UNITED STATES

SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 27)*

 

Monster Beverage Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

61174X109

(CUSIP Number)

 

Rodney C. Sacks
1 Monster Way
Corona, California 92879
(951) 739-6200

 

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

April 21, 2020

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box o.

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Brandon Limited Partnership No. 1

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
WC (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Cayman Islands

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
5,645,568

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
5,645,568

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
5,645,568

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
1.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

2


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Brandon Limited Partnership No. 2

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
WC (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Cayman Islands

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
29,386,944

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
29,386,944

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
29,386,944

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
5.6%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

3


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
227,007

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
49,668,696

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
227,007

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
49,668,696

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
49,895,703

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
9.4%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
IN

 

4


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United Kingdom

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
260,165

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
48,701,088

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
260,165

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
48,701,088

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
48,961,253

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
9.3%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
IN

 

5


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings IV, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
104,772

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
104,772

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
104,772

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

6


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings V, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
214,284

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
214,284

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
214,284

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

7


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings VI, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
323,700

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
323,700

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
323,700

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

8


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings VII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
120,216

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
120,216

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
120,216

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

9


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings VIII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
568,584

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
568,584

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
568,584

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

10


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings IX, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
453,444

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
453,444

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
453,444

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

11


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings X, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
249,918

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
249,918

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
249,918

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

12


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XI, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
505,242

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
505,242

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
505,242

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

13


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
327,186

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
327,186

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
327,186

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

14


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XIII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
1,440,954

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
1,440,954

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,440,954

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.3%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

15


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XIV, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
186,790

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
186,790

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
186,790

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

16


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
424,176

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
424,176

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
424,176

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

17


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
2,278,990

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
2,278,990

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,278,990

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.4%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

18


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XVII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
1,678,336

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
1,678,336

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,678,336

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.3%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

19


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XVIII, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
1,121,992

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
1,121,992

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,121,992

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.2%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

20


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XIX, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
506,566

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
506,566

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
506,566

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.1%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

21


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XX, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
2,000,000

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
2,000,000

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,000,000

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.4%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

22


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
0

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
1,380,350

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
1,380,350

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,380,350

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.3%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

23


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Rodney C. Sacks 2008 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
90,204

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
90,204

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
90,204

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

24


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Rodney C. Sacks 2009 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
231,363

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
231,363

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
231,363

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

25


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
105,486

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
105,486

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
105,486

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

26


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
4,836

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
4,836

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
4,836

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

27


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

RCS 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
1,639,842

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
1,639,842

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,639,842

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.3%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
OO

 

28


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

RCS Direct 2011 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
80,598

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
80,598

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
80,598

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

29


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

HHS 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
3,091,215

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
3,091,215

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,091,215

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.6%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

30


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

 

(1)

Names of Reporting Persons

 

HHS 2014 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

(2)

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

 o

 

 

(b)

 o

 

 

(3)

SEC Use Only

 

 

(4)

Source of Funds (See Instructions)
PF (See Item 3)

 

 

(5)

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)    o

 

 

(6)

Citizenship or Place of Organization
California

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

(7)

Sole Voting Power
28,722

 

(8)

Shared Voting Power
0

 

(9)

Sole Dispositive Power
28,722

 

(10)

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

(11)

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
28,722

 

 

(12)

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)   o

 

 

(13)

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
0.0%

 

 

(14)

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
PN

 

31


 

CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

Introduction

 

