Urban Outfitters 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 27, 2017
URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (215) 454-5500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Urban Outfitters, Inc. (the Company) today announced store leadership changes. As the Company adapts to the evolving retail environment and better positions itself for the future, each of URBNs brands are moving to a more streamlined store leadership structure. This new organization will help each brand become more efficient, while continuing to provide customers with compelling shopping experiences. The Company estimates total one-time costs related to this project will be approximately $8 million incurred over the first and second quarters of fiscal 2018 and total future annualized savings related to this project to be approximately $25 million.
The Company posted a press release concerning the foregoing matter. A copy of such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements and are being made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this Current Report on Form 8-K, the words project, believe, plan, will, anticipate, expect and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any one, or all, of the following factors could cause actual financial results to differ materially from those financial results mentioned in the forward-looking statements: the difficulty in predicting and responding to shifts in fashion trends, changes in the level of competitive pricing and promotional activity and other industry factors, overall economic and market conditions and worldwide political events and the resultant impact on consumer spending patterns, any effects of war, terrorism and civil unrest, natural disasters or severe weather conditions, increases in labor costs, availability of suitable retail space for expansion, timing of store openings, risks associated with international expansion, seasonal fluctuations in gross sales, the departure of one or more key senior executives, import risks, changes to U.S. and foreign trade policies, including the enactment of tariffs, border adjustment taxes or increases in duties or quotas, the closing or disruption of, or any damage to, any of our distribution centers, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, risks associated with internet sales, response to new store concepts, our ability to integrate acquisitions, failure of our manufacturers and third-party vendors to comply with our social compliance program, changes in our effective income tax rate, changes in accounting standards and subjective assumptions, regulatory changes and legal matters and other risks identified in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017, filed on April 3, 2017. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that actual results may differ materially from any projected results expressed or implied therein.
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.