SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
OFFICE DEPOT, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification no.)|
|6600 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL||33496|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which
|Preferred Stock Purchase Rights||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Securities Act registration statement or Regulation A offering statement file number to which this form relates:
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANTS SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED.
On May 5, 2020, the Board of Directors of Office Depot, Inc. (the Company) authorized and declared a dividend of one preferred share purchase right (a Right) for each outstanding share of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the Common Shares) to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 21, 2020 (the Record Date). Except as set forth below, each Right, if it becomes exercisable, entitles the registered holder to purchase from the Company one ten-thousandth of a share of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the Preferred Shares) at a purchase price of $9.00 per one ten-thousandth of a Preferred Share, subject to adjustment as provided in the Rights Agreement (the Rights Agreement), dated as of May 5, 2020, between the Company and Computershare Inc., as rights agent. In addition, one Right will automatically attach to each Common Share that becomes outstanding between the Record Date and the earliest of the Distribution Date (as defined in the Rights Agreement), the redemption of the Rights or the expiration of the Rights.
The complete terms of the Rights are set forth in the Rights Agreement, and the rights, powers and preferences of the Preferred Shares are set forth in the Certificate of Designations of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock (the Certificate of Designations), which documents are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.1 and 3.1, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference. The Certificate of Designations was filed by the Company with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 6, 2020. The description of the Rights is incorporated herein by reference to the description set forth under Items 1.01, 3.03 and 5.03 of the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2020, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Rights Agreement and Certificate of Designations.
|3.1||Certificate of Designations of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock of Office Depot, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 6, 2020).|
|4.1||Rights Agreement, dated as of May 5, 2020, between Office Depot, Inc. and Computershare Inc., as Rights Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 6, 2020).|
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.
Date: May 6, 2020
OFFICE DEPOT, INC.
|By:||/s/ N. David Bleisch|
|Name:||N. David Bleisch|
EVP, Chief Legal & Administrative
Officer and Corporate Secretary