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 8, 2019
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Building 6, Chiswick Park
London W4 5HR
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 8, 2019, Avon Products, Inc. (the “Company”), through its affiliates Avon Asia Holdings Company and Avon Products (China) Co., Ltd (the “Affiliates”) entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with TheFaceShop Co., Ltd., an affiliate of LG Household & Health Care Ltd. (the “Purchaser”) whereby the Purchaser will acquire all of the equity interests in Avon Manufacturing (Guangzhou), Ltd. (the “Acquired Entity”) for a total purchase price of $71 million. The purchase price includes approximately $22.5 million in cash for the required repayment by the Company of certain outstanding intercompany loans and approximately an additional $4.5 million for cash in the operation, for a net purchase price of approximately $44 million. In accordance with the Agreement, a subsidiary of the Company will grant to the Acquired Entity a limited purpose license to maintain and use the current name of the Acquired Entity. The Agreement contains the usual and customary provisions for escrow, covenants, representations, warranties, conditions precedent and indemnification obligations. The closing is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2019 and is subject to customary local regulatory approvals. In accordance with the Agreement, a subsidiary of the Company also entered into a Manufacturing and Supply Agreement with the Acquired Entity, under which the Acquired Entity will continue to manufacture products for Avon’s China business and other Avon markets.
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.
AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
/s/ Ginny Edwards
Name: Ginny Edwards
Title: Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Date: January 8, 2019