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 15, 2024
Gates Industrial Corporation plc
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
England and Wales 001-38366 98-1395184
(State or Other Jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Incorporation)   Identification No.)
1144 Fifteenth Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(303) 744-1911
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, $0.01 par value per shareGTESNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).
Emerging growth Company
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. ¨

Item 8.01    Other Events.
On May 16, 2024, Gates Industrial Corporation plc (the “Company”) announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary offering (the “Offering”) of 17,500,000 ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company by certain selling stockholders affiliated with Blackstone Inc. (the “Selling Stockholders”). The Offering priced after market close on May 15, 2024. In connection with the Offering, the Selling Stockholders granted the several underwriters of the Offering (the “Underwriters”) a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,625,000 additional ordinary shares, which option was exercised in full on May 16, 2024. The Offering, including the shares sold pursuant to the Underwriters’ option, is expected to close on May 21, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the ordinary shares being offered by the Selling Stockholders, but will bear certain expenses incident to the Offering (excluding underwriting discounts and commissions).


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/ L. Brooks Mallard
Name:L. Brooks Mallard
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Date: May 20, 2024