8-K 1 htm_26620.htm LIVE FILING Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   April 8, 2008

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio 001-06695 34-0720629
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
5555 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio   44236
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (330) 656-2600

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 8, 2008, Alan Rosskamm, a Director of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. ("Jo-Ann") and a member of one of the founding families, entered into a stock trading plan (the "Plan") under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Under the Plan, Rosskamm Family Partners, L.P. and Caneel Bay Partners, L.P., of each of which Mr. Rosskamm is a general partner, may sell shares of Jo-Ann as part of the Rosskamm family long-term asset diversification strategy. Mr. Rosskamm will disclose the details of actual sales under the Plan through Form 4 and Form 144 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A copy of Jo-Ann’s press release announcing Mr. Rosskamm’s entry into the Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 Press Release of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., dated April 10, 2008.


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.

    Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
April 10, 2008   By:   /s/ James Kerr
        Name: James Kerr
        Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., dated April 10, 2008.