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): August 31, 2020

 

 

COHEN & COMPANY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Maryland   1-32026   16-1685692

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

         

Cira Centre

2929 Arch Street, Suite 1703

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  19104
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 701-9555

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ 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
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share     COHN   The NYSE American 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 8.01 Other Events.

 

On August 31, 2020, Cohen & Company, LLC (the “Operating LLC”), a Delaware limited liability company and a subsidiary of Cohen & Company Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), entered into a letter agreement (the “Agreement”) with Piper Sandler & Co. (“Agent”). Pursuant to the Agreement, Agent has agreed to use its commercially reasonable efforts to purchase, on the Operating LLC’s behalf, up to $2 million of the shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Common Stock”), on any day that the NYSE American is open for business. Purchases made under the Agreement will commence on August 31, 2020 and will end no later than August 31, 2021. Pursuant to the Agreement, purchases of Common Stock may be made in public and private transactions and must comply with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Agreement is designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act.

 

 

The Agreement was entered into in connection with the Company’s existing repurchase plan, as previously disclosed in the Company’s periodic reports from time to time, which permits the Company to repurchase shares of Common Stock from time to time in open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  COHEN & COMPANY INC.

 

Date: August 31, 2020 By:  

 

/s/ Joseph W. Pooler, Jr.

    Name: Joseph W. Pooler, Jr.
    Title:  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
     

 

 

 

 

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