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Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

4900 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43081
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(614) 278-6800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common shares
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company     

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b)    On April 30, 2020, Lisa M. Bachmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Operating Officer of Big Lots, Inc. and the Company mutually agreed that she will retire on September 4, 2020. Ms. Bachmann will continue in her current role until September 4, 2020. If her successor is not appointed by September 4, 2020, she will remain employed in an advisory capacity to help with a smooth transition until a mutually agreed upon date.


Pursuant 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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 1, 2020
/s/ Ronald A. Robins, Jr.
Ronald A. Robins, Jr.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary

Cover Document
Apr. 30, 2020
Entity Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2020
Entity Registrant Name BIG LOTS, INC.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code OH
Entity File Number 001-08897
Entity Tax Identification Number 06-1119097
Entity Address, Address Line One 4900 E. Dublin-Granville Road
Entity Address, City or Town Columbus
Entity Address, State or Province OH
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 43081
City Area Code 614
Local Phone Number 278-6800
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Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Title of 12(b) Security Common shares
Trading Symbol BIG
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Central Index Key 0000768835
Amendment Flag false