0000921895-19-001509.txt : 20190515 0000921895-19-001509.hdr.sgml : 20190515 20190515170458 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-19-001509 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 FILED AS OF DATE: 20190515 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190515 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000910406 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: FOOD & KINDRED PRODUCTS [2000] IRS NUMBER: 223240619 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 0630 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-47517 FILM NUMBER: 19829457 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1111 MARCUS AVENUE CITY: LAKE SUCCESS STATE: NY ZIP: 11042 BUSINESS PHONE: 5165875000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1111 MARCUS AVENUE CITY: LAKE SUCCESS STATE: NY ZIP: 11042 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HAIN FOOD GROUP INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19941219 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: KINERET ACQUISITION CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19931021 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: 21ST CENTURY FOOD PRODUCTS CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930830 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Engaged Capital LLC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001559771 IRS NUMBER: 454591052 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 610 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE STREET 2: SUITE 250 CITY: NEWPORT BEACH STATE: CA ZIP: 92660 BUSINESS PHONE: 949-734-7900 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 610 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE STREET 2: SUITE 250 CITY: NEWPORT BEACH STATE: CA ZIP: 92660 SC 13D/A 1 sc13da409455027_05152019.htm AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE SCHEDULE 13D

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 4)1

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

405217100

(CUSIP Number)

glenn w. welling

engaged capital, llc

610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250

Newport Beach, California 92660

(949) 734-7900

 

STEVE WOLOSKY

RYAN NEBEL

OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

(212) 451-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

May 13, 2019

(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 §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-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 § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

 

 

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 (“Act”) 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).

 

CUSIP NO. 405217100

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP  
  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  
         
        CAYMAN ISLANDS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         2,309,865  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,309,865  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,309,865  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

2

CUSIP NO. 405217100

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, LP  
  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         2,117,002  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,117,002  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,117,002  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.0%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

3

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, LP  
  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         4,412,690  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          4,412,690  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,412,690  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        4.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

4

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, LP  
  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         2,322,405  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,322,405  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,322,405  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

5

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, LP  
  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         1,407,543  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,407,543  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,407,543  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        1.4%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

6

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, LP  
  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         4,096,052  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          4,096,052  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        4,096,052  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        3.9%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

7

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, LP  
  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         2,212,274  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,212,274  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,212,274  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.1%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

8

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP  
  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         2,309,865  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,309,865  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,309,865  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        PN  

  

9

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd.  
  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  
         
        CAYMAN ISLANDS  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         2,309,865  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          2,309,865  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        2,309,865  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        2.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        CO  

  

10

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital, LLC  
  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         19,073,486  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          19,073,486  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        19,073,486  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        18.3%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

11

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC  
  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         19,073,486  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          19,073,486  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        19,073,486  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        18.3%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

12

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Glenn W. Welling  
  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         19,075,938*  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          19,075,938*  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        19,075,938*  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        18.3%*  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

 

 

* Includes 2,452 Shares beneficially owned directly by Mr. Welling.  

13

CUSIP NO. 405217100

 

The following constitutes Amendment No. 4 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 4”). This Amendment No. 4 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

 

Item 2. Identity and Background.

 

Item 2 is hereby amended and restated as follows:

 

  (a) This statement is filed by:

 

  (i) Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP (“Engaged Capital Flagship Master”), a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

  (ii) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

  (iii) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

  (iv) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

 

  (v) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

 

  (vi) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

 

  (vii) Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, LP (“Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E”), a Delaware limited partnership, with respect to the Shares directly and beneficially owned by it;

 

 

  (viii) Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP (“Engaged Capital Fund”), a Delaware limited partnership, as a feeder fund of Engaged Capital Flagship Master;

 

  (ix) Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd. (“Engaged Capital Offshore”), a Cayman Islands exempted company, as a feeder fund of Engaged Capital Flagship Master;

 

  (x) Engaged Capital, LLC (“Engaged Capital”), a Delaware limited liability company, as the general partner and investment adviser of each of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D and Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and the investment adviser of a certain managed account (the “Engaged Capital Account”);

 

  (xi) Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC (“Engaged Holdings”), a Delaware limited liability company, as the managing member of Engaged Capital; and

 

  (xii) Glenn W. Welling, as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) of Engaged Capital and the sole member of Engaged Holdings.

