Lifetime Brands 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 9, 2011
Lifetime Brands, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1000 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York, 11530
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code) 516-683-6000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) N/A
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 9, 2011, Lifetime Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) acquired a 40% equity interest in GS Internacional S/A (“GSI”). GSI is a leading wholesale distributor of branded housewares products in Brazil. The company markets dinnerware, glassware, home décor, kitchenware and barware to customers, including major department stores, housewares retailers and independent shops throughout Brazil. The Company will account for its 40% investment in GSI using the equity method of accounting.
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the completion of the acquisition is furnished with this Current Report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 14, 2011