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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2021





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  March 9, 2021


  B&G Foods, Inc.  
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-32316   13-3918742
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


Four Gatehall Drive, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (973) 401-6500


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share BGS New York Stock Exchange


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))


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 March 9, 2021, B&G Foods’ board of directors authorized an extension of our company’s stock repurchase program through March 15, 2022. Under the authorization, we may purchase up to $50 million of shares of our company’s common stock from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


The timing and amount of stock repurchases under the program, if any, will be at the discretion of management, and will depend on a variety of factors, including price, available cash, general business and market conditions and other investment opportunities. Therefore, we cannot assure you as to the number or aggregate dollar amount of shares, if any, that will be repurchased under the program. We may discontinue the program at any time. Any shares repurchased pursuant to the program will be retired. Our company currently has 64,724,058 shares of common stock outstanding.


A copy of the press release we issued announcing the extension of the stock repurchase program is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)            Exhibits.


   99.1 Press Release dated March 10, 2021
   104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL


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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.


Dated: March 10, 2021 By: /s/ Scott E. Lerner
    Scott E. Lerner
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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