BBY 8-K (9.26.13)
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 (Date of earliest event reported) September 24, 2013
BEST BUY CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
7601 Penn Avenue South
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (612) 291-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On September 24, 2013, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Best Buy Co., Inc. (“Best Buy,” the “Company” or the “registrant”) elected David W. Kenny as a director, effective September 27, 2013. Mr. Kenny is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of The Weather Company, the nation's leading provider of weather forecasts and information..
Mr. Kenny will be appointed to serve on a Board committee at a later date.
There are no transactions or relationships between the registrant and Mr. Kenny that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Kenny is expected to stand for election to the registrant's Board at the 2014 Regular Meeting of Shareholders.
Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
(a) On September 25, 2013, the Board duly adopted a resolution to approve amendments to Article III, Section 4(F) and Article IV, Sections 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 of the registrant's Amended and Restated By-Laws (the “By-Law amendments”) in order to remove the ability for directors to give their advance written consent or opposition to a proposal to be presented at a Board meeting and to clarify the roles of the registrant's Chief Executive Officer, President and other Officers in alignment with Company practice and organizational needs.
The By-Law amendments were effective immediately upon approval.
The foregoing summary of the By-Law amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated By-Laws, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 26, 2013, Best Buy issued a news release announcing the appointment of Mr. Kenny to the Board as described above under Item 5.02. A copy of the news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to liability of that Section unless the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference in a document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Best Buy's Annual Report to Shareholders and its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and other publicly available information should be consulted for other important information about the registrant.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following Exhibit 3.1 is filed and Exhibit 99.1 is furnished as Exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Description of Exhibit
Best Buy Co., Inc. Amended and Restated By-Laws
News release issued September 26, 2013. Any internet address provided in this release is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a hyperlink. Accordingly, no information at any internet address is included herein.
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.
BEST BUY CO., INC.
Date: September 26, 2013
/s/ KEITH J. NELSEN
Keith J. Nelsen
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary