Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 12, 2017



Eastman Kodak Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




New Jersey




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)



343 State Street,

Rochester, New York 14650

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (585) 724-4000



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Item 2.05                      Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.


On January 12, 2017, Eastman Kodak Company (the "Company") announced an action to streamline costs in its Prosper business while the sale process continues.  This action is pursuant to the Company's initiative to focus the Prosper business on developing next generation Ultrastream technology with solutions that place writing systems in original equipment manufacturer and hybrid applications and the continued placement of Prosper 6000 presses and components in suitable high volume applications.


As a result of this decision, the Company currently expects to incur total restructuring and related charges of $12-$17 million, including $5-$7 million of charges related to separation benefits, $5-$6 million of non-cash related charges for inventory write-downs, $2-$3 million of non-cash related charges for asset write-offs and up to $1 million in other cash related charges associated with this action.  The Company estimates that approximately $3-$5 million of the total charges for separation benefits will require cash expenditures and that the remainder will be provided in the form of special termination benefits from the Company’s defined benefit pension plans.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning Kodak’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital expenditures, liquidity, investments, financing needs and business trends and other information that is not historical information. When used in this Form 8-K, the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” “strategy,” “continues,” “goals,” “targets” or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” or “may,” and similar expressions, as well as statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including management’s examination of historical operating trends and data, are based upon Kodak’s expectations and various assumptions. Future events or results may differ from those anticipated or expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in Kodak’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Legal Proceedings,” in Exhibits 99.1 and 99.3 to Kodak’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 9, 2016 under the headings “Business” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations–Liquidity and Capital Resources,” in the corresponding sections of Kodak’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, and in other filings Kodak makes with the SEC from time to time, as well as the following:  Kodak’s ability to comply with the covenants in its credit agreements; Kodak’s ability to improve and sustain its operating structure, cash flow, profitability and other financial results; the ability of Kodak to achieve cash forecasts, financial projections, and projected growth; Kodak’s ability to achieve the financial and operational results contained in its business plans; Kodak’s ability to fund continued investments, capital needs and restructuring payments and service its debt; Kodak’s ability to discontinue, sell or spin-off certain businesses or operations, including the PROSPER business, or otherwise monetize assets; changes in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates; Kodak’s ability to effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products, solutions and technologies, including its micro 3D printing of touch sensors; Kodak’s ability to effectively compete with large, well-financed industry participants; continued sufficient availability of borrowings and letters of credit under Kodak’s revolving credit facility, Kodak’s ability to obtain additional financing if and as needed and Kodak’s ability to provide or facilitate financing for its customers; Kodak’s ability to attract and retain key executives, managers and employees; the performance by third parties of their obligations to supply products, components or services to Kodak; and the impact of the global economic environment on Kodak. There may be other factors that may cause Kodak’s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to Kodak or persons acting on its behalf apply only as of the date of this Form 8-K and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included or referenced in this press release. Kodak undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.








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.






By:/s/Eric Samuels

Eric Samuels

Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

Eastman Kodak Company



Date:  January 12, 2017