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Hertz Global Holdings Inc NYSE:HTZ NYSE Common Stock
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Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d)

20/10/2014 1:55pm

Edgar (US Regulatory)


 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION  
   
Washington, D.C. 20549  
_______________  
   
SCHEDULE 13D
 
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
RULE 13d-2(a)
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )
 

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

42805T105

(CUSIP Number)
 

Marc Weingarten, Esq.

Eleazer Klein, Esq.

919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022

(212) 756-2000

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 

October 10, 2014

(Date of Event which Requires
Filing of this Schedule)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box. [ ]

NOTE: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

(Continued on following pages)

(Page 1 of 6 Pages)

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The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 
CUSIP No. 42805T105SCHEDULE 13DPage 2 of 6 Pages

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

JANA PARTNERS LLC

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

AF

5 CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e) ¨
6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7

SOLE VOTING POWER

32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

0

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON

32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares)

12 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)

7.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IA

         

 

 

 
CUSIP No. 42805T105SCHEDULE 13DPage 3 of 6 Pages

 

Item 1. SECURITY AND ISSUER

 

This statement on Schedule 13D relates to the shares ("Shares") of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Issuer"). The principal executive office of the Issuer is located at 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 3rd Floor, Naples, Florida 34108.

Item 2. IDENTITY AND BACKGROUND.

 

(a) This statement is filed by JANA Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Reporting Person"). The Reporting Person is a private money management firm which holds Shares of the Issuer in various accounts under its management and control. The principal owner of the Reporting Person is Barry Rosenstein ("Mr. Rosenstein" or the "Principal").

(b) The principal business address of the Reporting Person and the Principal is 767 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10153.

(c) The principal business of the Reporting Person and the Principal is investing for accounts under their management.

(d) Neither the Reporting Person nor the Principal has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

(e) Neither the Reporting Person nor the Principal has, during the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

(f) The Reporting Person is a limited liability company organized in Delaware. The Principal is a citizen of the United States of America.

Item 3. SOURCE AND AMOUNT OF FUNDS OR OTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

The 32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares) reported herein by the Reporting Person were acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $579 million. Such Shares were acquired with investment funds in accounts managed by the Reporting Person and margin borrowings described in the following sentence. Such Shares are held by the investment funds managed by the Reporting Person in commingled margin accounts, which may extend margin credit to the Reporting Person from time to time, subject to applicable federal margin regulations, stock exchange rules and credit policies. In such instances, the positions held in the margin account are pledged as collateral security for the repayment of debit balances in the account. The margin accounts bear interest at a rate based upon the broker's call rate from time to time in effect. Because other securities are held in the margin accounts, it is not possible to determine the amounts, if any, of margin used to purchase the Shares reported herein.

 

 
CUSIP No. 42805T105SCHEDULE 13DPage 4 of 6 Pages

 

Item 4. PURPOSE OF TRANSACTION.

 

The Reporting Person acquired the Shares because it believes the Shares are undervalued and represent an attractive investment opportunity. The Reporting Person has had and may continue to have discussions with the Issuer’s board of directors and management regarding management succession and board composition. The Reporting Person may also seek to discuss other topics with the Issuer’s board of directors and management including capital allocation, strategy and future plans. The Reporting Person may also have such discussions with shareholders and other parties relating to such matters.

 

The Reporting Person may also take other steps to increase shareholder value as well as pursue other plans or proposals that relate to or would result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a)-(j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D, excluding (i) acquiring a control stake in the Issuer’s Shares, or grouping with any other party or parties to do so, (ii) engaging in an extraordinary transaction, such as a merger, with the Issuer, or acquiring a material amount of the Issuer’s assets, or grouping with any other party or parties to do either, or (iii) seeking to exert negative control over the important corporate actions of the Issuer, or grouping with any other party or parties to do so, although the Reporting Person may seek to influence such actions through customary means including presenting its views for consideration to the Issuer, shareholders and other interested parties, privately or publicly, and, if necessary, through the exercise of its shareholder rights including the right to propose new directors for the Issuer’s board of directors.

  

Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer's financial position and strategic direction, the outcome of the discussions and actions referenced above, actions taken by the Issuer's board of directors, price levels of the Shares, other investment opportunities available to the Reporting Person, conditions in the securities market and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Person may in the future take such actions with respect to its investment position in the Issuer as it deems appropriate including, without limitation, purchasing additional Shares or selling some or all of its Shares, and/or engaging in short selling of or hedging or similar transactions with respect to the Shares.

  

Item 5. INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY.

 

(a) The aggregate percentage of Shares reported to be beneficially owned by the Reporting Person is based upon 457,810,116 Shares outstanding, which is equal to the sum of (i) the 447,693,207 Shares outstanding as of March 21, 2014, as reported in the Issuer's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 11, 2014, plus (ii) the 10,116,909 Shares issued by the Issuer between May 16, 2014 and May 29, 2014 as reported in the Issuer's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 3, 2014.

 
CUSIP No. 42805T105SCHEDULE 13DPage 5 of 6 Pages

 

At the close of business on October 17, 2014, the Reporting Person may be deemed to beneficially own 32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares), constituting approximately 7.0% of the Shares outstanding.

(b) The Reporting Person has sole voting and dispositive powers over 32,046,708 Shares (including options to purchase 11,378,815 Shares), which powers are exercised by the Principal.

(c) Information concerning transactions in the Shares effected by the Reporting Person during the past sixty days is set forth in Exhibit A hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. All of the transactions in Shares listed hereto were effected in the open market through various brokerage entities.

(d) No person (other than the Reporting Person) is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.

(e) Not applicable.

 

Item 6. CONTRACTS, ARRANGEMENTS, UNDERSTANDINGS OR RELATIONSHIPS WITH RESPECT TO SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER.

 

The Reporting Person beneficially owns 46,315, 9,531.15 and 23,038 call options with strike prices of $18.00, $20.00 and $22.00, respectively, which expire on November 21, 2014, for a total of 7,888,415 Shares. In addition, the Reporting Person beneficially owns 34,904 call options with a strike price of $22.00, which expire on January 16, 2015, for a total of 3,490,400 Shares.

Except as otherwise set forth herein, the Reporting Person does not have any contract, arrangement, understanding or relationship with any person with respect to the securities of the Issuer.

Item 7. MATERIAL TO BE FILED AS EXHIBITS.

 

Exhibit A: Transactions in the Shares During the Last 60 Days.
 
CUSIP No. 42805T105SCHEDULE 13DPage 6 of 6 Pages

 

SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: October 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

    JANA PARTNERS LLC  
         
         
    By: /s/ Jennifer Fanjiang  
    Name: Jennifer Fanjiang  
    Title: General Counsel  
       

 

 

 

 



EXHIBIT A

 

 

Transactions in the Issuer During the Last 60 Days

 

The following table sets forth all transactions in the Shares effected in the past sixty days by the Reporting Person. Except as noted below, all such transactions were effected in the open market through brokers and the price per share is net of commissions.

 

Trade Date Shared Purchased (Sold) Price Per Share ($)
8/26/2014 175,000 30.36
8/27/2014 181,204 30.78
8/28/2014 9,000 30.48
8/29/2014 75,000 29.50
8/29/2014 50,000 29.54
9/3/2014 83,004 28.95
9/3/2014 151,723 28.69
9/4/2014 19,273 28.31
9/5/2014 75,327 28.18
9/8/2014 1,076,773 28.89
9/16/2014 (150,000) 27.26
9/16/2014 (155,368) 27.10
9/22/2014 114,986 26.99
9/24/2014 535,823 27.06
9/25/2014 370,534 26.65
9/25/2014 54,466 26.34
9/26/2014 137,000 26.49
10/2/2014 4,155 23.80
10/2/2014 (354,819) 23.75
10/7/2014 300,000 23.13
10/7/2014 30,000 23.03
10/9/2014 1,202,800 21.67
10/9/2014 630,000 21.57
10/9/2014 164,436 21.65
10/10/2014 198,000 20.78
10/13/2014 310,000 20.11
10/14/2014 100,000 19.85

10/15/2014 10,500 19.19
10/15/2014 200,000 19.38
10/15/2014 (85,000) 19.43
10/16/2014 427,970 20.75
10/16/2014 150,000 20.89
10/16/2014 550,000 20.94
10/17/2014 100,000 21.21
10/17/2014 100,000 21.43
10/17/2014 294,525 21.51
10/17/2014 650,000 21.55
10/17/2014 4,708,000* 23.00

*Shares purchased upon the exercise of options.

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