8-K 1 twnk-hostessbrands_8kx2019.htm 8-K Document


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): May 14, 2019
Hostess Brands, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1 East Armour Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(816) 701-4600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
o Emerging growth company
o If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Title of each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants, each exercisable for a half share of Class A Common Stock
NASDAQ Capital Market

Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 14, 2019, Hostess Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) by and among the Company, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriter (the “Underwriter”), and the selling stockholders named in Schedule II to the Underwriting Agreement (the “Selling Stockholders”), relating to an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) by the Selling Stockholders of 8,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (the “Shares”).
The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company and the Selling Stockholders. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company, the Selling Stockholders and the Underwriter against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities. The foregoing description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Registration Rights and Lock-Up Agreement, dated as of November 4, 2016, by and among the Company, the Selling Stockholders and the other parties thereto, the Company will pay the expenses, other than underwriting discounts, associated with the sale of shares by the Selling Stockholders. The Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-214603) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2016, and the related prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. The Offering is expected to close on or about May 17, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the Shares by the Selling Stockholders. A copy of the opinion of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP relating to the legality of the sale of the Shares is attached as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits



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 thereto duly authorized.
Date: May 16, 2019
/s/ Thomas A. Peterson

Thomas A. Peterson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer