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Current Report Filing (8-k)

04/05/2020 11:06am

Edgar (US Regulatory)


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Entity Registrant Name COCA COLA CO

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

May 1, 2020 (April 29, 2020)

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other
jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-02217

(Commission

File Number)

58-0628465

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Coca-Cola Plaza

Atlanta, Georgia

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

30313

(Zip Code)

 

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 676-2121

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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:

 

¨ 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))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, $0.25 Par Value KO New York Stock Exchange
0.000% Notes Due 2021 KO21B New York Stock Exchange
Floating Rate Notes Due 2021 KO21C New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes Due 2022 KO22 New York Stock Exchange
0.125% Notes Due 2022 KO22B New York Stock Exchange
0.75% Notes Due 2023 KO23B New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Notes Due 2024 KO24 New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes Due 2026 KO26 New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Notes Due 2026 KO26C New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes Due 2027 KO27 New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes Due 2031 KO31 New York Stock Exchange
1.625% Notes Due 2035 KO35 New York Stock Exchange
1.100% Notes Due 2036 KO36 New York Stock Exchange

 

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 of 1934 (§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 8.01 Other Events.

 

On April 29, 2020, The Coca-Cola Company (the “Company”) completed a public offering of $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.450% Notes due 2027, $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.650% Notes due 2030, $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.500% Notes due 2040, $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.600% Notes due 2050 and $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.750% Notes due 2060 (collectively, the “Notes”).

 

The offering of the Notes was made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-234311) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 24, 2019.

 

In connection with the offering of the Notes, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement, dated April 29, 2020 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), among the Company and Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Santander Investment Securities Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (together, the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell the Notes to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters agreed to purchase the Notes for resale to the public. The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company and the Underwriters against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities.

 

The Notes were issued under an Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 26, 1988 (as supplemented, the “Indenture”), between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as successor to Bankers Trust Company, as trustee, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 24, 1992, and the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 1, 2007, between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as successor to Bankers Trust Company, as trustee.

 

The Underwriting Agreement, the Indenture and the respective forms of global note for the offering are filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)       Exhibits

 

In reviewing the agreements included as exhibits to this report, please remember they are included to provide you with information regarding their terms and are not intended to provide any other factual or disclosure information about the Company or the other parties to the agreements. The agreements contain representations and warranties by each of the parties to the applicable agreement. These representations and warranties have been made solely for the benefit of the other parties to the applicable agreement and:

 

· should not in all instances be treated as categorical statements of fact, but rather as a way of allocating the risk to one of the parties if those statements prove to be inaccurate;
· may have been qualified by disclosures that were made to the other party in connection with the negotiation of the applicable agreement, which disclosures are not necessarily reflected in the agreement;
· may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material to you or other investors; and
· were made only as of the date of the applicable agreement or such other date or dates as may be specified in the agreement and are subject to more recent developments.

 

Accordingly, these representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs as of the date they were made or at any other time. Additional information about the Company may be found elsewhere in this report and the Company’s other public filings, which are available without charge through the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

   

 

 

Exhibit 1.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated April 29, 2020, between the Company and Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Santander Investment Securities Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
Exhibit 4.1 Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 26, 1988, between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as successor to Bankers Trust Company, as trustee.
Exhibit 4.2 First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 24, 1992, to Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 26, 1988, between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as successor to Bankers Trust Company, as trustee.
Exhibit 4.3 Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 1, 2007, to Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 26, 1988, as amended, between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as successor to Bankers Trust Company, as trustee.
Exhibit 4.4 Form of Note for 1.450% Notes due 2027.
Exhibit 4.5 Form of Note for 1.650% Notes due 2030.
Exhibit 4.6 Form of Note for 2.500% Notes due 2040.
Exhibit 4.7 Form of Note for 2.600% Notes due 2050.
Exhibit 4.8 Form of Note for 2.750% Notes due 2060.
Exhibit 5.1 Opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Exhibit 23.1 Consent of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP — included as part of Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

   

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  THE COCA-COLA COMPANY (REGISTRANT)
   
Date: May 1, 2020 By: /s/ MARK RANDAZZA  
    Name: Mark Randazza
    Title: Vice President, Assistant Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

 

   

 

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