REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE:RGS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE:RGS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.

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On October 1, 2017, Regis Corporation (the "Company") sold substantially all of its mall-based salon business in North America, representing 858 salons, and entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of its International segment, representing approximately 250 salons, to The Beautiful Group, an affiliate of Regent, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, California (“Regent”), who will operate these locations as the Company’s largest franchisee.

North America Transaction

On October 1, 2017, Regis Corp. and Regis, Inc. (together, the "U.S. Sellers") entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Asset Purchase Agreement") with The Beautiful Group Management, LLC (the "U.S. Buyer”), to which the U.S. Sellers sold to the U.S. Buyer substantially all of the assets relating to the U.S. mall-based salon locations. Contemporaneously thereto, Regis Holdings (Canada), Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company organized under the laws of Nova Scotia (“Regis Canada”), and The Beautiful Group Salons (Canada) Ltd., a British Columbia limited company (the “Canadian Buyer,” and together with the U.S. Buyer, the “Buyers”) entered into a substantially similar Asset Purchase Agreement with respect to the mall-based salons in Canada (the “Canadian APA,” and together with the Asset Purchase Agreement, the “APAs.”) to the APAs, the Company sold the assets in respect of 858 salons in North America that principally operate under the Regis Salons and MasterCuts brands (the “North American Salons”), including the intellectual property for the MasterCuts brand and other ancillary brands. In consideration for the purchase of the assets of the North American Salons to the APAs, the Buyers assumed specified liabilities of the Company with respect to the operation of the North American Salons, including lease liabilities in respect of the North American Salons, will pay the U.S. Sellers for the value of certain inventory of the North American Salons, and affiliates of the Buyers and the Company entered into the Master Franchise Agreements and certain other ancillary agreements, as described below (the transactions contemplated by the Asset Purchase Agreement and such ancillary agreements, the "North America Transaction"). The consideration payable to the Company for the value of such inventory and other agreed-upon working capital adjustments as of the closing date of October 1, 2017 will be determined by the parties and paid by Buyers in 12 equal monthly installments, in each case, to the terms of the APAs.

The Asset Purchase Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1.

International Transaction

Also on October 1, 2017, Haircare Limited and Regis UK Limited, both subsidiaries of the Company and each a private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (together, the "UK Sellers"), entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the "SPA") with International Beauty Limited, an affiliate of Regent incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (the “UK Buyer”). to the SPA and related documents (the transactions contemplated thereby, the "International Transaction"), the UK Sellers agreed to sell all of the issued share capital of Regis UK Limited to the UK Buyer, and, upon the closing of the transactions contemplated thereby, the UK Buyer will own and operate, as a franchisee of the Company, the approximately 250 Regis (Premium) Salons and Supercuts salons in the UK that are currently company-owned (the “UK Salons”). The SPA is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.2.

The SPA contains customary representations, warranties and covenants in respect of each of UK Sellers and UK Buyer. Further, the completion of the transactions contemplated thereby are subject to various conditions, including, among others: (i) compliance with certain regulatory requirements, (ii) the completion of an internal transfer of certain assets of Regis UK Limited; and (iii) subject to certain materiality exceptions, the accuracy of the representations and warranties made by each of UK Sellers and UK Buyer.

The International Transaction is expected to close in late October 2017.

The Asset Purchase Agreement and the SPA have been included to provide investors with information regarding their terms. They are not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company or the parties to those agreements. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the agreements were made only for purposes of the transactions contemplated thereby as of the specific dates therein, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the agreements, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the agreements instead of establishing these matters as facts, and

may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Investors are not third-party beneficiaries under these agreements and should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the parties thereto or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of representations and warranties may change after the date of the agreements, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.

The Company issued a press release regarding these matters on October 2, 2017, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.

ITEM 2.01COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OR DISPOSITION OF ASSETS.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of the Form 8-K with respect to the North America Transaction is incorporated in this Item 2.01 of the Form 8-K by reference as if set forth in full herein. The Company completed the North America Transaction on October 1, 2017.

ITEM 8.01OTHER EVENTS.

North America Transaction

In connection with the APAs discussed above, the parties also entered into certain ancillary agreements. The Buyers will operate the North American Salons as a franchisee to Master Franchise Agreements also entered into on October 1, 2017 between the Buyers and The Barbers, Hairstyling for Men and Women, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, in the United States and Regis Canada and the Canadian Buyer in Canada (the “MFAs”). The MFAs have an initial term of ten years, with automatic one-year extensions unless notice of termination is given, as well as provisions for early termination upon breach. Under the MFAs, Buyers will pay a monthly franchise fee equal to an increasing percentage of gross revenues, starting in six months. The Buyers may open additional locations under the MFAs, subject to provisions to prevent competition with the Company’s value salon business. The Buyers may also close up to a certain number of salons but may not close any salon where doing so would subject the Company and its affiliates to lease liabilities for that salon. Upon a material breach of the MFAs, the Sellers have certain rights against the Buyers, including the right to retake certain salon locations and retain the profits from those locations as well as the right to enforce a Guarantee from an affiliate of Regent securing specified obligations of the Buyers, including payments under the MFAs and the master subleases and the operating agreements for the North American Salons, until December 31, 2019.

