8-K 1 a13-4736_18k.htm 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report:  January 18, 2013

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

THE KROGER CO.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

An Ohio Corporation

 

No. 1-303

 

31-0345740

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Number)

 

1014 Vine Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number:  (513) 762-4000

 

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))

 

 

 



 

Section 8 — Other Events

 

Item 8.01 Other Events

 

On December 9, 2010, the Board of Directors of The Kroger Co. (the “Registrant”) authorized the registration and sale of up to $2,000,000,000 of securities.  On December 15, 2010, the Registrant filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (File No. 333-171183) (the “Registration Statement”) and subsequently issued securities in the aggregate amount of $1,300,000,000.  On January 18, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Registrant authorized the registration and sale of an additional $1,800,000,000.  Accordingly, the Registrant is filing this Current Report for the purpose of incorporating by reference additional exhibits to the Registration Statement.

 

Section 9 — Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

The following exhibits are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement as exhibits thereto and are filed as part of this Current Report.

 

5.2                               Opinion of Paul Heldman, Esq., including his consent

 

23.3                        Consent of Paul Heldman, Esq., included in Exhibit 5.2

 

24.2        Resolutions of Board of Directors of Registrant, adopted January 18, 2013

 

SIGNATURES

 

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

THE KROGER CO.

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2013

By:

/s/ Paul Heldman

 

 

Paul Heldman

 

 

Executive Vice President,

 

 

Secretary and General Counsel

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit 
No.

 

Exhibit

5.2

 

Opinion of Paul Heldman, Esq., including his consent

 

 

 

23.3

 

Consent of Paul Heldman, Esq., included in Exhibit 5.2

 

 

 

24.2

 

Resolution of Board of Directors of Registrant, adopted January 18, 2013

 

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