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 27, 2017
BED BATH & BEYOND INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
650 Liberty Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
|(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On January 27, 2017, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (the Company) acquired certain assets including the brand, website and certain IP assets and assumed certain contractual obligations of Chef Central, a retailer of kitchenware, cookware and homeware items catering to cooking enthusiasts (the Acquisition). The Acquisition was for a cash purchase price of $1,000,000, and incremental earnout payments potentially aggregating up to $1,250,000. The incremental earnout payments are dependent on the opening and continuing in operation, at the Companys discretion, of up to 50 free-standing stores (or specialty departments within the Companys stores) operating under the Chef Central or other agreed upon branding.
Ron Eisenberg, the son of Warren Eisenberg, the Companys Co-chairman, is the founder and owner of Chef Central, and will join the Company as an employee to build Chef Central branded stores or departments. He brings more than 30 years of specialty retail experience, having opened the first Chef Central store in 1999 and prior to that having served in a number of operational roles with the Company from 1984 - 1997. The Acquisition was approved by the Companys independent directors, who were advised by independent legal counsel. Warren Eisenberg recused himself from deliberations relating to the Acquisition.
The Company does not expect the Acquisition to materially impact its results of operations or consolidated financial position.
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.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC.
Date: February 1, 2017
|By:||/s/ Susan E. Lattmann|
|Susan E. Lattmann|
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)