SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 14, 2022
LEE ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
4600 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
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 $.01 per share||LEE||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
|Preferred Share Purchase Rights||LEE||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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:
|o||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|o||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|o||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|o||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 o
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. o
Item 8.01. Other Matters
On September 14, 2022, Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (the "Company"), as sponsor of the Lee Enterprises Incorporated Pension Plan (the "Plan") entered into an agreement pursuant to which the Plan will use a portion of its assets to purchase annuities from an insurance company (the "Insurer") and thereby transfer approximately $86 million of the Plan's liabilities. This agreement will irrevocably transfer to the Insurer future Plan benefit obligations for certain retirees and beneficiaries support, including distribution of payments to the Participants. Participants' benefits are not being reduced as a result of this transaction.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are or may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the timing and scope of the transaction and other statements identified by words such as “will,” “may,” and similar expressions. These statements are based on management’s current views and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this Current Report on Form 8-K include, but are not limited to, those that can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There is no guarantee that any of the events anticipated by the Company’s forward-looking statements will occur. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.
|LEE ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED|
|Date:||September 14, 2022||By:||/s/ Timothy R. Millage|
|Timothy R. Millage|
|Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|