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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): January 29, 2013

 

 

ALICO, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

         
Florida   0-261   59-0906081

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(239) 226-2000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(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 (see General Instruction A.2 below):

 

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

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On January 28, 2013, Atlantic Blue Group, Inc. (“Atlanticblue”), a holder of 50.6% of Alico’s common stock, informed Alico of their intention, in light of recent changes in the tax code relating to the sale of certain assets by “subchapter S corporations” such as ABG, to explore the potential sale of substantially all of their assets during the 2013 calendar year and, in connection therewith, to actively pursue the sale of their entire equity position in Alico to a strategic or financial buyer. Atlanticblue also filed an amended Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 29, 2013 announcing their intentions.

 

The Board of Directors of Alico has formed a Special Committee comprised of its independent Directors to explore working cooperatively with Atlanticblue, to investigate all transaction possibilities and to protect the interests of all shareholders. The Special Committee will retain the services of key financial and legal advisors to assist them in evaluating these possibilities.

 

Item 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

d)   Exhibits.

 

     
Exhibit No.   Description
   
Exhibit 99.1   Press Release dated January 29, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

         
  ALICO, INC.
   
Date: January 29, 2013  

By:

 

/s/ W. Mark Humphrey

    Name:   W. Mark Humphrey
    Title:   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
           
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

     
Exhibit No.   Description
   
Exhibit 99.1   Press Release dated January 29, 2013

 

 

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