 

Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.” Each of the Reporting Persons is party to a Joint Filing Agreement, as further described in Item 6. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons are hereby filing a joint Schedule 13D.

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(b) The address of the principal office of each of Engaged Capital Flagship Master and Engaged Capital Offshore is c/o Conyers Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Cricket Square, Hutchins Drive, P.O. Box 2681, Grand Cayman KY1-1111, Cayman Islands. The address of the principal office of each of Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, Engaged Capital Fund, Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling is 610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250, Newport Beach, California 92660. The officers and directors of Engaged Capital Offshore and their principal occupations and business addresses are set forth on Schedule A of the Schedule 13D and are incorporated by reference in this Item 2.

 

(c) The principal business of each of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D and Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E is investing in securities. Each of Engaged Capital Fund and Engaged Capital Offshore is a private investment partnership that serves as a feeder fund of Engaged Capital Flagship Master. Engaged Capital is a registered investment advisor and serves as the investment adviser to each of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, Engaged Capital Fund, Engaged Capital Offshore and the Engaged Capital Account. Engaged Capital is also the general partner of each of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and Engaged Capital Fund. Engaged Holdings serves as the managing member of Engaged Capital. Mr. Welling is the Founder and CIO of Engaged Capital, the sole member of Engaged Holdings and a director of Engaged Capital Offshore. Mr. Welling is also a director of the Issuer.

 

(d) No Reporting Person, nor any person listed on Schedule A annexed to the Schedule 13D, has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e) No Reporting Person, nor any person listed on Schedule A annexed to the Schedule 13D, has during the last five years, been party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

(f) Engaged Capital Flagship Master and Engaged Capital Offshore are organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands. Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, Engaged Capital Fund, Engaged Capital and Engaged Holdings are organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Mr. Welling is a citizen of the United States of America. The citizenship of the persons listed on Schedule A to the Schedule 13D is set forth therein.

 

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

 

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

 

The Shares purchased by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and held in the Engaged Capital Account were purchased with working capital (which may, at any given time, include margin loans made by brokerage firms in the ordinary course of business). The aggregate purchase price of the 2,309,865 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Flagship Master is approximately $66,606,335, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 2,117,002 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI is approximately $76,581,207, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 4,412,690 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A is approximately $149,343,062, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 2,322,405 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B is approximately $79,657,919, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 1,407,543 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C is approximately $49,079,758, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 4,096,052 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D is approximately $84,962,477, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 2,212,274 Shares owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E is approximately $52,241,667, including brokerage commissions. The aggregate purchase price of the 195,655 Shares held in the Engaged Capital Account is approximately $5,755,939, including brokerage commissions.

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Mr. Welling, in his capacity as a director of the Issuer, has been awarded an aggregate of 21,577 restricted Shares, of which 2,452 restricted Shares have vested.

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

Items 5(a) – (c) are hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

 

(a) The aggregate percentage of Shares reported beneficially owned by each person named herein is based upon 104,149,062 Shares outstanding as of April 30, 2019, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 9, 2019.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Flagship Master beneficially owned 2,309,865 Shares, constituting approximately 2.2% of the Shares outstanding. Each of Engaged Capital Fund and Engaged Capital Offshore, as feeder funds of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, may be deemed to beneficially own the 2,309,865 Shares beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, constituting approximately 2.2% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI beneficially owned 2,117,002 Shares, constituting approximately 2.0% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A beneficially owned 4,412,690 Shares, constituting approximately 4.2% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B beneficially owned 2,322,405 Shares, constituting approximately 2.2% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C beneficially owned 1,407,543 Shares, constituting approximately 1.4% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D beneficially owned 4,096,052 Shares, constituting approximately 3.9% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E beneficially owned 2,212,274 Shares, constituting approximately 2.1% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, 195,655 Shares were held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting less than 1% of the Shares outstanding.

 

As of the close of business on the date hereof, Mr. Welling directly beneficially owned 2,452 Shares, constituting less than 1% of the Shares outstanding.

 

Engaged Capital, as the general partner and investment adviser of Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest IV-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D and Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and the investment adviser of the Engaged Capital Account, may be deemed to beneficially own the 19,073,486 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting approximately 18.3% of the Shares outstanding. Engaged Holdings, as the managing member of Engaged Capital, may be deemed to beneficially own the 19,073,486 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and held in the Engaged Capital Account, constituting approximately 18.3% of the Shares outstanding. Mr. Welling, as the Founder and CIO of Engaged Capital and sole member of Engaged Holdings, may be deemed to beneficially own the 19,073,486 Shares owned in the aggregate by Engaged Capital Flagship Master, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E and held in the Engaged Capital Account, which, together with the Shares he directly beneficially owns, constitutes an aggregate of 19,075,938 Shares, constituting approximately 18.3% of the Shares outstanding.

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Each Reporting Person is a member of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons for purposes of Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and such group may be deemed the beneficial owner of the Shares directly owned by each of the Reporting Persons. The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act the beneficial owners of any securities of the Issuer that he or it does not directly own. Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein that he or it does not directly own.

 

(b) By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Flagship Master, each of Engaged Capital Fund, Engaged Capital Offshore, Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Flagship Master.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported as beneficially owned by Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E.

 

By virtue of their respective positions with the Engaged Capital Account, each of Engaged Capital, Engaged Holdings and Mr. Welling may be deemed to have sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares held in the Engaged Capital Account.

 

Mr. Welling has the sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares directly beneficially owned by him.

 

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

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Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 6 is hereby amended to add the following:

 

On May 15, 2019, the Reporting Persons entered into a Joint Filing Agreement in which the Reporting Persons agreed to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of statements on Schedule 13D with respect to the securities of the Issuer to the extent required by applicable law. The Joint Filing Agreement is filed as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 is hereby amended to add the following exhibit:

 

99.1Joint Filing Agreement, dated May 15, 2019.

 

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SIGNATURES

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

Dated: May 15, 2019

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

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  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP
     
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd.
     
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Director

 

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  Engaged Capital, LLC         
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC         
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Sole Member

 

 

  /s/ Glenn W. Welling
  Glenn W. Welling

 

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SCHEDULE A

Transactions in Securities of the Issuer During the Past 60 Days

 

Nature of the Transaction

Securities

Purchased/(Sold)

Price Per

Share($)

Date of

Purchase / Sale

 

Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, LP

 

Purchase of Common Stock 129,193 23.1075 05/13/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 10,435 23.4228 05/13/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 98,943 23.0850 05/13/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 357,820 23.4997 05/13/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 200,000 23.1464 05/13/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 59,392 23.7096 05/14/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 400,000 23.1585 05/14/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 13,500 23.3450 05/14/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 64,717 23.6641 05/14/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 370,509 23.7948 05/14/2019

Purchase of Common Stock 34,371 23.8532 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 15,553 24.0887 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 19,557 24.2681 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 154,799 24.1033 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 63,922 23.7317 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 215,321 24.4767 05/15/2019
Purchase of Common Stock 4,242 23.9066 05/15/2019

 

EX-99.1 2 ex991to13da409455027_051519.htm JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

Exhibit 99.1

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k)(1)(iii) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the persons named below agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a Statement on Schedule 13D (including additional amendments thereto) with respect to the common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation. This Joint Filing Agreement shall be filed as an Exhibit to such Statement. 

Dated: May 15, 2019

  Engaged Capital Flagship Master Fund, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-A, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-B, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-C, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-D, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Co-Invest VI-E, LP
   
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, LP
     
  By: Engaged Capital, LLC
General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Flagship Fund, Ltd.
     
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Director

 

 

 

 

  Engaged Capital, LLC         
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling

 

 

  Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer

 

 

  Engaged Capital Holdings, LLC         
   
  By: /s/ Glenn W. Welling
    Name: Glenn W. Welling
    Title: Sole Member

 

 

  /s/ Glenn W. Welling
  Glenn W. Welling