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): May 19, 2021
LITHIA MOTORS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|150 N. Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon||97501|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A common stock without par value||LAD||The 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).
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On May 19, 2021, Lithia Motors, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters (the “Underwriters”) named in Schedule I thereto, relating to the sale by the Company (the “Offering”) of 3,571,428 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, no par value per share, which includes the exercise in full by the Underwriters of their option to purchase up to 465,838 additional Shares of the Company’s Class A common stock. The Offering closed on May 24, 2021.
The Offering described in this Current Report on Form 8-K was made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-239969), which became effective upon its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 21, 2020, as supplemented by the preliminary prospectus supplement, dated May 18, 2021, and the final prospectus supplement, dated May 19, 2021.
The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company. It also provides for customary indemnification of the Underwriters by the Company for certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The foregoing description of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified by reference to such agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this report.
A copy of the opinion of Perkins Coie LLP relating to the validity of the issuance and sale of shares of common stock pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1 to this report. The Underwriting Agreement and the opinion filed herewith are incorporated by reference into the above referenced shelf registration statement on Form S-3.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits relating to Item 8.01 are filed herewith:
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated May 19, 2021, among Lithia Motors, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several Underwriters named in Schedule I thereto.|
|5.1||Opinion of Perkins Coie LLP.|
|23.1||Consent of Perkins Coie LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
|104||Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 24, 2021
|LITHIA MOTORS, INC.|
/s/ Tina Miller
|Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|