The Buyers have subleased a number of the North American Salons from the Company and its affiliates under master subleases and will operate as the manager of certain leases to Management and Operating Agreements until certain other leases may be transferred in accordance with the terms thereof. The parties have agreed that upon the expiration or non-renewal of each lease, the Buyers are solely responsible for securing a new lease for that location, and the Company and its affiliates will have no further liability for that location.

In addition, the Company and its affiliates agreed to provide certain services to the Buyers during a transition period under a transition services agreement. A defined problem resolution and dispute resolution process are applicable to both the franchise services and the transition services provided by the Company and its affiliates, and are intended to diminish the risk of default.

International Transaction

In connection with the SPA discussed above, the parties also entered into certain ancillary agreements, including franchise agreements with respect to those UK salons operated as Regis (Premium) Salons and Supercuts UK locations.

ITEM 9.01FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet gives effect to the North America Transaction as of June 30, 2017, our latest balance sheet provided in our public filings.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated statements of operations for years ended June30, 2017, 2016, and 2015 have been prepared to present our results of operations as if the North America Transaction had occurred on July1, 2014. Almost all revenues and expenses are directly tied to the disposed salons and corporate expense allocations are not significant. It does not reflect the International Transaction, as this has not yet closed.

The pro forma adjustments are based on factually supportable available information which are directly attributable to the North America Transaction. Management has also made certain assumptions that we believe are reasonable.

This unaudited pro forma financial information does not purport to be indicative of the financial position or results of operations of the Company as of such date or for such periods, nor are they necessarily indicative of future results. In the opinion of management, all necessary adjustments to the unaudited pro forma financial information have been made. The unaudited pro forma financial information should be read in conjunction with historical consolidated financial statements of the Company, including the notes thereto, in the Company’s Form10-K for the year ended June30, 2017.

The impairment charge analysis related to the assets being disposed in connection with the North America Transaction and International Transaction will be recorded in the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (Continued)

REGIS CORPORATION

PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2017

Historical Financial Statement

Disposition of North America Salons(1)

Pro Forma Financial Statement

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

172,396

$

(349

)

$

172,047

Receivables, net

23,475

23,475

Inventories

122,104

(14,507

)

107,597

Other current assets

52,172

52,172

Total current assets

370,147

(14,856

)

355,291

Property and equipment, net

146,994

(13,978

)

133,016

Goodwill(2)

416,987

416,987

Other intangibles, net

13,634

(606

)

13,028

Other assets

63,726

(48

)

63,678

Total assets

$

1,011,488

$

(29,488

)

$

982,000

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

56,049

$

56,049

Accrued expenses

122,013

(1,743

)

120,270

Total current liabilities

178,062

(1,743

)

176,319

Long-term debt

120,599

120,599

Other noncurrent liabilities

204,606

(4,072

)

200,534

Total liabilities

503,267

(5,815

)

497,452

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding, 46,400,367 common shares at June30, 2017

2,320

2,320

Additional paid-in capital

214,109

214,109

Accumulated other comprehensive income

3,336

3,336

Retained earnings(3)

288,456

(23,673

)

264,783

Total shareholders' equity

508,221

(23,673

)

484,548

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,011,488

$

(29,488

)

$

982,000

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (Continued)

REGIS CORPORATION

PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2017

Historical Financial Statement

Disposition of North America Salons(1)

Pro Forma Financial Statement

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenues:

Service

$

1,307,732

$

(260,364

)

$

1,047,368

Product

335,865

(53,709

)

282,156

Royalties and fees(4)

48,291

48,291

1,691,888

(314,073

)

1,377,815

Operating expenses:

Cost of service

838,192

(177,130

)

661,062

Cost of product

166,344

(26,811

)

139,533

Site operating expenses

168,439

(32,058

)

136,381

General and administrative

174,502

(10,903

)

163,599

Rent

279,288

(71,121

)

208,167

Depreciation and amortization

66,327

(11,007

)

55,320

Total operating expenses

1,693,092

(329,030

)

1,364,062

Operating (loss) income

(1,204

)

(14,957

)

13,753

Other (expense) income:

Interest expense

(8,703

)

(8,703

)

Interest income and other, net

3,072

3,072

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in loss of affiliated companies

(6,835

)

(14,957

)

8,122

Income taxes(5)

(9,224

)

(9,224

)

Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes

(81

)

(81

)

Loss from continuing operations

(16,140

)

(14,957

)

(1,183

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

Net loss

$

(16,140

)

$

(14,957

)

$

(1,183

)

Net loss per share:

Basic and diluted:

Loss from continuing operations

$

(0.35

)

$

(0.32

)

$

(0.03

)

Loss from discontinued operations

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.35

)

$

(0.32

)

$

(0.03

)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

46,359

46,359

46,359

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (Continued)

REGIS CORPORATION

PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2016

Historical Financial Statement

Disposition of North America Salons(1)

Pro Forma Financial Statement

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenues:

Service

$

1,383,663

$

(300,686

)

$

1,082,977

Product

359,683

(64,856

)

294,827

Royalties and fees(4)

47,523

47,523

1,790,869

(365,542

)

1,425,327

Operating expenses:

Cost of service

868,188

(201,172

)

667,016

Cost of product

179,341

(32,211

)

147,130

Site operating expenses

182,952

(37,601

)

145,351

General and administrative

178,033

(12,231

)

165,802

Rent

297,271

(79,026

)

218,245

Depreciation and amortization

67,470

(11,313

)

56,157

Total operating expenses

1,773,255

(373,554

)

1,399,701

Operating (loss) income

17,614

(8,012

)

25,626

Other (expense) income:

Interest expense

(9,317

)

(9,317

)

Interest income and other, net

4,219

4,219

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in loss of affiliated companies

12,516

(8,012

)

20,528

Income taxes(5)

(9,049

)

(9,049

)

Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes

(14,783

)

(14,783

)

Loss from continuing operations

(11,316

)

(8,012

)

(3,304

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

Net loss

$

(11,316

)

$

(8,012

)

$

(3,304

)

Net loss per share:

Basic and diluted:

Loss from continuing operations

$

(0.23

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.07

)

Loss from discontinued operations

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.23

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.07

)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

48,542

48,542

48,542

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (Continued)

REGIS CORPORATION

PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2015

Historical Financial Statement

Disposition of North America Salons(1)

Pro Forma Financial Statement

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenues:

Service

$

1,429,408

$

(328,180

)

$

1,101,228

Product

363,236

(72,962

)

290,274

Royalties and fees(4)

44,643

44,643

1,837,287

(401,142

)

1,436,145

Operating expenses:

Cost of service

882,717

(215,503

)

667,214

Cost of product

180,558

(36,708

)

143,850

Site operating expenses

192,442

(39,497

)

152,945

General and administrative

186,051

(12,828

)

173,223

Rent

309,125

(83,619

)

225,506

Depreciation and amortization

82,863

(17,747

)

65,116

Total operating expenses

1,833,756

(405,902

)

1,427,854

Operating (loss) income

3,531

(4,760

)

8,291

Other (expense) income:

Interest expense

(10,206

)

(10,206

)

Interest income and other, net

1,697

1,697

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in loss of affiliated companies

(4,978

)

(4,760

)

(218

)

Income taxes(5)

(14,605

)

(14,605

)

Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes

(13,629

)

(13,629

)

Loss from continuing operations

(33,212

)

(4,760

)

(28,452

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(630

)

(630

)

Net loss

$

(33,842

)

$

(4,760

)

$

(29,082

)

Net loss per share:

Basic and diluted:

Loss from continuing operations

$

(0.60

)

$

(0.09

)

$

(0.52

)

Loss from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

(0.01

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.62

)

$

(0.09

)

$

(0.53

)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

54,992

54,992

54,992

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(1)

The pro forma adjustment presented includes the North America Transaction as that closed on October 1, 2017. It does not include the International Transaction which is expected to close in late October.

(2)

No pro forma adjustment was made to goodwill as no goodwill was allocated to the North American transaction due to historical losses on salons being sold, minimal fair value and that all goodwill associated with the Regis Salons in the North America Transaction had been previously impaired.

(3)

The adjustment to retained earnings represents the pro forma loss on disposition. This does not include the consideration payable for inventory and other working capital adjustments.

(4)

No pro forma adjustment was made to estimate royalties that would be received from The Beautiful Group under the franchise agreement as no significant franchise fees are expected in the next 12 months.

(5)

No pro forma adjustment was made for taxes due to the Company's valuation allowance.

(d) Exhibits

EXHIBIT

NUMBER

2.1

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2017, by and among Regis Corp., Regis, Inc. and The Beautiful Group Management, LLC.*

2.2

Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2017, by and among Haircare Limited, Regis UK Limited and International Beauty Limited.*

Regis Corporation News Release dated October 2, 2017.

* Schedules and exhibits have been omitted to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish a supplemental copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit to the SEC upon request.

to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

REGIS CORPORATION

Dated: October 5, 2017

By:

/s/ Eric Bakken

Name: Eric Bakken, Title: Secretary

EXHIBITINDEX

EXHIBIT

NUMBER

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2017, by and among Regis Corp., Regis, Inc. and The Beautiful Group Management, LLC.*

Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2017, by and among Haircare Limited, Regis UK Limited and International Beauty Limited.*

Regis Corporation News Release dated October 2, 2017.

* Schedules and exhibits have been omitted
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About REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE:RGS)

Regis Corporation owns, franchises and operates beauty salons. The Company operates through three segments: North American Value, North American Premium and International. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s North American Value salon operations consisted of 5,784 Company-owned salons and 2,496 franchised salons operating in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s North American Premium salon operations consisted of 680 Company-owned salons operating in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s International operations consisted of 328 Company-owned salons in the United Kingdom. The services supplied by its salons include haircutting and styling, hair coloring and other services. As of June 30, 2016, it owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,483 locations around the world. The Company’s salons operate primarily under the trade names of SmartStyle, Supercuts, MasterCuts, Regis Salons and Cost Cutters.

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