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): February 10, 2014
American Greetings Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One American Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (216) 252-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On February 10, 2014, Century Intermediate Holding Company 2 (the Issuer), an indirect parent of American Greetings Corporation (American Greetings), issued $285 million aggregate principal amount of 9.750%/10.500% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2019 (the PIK Notes) in an offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act).
The Issuer was formed for the sole purpose of issuing the PIK Notes. The net proceeds from the offering will be used to redeem the preferred equity interest of Koch AG Investment, LLC (Koch Investment) in Century Intermediate Holding Company, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Issuer (CIHC). Koch Investment acquired its preferred equity interest in connection with the financing of CIHCs acquisition of American Greetings in a recently completed going private transaction.
The PIK Notes were issued through a private placement and were resold by the initial purchasers to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act and under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The PIK Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and cannot be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful.
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.
|American Greetings Corporation|
/s/ Christopher W. Haffke
|Christopher W. Haffke|
Vice President, General Counsel and
Date: February 10, 2014