Waddell & Reed Financial 8-K 2008
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):
April 22, 2008 (April 22, 2008)
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Registrants Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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ITEM 2.02: RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
The information in this report is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition. In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this report shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. The furnishing of the information set forth in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission as to the materiality or completeness of such information.
On April 22, 2008, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the Companys financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2008. A copy of the Companys press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. Effective with reporting financial result for first quarter 2008, the Company is reporting net flows as opposed to its prior practice of reporting net sales. The calculation of net flows includes sales, redemptions, exchanges, reinvested dividends and capital gains. A full asset roll-forward is available in the supplemental table titled Changes in Assets Under Management that is included with each earnings press release.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
99.1 Press Release dated April 22, 2008 titled Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results (furnished and not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.