UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

 

(Amendment No. 7)1

 

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

774678403

(CUSIP Number)

 

AB Value Management LLC

Attn: Andrew Berger

208 Lenox Ave., #409

Westfield, NJ 07090

(855) 228-2583

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

 

August 2, 2021

(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 ☐.

 

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.

 

1 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 on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the 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. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

AB Value Partners, LP

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

WC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

NEW JERSEY

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

224,855

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

224,855

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

224,855

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

3.67%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

PN

 

2

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

AB Value Management LLC

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

WC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

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

 

460,189*

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

460,189*

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

460,189*

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

7.51%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

CO

 

  * Consists of the Shares owned directly by AB Value Partners and the Managed Account.

 

3

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Andrew Berger

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

PF, AF

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

460,189*

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

460,189*

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

460,189

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

7.51%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

  * Consists of the Shares owned directly by AB Value Partners and the Managed Account.

 

4

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Mary Kennedy Thompson

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

SC

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

2,000

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,000

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,000

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

LESS THAN 1%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

5

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Mark Riegel

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

0

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

6

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Sandra Elizabeth Taylor

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

0

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

7

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

Rhonda J. Parish

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a):      ☐

(b):      ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED

BY EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

0

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN

 

8

 

 

CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

The following constitutes amendment number 7 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 7”). This Amendment No. 7 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

 

Item 4 is hereby amended to add the following:

 

On August 2, 2021, AB Value issued a press release (the “August 2 Press Release”) calling for immediate Board and governance changes to be made at the Issuer. The August 2 Press Release questioned the manner in which the Issuer made certain governance changes, such as separating the roles of Chairperson of the Board and CEO. Specifically, the August 2 Press Release scrutinized the issuance of a press release by the Issuer on July 21, 2021 (the “Company’s July 21 Press Release”), which was apparently issued without holding a formal meeting of the Board and without the approval of the full Board. The August 2 Press Release also noted that AB Value previously called for Scott Capdevielle’s resignation from the Board (which was not disclosed in the Company’s July 21 Press Release) and warned the Issuer’s shareholders to be suspicious of the validity of Brett Seabert’s independence, among other things.

 

The full text of the August 2 Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 5 is hereby amended and restated as follows:

 

(a) The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 6,124,288 Shares outstanding as of June 25, 2021, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2021.

 

As of August 2, 2021, AB Value Partners directly owned 224,855 Shares, constituting approximately 3.67% of the Shares outstanding. By virtue of their relationships with AB Value Partners, each of AB Value Management and Mr. Berger may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by AB Value Partners.

 

As of August 2, 2021, AB Value Management had caused the Managed Account to directly own 235,334 Shares, constituting approximately 3.84% of the Shares outstanding. By virtue of their relationships with AB Value Management, each of AB Value Management and Mr. Berger may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by the Managed Account. By virtue of his relationship with AB Value Management, Mr. Berger may be deemed to beneficially own the shares owned by AB Value Management.

 

As of August 2, 2021, Ms. Thompson directly owned 2,000 Shares, constituting less than 1% of the Shares outstanding. Mr. Riegel and Mses. Taylor and Parish do not directly own any Shares and may not be deemed to beneficially own any Shares.

 

(b) Each of AB Value Partners, AB Value Management and Mr. Berger share the power to vote and dispose of the Shares beneficially owned, respectively, by AB Value Partners and AB Value Management. Ms. Thompson has the sole power to vote or dispose of the 2,000 Shares directly owned by her. Mr. Riegel and Mses. Taylor and Parish do not have shared power to vote or dispose of any Shares.

 

(c) Not applicable.

 

(d) No person other than the Reporting Persons is known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.

 

(e) Not applicable.

  

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CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 is hereby amended to add the following:

 

99.1 Press Release, dated August 2, 2021.

 

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CUSIP NO. 774678403

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: August 4, 2021

 

  AB Value Partners, LP
       
  By: AB Value Management LLC
    General Partner
       
  By: /s/ Andrew Berger
    Name:   Andrew Berger
    Title: Manager
       
  AB Value Management LLC
   
  By: /s/ Andrew Berger
    Name: Andrew Berger
    Title: Manager
       
  /s/ Andrew Berger
  Name:  Andrew Berger
       
  /s/ Mary Kennedy Thompson
  Name: Mary Kennedy Thompson
     
  /s/ Mark Riegel
  Name: Mark Riegel
     
  /s/ Sandra Elizabeth Taylor
  Name: Sandra Elizabeth Taylor
     
  /s/ Rhonda J. Parish
  Name: Rhonda J. Parish

 

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