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|Item 5.04.|| |
Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant’s Employee Benefit Plans.
On October 27, 2020, Aaron’s Holdings Company, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice from the administrator of the Aaron’s, Inc. Employees Retirement Plan (the “Plan”) advising the Company that, as a result of the transfer of records and assets of certain participants from the Plan to the new Aaron’s 401(k) Retirement Plan (“New Plan”) established in connection with the anticipated closing of the Company’s previously announced separation transaction, such participants in the Plan will be unable, during a temporary blackout period, to diversify or direct investments in their accounts, or obtain a loan, withdrawal or distribution from the Plan. The temporary blackout period will only impact the participants in the Plan having their records and assets transferred to the New Plan. The temporary blackout period for these Plan participants begins at 3:00 p.m. Central Time on December 2, 2020 and ends on December 8, 2020.
On October 30, 2020, in accordance with Section 306 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Rule 104 of Regulation BTR of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company sent a notice to its directors and executive officers informing them of the blackout period and restrictions on engaging in certain transactions involving Company common stock (including exercising Company stock options) or any derivatives of Company common stock during the blackout period. A copy of the notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
During the blackout period and for a period of two years thereafter, information regarding the blackout period, including confirmation of the actual beginning and ending dates, may be obtained, without charge, by contacting:
Aaron’s Holdings Company, Inc.
Attention: Benefits Department
400 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Telephone Number: (678) 402-3000
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Blackout Notice, dated October 30, 2020 to Directors and Executive Officers of Aaron’s Holdings Company, Inc.|
|104||The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL|
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.
|AARON’S HOLDINGS COMPANY, INC.|
|Robert W. Kamerschen|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary|
Date: October 30, 2020