This Amendment No. 27 (“Amendment No. 27”) amends the statement on Schedule 13D dated November 21, 1990 (the “Original Statement”), as amended by Amendment No. 1 dated March 29, 1991 (“Amendment No. 1”), Amendment No. 2 dated June 11, 1993 (“Amendment No. 2”), Amendment No. 3 dated August 29, 1994 (“Amendment No. 3”), Amendment No. 4 dated November 22, 2004 (“Amendment No. 4”), Amendment No. 5 dated December 1, 2004 (“Amendment No. 5”), Amendment No. 6 dated December 29, 2005 (“Amendment No. 6”), Amendment No. 7 dated January 13, 2006 (“Amendment No. 7”), Amendment No. 8 dated February 2, 2006 (“Amendment No. 8”), Amendment No. 9 dated February 23, 2010 (“Amendment No. 9”), Amendment No. 10 dated November 23, 2010 (“Amendment No. 10”), Amendment No. 11 dated December 16, 2011 (“Amendment No. 11”), Amendment No. 12 dated April 24, 2012 (“Amendment No. 12”), Amendment No. 13 dated May 21, 2012 (“Amendment No. 13”), Amendment No. 14 dated December 17, 2012 (“Amendment No. 14”), Amendment No. 15 dated March 18, 2013 (“Amendment No. 15”), Amendment No. 16 dated July 29, 2013 (“Amendment No. 16”), Amendment No. 17 dated September 16, 2013 (“Amendment No. 17”), Amendment No. 18 dated December 17, 2013 (“Amendment No. 18”), Amendment No. 19 dated August 18, 2014 (“Amendment No. 19”), Amendment No. 20 dated September 16, 2014 (“Amendment No. 20”), Amendment No. 21 dated December 16, 2014 (“Amendment No. 21”), Amendment No. 22 dated March 17, 2015 (“Amendment No. 22”), Amendment No. 23 dated June 16, 2015 (“Amendment No. 23”), Amendment No. 24 dated May 10, 2016 (“Amendment No. 24”), Amendment No. 25 dated June 15, 2016 (“Amendment No. 25”) and Amendment No. 26 dated December 18, 2017 (“Amendment No. 26”) (the Original Statement, Amendment No. 1, Amendment No. 2, Amendment No. 3, Amendment No. 4, Amendment No. 5, Amendment No. 6, Amendment No. 7, Amendment No. 8, Amendment No. 9, Amendment No. 10, Amendment No. 11, Amendment No. 12, Amendment No. 13, Amendment No. 14, Amendment No. 15, Amendment No. 16, Amendment No. 17, Amendment No. 18, Amendment No. 19, Amendment No. 20, Amendment No. 21, Amendment No. 22, Amendment No. 23, Amendment No. 24, Amendment No. 25, Amendment No. 26 and Amendment No. 27 are sometimes referred to herein collectively as this “statement on Schedule 13D”), relating to the common stock, par value $0.005 per share (“Common Stock”), of Monster Beverage Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (the “Company”).  This Amendment No. 27 reflects transactions and developments through April 21, 2020, relating to such persons’ respective holdings of the Company.  The Reporting Persons may be deemed to constitute a “group” and, accordingly, jointly file this Amendment No. 27.  A joint filing agreement by the Reporting Persons is filed as an exhibit hereto.

 

Any capitalized terms used in this Amendment No. 27 and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Original Statement, as amended by Amendment No. 1, Amendment No. 2, Amendment No. 3, Amendment No. 4, Amendment No. 5, Amendment No. 6, Amendment No. 7, Amendment No. 8, Amendment No. 9, Amendment No. 10, Amendment No. 11, Amendment No. 12, Amendment No. 13, Amendment No. 14, Amendment No. 15, Amendment No. 16, Amendment No. 17, Amendment No. 18, Amendment No. 19, Amendment No. 20, Amendment No. 21, Amendment No. 22, Amendment No. 23, Amendment No. 24, Amendment No. 25 and Amendment No. 26.

 

This Amendment No. 27 is being filed to reflect the change in percentage of beneficial ownership held by the Reporting Persons as a result of the change in outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Company, and also includes the acquisitions of additional shares of Common Stock by the Reporting Persons.

 

Item 2.   Identity and Background

 

Item 2(a) is hereby amended by deleting Item 2(a) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 

(a) The reporting persons are Brandon Limited Partnership No. 1, a limited partnership organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Brandon No. 1”), Brandon Limited Partnership No. 2, a limited partnership organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Brandon No. 2”), Rodney Cyril Sacks, a natural person in his individual capacity (“Mr. Sacks”), Hilton Hiller Schlosberg, a natural person in his individual capacity (“Mr. Schlosberg”), HRS Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“HRS Holdings”), Hilrod Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod”), Hilrod Holdings IV, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod IV”), Hilrod Holdings V, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod V”), Hilrod Holdings VI, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod VI”), Hilrod Holdings VII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod VII”), Hilrod Holdings VIII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod VIII”), Hilrod Holdings IX, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the

 

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laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod IX”), Hilrod Holdings X, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod X”), Hilrod Holdings XI, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XI”), Hilrod Holdings XII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XII”), Hilrod Holdings XIII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XIII”), Hilrod Holdings XIV, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XIV”), Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XV”), Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XVI”), Hilrod Holdings XVII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XVII”), Hilrod Holdings XVIII, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XVIII”), Hilrod Holdings XIX, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XIX”), Hilrod Holdings XX, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XX”), Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P., a limited partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Hilrod XXI”), the Rodney C. Sacks 2008 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS 2008”), the Rodney C. Sacks 2009 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS 2009”), the RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS Direct”), the RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS Direct #2”), the Rodney C. Sacks 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS 2010”), the RCS Direct 2011 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“RCS Direct 2011”), the HHS 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“HHS 2010”) and HHS 2014 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2, a grantor retained annuity trust organized under the laws of California (“HHS 2014”).

 

The general partners of each of Brandon No. 1, Brandon No. 2, HRS Holdings, Hilrod, Hilrod IV, Hilrod V, Hilrod VI, Hilrod VII, Hilrod VIII, Hilrod IX, Hilrod X, Hilrod XI, Hilrod XII, Hilrod XIII, Hilrod XIV, Hilrod XV, Hilrod XVI, Hilrod XVII, Hilrod XVIII, Hilrod XIX, Hilrod XX and Hilrod XXI are Mr. Sacks and Mr. Schlosberg.  Mr. Sacks and Mr. Schlosberg are also the limited partners of Hilrod XX and Hilrod XXI.

 

Mr. Sacks is the sole trustee of HHS 2010 and HHS 2014.  Mr. Schlosberg is the sole trustee of RCS 2008, RCS 2009, RCS Direct, RCS Direct #2, RCS 2010 and RCS Direct 2011.

 

Item 2(b) is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following:

 

The principal business address for each of Hilrod XVII, Hilrod XVIII, Hilrod XIX, Hilrod XX and Hilrod XXI is 1 Monster Way, Corona, California 92879.

 

Item 2(c) is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following:

 

The principal business of each of  Hilrod XVII, Hilrod XVIII, Hilrod XIX, Hilrod XX and Hilrod XXI is to invest in, acquire, hold, sell, dispose of and otherwise deal in shares of the Common Stock and other securities of the Company.

 

Item 2(d) is hereby amended by deleting Item 2(d) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 

During the last five years, no Reporting Person has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

Item 2(e) is hereby amended by deleting Item 2(e) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 

During the last five years, no Reporting Person was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as a result of which any Reporting Person was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

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Item 5.   Interest in Securities of the Issuer

 

Item 5 (a) through (c) is hereby amended by deleting Item 5 (a) through (c) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 

(a)-(b)  See rows (7) through (10) of the cover pages to this Amendment No. 27 for the number of shares of Common Stock as to which each Reporting Person has sole or shared power to vote or direct the vote and sole or shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition.  See rows (11) and (13) of the cover pages to this Amendment No. 27 for the aggregate number and percentage of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by each of the Reporting Persons.  Percentages calculated in this Amendment No. 27 with respect to Brandon No. 1, Brandon No. 2, Hilrod IV, Hilrod V, Hilrod VI, Hilrod VII, Hilrod VIII, Hilrod IX, Hilrod X, Hilrod XI, Hilrod XII, Hilrod XIII, Hilrod XIV, Hilrod XV, Hilrod XVI, Hilrod XVII, Hilrod XVIII, Hilrod XIX, Hilrod XX, Hilrod XXI, RCS 2008, RCS 2009, RCS Direct, RCS Direct #2, RCS 2010, RCS Direct 2011, HHS 2010 and HHS 2014 are based upon 526,547,394 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of April 13, 2020 (the “Aggregate Outstanding Shares”).  Percentages calculated in this Amendment No. 27 with respect to each of Mr. Sacks and Mr. Schlosberg are based upon 528,938,694 shares of Common Stock, which is the sum of the Aggregate Outstanding Shares plus the 2,391,300 shares of Common Stock that could be acquired within 60 days of April 21, 2020 by each of Mr. Sacks and Mr. Schlosberg upon the exercise of options to purchase Common Stock held by him.

 

As of April 21, 2020, the aggregate number and percentage of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons is 54,677,450 shares, or 10.3% of the outstanding Common Stock.  Percentages calculated in this Amendment No. 27 with respect to the Reporting Persons as a group are based upon 531,329,994 shares of Common Stock, which is the sum of the Aggregate Outstanding Shares plus the 4,782,600 aggregate shares of Common Stock that could be acquired within 60 days of April 21, 2020 by the Reporting Persons upon the exercise of options to purchase Common Stock.

 

Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of the Common Stock held by the other Reporting Persons, except for (a) with respect to Mr. Sacks: (i) 204,960 shares of Common Stock beneficially held by him; (ii) 2,391,300 shares presently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days under the stock option agreements; (iii) 1,048 shares beneficially held by Hilrod IV because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod IV’s general partners; (iv) 2,143 shares beneficially held by Hilrod V because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod V’s general partners; (v) 3,237 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VI because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod VI’s general partners; (vi) 1,202 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VII because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod VII’s general partners; (vii) 5,686 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VIII because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod VIII’s general partners; (viii) 4,534 shares beneficially held by Hilrod IX because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod IX’s general partners; (ix) 2,499 shares beneficially held by Hilrod X because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod X’s general partners; (x) 5,052 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XI because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XI’s general partners; (xi) 3,272 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XII because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XII’s general partners; (xii) 14,410 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIII because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XIII’s general partners; (xiii) 1,868 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIV because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XIV’s general partners;  (xiv) 42 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XV because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XV’s general partners; (xv) 4,628 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XVI because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XVI’s general partners; (xvi) 16,783 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XVII because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XVII’s general partners; (xvii) 5,066 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIX because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XIX’s general partners; (xviii) 1,000,000 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XX because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XX’s general partners and one of Hilrod XX’s limited partners; and (xix) 690,175 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XXI because Mr. Sacks is one of Hilrod XXI’s general partners and one of Hilrod XXI’s limited partners; and (b) with respect to Mr. Schlosberg: (i) 238,118 shares of Common Stock beneficially held by him; (ii) 2,391,300 shares presently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days under the stock option agreements; (iii) 1,048 shares beneficially held by Hilrod IV because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod IV’s general partners; (iv) 2,143 shares beneficially held by Hilrod V because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod V’s general partners; (v) 3,237 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VI because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod VI’s general partners; (vi) 1,202 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VII because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod VII’s general partners; (vii) 5,686 shares beneficially held by Hilrod VIII because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod VIII’s general partners; (viii) 4,534 shares beneficially held by Hilrod IX because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod IX’s general partners; (ix) 2,499 shares beneficially held by Hilrod X because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod X’s general partners; (x) 5,052 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XI because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XI’s general partners; (xi) 3,272 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XII because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XII’s general partners; (xii) 14,410 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIII because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XIII’s general partners; (xiii) 1,868 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIV because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XIV’s general partners; (xiv) 42 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XV because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XV’s general partners; (xv) 4,628 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XVI because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XVI’s general partners; (xvi) 16,783 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XVII because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XVII’s general partners; (xvii) 5,066 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XIX because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XIX’s general partners; (xviii) 1,000,000 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XX because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XX’s general partners and one of Hilrod XX’s limited partners; and (xix) 690,175 shares beneficially held by Hilrod XXI because Mr. Schlosberg is one of Hilrod XXI’s general partners and one of Hilrod XXI’s limited partners.

 

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(c)          All transactions effected by the Reporting Persons in the Company’s securities during the past sixty days are set forth in Schedule A hereto.

 

Item 7.   Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

1.  Joint Filing Agreement, dated April 23, 2020

 

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CUSIP No.   61174X109

13D/A

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

April 23, 2020

 

 

BRANDON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP NO. 1

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Name:

Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

BRANDON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP NO. 2

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Name:

Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings IV, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings V, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings VI, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings VII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings VIII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

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Hilrod Holdings IX, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings X, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XI, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XIII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XIV, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

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Hilrod Holdings XVII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XVIII, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XIX, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XX, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

The Rodney C. Sacks 2008 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The Rodney C. Sacks 2009 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

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The RCS Direct 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The Rodney C. Sacks 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The RCS Direct 2011 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Name:

Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The Hilton H. Schlosberg 2010 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #3

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Name:

Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

The Hilton H. Schlosberg 2014 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust #2

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Name:

Rodney C. Sacks

 

 

Title:

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 /s/ Rodney C. Sacks

 

RODNEY C. SACKS

 

 

 

/s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg

 

HILTON H. SCHLOSBERG

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

1.             Joint Filing Agreement, dated April 23, 2020

 

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SCHEDULE A

 

The following are the transactions in the Company’s securities within the past sixty days:

 

 

 

Date of Transaction

 

No. of Securities
Acquired/(Disposed Of)

 

Average Price Per
Security

 

Range of Prices Per
Security

 

Non-Derivative Securities

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

3/13/2020

 

8,140

 

(1)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

3/13/2020

 

8,140

 

(1)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

3/16/2020

 

106,300 (2)

 

(3)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

3/16/2020

 

106,300 (2)

 

(3)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/9/2020

 

(1,000,000)

 

$0 (4)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

4/9/2020

 

(1,000,000)

 

$0 (4)

 

N/A

 

Hilrod Holdings XX, L.P.

 

4/9/2020

 

2,000,000

 

$0 (4)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/15/2020

 

(15,530)

 

$0 (5)

 

N/A

 

Derivative Securities*

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

3/13/2020

 

191,400

 

(6)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

3/13/2020

 

57,700

 

(7)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

3/13/2020

 

191,400

 

(6)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

3/13/2020

 

57,700

 

(7)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

3/16/2020

 

(106,300) (2)

 

(3)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

3/16/2020

 

(106,300) (2)

 

(3)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/6/2020

 

(215,472)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/6/2020

 

(201,503)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/6/2020

 

(176,000)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Rodney Cyril Sacks

 

4/6/2020

 

(97,200)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

4/6/2020

 

(215,472)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

4/6/2020

 

(201,503)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

4/6/2020

 

(176,000)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilton Hiller Schlosberg

 

4/6/2020

 

(97,200)

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

4/6/2020

 

430,944

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

4/6/2020

 

403,006

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

4/6/2020

 

352,000

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

 

4/6/2020

 

194,400

 

$0 (8)

 

N/A

 

 


(1) Represents a grant of an immediately-vested common stock award under the Monster Beverage Corporation 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

(2) Represents all restricted stock units vested on March 16, 2020.

(3) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock as of the vesting date.  Accordingly, these restricted stock units were settled in shares of common stock.

(4) Represents the transfer of shares to Hilrod Holdings XX, L.P.

(5) Represents a gift of the Company’s common stock.

(6) Represents an award of employee stock options that shall vest in three installments as follows: 85,066 shares on March 13, 2021, 53,167 shares on March 13, 2022 and 53,167 shares on March 13, 2023.

(7) Represents an award of restricted stock units that shall vest in three installments as follows: 25,644 units on March 13, 2021, 16,028 units on March 13, 2022 and 16,028 units on March 13, 2023.

(8) Represents the assignment of options to Hilrod Holdings XXI, L.P.

* Excludes performance share units that may vest on each of December 31, 2020, 2021 and 2022 subject to the achievement of adjusted diluted earnings per share growth targets.

 

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