UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(
d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2020

 

HOOKER FURNITURE CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Virginia 000-25349 54-0251350

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission 

File No.)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     

440 East Commonwealth Boulevard,

Martinsville, Virginia

24112 (276) 632-2133
(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip Code)

(Registrant’s telephone number,

including area code)

 


 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, no par value

HOFT

NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company ☐

 

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

In its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 9, 2020 (the “April 2020 Form 8-K”), Hooker Furniture Corporation (the “Company”) reported that on April 7, 2020 the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) determined it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to temporarily reduce the base salary of each executive officer. The determination was made because of the adverse effects of the COVID-19 crisis and its related negative effect on demand for the Company’s products. The reductions ranged from 15%-20% of base salary and were part of the Company’s broader efforts to reduce operating expenses and conserve cash. Base salaries were reduced starting with the April 2020 monthly payroll and were to remain at the reduced levels until such time as the Committee determined it was appropriate for them to return to pre-reduction levels. This change was approved by the Committee in April 2020 and reported in the April 2020 Form 8-K.

 

The disruption brought on by the crisis has not been as severe as the Company originally forecasted and for which it had prepared. Subsequent to the end of the fiscal 2021 first quarter which ended on May 3, 2020, the Company’s orders have trended at rates higher than a year ago and cash balances have increased by $31 million from quarter-end to around $80 million presently.

 

Due to these factors, on July 23, 2020, the Committee determined that it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to restore to previous levels salaries of executive officers that were reduced in reaction to earlier uncertainties. Salaries of executive officers will be restored to previously approved levels as of August 1, 2020 and the reductions from previous months will not be reimbursed. Please see the April 2020 Form 8-K for the salary details for our executive officers.

 

At the same meeting, having taken a similar temporary reduction in compensation, the Board of Directors also restored board compensation under similar terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature

 

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.

 

 

HOOKER FURNITURE CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Huckfeldt

 

 

 

Paul A. Huckfeldt

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and

Senior Vice-President – Finance and Accounting

 

 

Date: July 29, 2020

 

 

 

 
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