SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ancora Advisors, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6060 PARKLAND BOULEVARD, SUITE 200

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44124

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
03/04/2020
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BIG LOTS INC [ BIG ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
See Explanation of Responses
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 703,314 I See Footnote(2)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 69,754 I See Footnote(3)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 637,911 I See Footnote(4)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 48,468 I See Footnote(5)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 549,756 I See Footnote(6)
Common Stock $0.01 par value(1) 453,140 I See Footnote(7)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 221,600 17.5 I See Footnote(2)
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 22,000 17.5 I See Footnote(3)
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 177,600 17.5 I See Footnote(4)
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 12,800 17.5 I See Footnote(5)
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 162,400 17.5 I See Footnote(6)
Call Options (right to buy) 03/02/2019 04/17/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 153,600 17.5 I See Footnote(7)
Put Options (obligation to buy) 01/23/2020 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 45,000 27.5 I See Footnote(2)
Put Options (obligation to buy) 01/23/2020 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 5,000 27.5 I See Footnote(3)
Put Options (obligation to buy) 01/23/2020 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 46,500 27.5 I See Footnote(4)
Put Options (obligation to buy) 01/23/2020 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 3,500 27.5 I See Footnote(5)
Put Options (obligation to buy) (8) 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 23,900 27.5 I See Footnote(7)
Put Options (obligation to buy) 02/14/2020 03/20/2020 Common Stock $0.01 par value 4,700 25 I See Footnote(7)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ancora Advisors, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6060 PARKLAND BOULEVARD, SUITE 200

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44124

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ANCORA MERLIN INSTITUTIONAL, LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ANCORA ADVISORS LLC
6060 PARKLAND BOULEVARD, SUITE 200

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44124

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ancora Catalyst Institutional, LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ANCORA ADVISORS LLC
6060 PARKLAND BOULEVARD, SUITE 200

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44124

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ancora Catalyst SPV I LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6060 PARKLAND BOULEVARD
SUITE 200

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44124

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ancora Catalyst SPV I SPC Ltd. - Segregated Portfolio C

(Last) (First) (Middle)
94 SOLARIS AVENUE, PO BOX 1348
CAMANA BAY

(Street)
GRAND CAYMAN E9 KY1-1108

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This Form 3 is filed jointly by Ancora Merlin Institutional LP ("Ancora Merlin Institutional"), Ancora Merlin, LP ("Ancora Merlin"), Ancora Catalyst Institutional, LP ("Ancora Catalyst Institutional"), Ancora Catalyst, LP ("Ancora Catalyst"), Ancora Catalyst SPV I LP ("Ancora SPV I"), Ancora Catalyst SPV I SPC Ltd. - Segregated Portfolio C ("Ancora SPV I Ltd"), Ancora Advisors, LLC ("Ancora Advisors") and Frederick DiSanto (collectively, the "Reporting Persons"). Each of the Reporting Persons is a member of a Section 13(d) group that collectively owns more than 10% of the Issuer's outstanding shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 (the "Common Stock"). Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein.
2. Securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin Institutional. As the investment advisor of Ancora Merlin Institutional, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin Institutional. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin Institutional.
3. Securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin. As the investment advisor of Ancora Merlin, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Merlin.
4. Securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst Institutional. As the investment advisor of Ancora Catalyst Institutional, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst Institutional. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst Institutional.
5. Securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst. As the investment advisor of Ancora Catalyst, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora Catalyst.
6. Securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I. As the investment advisor of Ancora SPV I, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I.
7. Securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I Ltd. As the investment advisor of Ancora SPV I Ltd, Ancora Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I Ltd. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DiSanto may be deemed to beneficially own the securities owned directly by Ancora SPV I Ltd.
8. Such options are exercisable as of March 4, 2020 and were immediately exercisable upon their acquisition.
Remarks:
At the current time, Ancora Merlin, Ancora Catalyst and Frederick DiSanto do not have the necessary SEC filing codes. Accordingly, Ancora Merlin Institutional, Ancora Catalyst Institutional, Ancora SPV I, Ancora SPV I Ltd and Ancora Advisors are the reporting parties. The remaining Reporting Persons are currently obtaining the necessary filing codes and upon receipt will file an amended Form 3.
Ancora Advisors, LLC; By: /s/ Frederick DiSanto 03/13/2020
Ancora Merlin Institutional LP; By: Ancora Advisors, LLC; By: /s/ Frederick DiSanto 03/13/2020
Ancora Catalyst Institutional, LP; By: Ancora Advisors, LLC; By: /s/ Frederick DiSanto 03/13/2020
Ancora Catalyst SPV I LP; By: Ancora Advisors, LLC; By: /s/ Frederick DiSanto 03/13/2020
Ancora Catalyst SPV I SPC Ltd. - Segregated Portfolio C; By: Ancora Advisors, LLC; By: /s/ Frederick DiSanto 03/13/2020
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