GNC HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:GNC) Files An 8-K Regulation FD DisclosureItem 7.01
On February13, 2018, GNC Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) launched certain amendments to its the credit agreement (the “Existing Credit Agreement”) dated as of November26, 2013, among GNC Corporation (the “Parent”), General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (the “Borrower”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities parties thereto as lenders, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other parties thereto. In connection therewith, the Company made available to the lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement a presentation discussing the Company and the proposed amendments. A copy of that presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information in the lender presentation should be read in conjunction with the Company’s other filings with the SEC, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed on November8, 2017, and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February13, 2018. For a reconciliation of certain Non-GAAP measures included in the lender presentation to the most comparable GAAP measures, see the Company’s earnings release furnished with the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February13, 2018.
The foregoing information (including Exhibit 99.1) is furnished to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
To the extent required, the information included in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated into this Item 7.01.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and business that is not historical information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “subject to,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “can,” the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions, or by discussions regarding dividend, share repurchase plan, strategy and outlook. While GNC believes there is a reasonable basis for its expectations and beliefs, they are inherently uncertain. The Company may not realize its expectations and its beliefs may not prove correct. Many factors could affect future performance and cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements, including but not limited to unfavorable publicity or consumer perception of the Company’s products; costs of compliance and any failure on management’s part to comply with new and existing governmental regulations governing our products; limitations of or disruptions in the manufacturing system or losses of manufacturing certifications; disruptions in the distribution network; or failure to successfully execute the Company’s growth strategy, including any inability to expand franchise operations or attract new franchisees, any inability to expand company-owned retail operations, any inability to grow the international footprint, any inability to expand the e-commerce businesses, or any inability to successfully integrate businesses that are acquired. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results could differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a listing of factors that may materially affect such forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December31, 2016.
GNC cannot provide any assurances about the timing, terms or interest rate associated with the proposed amendments to the Credit Agreement, or that any agreement will ultimately be reached. This document will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Additional Information About the Equity Investment and Where to Find It
As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February13, 2018, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement by and between the Company and Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (the “Investor”), to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Investor, and the Investor agreed to purchase from the Company shares of a newly created series of convertible perpetual preferred stock of the Company, designated as “Series A Convertible Preferred Stock”. This communication is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving the Company and the Investor. A special stockholder meeting will be announced soon to obtain stockholder approval in connection with the proposed issuance of Convertible Preferred Stock to the Investor. The Company expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a proxy statement and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed equity issuance. The definitive proxy statement will be sent or given to the shareholders of the Company and will contain important information about the proposed equity issuance and related matters. INVESTORS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, THE INVESTOR AND THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK. Investors may obtain a free copy of these materials (when they are available) and other documents filed by GNC with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, at the Company’s website at www.gnc.com or by sending a written request to the Company at GNC Holdings, Inc., 300 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, Attention: Secretary.
Participants in Solicitation
The Company and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in soliciting proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed issuance of convertible preferred shares. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered to be participants in the solicitation of the Company’s stockholders in connection with the proposed issuance of convertible preferred shares will be set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its special stockholder meeting. Additional information regarding these individuals and any direct or indirect interests they may have in the proposed issuance of convertible preferred shares will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement when and if it is filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed issuance of convertible preferred shares.
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About GNC HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:GNC)
GNC Holdings, Inc. is a specialty retailer of health, wellness and performance products, including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplement products (VMHS), sports nutrition products and diet products. The Company operates in three segments: Retail, Franchising and Manufacturing/Wholesale. The Retail segment includes sales of products to customers at its company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Ireland and through its Websites, GNC.com and LuckyVitamin.com. Its Franchise segment consists of its domestic and international franchise operations. Its Manufacturing/Wholesale segment consists of its manufacturing operations in South Carolina and its wholesale sales business. The Company’s brands include Mega Men, Ultra Mega, Total Lean, Pro Performance and Pro Performance AMP, Beyond Raw, GNC Puredge, GNC GenetixHD and Herbal Plus. The Company offers products through GNC.com, LuckyVitamin.com and www.drugstore.com.