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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): November 3, 2009

 

 

Cott Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Canada   001-31410   98-0154711

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

6525 Viscount Road Mississauga,

Ontario, Canada

  L4V1H6

5519 West Idlewild Avenue

Tampa, Florida, United States

  33634
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (905) 672-1900

                                                                                            (813) 313-1800

N/A

(Former name or 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:

 

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

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 3, 2009, Cott Corporation (the “Company”), its wholly owned subsidiary Cott Beverages Inc. (“Cott Beverages”), and certain subsidiaries of the Company, as guarantors (the “Guarantors”) , entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain initial purchasers named in Schedule I therein (the “Initial Purchasers) for a private placement offering of $215 million in aggregate principal amount of Cott Beverages’ 8.375% senior notes due 2017 (the “New Notes”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Initial Purchasers agreed to purchase the New Notes. Among other things, the Company, Cott Beverages and the Guarantors (i) agreed, for a period of 60 days, not to, without the prior written consent of the Initial Purchasers, directly or indirectly, issue, sell, offer to sell, grant any option for the sale of, or otherwise dispose of, any securities similar to the notes, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for the notes or any such similar securities, except for the notes sold to the initial purchasers pursuant to the purchase agreement; and (ii) agreed to indemnify the Initial Purchasers with respect to certain aspects of the offering of the New Notes.

The New Notes were offered and are anticipated to be sold by Cott Beverages to the Initial Purchasers at a price set forth in the Purchase Agreement in reliance on an exemption pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Delivery to the Initial Purchasers of, and payment for, the New Notes is anticipated to be made on or about November 13, 2009. The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

The obligations of the Initial Purchasers to purchase the New Notes are subject to customary terms and conditions, including accuracy of representations and warranties of the Company and Cott Beverages and receipt of legal opinions and certificates, in each case as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events

On November 3, 2009, the Company announced via press release that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cott Beverages, priced an offering of $215 million in aggregate principal amount of the New Notes. The New Notes will mature on November 15, 2017 and interest on the New Notes will accrue and be payable semi-annually commencing May 15, 2010 at the rate of 8.375% per annum. The New Notes will yield net proceeds to Cott Beverages of approximately $206.6 million. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed herewith:

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

1.01    Purchase Agreement, dated November 3, 2009, among the Company, Cott Beverages, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, as guarantors, and Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
99.1    Press release, dated November 3, 2009, issued by the Company regarding the pricing of the New Notes.


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.

 

  Cott Corporation
  (Registrant)
November 4, 2009   By:  

/S/    MATTHEW KANE        

    Matthew Kane
    Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

  

Description

1.01    Purchase Agreement, dated November 3, 2009, among the Company, Cott Beverages, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, as guarantors, and Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
99.1    Press release, dated November 3, 2009, issued by the Company regarding the pricing of the New Notes.