, (c) EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Andrea M. Fike, and (d) our EVP, Managing Director of Brand Development, Nicole R. Ostoya, will cease to serve in such roles, effective May 28, 2019.

On May 27, 2019, our board of directors appointed Michael Porter as our SVP, Chief Financial Officer (and principal accounting officer). Mr. Porter, age 38, joined our company as Director, Financing Planning & Analysis, in July 2015 and was promoted to our Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, in November 2016. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Porter served in multiple finance and accounting roles with Target Corp. from May 2004 to July 2015.

In connection with his promotion, Mr. Porter: (a) will receive an annual base salary of $300,000, (b) will be eligible for annual cash discretionary bonuses targeted at 40% of his annual salary with a maximum annual cash discretionary bonus equal to 80% of his annual salary, (c) will receive long term incentive plan equity awards targeted at 45% of his annual salary, with 50% of the awards granted as stock options and 50% of the awards granted as restricted stock units and (d) receive a one-time award of 50,000 stock options vesting over three years and 50,000 restricted stock units vesting over three years. Mr. Porter is also designated as a Tier II Executive under our Executives’ Severance Benefit Plan. to the severance benefit plan, Mr. Porter is eligible to receive 1 times his highest annual rate of base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the date that he separates from our company. If within a one-year period (the “Benefit Period”) commencing on the date of a Change in Control (as defined in the severance benefit plan), his employment is terminated by our company without Cause (as defined in the severance benefit plan) or by him for Good Reason (as defined in the severance benefit plan), he will be entitled to benefits under the severance benefit plan equal to the sum of: (i) 1 ¼ times his highest annual rate of base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the date that he separates from service; and (ii) 1 ¼ times the target annual incentive bonus determined from such base salary. In addition, if Mr. Porter is a participant in the severance benefit plan on the date of the Change in Control he will be entitled to benefits under the severance benefit plan if his employment is terminated by our company during the Benefit Period or the immediately preceding six months. He will also be entitled to reimbursement for a portion of the premium amount for COBRA coverage equal to the amount paid by other similarly situated executives who have not been terminated and who receive similar group, health, dental and life insurance benefits. We shall provide such reimbursement for a period of 15 months after his employment terminates, subject to his timely payment of his share of the applicable premiums. All severance pay or benefits are conditioned upon his execution of an effective release and his or her compliance with applicable covenants under the severance benefit plan (including non-solicitation, non-disparagement, confidentiality and non-use covenants). This summary description of the severance benefit plan employment agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the severance benefit plan, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

On May 29, 2019, we issued a press release. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.

The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

(d)       Exhibits

The following exhibits are being filed or furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.   Description  
 
10.1* Evine Live Inc. Executives’ Severance Benefit Plan (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 25, 2016, filed July 27, 2016, File No. 001-37495)
99.1 Press Release dated May 29, 2019

* Management compensatory plan/arrangement


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EX-99.1 2 tv522549_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1   Exhibit 99.1   Evine Live Inc. Reports First Quarter Results; Announces New Interactive Media Growth Strategy and $15 million Reduction in Overhead Costs   Company to Change its Name to iMedia Brands,…
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About EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV)

EVINE Live Inc. is a digital commerce company. The Company operates through the digital commerce retailing segment. The Company offers a mix of brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience through television (TV), online and mobile devices. It operates an around the clock television shopping network, EVINE Live, which is distributed primarily on cable and satellite systems, through which the Company offers brand products in the categories of jewelry and watches, home and consumer electronics, beauty, and fashion and accessories. In addition, it offers a collection of men’s and women’s watches from classic to modern designs. It features home decor, bed and bath textiles, cookware, kitchen electrics, mattresses, tabletop accessories and home furnishings. Its beauty assortment features a range of skincare, cosmetics, hair care, and bath and body products. It also offers a range of apparel, outerwear, intimates, handbags, accessories and footwear.

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