Form 8-K Liberty Tax, Inc. For: Dec 06

December 6, 2017 5:30 PM
 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): December 6, 2017  

LIBERTY TAX, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware001-3558827-3561876
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

1716 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(757) 493-8855
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On December 6, 2017, Liberty Tax, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the Company will postpone the earnings release and teleconference for the second quarter of the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018.  A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

                The Company also announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its stockholders.  The quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on January 23, 2018 to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 12, 2018. 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

              (d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number

Description

99.1

Press Release dated December 6, 2017.


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.

 LIBERTY TAX, INC.
   
  
Date: December 6, 2017By: /s/ Vanessa Szajnoga        
  Vanessa Szajnoga
  Vice President and General Counsel
  


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated December 6, 2017. 

EXHIBIT 99.1

Liberty Tax Postpones Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today announced the company will delay its second quarter 2018 earnings release and conference call as the company finalizes their quarterly assessment of internal controls as related to recent management changes. 

The Company will announce the timing of the release of its second quarter fiscal 2018 results and related conference call details in the coming days.

Dividend
On December 5, 2017, the Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend to stockholders of $0.16 per share. The dividend will be paid on January 23, 2018 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on January 12, 2018.

About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. In the U.S. and Canada, last year, Liberty Tax prepared over two million individual income tax returns in more than 4,000 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor to many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.

CONTACTS:
Investors: Kathy Donovan
Liberty Tax, Inc.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(757) 493-8855
investorrelations@libtax.com 

Media: Martha O’Gorman
Liberty Tax, Inc.
Chief Marketing Officer
(757) 301-8022
martha@libtax.com 

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