8-K 1 d713003d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2014



Nine West Holdings, Inc.

(as successor to The Jones Group Inc.)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Pennsylvania   1-10746   06-0935166

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1411 Broadway

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 642-3860

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

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



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) On April 15, 2014, Nine West Holdings, Inc. (as successor to The Jones Group Inc., the “Company”) announced that Wesley R. Card and John T. McClain will step down as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, of the Company. The departures were agreed to between the officers and the Company following the previously announced carveout and other reorganization transactions undertaken in connection with the Company’s recently completed merger with affiliates of Sycamore Partners that resulted in the Company’s business now being comprised of the Nine West footwear and accessories business and the jeanswear business. In connection with their departures, Messrs. Card and McClain will be entitled to receive severance benefits under the terms of their existing executive employment agreements and arrangements as previously disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement.

(c) On April 15, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Christopher R. Cade, 47, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, as acting Chief Financial Officer.

(d) On April 15, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company elected John T. McClain to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.


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.




(as successor to THE JONES GROUP INC.),

Date: April 16, 2014     By:  

/s/ Ira M. Dansky

      Name:   Ira M. Dansky

Executive Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary