0000921895-05-000456.txt : 20120615 0000921895-05-000456.hdr.sgml : 20120615 20050406183715 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-05-000456 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20050407 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20050406 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: BNS HOLDING, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000014637 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: REAL ESTATE [6500] IRS NUMBER: 201953457 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-13165 FILM NUMBER: 05737919 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 25 ENTERPRISE CENTER STREET 2: SUITE 103 CITY: MIDDLETOWN STATE: RI ZIP: 02842 BUSINESS PHONE: 401-848-6310 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 25 ENTERPRISE CENTER STREET 2: SUITE 103 CITY: MIDDLETOWN STATE: RI ZIP: 02842 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: BNS HOLDING , INC. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20041214 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: BNS CO DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20010510 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000915653 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-758-3232 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE, 32ND FLOOR CITY: NY STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II L P DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19950627 SC 13D/A 1 sc13da701874086_03312005.htm sec document


                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549
                                 --------------


                                  SCHEDULE 13D
                                 (Rule 13d-101)

             INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
            TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
                                  RULE 13d-2(a)

                               (Amendment No. 7)1

                                BNS HOLDING, INC.
                                -----------------
                                (Name of Issuer)

                      CLASS A COMMON STOCK, $0.01 PAR VALUE
                      -------------------------------------
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                    055966105
                                    ---------
                                 (CUSIP Number)

                              STEVEN WOLOSKY, ESQ.
                 OLSHAN GRUNDMAN FROME ROSENZWEIG & WOLOSKY LLP
                                Park Avenue Tower
                               65 East 55th Street
                            New York, New York 10022
                                 (212) 451-2300
                                 --------------
                  (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
                Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

                                 March 31, 2005
                                 --------------
             (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

            If the filing  person has  previously  filed a statement on Schedule
13G to report the  acquisition  that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is
filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e),  13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g),  check the
following box / /.

            Note.  Schedules  filed  in  paper  format  shall  include  a signed
original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7
for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

                         (Continued on following pages)

                              (Page 1 of 10 Pages)


---------------------
1           The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's  initial  filing on this  form with  respect  to the  subject  class of
securities,  and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

            The  information  required on the remainder of this cover page shall
not be deemed to be "filed"  for the  purpose  of  Section 18 of the  Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise  subject to the liabilities of that section of
the Act but shall be subject to all other  provisions of the Act  (however,  see
the Notes).




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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 2 of 10 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                           STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*
                    WC
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    DELAWARE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   1,264,880
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                1,264,880
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    1,264,880
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    41.9%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    PN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 3 of 10 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                      STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*
                    OO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    DELAWARE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   1,264,880
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                1,264,880
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    1,264,880
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    41.9%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    OO
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!





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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 4 of 10 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                                WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*
                    OO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    USA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   1,264,880
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                1,264,880
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    1,264,880
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    41.9%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    IN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!






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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 5 of 10 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                          JAMES R. HENDERSON
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*

               OO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    USA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   1,000
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    1,000
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    Less than 1%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    IN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!





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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 6 of 10 Pages
------------------------                                   ---------------------


================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                          JACK L. HOWARD
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*
                    OO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    USA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   1,600
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                600
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    1,600
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    Less than 1%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    IN
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!





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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 7 of 10 Pages
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================================================================================
     1         NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
               I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                             JL HOWARD, INC.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2         CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3         SEC USE ONLY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     4         SOURCE OF FUNDS*
                    WC
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     5         CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED
               PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)                                 / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6         CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                    NEW YORK
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  NUMBER OF        7      SOLE VOTING POWER
   SHARES
 BENEFICIALLY                   600
   OWNED BY
    EACH
  REPORTING
 PERSON WITH   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   8      SHARED VOTING POWER

                                - 0 -
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                   9      SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                600
               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                  10      SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                                - 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
               PERSON

                    600
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES
               CERTAIN SHARES*                                               / /
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

                    Less than 1%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

                    CO
================================================================================

                      *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!






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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 8 of 10 Pages
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            The following constitutes Amendment No. 7 ("Amendment No. 7") to the
Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned.  This Amendment No. 7 amends the Schedule
13D as specifically set forth.

      Item 3 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

            (a) The aggregate  purchase  price of the 1,264,880  Shares owned by
Steel Partners II is $7,968,796,  including  brokerage  commissions.  The Shares
owned by Steel Partners II were acquired with partnership funds.

