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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 23, 2020



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39 East Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

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Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On March 23, 2020, Rocky Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) incurred indebtedness under its Revolving Credit, Guaranty, and Security Agreement, dated February 13, 2019 (the “Credit Agreement”), among the Company and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Borrowers”), the lenders party thereto, and The Huntington National Bank as administrative agent for the lenders, in an aggregate principal amount of $20 million.  The Company elected to draw the $20 million from its Credit Agreement to preserve financial liquidity and flexibility in order to successfully manage its operations as a result of the current unprecedented period of uncertainty, including the unknown duration and overall impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.    

As previously disclosed, the Credit Agreement provides for a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility up to a principal amount of $75 million, which includes a sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit up to $7.5 million (the “Credit Facility”).  The Credit Facility may be increased up to an additional $25 million at the Borrowers’ request and the lenders’ option, subject to customary conditionsAfter the draw, Rocky Brands expects to have approximately $40 million in cash and cash equivalents.  Prior to this draw down, the Company had no loans outstanding under the Credit Facility.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 23, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing that its distribution center in Logan, Ohio would remain open as an essential business operation in Ohio, along with an announcement of the information that has been disclosed in Item 2.03 hereof, which is incorporated herein by reference, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





   Exhibit No.



Exhibit 99


Press Release, dated March 23, 2020 entitled “Rocky Brands Deemed Essential Business; Continue to Ship Product from its Distribution Center.”






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 23, 2020


Rocky Brands, Inc.


/s/ Thomas D. Robertson

Thomas D. Robertson

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer