SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
February 2, 2018
(Date of Report; Date of Earliest Event Reported)
STEIN MART, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1200 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207
(Address of Principal Executive Offices Including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|☐||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
|ITEM 1.01||ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT|
On February 2, 2018, Stein Mart, Inc. (the Company) executed a promissory note (the Note) under which the Company borrowed $13,738,318.06 (the Loan) from SunTrust Bank (the Trustee) in its capacity as the trustee under a trust agreement (the Trust Agreement) dated September 1, 1999. The trust established by the Trust Agreement (the Trust) holds certain whole life insurance policies related to the Companys executive deferred compensation plans. The proceeds from this Loan will be used to pay down borrowings under the existing credit agreement in order to provide additional availability under that agreement.
The Loan has a fixed interest rate of 3.58% per annum (Interest Rate) and a maturity date of April 1, 2018 (the Maturity Date). The Note may be prepaid in whole or in part at any time. All unpaid principal and accrued interest on the Note will become due and payable on the Maturity Date. The Trustee may offset payments due under the Note against amounts the Company is otherwise entitled to withdraw from the Trust under the terms of the Trust Agreement. The entire balance of unpaid principal and accrued interest on the Note will accelerate and become immediately due and payable upon certain bankruptcy-related events involving the Company.
|ITEM 2.03||CREATION OF A DIRECT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION OR AN OBLIGATION UNDER AN OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENT OF A REGISTRANT|
See discussion in Item 1.01.
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.
STEIN MART, INC.
|Date: February 5, 2018||By:||/s/ D. Hunt Hawkins|
D. Hunt Hawkins
Chief Executive Officer