L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
As described in Item 8.01, following its previously disclosed comprehensive review process, L Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement on December 12, 2018 to which it will sell the La Senza business to an affiliate of Regent LP (the “La Senza Sale”). The La Senza Sale is expected to be completed in January 2019.
In connection with the La Senza Sale, the Company expects to incur material charges in the fourth quarter of 2018, the majority of which will be non-cash charges. The Company is currently unable to estimate the amount or range of amounts of such charges.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Forward-looking statements made by the Company or its management involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “planned,” “potential” and any similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Risks associated with the following factors, among others, in some cases have affected and in the future could affect the Company’s financial performance and actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements included in Current Report on Form 8-K or otherwise made by the Company or its management: uncertainty regarding the size and timing of fourth quarter 2018 charges related to the La Senza Sale; the Company’s ability to successfully complete the La Senza Sale in January 2019 or at all; the possibility that the Company may not receive any additional consideration under the Asset Purchase Agreement; the ongoing obligations of the Company under the Asset Purchase Agreement; and the Company’s ability to successfully transfer the business operations of La Senza to Regent LP. The Company is not under any obligation and does not intend to make publicly available any update or other revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K or to reflect the occurrence of future events even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in Item 1A. Risk Factors in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 13, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing, among other things, that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell the La Senza business. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
L Brands, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a991december2018lasenza.htm PRESS RELEASE Exhibit Exhibit 99.1L BRANDS ANNOUNCES SALE AGREEMENT FOR LA SENZAColumbus,…
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About L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB)
L Brands, Inc. operates specialty retail business. The Company is focused on women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care and beauty categories. The Company operates through three segments: Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International. Victoria’s Secret segment includes PINK, which is the specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel with collections, fragrances, supermodels and runway shows. Bath & Body Works segment is the specialty retailer of home fragrance and personal care products, including shower gels, lotions, soaps and sanitizers. Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International segment includes the Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works company-owned and partner-operated stores outside of the United States and Canada. The Company operates the retail brands, which include Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel. Henri Bendel is an operator of over 30 specialty stores.