|LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP filed this Form SC 13D/A on 03/27/2017|
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Amendment No. 3
HRG Group, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of class of securities)
Roland T. Kelly
Associate General Counsel
LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORPORATION
520 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications)
March 22, 2017
(Date of event which requires filing of this statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box ☐.
Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the Schedule, including all exhibits.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Exchange Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Exchange Act.
This Amendment No. 3 amends the Statement on Schedule 13D first filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2014, as amended on July 3, 2014 and November 26, 2014 (the 13D), and is filed by Leucadia National Corporation (Leucadia or we) with respect to the common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), of HRG Group Inc. (HRG or the Company).
(b), (c) and (f)
The name, residence or business address, present principal occupation or employment and place of citizenship of each executive officer and director of Leucadia are set forth on Schedule I attached hereto (collectively, the Scheduled Persons, and each a Scheduled Person) and are incorporated herein by reference.
(d) Neither Leucadia nor any of the Scheduled Persons has during the last five years been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).
(e) During the last five years, neither Leucadia nor any of the Scheduled Persons was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
As previously disclosed, on November 24, 2014, Joseph S. Steinberg, Chairman of Leucadia, was appointed Chairman of the Board of HRG, effective as of December 1, 2014. In addition, as announced by HRG on March 22, 2017, effective on April 14, 2017, Mr. Steinberg will be appointed to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer of HRG. Mr. Steinberg will not receive compensation in connection with his service as Chief Executive Officer. In connection with such appointment, effective April 14, 2017, Mr. Steinberg will cease to serve as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of HRGs board of directors.
Andrew Whittaker, Vice Chairman of Leucadia, and Mr. Steinberg were elected to the board of directors of HRG on July 1, 2014 and continue to serve as directors of HRG.
Leucadia has acquired beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock reported herein to obtain a substantial equity interest in the Company. Leucadia may acquire or seek to acquire additional shares of Common Stock or sell or seek to sell shares of Common Stock, depending upon our view of the Companys prospects, prevailing prices and market conditions, from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. Except as disclosed herein, Leucadia presently does not have any plans or proposals to seek control of the Company.
Except as disclosed herein, Leucadia has no present plans or intentions which would result in or relate to any of the transactions described in subparagraphs (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.
(a) Through various wholly-owned subsidiaries, Leucadia may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 46,632,180 shares of the Companys Common Stock, representing approximately 23.3% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Companys Common Stock. Mr. Steinberg beneficially owns 22,321 shares of the Companys Common Stock, representing less than 0.1%. Leucadia disclaims beneficial ownership over shares owned by Mr. Steinberg.
(b) Item 5(a) and the responses of Leucadia to Rows 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 are incorporated herein by reference.
(c) Leucadia has not effected any transactions in Common Stock during the past sixty days. To the knowledge of Leucadia, the Scheduled Persons have not effected any transactions in Common Stock during the past sixty days.
(d) Not applicable.
(e) Not applicable.
As previously disclosed, on March 18, 2014, HRG entered into the Letter Agreement with Leucadia (the Letter Agreement). Pursuant to the Letter Agreement, Leucadia had the right to designate two directors to HRGs board. The Letter Agreement further provided, among other things, that without the prior approval of a majority of the directors on HRGs board (other than the Leucadia designees), Leucadia and its affiliates will not acquire additional shares or voting rights of HRG that would increase Leucadias beneficial ownership above 27.5% of the voting power of HRGs outstanding securities. The Letter Agreement also restricted Leucadias and its affiliates ability to make certain proposals or solicit such proxies and limited Leucadias ability to sell its investment in HRG to counterparties who hold, or after giving effect to a sale would hold, in excess of 4.9% of HRGs voting stock (subject to certain exceptions). The Letter Agreement also obligated Leucadia to vote in favor of the slate of directors nominated by a majority of HRGs board (other than the Leucadia designees). Pursuant to the Letter Agreement, the rights and obligations described above expired on March 18, 2016.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: March 27, 2017
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REPORTING PERSON
The following information is provided for each of the directors and executive officers of the Reporting Persons:
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