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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): December 3, 2020

 

A. H. BELO CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  

 

Commission file number: 1-33741

 

Texas

 

38-3765318

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

P. O. Box 224866, Dallas, Texas 75222-4866

 

(214977-7342

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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))

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

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Series A Common Stock, $0.01 par value

AHC

New York 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 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On and effective December 3, 2020, the Board of Directors approved and adopted an amendment to the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”). The Bylaw amendment amends Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws, and increases the director retirement age from 70 to 72 years of age. The foregoing summary of the Bylaw amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to, and should be read in conjunction with, the complete text of the Bylaw amendment filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report and incorporated by reference into this Item 5.03.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On December 3, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a first quarter 2021 dividend of $0.04 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 5, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 12, 2021. A copy of the announcement press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit Number

Description

3.1

Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Bylaws effective December 3, 2020

99.1

 

Press Release issued by A. H. Belo Corporation on December 4, 2020

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: December 4, 2020

 

 

A. H. BELO CORPORATION

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Christine E. Larkin

 

 

 

Christine E. Larkin

 

 

 

Senior Vice President/General Counsel

Ex 3.1 Amendment No. 2 to Bylaws

Exhibit 3.1

Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Bylaws of A. H. Belo Corporation

(adopted and effective December 3, 2020)



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Article III, Section 3 of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws is hereby amended to increase director retirement age from 70 to 72 and to read in its entirety as follows:

“Section 3.    Election and Term. The directors, other than the initial Board of Directors, shall be elected at each annual meeting of the shareholders commencing with the 2019 annual meeting, except as provided in Section 4 of this Article, and each director of the corporation shall hold office until the next succeeding annual meeting and until his or her successor is elected and qualified or until his or her death, resignation or removal in accordance with these Bylaws. Directors need not be residents of the State of Texas or shareholders of the corporation.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no person shall be eligible to stand for election as a director if he or she has attained the age of 72 years. Furthermore, the term of each director shall terminate at the first annual meeting of shareholders following the date on which such director attains the age of 72 years. Notwithstanding anything else in these Bylaws, the term of any director elected, reelected or named to the Board of Directors who was an officer or other employee of the corporation (or of a subsidiary of or other entity controlled by the corporation) at the time he or she was last elected, reelected or named to serve as a director, other than any person who at such time was serving as Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, shall automatically terminate at the first annual meeting of shareholders following the date on which such director ceases to serve as an officer or other employee of the corporation (or of a subsidiary of or other entity controlled by the corporation).”


EX-99.1-Dividend Declared Q1 2021

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

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A. H. Belo Corporation Announces First Quarter 2021  Dividend



DALLAS - A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on December 3, 2020. The dividend will be payable on March 5, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 12, 2021.



About A. H. Belo Corporation





A. H. Belo Corporation is the leading local news and information publishing company in Texas. The Company has a growing presence in emerging media and digital marketing, and maintains capabilities related to commercial printing, distribution and direct mail. A. H. Belo delivers news and information in innovative ways to a broad range of audiences with diverse interests and lifestyles. For additional information, visit www.ahbelo.com or email invest@ahbelo.com.



Statements in this communication concerning A. H. Belo Corporation’s business outlook or future economic performance, revenues, expenses, and other financial and non-financial items that are not historical facts,  including statements of the Company’s expectations relating to its plans to regain NYSE compliance, are “forward-looking statements” as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties are, in most instances, beyond the Company’s control, and include changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions; consumers’ tastes; newsprint prices; program costs; labor relations; cybersecurity incidents; technology obsolescence; and the current and future impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Among other risks, there can be no guarantee that the board of directors will approve a quarterly dividend in future quarters; as well as other risks described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other public disclosures and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements, which are as of the date of this filing, are not updated to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement.