SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): MARCH 13, 2009
THE ARISTOTLE CORPORATION
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION
96 CUMMINGS POINT ROAD, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)
(REGISTRANTS TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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Item 7.01 - Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 13, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the declaration of dividends on its Series I Preferred Stock and Series J Preferred Stock, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 - Press release of The Aristotle Corporation, dated March 13, 2009.
The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, unless expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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.
THE ARISTOTLE CORPORATION
By: /s/ H. William Smith
Name: H. William Smith
Title: Vice President, General Counsel
Date: March 13, 2009
Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued March 13, 2009.
Bill Smith or Dean Johnson
The Aristotle Corporation
Phone: (203) 358-8000 or (920) 563-2446
Fax: (203) 358-0179 or (920) 563-0234
The Aristotle Corporation Declares Semi-Annual Preferred Dividends
Stamford, CT, March 13, 2009 - The Aristotle Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTL; ARTLP) announced today that it has declared semi-annual cash dividends of $.33 and $.36 per share, respectively, on its outstanding shares of Series I Preferred Stock and Series J Preferred Stock. The dividends are payable on March 31, 2009 to holders of record on March 24, 2009. Dividends are payable on Aristotles Preferred Stock on March 31 and September 30, if and when declared by Aristotles Board of Directors.
The Aristotle Corporation, founded in 1986, and headquartered in Stamford, CT, is a leading manufacturer and global distributor of educational, health, medical technology and agricultural products.
There are approximately 18.0 million shares outstanding of Aristotle common stock (NASDAQ: ARTL) and approximately 1.1 million shares outstanding of Series I preferred stock (NASDAQ: ARTLP); there are also approximately 11.0 million privately-held shares outstanding of Series J preferred stock. Aristotle has about 4,000 stockholders of record.
Further information about Aristotle can be obtained on its website, at aristotlecorp.net.