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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): September 13, 2021

 

 

Coty Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-35964   13-3823358

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

350 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

  10118
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 389-7300

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 per share   COTY   New York Stock Exchange

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

☐ Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

Members of the senior management team Coty Inc. (the “Company”) are scheduled to meet with investors and analysts on September 13, 2021. During the meeting, the Company intends to reaffirm its guidance, trends and strategic information that was discussed in the Company earnings press release dated August 26, 2021 (the “Earnings Release”) and related earnings call on August 26, 2021, a transcript of which is available at the Company’s Investors Relations website at https://investors.coty.com. The guidance, trends and strategic information reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, the impact of COVID-19 and potential recovery scenarios and the other factors discussed in the Earnings Release and related earnings call. No other information included in, or accessible through, the Company’s website is incorporated into this Current Report. The Company does not intend to further update or comment upon its guidance except during its regularly scheduled quarterly earnings calls.

The information disclosed under this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth in such filing.

Forward Looking Statements

The statements contained or referenced in this report include certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the relevant securities laws, including the Company’s expected guidance, trends and strategic information. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by words or phrases, such as “anticipate,” “are going to,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “foresee,” “forecast,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “outlook,” “continue,” “target,” “aim,” “potential” and similar words or phrases. These statements are based on certain assumptions and estimates that the Company considers reasonable, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from such statements, including, without limitation, (i) the impact of COVID-19 (or future similar events), including demand for the Company’s products, illness, quarantines, government actions, facility closures, store closures or other restrictions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the extent and duration thereof, the availability and widespread distribution of a safe and effective vaccine, related impact on our ability to meet customer needs and on the ability of third parties on which we rely, including our suppliers, customers, contract manufacturers, distributors, contractors, commercial banks, joint-venture partners, to meet their obligations to us, in particular collections from customers, the extent that government funding and reimbursement programs in connection with COVID-19 are available to us, and the ability to successfully implement measures to respond to such impacts and government recovery scenarios and (ii) the other potential risks and uncertainties that could affect the Company’s business and financial results included under the heading “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 and its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other documents it has filed and may file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. All forward-looking statements made in this report are qualified by these cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of the document in which such statement is made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation, other than as may be required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking or cautionary statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of events, unanticipated or otherwise, or changes in future operating results over time or otherwise.

 

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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.

 

    Coty Inc.
Dated: September 13, 2021      
    By:  

  /s/ Laurent Mercier

        Laurent Mercier
        Chief Financial Officer

 

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