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): May 10, 2018
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
675 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor,
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 589-2700
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On May 10, 2018, Weight Watchers International, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) by and among the Company, Artal Luxembourg S.A. (the Selling Shareholder), and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the Underwriters) relating to an underwritten offering (the Offering) of 7,500,000 shares (the Shares) of the Companys common stock, no par value (Common Stock), pursuant to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333- 224714), filed on May 7, 2018, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement, dated May 7, 2018. All of the Shares were sold by the Selling Shareholder and the Selling Shareholder will receive all of the proceeds from the offering. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriters agreed to purchase the Shares at a price of $66.24 and were granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,125,000 shares of Common Stock from the Selling Shareholder.
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on May 15, 2018, subject to customary conditions as set forth in the Underwriting Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of such agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference and attached to this report as Exhibit 1.1.
The Selling Shareholder and Ms. Oprah Winfrey previously entered into a Voting Agreement (the Voting Agreement) on October 18, 2015, pursuant to which Ms. Winfrey agreed to vote all of her Common Stock or preferred stock of the Company and other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for any Common Stock or preferred stock of the Company so as to elect as directors such individuals designated by the Selling Shareholder, as described in the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 19, 2015. The Company expects that upon closing of the offering, the group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) comprised of the Selling Shareholder and Ms. Winfrey will no longer control a majority of the voting power of the Companys outstanding Common Stock, the Voting Agreement will terminate in accordance with its terms, and the Company will cease to be a controlled company under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated as of May 10, 2018, by and among Weight Watchers International, Inc., Artal Luxembourg S.A. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC|
|5.1||Opinion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP|
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.
|WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|Name:||Nicholas P. Hotchkin|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: May 11, 2018