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):
January 25, 2013
NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
||(Commission File Number)
||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed
Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01 Entry
Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
25, 2013, National Beverage Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into a subscription agreement
(the “Subscription Agreement”) with 8100 Partners, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (the
“LLC”). The LLC includes members of management and a trust previously
established by the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nick A. Caporella. Pursuant
to the Subscription Agreement, the Company agreed to issue and sell to the LLC 400,000 shares (the “Series D
Shares”) of the Company’s Special Series D Preferred Stock, par value $1.00 per share (“Special Series D
Preferred Stock”), for a subscription price in an aggregate amount of US$20,000,000 (the “Preferred
Offering”). In addition, the Subscription Agreement contained customary representations and warranties of the signing
parties as well as other general transaction terms, as fully set forth in the Subscription Agreement. This summary
description is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Subscription Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1,
which is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
3.02 and 3.03 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities; Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
information contained in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02 and Item 3.03.
The Series D Shares were issued by the Company pursuant to the exemption from
registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Upon a change
of Control in the Company, as such term is defined in the Company’s Certificate of Designation of the Special Series
D Preferred Stock (the “Series D Certificate”), the LLC shall have
the right to convert the Series D Shares into shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common
Stock”), at a conversion price equal to the tender price per share offered to the holders of the Common Stock, subject to
certain conversion amount limitations set forth in the Series D Certificate.
Upon the issuance of
the Series D Shares the ability of the Company to declare or pay dividends on its shares of Common Stock will be subject to restrictions
in the event the Company fails to distribute accrued but unpaid dividends on its Special Series D Preferred Stock on prescribed
payment dates. These restrictions are set forth in the Series D Certificate attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1.
5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On and effective as
of January 25, 2013, the Company filed the Series D Certificate with the Delaware Secretary of State for the purpose of amending
its Articles of Incorporation to fix the designations, preferences, limitations and relative rights of 400,000 authorized shares
of Special Series D Preferred Stock. The Series D Certificate provides that the Special Series D Preferred Stock will pay cumulative
cash dividends in an amount equal to 3% per year on a quarterly basis until April 30, 2014, after which time the Special Series
D Preferred Stock will pay cumulative cash dividends in an amount equal to 370 basis points above the
3-Month LIBOR on a quarterly basis. The Special Series D Preferred Stock is a non-voting class of stock and has a liquidation
preference of US$50 per share plus accrued but unpaid dividends. Pursuant to the terms of the
Series D Certificate, the Series D Shares are subject, beginning May 1, 2014, to certain optional redemption rights held by the
Company, as well as certain rights afforded to holders of such stock to cause the Company to redeem the Series D Shares or to convert
such shares into Common Stock of the Company in the event of a change of Control, as more fully described in the Series D Certificate.
This summary description is qualified in its entirety by the Series D Certificate attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated
by reference herein.
7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 25, 2013,
the Company issued a press release with respect to the Preferred Offering, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to
this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in
this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to
be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise
subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities
Act or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such
9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Certificate of Designation of the Special Series D Preferred Stock of the Company.
||Subscription Agreement, dated January 25, 2013, by and between the Company and 8100 Partners, LLC.
||Press Release, dated January 25, 2013, regarding the Preferred Offering.
Pursuant to the requirements
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on
its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: January 31, 2013
||NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.|
||/s/ Dean A. McCoy|
||Dean A McCoy|
||Senior Vice President & Chief|