SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 9, 2012
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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On April 3, 2012, CPI Corp. (the "Company") approved a plan to close 124 underperforming Kiddie Kandids Portrait Studio locations in Babies "R" Us stores throughout the United States. The Company will continue to operate its remaining 2,584 studios located in Walmart, Sears and Babies "R" Us stores. Of the 124 studio closures, the decision to close 22 of the locations is the result of an in-depth analysis by the Company of its portfolio in an effort to focus resources in a manner that will generate the greatest long-term shareholder value. The closure of the remaining 102 studio locations is the result of certain minimum sales requirements not being met as stipulated by the host agreement with Toys "R" Us - Delaware, Inc. The Company expects to close these studio locations by approximately April 21, 2012. Company employees were notified of the studio closures today.
The Company expects to recognize total exit costs related to the studio closures of approximately $700,000, including cash charges associated with lease obligations and employee terminations in its first quarter of 2012. Future cash outflows associated with these charges are not expected to be significant subsequent to the first quarter of 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.
/s/ Dale Heins
Executive Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)
April 9, 2012