8-K

 

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): August 6, 2018

 

 

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands   1-32381   98-0377871

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

P.O. Box 309GT, Ugland House,

South Church Street, Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

  KY1-1106
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: c/o (213) 745-0500

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

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:

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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 8.01. Other Events.

On August 6, 2018, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. issued a press release announcing a proposed offering by its wholly owned subsidiaries HLF Financing SaRL, LLC and Herbalife International, Inc. of $400 million principal amount of senior notes in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

 

99.1   Press Release issued by Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. on August 6, 2018.


 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit         Description of Exhibit                                                                         

99.1

      Press Release issued by Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. on August 6, 2018


 

SIGNATURES

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.

 

   Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
August 6, 2018    By:           /s/ HENRY WANG
     Name:  Henry Wang
     Title:    EVP, General Counsel    
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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HERBALIFE NUTRITION ANNOUNCES PROPOSED OFFERING OF $400 MILLION AGGREGATE

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SENIOR NOTES TO REFINANCE AMOUNTS UNDER ITS EXISTING CREDIT FACILITY

LOS ANGELES (August 6, 2018)—Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) (the “Company”) today announced that HLF Financing SaRL, LLC and Herbalife International, Inc., each a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, intend, subject to market and other conditions, to offer $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) in a private offering to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering, together with borrowings under a new senior secured credit facility, to refinance all amounts outstanding under its existing senior secured credit facilities and to pay related fees and expenses. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer, if at all, will be made only pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been and are not expected to be registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, targeted nutrition, energy and sports and fitness and outer nutrition care products exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition Independent Members in more than 90 countries. The Company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.4 billion in 2017. The Company supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need.

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Media Contact:      Investor Contact:
Jennifer Butler      Eric Monroe
VP, Media Relations      Director, Investor Relations
213.745.0420      213.745.0449

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any of our forward-


looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties, such as those disclosed or incorporated by reference in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

 

   

our relationship with, and our ability to influence the actions of, our Members;

 

   

improper action by our employees or Members in violation of applicable law;

 

   

adverse publicity associated with our products or network marketing organization, including our ability to comfort the marketplace and regulators regarding our compliance with applicable laws;

 

   

changing consumer preferences and demands;

 

   

the competitive nature of our business;

 

   

regulatory matters governing our products, including potential governmental or regulatory actions concerning the safety or efficacy of our products and network marketing program, including the direct selling markets in which we operate;

 

   

legal challenges to our network marketing program;

 

   

the consent order entered into with the FTC, the effects thereof and any failure to comply therewith;

 

   

risks associated with operating internationally and the effect of economic factors, including foreign exchange, inflation, disruptions or conflicts with our third party importers, pricing and currency devaluation risks, especially in countries such as Venezuela;

 

   

uncertainties relating to interpretation and enforcement of legislation in China governing direct selling and anti-pyramiding;

 

   

our inability to obtain the necessary licenses to expand our direct selling business in China;

 

   

adverse changes in the Chinese economy;

 

   

our dependence on increased penetration of existing markets;

 

   

any material disruption to our business caused by natural disasters, other catastrophic events, acts of war or terrorism, or cyber-security incidents;

 

   

contractual limitations on our ability to expand our business;

 

   

our reliance on our information technology infrastructure and outside manufacturers;

 

   

the sufficiency of our trademarks and other intellectual property rights;

 

   

product concentration;

 

   

our reliance upon, or the loss or departure of any member of, our senior management team which could negatively impact our Member relations and operating results;

 

   

U.S. and foreign laws and regulations applicable to our international operations;

 

   

uncertainties relating to the United Kingdom’s vote to exit from the European Union;

 

   

restrictions imposed by covenants in our credit facility;


   

risks related to the notes;

 

   

uncertainties relating to the application of transfer pricing, duties, value added taxes, and other tax regulations, and changes thereto;

 

   

changes in tax laws, treaties or regulations, or their interpretation;

 

   

taxation relating to our Members;

 

   

product liability claims;

 

   

our incorporation under the laws of the Cayman Islands;

 

   

whether we will purchase any of our shares in the open markets or otherwise; and

 

   

share price volatility related to, among other things, speculative trading and certain traders shorting our common shares.

We do not undertake any obligation to update or release any revisions to any forward-looking statement or to report any events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.