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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 4, 2020

 

MEDIFAST, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other

jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-31573

(Commission

File Number)

13-3714405

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

     
100 International Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (410) 581-8042
 

N/A

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share MED New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights   New York Stock Exchange

 

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

 

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

 

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) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

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.

 

(a) Director Resignation.

 

On September 4, 2020, Carl E. Sassano resigned as a director of Medifast, Inc. (the “Company”) effective immediately. Mr. Sassano’s resignation from positions of director and chair of the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) did not involve any disagreement with management or the Board related to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. The Board and Management thank Mr. Sassano for his dedicated service over the past seven years.

 

(e) Compensatory Arrangements with Certain Officers.

 

Executive Severance Plan.

 

On September 10, 2020, the Board, upon recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved changes to the previously approved Executive Severance Plan (the “Plan”) to adjust the calculation of the bonus portion of severance benefits and to harmonize the severance benefits for executives other than the CEO. The CEO, and all executive officers of the Company who are direct reports of the CEO at the Executive Vice President-level or above are eligible to receive benefits under the Plan.

 

Amendments to the Plan include the following:

 

·Upon a qualifying termination that is prior to or more than two years following a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan) of the Company, and subject to the participant’s execution of a release of claims, the participant will be entitled to severance equal to base salary plus Target Bonus (1.5 times base salary plus Target Bonus for the CEO), and a pro-rated annual bonus for year-of-termination, based on the number of full months during the year the participant was employed, paid at the end of the year based on actual Company performance.

 

·Upon a qualifying termination that is during the two years following a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan) of the Company, and subject to the participant’s execution of a release of claims, the participant will be entitled to severance equal to 1.5 times base salary plus Target Bonus (2.5 times base salary plus Target Bonus for the CEO), and their Target Bonus for year-of-termination, pro-rated based on the number of full months during the year the participant was employed.

  

Item 8.01.Other Events.

 

On September 10, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the declaration of a cash dividend by the Board. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

  

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)Exhibits.

 

99.1Press release dated September 10, 2020 titled “Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend”
104.1Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRLDocument)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signature

 

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.

 

  MEDIFAST, INC.
   
   
  By: /s/ James P. Maloney
   

James P. Maloney

Chief Financial Officer

   
Dated: September 10, 2020  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

 

BALTIMORE, September 10, 2020/PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), the company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a $1.13 quarterly cash dividend to its stockholders. The quarterly cash dividend of $1.13 per share is payable on November 6, 2020 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 22, 2020.

 

Medifast expects to maintain a program of paying dividends on a quarterly basis. However, the declaration of dividends in the future is subject to the discretion of the company’s Board of Directors, who will evaluate the company's dividend program from time to time based on factors that it deems relevant.

 

About Medifast:

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is  the company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, which offers Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®. Based on nearly 40 years of experience, Medifast has redefined direct selling by combining the best aspects of the model. Its community of thousands of independent OPTAVIA Coaches teach Clients to develop holistic healthy habits through products and clinically proven plans, the Habits of Health® Transformational System and comprehensive support from a community of like-minded people. In 2019, Medifast expanded the OPTAVIA movement globally, beginning with the Asia-Pacific region. Medifast is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and was named to Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.MedifastInc.com or www.OPTAVIA.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These "forward-looking" statements are based on present circumstances and on Medifast's predictions with respect to events that have not occurred, that may not occur, or that may occur with different consequences and timing than those now assumed or anticipated. Such forward-looking statements, including the expected future payment of dividends and any statement of the plans and objectives of management for future operations and forecasts of future growth and value, are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, among others, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medifast's results, Medifast's inability to attract and retain independent OPTAVIA Coaches and clients, Medifast's inability to prevent the use of stolen identities and credit cards outside of the Company's systems to transact business on the Company's e-commerce sites, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, the severity, length and ultimate impact of COVID-19 on people and economies, and Medifast's planned growth into new domestic and international markets and new channels of distribution. Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and Medifast assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

 

MED-F

 

Investor Contact: 

ICR, Inc.

Scott Van Winkle

(617) 956-6736

 

 

 

 

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