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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 7, 2020



(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




1030 W. Canton Avenue, Ste. 100

Winter Park, FL



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (407) 333-7440

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 Instructions A.2. below):

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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 $0.01 per share



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 2.03.  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On April 7, 2020, two subsidiaries of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into loan agreements (“SBA Loans”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The Company received total proceeds of $20.0 million from the SBA Loans.  In accordance with the requirements of the CARES Act, the Company will use proceeds from the SBA Loans primarily for payroll costs.  The SBA Loans are scheduled to mature on April 7, 2022 and have a 1.00% interest rate and are subject to the terms and conditions applicable to loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the CARES Act.


As previously disclosed, the Company is party to a credit agreement by and among the Company, certain guarantors, certain lenders and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner, dated as of February 2, 2017 and amended on September 18, 2019 and March 27, 2020 (the “Credit Agreement”).  The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving credit facility of $150.0 million (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) and permits the Company to incur up to $20.0 million of other indebtedness.


As of April 10, 2020, the Company had approximately $86.6 million of cash on hand and $169.8 million of outstanding indebtedness, which includes $145.0 million of borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility, $20.0 million of borrowings under the SBA Loans and $4.8 million in letters of credit.


The foregoing description of the SBA Loans is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Promissory Notes filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which are incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.








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 thereunto duly authorized.









Date:  April 13, 2020



/s/ Arne G. Haak




Arne G. Haak




Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer