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 6, 2012
KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
603 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (212) 265-1500
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On March 6, 2012, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing (i) that its Special Committee of the Board of Directors (the Special Committee) had sent a letter to Kenneth Cole, its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, requesting that he reconsider his position that he would not consider any alternative transactions to his non-binding proposal that he acquire the Company, (ii) that Mr. Cole had responded by letter that he did not intend to change his position, and (iii) that the Special Committee had retained BofA Merrill Lynch as its independent financial adviser to assist it in evaluating and determining the Companys response to Mr. Coles proposal and, if the Special Committee deems it appropriate, to assist it in considering any alternative transactions. The press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1, the letter to Mr. Cole is attached to this report
as Exhibit 99.2, and the letter from Mr. Cole is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.3, and each is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release, dated March 6, 2012.
Letter from Denis Kelly, Chair of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., to Kenneth Cole, dated February 27, 2012.
Letter from Kenneth Cole to Denis Kelly, Chair of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., dated March 2, 2012.
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.
Date: March 6, 2012
KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS, INC.,
/s/ David P. Edelman
David P. Edelman
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)