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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):  July 27, 2015

Kansas City Life Insurance Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Missouri
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
001-33348
(Commission
File Number)
44-0308260
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

3520 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2565
(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)

(816) 753-7000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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:

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Item 8.01
Other Events.
 
Kansas City Life Insurance Company (the “Company”) is announcing today that, on July 27, 2015, its Board of Directors authorized, subject to stockholder approval, amendments to the Company's Articles of Incorporation that would effect a proposed reverse/forward stock split transaction (the "Reverse/Forward Stock Split"), consisting of a 1-for-250 Reverse Stock Split of its capital stock, par value $1.25 per share (the "Common Stock”) followed immediately by a 250-for-1 Forward Stock Split of each one share of its Common Stock (including each fractional share of such class of stock in excess of one share).
 
Subject to stockholder approval of the proposed amendments to our Articles of Incorporation, we anticipate that the Reverse/Forward Stock Split would enable us to terminate the registration of our Common Stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") as well as our periodic reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), if, after the Reverse Stock Split, there are fewer than 300 record holders of each class of our stock and we make the necessary filings with the SEC.  We anticipate that this would enable the Company to eliminate many of the expenses related to the disclosure, reporting and compliance requirements of the Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and related federal securities laws and regulations.
 
The Reverse/Forward Stock Split, if approved, will not result in a change in control of the Company.
 
A special meeting of the Company's stockholders is tentatively scheduled to be held on December 15, 2015, at which time we intend to submit the proposed amendments to our Articles of Incorporation to effect the Reverse/Forward Stock Split to our stockholders for their consideration and approval.  If the Reverse/Forward Stock Split is approved by stockholders, we anticipate that the effective date of the Reverse/Forward Stock Split would occur soon after the stockholder meeting at which it is considered, subject to final action by the Board of Directors, and presently anticipate that it would become effective on or about December 17, 2015.
 
If the Reverse/Forward Stock Split is approved and becomes effective:
 
   
Any stockholder who is the holder of less than 250 shares of our Common Stock immediately prior to the Reverse Stock Split would cease to own any shares of such class but would be eligible to receive a cash payment of $52.50 (subject to any applicable U.S. federal, state and local withholding tax) per pre-Reverse Stock Split share of such class of stock, without interest; and
 
   
Any stockholder who is the holder of 250 shares or more of our Common Stock immediately prior to the effective date of the Reverse Stock Split would not receive any cash payment with respect to such class of stock in connection with the Reverse Stock Split and the number of shares of such class of stock held by such stockholder would not change as a result of the Reverse/Forward Stock Split (because their fractional shares of such class resulting from the Reverse Stock Split would not be cashed out but instead would be included as a part of the conversion in the Forward Stock Split).
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Important Information for Stockholders
 
This Current Report on Form 8-K may be deemed soliciting material in connection with the proposed amendments to our Articles of Incorporation to effect the Reverse/Forward Stock Split, which amendments would be submitted to our stockholders for their consideration and approval at a meeting called for that purpose.  In the near future, the Company intends to file with the SEC a proxy statement relating to that meeting as well as a Schedule 13E-3.  All stockholders are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and Schedule 13E-3 carefully when these documents become available.  Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement and Schedule 13E-3 (when available) at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  Prior to the meeting, the Company also will mail a copy of the definitive proxy statement to the stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting.
 
Forward-Looking Statements
 
This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "could," "should," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans" and variations thereof or of similar expressions.  All forward-looking statements included in this report are based on information available to us on the date hereof.  Such forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.  They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are in some cases beyond the control of the Company.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to obtain stockholder approval of the proposed amendments to our Articles of Incorporation to effect the Reverse/Forward Stock Split, an increase in costs for the Reverse/Forward Stock Split, the effectiveness of the Reverse/Forward Stock Split transaction in reducing the number of record holders of each class of our stock below 300, and the Company's ability to complete the going private transaction in a timely manner or at all.
 
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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.


 
KANSAS CITY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
     
     
 
By:
   /s/ A. Craig Mason Jr.
   
A. Craig Mason Jr.
   
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Date: July 27, 2015