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 12, 2017
Naked Brand Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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180 Madison Avenue, Suite 1505, New York, New York, 10016
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 212.851.8050
10th Floor – 95 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD.
On September 12, 2017, Naked Brand Group, Inc. (“Naked”), Bendon Limited (‘Bendon”) and Bendon Group Holdings Limited (“Holdco”) jointly issued a press release announcing Holdco has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form F-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) related to the proposed business combination. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the information contained in Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated September 12, 2017.*|
Additional Information and Where to Find It
As permitted by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or JOBS Act, Holdco has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”) to the SEC, which includes the related preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, that is both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of the Naked’s common stock in connection with the solicitation by Naked of proxies for the vote by the stockholders on the business combination. The proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of Naked as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Such documents are not currently available. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NAKED, BENDON AND HOLDCO AND THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION.. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement which includes the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials containing important information about Naked, Bendon and Holdco, without charge, once publicly filed and available, at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Naked Brand Group Inc., 180 Madison Avenue, Suite 1505, New York, New York, 10016, Attention: Investor Relations; and/or on Bendon’s website at www.bendongroup.com or by directing a written request to Bendon Limited, 8 Airpark Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland 2022, New Zealand or by emailing email@example.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
This is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or security holder. Naked and its directors and executive officers, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Naked’s stockholders in connection with the proposed Merger. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the proposed Merger of Naked’s directors and officers in Naked’s filings with the SEC. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Naked is also included in Naked’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2017. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Naked’s shareholders in connection with the proposed Merger will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed Merger when available. This document will be available free of charge at the SEC’s web site (www.sec.gov) and from Naked’s Investor Relations department at the address described above.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall neither constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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.
|NAKED BRAND GROUP INC.|
|By: /s/ Carole Hochman|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: September 12, 2017|
|99.1||Press Release, dated September 12, 2017.*|
* Furnished herewith.