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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): April 21, 2021

 

 

Carter’s, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-31829   13-3912933

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Phipps Tower,

3438 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1800

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(678) 791-1000

(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:

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))

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 stock par value $0.01 per share   CRI   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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of 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 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 21, 2021, The William Carter Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carter’s, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into the Amendment No. 3 (“Amendment No. 3”) to its fourth amended and restated secured revolving credit agreement dated as of August 25, 2017, which was previously amended by Amendment No. 1, dated September 21, 2018, and Amendment No. 2, dated May 4, 2020 (collectively, the “Secured Revolving Credit Agreement”). Capitalized terms used in the description below but not defined herein have the meanings given to such terms in Amendment No. 3.

Among other things, Amendment No. 3 provides that through the remainder of the Restricted Period, which ends on the date the Company delivers its financial statements and associated certificates relating to the third fiscal quarter of 2021:

 

   

the Company must maintain a minimum liquidity (defined as cash-on-hand plus availability under the Secured Revolving Credit Agreement) on the last day of each fiscal month of at least $950 million (the “Revised Liquidity Requirement”), which was increased by $250 million from $700 million; and

 

   

the Company may make additional restricted payments, including to pay dividends and repurchase stock, in an amount not to exceed $250 million, provided that no event of default would result from the payment and, after giving effect to the payment, the Company would have been in compliance with Revised Liquidity Requirement as of the last day of the most recent month.

Amendment No. 3 was entered into by and among The William Carter Company, as U.S. Borrower, The Genuine Canadian Corp., as Canadian Borrower, Carter’s Holdings B.V., as Dutch Borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, U.S. Dollar Facility Swing Line Lender and U.S. Dollar Facility L/C Issuer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, as Canadian Agent, a Multicurrency Facility Swing Line Lender and a Multicurrency Facility L/C Issuer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as European Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch, as a Multicurrency Facility Swing Line Lender and a Multicurrency Facility L/C Issuer, each lender from time to time party thereto and the other parties party thereto.

Amendment No. 3 is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The above description of the material terms of Amendment No. 3 are qualified in their entirety by reference to such exhibit.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

10.1    Amendment No. 3, dated as of April 21, 2021, to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of August 25, 2017, by and among The William Carter Company, as U.S. Borrower, The Genuine Canadian Corp., as Canadian Borrower, Carter’s Holdings B.V., as Dutch Borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, U.S. Dollar Facility Swing Line Lender and U.S. Dollar Facility L/C Issuer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, as Canadian Agent, a Multicurrency Facility Swing Line Lender and a Multicurrency Facility L/C Issuer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as European Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch, as a Multicurrency Facility Swing Line Lender and a Multicurrency Facility L/C Issuer, each lender from time to time party thereto and the other parties party thereto.
104    The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL


Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Carter’s, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

April 26, 2021     CARTER’S, INC.
    By:  

/s/ Scott F. Duggan

    Name:   Scott F. Duggan
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary