8-K 1 a14-8519_18k.htm 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 17, 2014

 

NATURE’S SUNSHINE PRODUCTS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant specified in its charter)

 

Utah

 

0-8707

 

87-0327982

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

2500 West Executive Parkway, Suite 100, Lehi, Utah

 

84043

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone, including area code: (801) 341-7900

 

N/A

(Former name and former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company, markets and distributes nutritional and personal care products through a global direct sales force of over 330,000 active independent Managers, Distributors and customers in more than 40 countries.  Nature’s Sunshine manufactures most of its products through its own state-of-the-art facilities to ensure its products continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety and efficacy on the market today. The Company has three reportable business segments that are divided based on the characteristics of their Distributor base, similarities in compensation plans, as well as the internal organization of NSP’s officers and their responsibilities (NSP Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; and Synergy WorldWide). The Company also supports health and wellness for children around the world through its partnership with the Sunshine Heroes Foundation.  Additional information about the Company can be obtained at its website, www.naturessunshine.com.

 

Item 2.02              Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On March 17, 2014, Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01              Other Events.

 

Quarterly Cash Dividend

 

On March 17, 2014, the Company issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors had approved the Company’s payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share cash dividend, payable on April 7, 2014, to shareholders of record on March 28, 2014.

 

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

The following documents are filed as exhibits to this report:

 

Item No.

 

Exhibit

99.1

 

Press Release issued by Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., dated March 17, 2014

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

 

NATURE’S SUNSHINE PRODUCTS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated: March 19, 2014

By:

/s/ Steve Bunker

 

 

Steve Bunker, Chief Financial Officer

 

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