0000723612-19-000113.txt : 20190806 0000723612-19-000113.hdr.sgml : 20190806 20190806163528 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000723612-19-000113 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: S-8 PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 3 FILED AS OF DATE: 20190806 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190806 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20190806 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000723612 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-AUTO RENTAL & LEASING (NO DRIVERS) [7510] IRS NUMBER: 060918165 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: S-8 SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 333-233045 FILM NUMBER: 191002592 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6 SYLVAN WAY CITY: PARSIPPANY STATE: NJ ZIP: 07054 BUSINESS PHONE: 973-496-4700 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6 SYLVAN WAY CITY: PARSIPPANY STATE: NJ ZIP: 07054 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: CENDANT CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19971218 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: CUC INTERNATIONAL INC /DE/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: COMP U CARD INTERNATIONAL INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19870914 S-8 1 form_s-8.htm AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. FORM S-8 Document


As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 6, 2019
No. 333-
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM S-8
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
06‑0918165
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ
07054
(Address of Principal
Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)


AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC.
AMENDED AND RESTATED EQUITY AND INCENTIVE PLAN
(Full title of the plan)

John F. North, III
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 496-4700
(Name, address and telephone number, including area code,
of agent for service)

with a copy to:
Michael K. Tucker
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 496-4700

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of Securities to be Registered
Amount to be Registered
Proposed Maximum Offering Price per Share
Proposed Maximum Aggregate Offering Price
Amount of Registration Fee
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
2,400,000 shares (1)
$35.83 (2)
$85,992,000 (2)
$10,422.23

(1)
This Registration Statement is being filed to register 2,400,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (the “Company”) as may be issuable pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). Pursuant to Rule 416 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement also covers such additional and indeterminate number of shares as may become issuable under the Plan to prevent dilution in the event of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.
(2)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee. Pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the proposed maximum offering price per share and the proposed maximum aggregate offering price have been determined on the basis of the high and low market prices of the Company’s common stock reported on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on August 1, 2019.




EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 is being filed by the registrant, Avis Budget Group, Inc. (the “Company”), for the purpose of increasing the number of shares of common stock to be issued under the Avis Budget Group, Inc. Amended and Restated Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) by 2,400,000 shares, from 20,100,000 shares to 22,500,000. In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the Company incorporates by reference the contents of the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (Registration No. 333-144143) filed on June 28, 2007, the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (Registration No. 333-197770) filed on July 31, 2014 and the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (Registration No. 333-212706) filed on July 27, 2016. The stockholders of the registrant approved a proposal to amend the Plan for this purpose at the annual meeting of stockholders on May 22, 2019.

PART II
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), are hereby incorporated by reference:

(a)
the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on February 21, 2019;
(b)
the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 26, 2019;
(c)
the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 filed with the SEC on May 2, 2019, and for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 filed with the SEC on August 6, 2019;
(d)
the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on February 19, 2019, February 20, 2019, March 18, 2019, April 29, 2019, May 23, 2019, May 31, 2019 and June 18, 2019; and
(e)
the description of the Company’s common stock contained in the Company’s Form 8‑A filed with the SEC on December 30, 2010.

All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities then offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. In no event, however, will any information that the Company discloses under Item 2.02 or 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K (unless otherwise indicated therein), including any exhibits furnished with such report, that the Company may from time to time furnish to the SEC be incorporated by reference into, or otherwise become part of, this registration statement. Any statement contained herein or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this registration statement to the extent that such statement is modified or superseded by a subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed to constitute a part of this registration statement except as so modified or superseded.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Michael K. Tucker, Esq. has rendered an opinion on the validity of the securities being registered under the Plan pursuant to this registration statement. Mr. Tucker is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. A copy of this opinion is attached as Exhibit 5 to this registration statement. Mr. Tucker holds shares of common stock of the Company and restricted stock units that are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company.




Item 8. Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Description
4.1
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (formerly known as “Cendant Corporation”) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated September 5, 2006).
4.2
Amended and Restated By-Laws of Avis Budget Group, Inc. as of May 23, 2018 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 24, 2018).
5
Opinion of Michael K. Tucker, Esq. as to the validity of the shares of the Company’s common stock (including consent).*
23.1
Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.*
23.2
Consent of Michael K. Tucker, Esq. (included in Exhibit 5 to this registration statement).*
24
Power of Attorney (included on signature page).*
 
* Filed herewith.





SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Company certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Township of Parsippany, State of New Jersey on the 6th day of August, 2019.

 
 
AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC.

 
By:
/s/ David Calabria
 
Name:
Title:
David Calabria
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints John F. North, III, David Calabria, Michael K. Tucker and Jean M. Sera, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) and additions to this Registration Statement and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the SEC, and hereby grants to such attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or his or her substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signatures
Title
Date
 
 
 
/s/ Larry D. De Shon
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
August 6, 2019
Larry D. De Shon
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ John F. North, III
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
August 6, 2019
John F. North, III
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ David Calabria
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
August 6, 2019
David Calabria
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Brian Choi
Director
August 6, 2019
Brian Choi
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Mary C. Choksi
Director
August 6, 2019
Mary C. Choksi
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
August 6, 2019
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
 
 




 
 
 
/s/ Jeffrey H. Fox
Director
August 6, 2019
Jeffrey H. Fox
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Lynn Krominga
Director
August 6, 2019
Lynn Krominga
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Glenn Lurie
Director
August 6, 2019
Glenn Lurie
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Jagdeep Pahwa
Director
August 6, 2019
Jagdeep Pahwa
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ F. Robert Salerno
Director
August 6, 2019
F. Robert Salerno
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Francis J. Shammo
Director
August 6, 2019
Francis J. Shammo
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Carl Sparks
Director
August 6, 2019
Carl Sparks
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Sanoke Viswanathan
Director
August 6, 2019
Sanoke Viswanathan
 
 





EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
Description
4.1
4.2
5
23.1
23.2
Consent of Michael K. Tucker, Esq. (included in Exhibit 5 to this registration statement).*
24
Power of Attorney (included on signature page).*

* Filed herewith.


EX-5 2 exhibit5.htm EXHIBIT 5 OPINION Exhibit
Exhibit 5


August 6, 2019

Avis Budget Group, Inc.
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Ladies and Gentlemen:

You have requested my opinion in connection with the registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) of an additional 2,400,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (the “Company”) on a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”). The shares of Common Stock to which the Registration Statement relates are issuable pursuant to the Avis Budget Group, Inc. Amended and Restated Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).

In connection with rendering this opinion, I have examined and am familiar with originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to my satisfaction, of the following documents: (i) the Plan; (ii) the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company; (iii) the Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company, as amended to the date hereof and (iv) such other certificates, instruments and documents as I considered necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this opinion.

In my examination, I have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to me as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to me as certified, conformed or photostatic copies and the authenticity of the originals of such copies, communications or certifications of public officials, and such other documents as I have deemed relevant and necessary as the basis of the opinions expressed herein. In making my examination of documents executed by parties other than the Company, I have assumed that such parties had the power, corporate or other, to enter into and perform all obligations thereunder and also have assumed the due authorization by all requisite action, corporate or other, and execution and delivery by such parties of such documents and the validity and binding effect thereof on such parties. As to any facts material to the opinion expressed herein which I have not independently established or verified, I have relied upon statements and representations of officers and other representatives of the Company and others.

I am admitted to the Bar of the State of Pennsylvania, and I do not express any opinion as to the law of any jurisdiction except for the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

Based upon the foregoing and relying upon statements of fact contained in the documents which I have examined, I am of the opinion that the shares of Common Stock covered by the Registration Statement are duly authorized, and, when issued in accordance with the terms of the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.






I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto. In giving the foregoing consent, I do not admit to being in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. I assume no obligation to revise or supplement this opinion should the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware be changed by legislative action, judicial decision or otherwise.

Very truly yours,


/s/ Michael K. Tucker, Esq.
Michael K. Tucker, Esq.



EX-23.1 3 exhibit23-1.htm EXHIBIT 23.1 CONSENT Exhibit
Exhibit 23.1


CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports relating to the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule of Avis Budget Group, Inc. and subsidiaries, and the effectiveness of Avis Budget Group, Inc. and subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting dated February 21, 2019, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Avis Budget Group, Inc. and subsidiaries for the year ended December 31, 2018.


/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
New York, New York
August 6, 2019