8-K/A 1 d660929d8ka.htm 8-K/A 8-K/A





Washington, D.C. 20549









October 15, 2018

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported)




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Delaware   000-51217, 001-36693   20-1920798

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3333 Beverly Road

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179

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This Current Report on Form 8-K/A (this “Amendment”) amends the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Sears Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) on October 15, 2018 (the “Original Form 8-K”), announcing, among other things, the filing of a motion to commence “going out of business sales” at 142 unprofitable stores that the Company expects to close near the end of the Company’s 2018 fiscal year under Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities. At such time, the Company was unable to provide a good faith estimate of the amount, nature or timing of restructuring and impairment charges that would be incurred as a result of those actions. The Company is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K/A to amend the Original Form 8-K to supplement the disclosures made therein under Item 2.05. No other amendments to the Original Form 8-K are being made by this Amendment.


Item 2.05.

Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

The Company expects to incur charges of approximately $443 million, including $81 million in markdowns, $9 million in severance costs, $335 million in lease termination costs, $12 million in other charges, and $6 million in depreciation, in the third and fourth fiscal quarters of 2018 as a result of the store closures announced on October 15, 2018. The estimated amount for lease termination costs includes leases that may be rejected pursuant to the Company’s proceedings under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code and is based on contractual future rent payments and does not include any adjustment to reduce the amount to the expected allowed claims as the damages from the possible rejection of such leases cannot currently be estimated.

The charges recorded by the Company for the third quarter ended November 3, 2018 are reflected in Note 4 to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements under the heading “Store Closings and Severance” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarterly Period ended November 3, 2018, filed by the Company on December 13, 2018 (the “Third Quarter 10-Q”).

The forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to the charges described above, involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and other factors, which include economic and other conditions as well as those related to the Company’s proceedings under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code, including as described in the Third Quarter 10-Q.


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.


    By:   /s/ Robert A. Riecker
      Robert A. Riecker
      Member of the Office of the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer

Dated: December 18, 2018