            (b) Jack Howard  beneficially  owns 1,600 Shares consisting of 1,000
Shares of restricted  stock awarded by the Issuer to Mr. Howard for his services
as a director  of the Issuer and 600 Shares  owned by JL Howard.  The  aggregate
purchase  price  of the 600  Shares  owned by JL  Howard  is  $3,580,  including
brokerage commissions.  The Shares owned by JL Howard were acquired with working
capital.

            (c) James  Henderson  beneficially  owns 1,000 Shares  consisting of
restricted  stock  awarded by the Issuer to Mr.  Henderson for his services as a
director of the Issuer.

      Item 5(a)-(c) is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

            (a)-(b) The aggregate  percentage of Shares of Common Stock reported
owned by each person named herein is based upon  3,019,119  Shares  outstanding,
which is the total  number of Shares  outstanding  as reported  in the  Issuer's
Annual  Report on Form 10-K for the year ended  December 31, 2004, as filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2005.

            As of the close of  business  on April 5, 2005,  Steel  Partners  II
beneficially  owned 1,264,880 Shares,  constituting  approximately  41.9% of the
Shares  outstanding.  As the general  partner of Steel Partners II, Partners LLC
may be deemed to beneficially  own the 1,264,880  Shares owned by Steel Partners
II,  constituting  approximately  41.9% of the Shares  outstanding.  As the sole
executive  officer and  managing  member of Partners  LLC,  which in turn is the
general  partner  of Steel  Partners  II,  Mr.  Lichtenstein  may be  deemed  to
beneficially own the 1,264,880  Shares owned by Steel Partners II,  constituting
approximately 41.9% of the Shares outstanding.  Mr. Lichtenstein has sole voting
and  dispositive  power with  respect  to the  1,264,880  Shares  owned by Steel
Partners II by virtue of his  authority to vote and dispose of such Shares.  All
of such Shares were acquired in open-market transactions.

            As  of  the  close  of  business  on  April  5,  2005,  Jack  Howard
beneficially  owned  1,600  Shares,  constituting  less  than  1% of the  Shares
outstanding,  consisting  of 1,000  Shares of  restricted  stock  awarded by the
Issuer to Mr. Howard under the BNS Co. 1999 Equity Incentive Plan and 600 Shares
owned by JL Howard.  Mr.  Howard has sole voting power with respect to the 1,000
Shares of restricted stock and sole voting and dispositive power with respect to
the 600 Shares owned by JL Howard.

            As of the  close  of  business  on April 5,  2005,  James  Henderson
beneficially  owned  1,000  Shares,  constituting  less  than  1% of the  Shares
outstanding,  consisting  of  restricted  stock  awarded  by the  Issuer  to Mr.
Henderson under the BNS Co. 1999 Equity  Incentive Plan. Mr.  Henderson has sole
voting power with respect to the 1,000 Shares of restricted stock.

            (c) Schedule A annexed hereto lists all  transactions  in the Shares
during the past sixty days by the Reporting  Persons.  All of such  transactions
were effected in the open market.






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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 9 of 10 Pages
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                                   SIGNATURES

            After  reasonable  inquiry  and to the  best  of his  knowledge  and
belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this
statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated:  April 6, 2005                   STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.

                                        By:  Steel Partners, L.L.C.
                                             General Partner


                                        By:  /s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
                                             --------------------------
                                        Name:  Warren G. Lichtenstein
                                        Title: Managing Member


                                        STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.


                                        By:  /s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
                                             --------------------------
                                        Name:  Warren G. Lichtenstein
                                        Title: Managing Member


                                        /s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
                                        -------------------------------
                                        WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN


                                        /s/ James R. Henderson
                                        -------------------------------
                                        JAMES R. HENDERSON


                                        /s/ Jack L. Howard
                                        -------------------------------
                                        JACK L. HOWARD


                                        JL HOWARD, INC.


                                        By: /s/ Jack L. Howard
                                            -------------------------------
                                        Name:  Jack L. Howard
                                        Title: President






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CUSIP No. 055966105                   13D                    Page 10 of 10 Pages
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                                   SCHEDULE A
                                   ----------

               Transactions in the Shares During the Past 60 Days
               --------------------------------------------------

Shares of Common Stock              Price Per                        Date of
       Purchased                    Share($)                        Purchase
       ---------                    --------                        --------

                             STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
                             -----------------------

          93,000                    6.9941                          03/31/05



                             STEEL PARTNERS, L.L.C.
                             ----------------------
                                      None


                             WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
                             ----------------------
                                      None


                               JAMES R. HENDERSON
                               ------------------
                                      None


                                 JACK L. HOWARD
                                 --------------
                                      None


                                 JL HOWARD, INC.
                                 ---------------
                                      None