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 1, 2021

STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

New York
001-04743
11-1362020
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employee Identification Number)

37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, New York 11101
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:  718-392-0200

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:


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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, par value $2.00 per share
SMP
New York Stock Exchange LLC

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 8.01.
Other Events.
 
On September 1, 2021, Standard Motor Products, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has acquired 100% of the capital stock of Stabil Operative Group GmbH, a German company (“Stabil”), for approximately $15 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
 
Stabil is a manufacturer and distributor of a variety of components, including electronic sensors, control units, and clamping devices to the European OE market, servicing both commercial and light vehicle applications, with facilities in Germany and Hungary.
 
The Company has financed the acquisition from cash on hand and through borrowings under its revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as agent.
 
A copy of the press release announcing this transaction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)          Exhibits.


99.1
Press release dated September 1, 2021 announcing Standard Motor Products, Inc.’s acquisition of Stabil.


104
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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.

 
STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS, INC.
       
 
By:
/s/ Nathan R. Iles
 
   
Nathan R. Iles
 
   
Chief Financial Officer
       
Date: September 1, 2021
     

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Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
99.1
 
     
104
 
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