8-K 1 d453070d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2017




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   1-32227   20-0486586

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Cabela Drive, Sidney, Nebraska 69160

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(308) 254-5505

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Registrant’s former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On September 6, 2017, Cabela’s Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), was notified that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (the “FRB”) has approved the previously announced sale of the assets and liabilities of the Company’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, World’s Foremost Bank (“WFB”), to Synovus Bank, a Georgia state member bank (“Synovus”).

As previously disclosed, on October 3, 2016, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among the Company, Bass Pro Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Parent”), and Prairie Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Sub”), which was amended by the Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 17, 2017 (and as further amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”). The Merger Agreement provides for Sub to merge with and into the Company, causing the Company to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”).

All regulatory approvals required for the consummation of the Merger and the related transactions contemplated by the Framework Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2017, by and among the Company, WFB, Synovus and Capital One Bank (USA), National Association, a national banking association, have now been received. Pursuant to the FRB’s order, the parties cannot close the transactions earlier than September 21, 2017. The parties expect to close the transactions on or within a few days following that date. The Company expects in the near future to issue a further communication regarding the specific expected closing date.


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.


September 7, 2017     By:  

/s/ Ralph W. Castner

    Name:    Ralph W. Castner
    Title:    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer