8-K 1 d664171d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K





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): December 20, 2018 (December 17, 2018)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Hawaii   001-35492   45-4849780

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

822 Bishop Street, P. O. Box 3440

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801

(Address of principal executive office and zip code)

(808) 525-6611

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 17, 2018, Alexander & Baldwin, LLC, Series R, Alexander & Baldwin, LLC, Series T, and A & B Properties Hawaii, LLC, Series R (collectively, “A&B”), all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement and Escrow Instructions (the “Agreement”) with Mahi Pono Holdings, LLC (“Mahi Pono”). Under the Agreement, A&B will sell approximately 41,000 acres of agricultural land located on the island of Maui and 100% of the Company’s ownership interest in Central Maui Feedstocks LLC and Kulolio Ranch LLC. In addition, A&B also has agreed to sell 50% of its ownership interest in East Maui Irrigation Company, LLC (“EMI”), which includes 15,000 acres of conservation and agricultural land, no later than February 1, 2019, and A&B’s remaining 50% ownership interest upon the occurrence of certain events in the future. In exchange, Mahi Pono shall pay approximately $267 million, less customary closing costs and fees, to A&B, subject to certain rebates, which may amount to up to $62 million and are further described in the Agreement relating to certain contingencies.

The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference. The transaction described under Item 1.01 above (the “Transaction”) closed on December 20, 2018, with certain limited exceptions described in the Agreement, including the conveyance of A&B’s interest in EMI. See Item 9.01 below for pro forma information related to the Transaction.

Item 2.06 Material Impairments.

On December 17, 2018, the Company concluded that total non-cash impairments in the range of $70 million - $80 million will be recorded in the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2018 related to goodwill and other assets in the Company’s Materials & Construction segment. The impairments are due primarily to persisting, competitive market pressures that have negatively affected the sales and margins in the Grace Pacific paving, quarry, and roadway solutions operations. The conclusions were made in connection with the annual impairment testing of goodwill and the recoverability testing for the other assets that were performed in conjunction with the preparation of the financial statements to be included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The non-cash impairment charges will not result in any current or future cash expenditures.

The Company also expects to record a tax provision charge in the range of $15 million - $18 million related to a valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset balance. These charges are primarily due to the impact of the 2018 events and circumstances discussed above.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Company issued a press release announcing the Transaction. This information is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

In connection with this announcement, the Company will host a live webcast of its conference call with financial analysts and professional investors on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. EST. The webcast and conference call will feature a presentation regarding the Transaction, the Company’s ongoing strategic transformation, efforts to monetize the Kukui`ula development project and reposition Grace Pacific LLC, and the expected financial implications of each of these, including the non-cash impairments of goodwill relating to the Company’s acquisition of Grace Pacific and other Grace assets, as well as the tax provision charge relating to the recording of a valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset balance. The presentation will be followed by questions from investors invited to participate in the interactive portion of the discussion. Parties listening via the webcast will be in a “listen-only” mode. Access to the website will be provided via a link on the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate website at alexanderbaldwin.com. Presentation slides will be available for download from the Company’s website at 7:30 a.m. EST on Friday, December 21, 2018. The slides will be available on the Company’s website for 90 days.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(b) Pro forma financial information


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 20, 2018



/s/ Nelson N. S. Chun

Nelson N. S. Chun

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer