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: December 6, 2018
TIFFANY & CO.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
200 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 755-8000
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As required by that certain Cooperation Agreement, dated as of February 20, 2017 (the “Agreement”), by and between JANA Partners LLC (“JANA”) and Tiffany & Co. (the “Company”), the Company has delivered a notice to JANA that the Company will include each of Roger Farah, James Lillie and Francesco Trapani on the Company’s slate of director nominees for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”). The remainder of the slate will be announced in the ordinary course in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting. In the interim, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) is working with a leading search firm to identify additional qualified director candidates.
The Board accelerated the determination to re-nominate Messrs. Farah, Lillie and Trapani solely to accommodate the timeline set forth in the Agreement. Pursuant to the Agreement, JANA is required to notify the Company by no later than the close of business on December 13, 2018 as to whether JANA agrees to the inclusion of these three directors on the slate for the 2019 Annual Meeting. If JANA agrees to the inclusion of Messrs. Farah, Lillie and Trapani on such slate, the Standstill Period (as defined in the Agreement) will be extended, on and subject to the terms set forth in the Agreement, to the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the Company’s advance notice period for the nomination of directors at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. If JANA disagrees with such inclusion, the Standstill Period will terminate, subject to the terms of the Agreement, on the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the Company’s advance notice period for the nomination of directors at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
The Agreement is described in Item 1.01 of, and a complete copy of the Agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.37 to, the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 21, 2017.
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.
TIFFANY & CO.
By: /s/ Leigh M. Harlan
Leigh M. Harlan
Senior Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel
Date: December 6, 2018