As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 6, 2019
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
7201 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)|
Unifi, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Matthew R. Triplett
Assistant General Counsel
7201 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
(Name and address of agent for service)
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
James R. Wyche
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202-4003
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, and emerging growth company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of securities
to be registered
Amount to be
per share (2)
Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), this registration statement also covers any additional shares of the registrants common stock that may become issuable under the above-named plan by reason of any stock split, stock dividend or other similar transaction.
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to paragraphs (c) and (h) of Rule 457 of the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low prices of the registrants common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on January 30, 2019.
The registrant is filing this registration statement on Form S-8 to register 1,250,000 shares of its common stock which have been reserved for issuance under the Unifi, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan (the Plan). The Plan was approved by the board of directors of the registrant on September 5, 2018, subject to approval by the registrants shareholders. At the registrants annual meeting of shareholders held on October 31, 2018, its shareholders approved the Plan.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I will be sent or given to participants in the Plan as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). In accordance with the Note to Part I of Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) either as part of this registration statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 of the Securities Act. These documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this registration statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
|Item 3.|| |
Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents filed by the registrant with the Commission (File No. 001-10542) are incorporated by reference in this registration statement:
the registrants Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 24, 2018;
the registrants Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2018 and December 30, 2018;
the registrants Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on July 2, 2018, August 1, 2018, September 7, 2018, November 1, 2018, December 20, 2018, December 21, 2018 and February 1, 2019; and
the description of the registrants common stock contained in the registrants Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2010, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
In addition, all documents subsequently filed by the registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), other than those Current Reports on Form 8-K which furnish information pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and any exhibits related thereto, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.
Any statement contained herein or in any document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein, or in any subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes such earlier statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement.
|Item 4.|| |
Description of Securities.
|Item 5.|| |
Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
|Item 6.|| |
Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Set forth below is a description of certain provisions of the registrants Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Restated Certificate of Incorporation) and Amended and Restated By-laws (the Amended and Restated By-laws) and the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York (the NYBCL), as such provisions relate to the indemnification of the directors and officers of the registrant. This description is intended only as a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the Amended and Restated By-laws and the NYBCL.
Section 722 of the NYBCL provides that a corporation may indemnify any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to an action or proceeding (other than one by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor), whether civil or criminal, including an action by or in the right of any other corporation of any type or kind, domestic or foreign, or any partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise, which any director or officer of the corporation served in any capacity at the request of the corporation, by reason of the fact that he or she, his or her testator or intestate, was a director or officer of the corporation, or served such other corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise in any capacity, against judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement and reasonable expenses, including attorneys fees actually and necessarily incurred as a result of such action or proceeding, or any appeal therein, if such director or officer acted, in good faith, for a purpose which he or she reasonably believed to be in, or, in the case of service for any other corporation or any partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise, not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation and, in criminal actions or proceedings, in addition, had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. Section 721 of the NYBCL provides that the indemnification and advancement of expenses granted pursuant to, or provided by, the NYBCL shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which a director or officer seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled.
The Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a director of the registrant shall not be liable to the registrant or its shareholders for monetary damages for breach of duty as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the NYBCL. The Amended and Restated By-laws provide that the registrant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, investigative or other, including appeals, by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director, officer or employee of the registrant, or is or was serving at the request of the registrant as a director, officer or employee of any corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with respect to employee benefit plans, whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer or employee or in any other capacity while serving as a director, officer or employee, to the fullest extent authorized by the NYBCL, against all expenses, liability and loss reasonably incurred or suffered by such person in connection therewith; provided, however, that subject to certain exceptions relating to proceedings seeking to enforce rights to indemnification, the registrant shall indemnify any such person seeking indemnification in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person only if the proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the board of directors. The Amended and Restated By-laws further provide that the right to indemnification conferred therein shall be a contract right and shall include the right to be paid by the registrant expenses incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that if required by law at the time of such payment, the payment of such expenses incurred by a director or officer in his or her capacity as a director or officer in advance of the final disposition of such proceeding, shall be made only upon delivery to the registrant of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such director or officer, to repay all amounts so advanced if it should be determined ultimately that such director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified under the Amended and Restated By-laws or otherwise.
Section 726 of the NYBCL permits a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance to indemnify the corporation, directors and officers. The registrant maintains directors and officers liability insurance for its directors and officers, as permitted in the Amended and Restated By-laws.
|Item 7.|| |
Exemption from Registration Claimed.
|Item 8.|| |
|Exhibit No.|| |
|5.1*||Opinion of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.|
|23.1*||Consent of KPMG LLP.|
|23.2*||Consent of Moore & Van Allen PLLC (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
|24.1*||Power of Attorney (included in signature pages).|
|99.1||Unifi, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 1, 2018 (File No. 001-10542)).|
|Item 9.|| |
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (i) and (ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(4) That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Greensboro, State of North Carolina, on this 6th day of February, 2019.
|By:||/s/ KEVIN D. HALL|
|Kevin D. Hall|
|Chief Executive Officer|
Each of the undersigned directors and officers of the above-named registrant, by his or her execution hereof, hereby constitutes and appoints Kevin D. Hall and Matthew R. Triplett, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to do any and all acts and things for him or her, and in his or her name, place and stead, to execute any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to such registration statement and any related registration statement (or amendment thereto) pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act, and to file the same, together with all exhibits and schedules thereto and all other documents in connection therewith, with the Commission and with such state securities authorities as may be appropriate, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite, necessary or advisable to be done in and about the premises, as fully and to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do in person, and hereby ratifying and confirming all the acts of said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their substitutes, which they may lawfully do in the premises or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on this 6th day of February, 2019:
|Chief Executive Officer and Director|
|Kevin D. Hall||(Principal Executive Officer)|
|Interim Chief Financial Officer|
|Christopher A. Smosna||(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)|
|Chairman of the Board and Director|
|Albert P. Carey|
|Robert J. Bishop|
|Thomas H. Caudle, Jr.|
|Paul R. Charron|
|Archibald Cox, Jr.|
|James M. Kilts|
|Kenneth G. Langone|
|James D. Mead|
|Suzanne M. Present|
|Eva T. Zlotnicka|
[Letterhead of Moore & Van Allen PLLC]
February 6, 2019
7201 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Registration Statement on Form S-8
1,250,000 Shares of Common Stock of Unifi, Inc.
Pursuant to the Unifi, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Unifi, Inc., a New York corporation (the Company), in connection with the registration statement on Form S-8 (the Registration Statement) that is being filed on the date hereof with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) by the Company pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), relating to the registration of 1,250,000 shares (the Shares) of the Companys common stock, par value $0.10 per share (Common Stock), which may be issued pursuant to the Unifi, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan (the Plan). This opinion letter is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement, other than as to the validity of the Shares.
In rendering our opinion, we have examined, and are familiar with, and have relied as to factual matters solely upon, originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such documents, corporate records or other instruments as we have deemed necessary or appropriate for the purpose of the opinion set forth herein, including, without limitation (i) the Registration Statement, (ii) the Plan, (iii) the Companys Restated Certificate of Incorporation, (iv) the Companys Amended and Restated By-laws and (v) all actions of the Companys board of directors and shareholders reflected in the Companys minute book (collectively, the Registration Documents).
In rendering our opinion, we have assumed the legal capacity and competency of all natural persons executing documents and certificates submitted to us, the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of original and certified documents submitted to us, and the conformity to original or certified documents of all copies submitted to us as conformed or reproduction copies. As to various questions of fact relevant to the opinion expressed herein, we have relied upon, and assumed the accuracy of, statements contained in the Registration Documents and certificates or comparable documents and oral or written statements and other information of or from public officials and officers and representatives of the Company and others, including, without limitation, representations in a Management Certificate addressed to us of even date herewith that the Company has available a sufficient number of authorized shares of Common Stock that are not currently outstanding or reserved for issuance under other outstanding securities or plans of the Company, to enable the Company to issue and deliver all of the Shares as of the date of this opinion letter.
Based upon the foregoing and subject to the limitations, qualifications and assumptions set forth herein, we are of the opinion that the Shares are duly authorized and, when issued, delivered, vested and sold in accordance with the terms of the Plan and the terms of any other agreement relating to any of the Shares, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
February 6, 2019
The opinion set forth above is subject to the following:
(A) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium (or other related judicial doctrines) and other laws now or hereafter in effect affecting creditors rights and remedies generally;
(B) general principles of equity (including, without limitation, standards of materiality, good faith, fair dealing and reasonableness, equitable defenses and limits as to the availability of equitable remedies), whether such principles are considered in a proceeding in equity or at law; and
(C) the application of any applicable fraudulent conveyance, fraudulent transfer, fraudulent obligation, or preferential transfer law or any law governing the distribution of assets of any person now or hereafter in effect affecting creditors rights and remedies generally.
The opinion expressed herein is limited to the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York as currently in effect, and no opinion is expressed with respect to such law as subsequently amended, or any other laws, or any effect that such amended or other laws may have on the opinion expressed herein. The opinion expressed herein is limited to the matters stated herein and no opinion is implied or may be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated herein. The opinion expressed herein is given as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to advise you of any changes in applicable laws after the date hereof or of any facts that might change the opinion expressed herein that we may become aware of after the date hereof or for any other reason.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion letter with the Commission as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not hereby admit that we are in the category of such persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC
MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Shareholders and Board of Directors
We consent to the use of our reports with respect to the consolidated financial statements and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting incorporated by reference herein.
/s/ KPMG LLP
Greensboro, North Carolina
February 6, 2019