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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): October 30, 2020



Aaron’s Holdings Company, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Georgia   1-39628   85-2484385

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


400 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 300

Atlanta, Georgia

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(678) 402-3000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, Par Value $0.50 Per Share   AAN   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§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 5.04.

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


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits




Description of Exhibit

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.



/s/ Robert W. Kamerschen

  Robert W. Kamerschen
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary

Date: October 30, 2020