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): July 6, 2017
ABM Industries Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||Number)||Identification No.)|
|One Liberty Plaza, 7 th Floor|
|New York, New York||10006|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code||(212) 297-0200|
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On July 6, 2017, the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County (the “Superior Court”) granted final approval of the Class Action Settlement and Release Agreement with Plaintiffs Jennifer Augustus, Delores Hall, Emanuel Davis, and Carlton Anthony Waite, on behalf of themselves and the settlement class members (the “Settlement Agreement”) in connection with the previously disclosed Consolidated Cases of Augustus, Hall, and Davis, et al. v. American Commercial Security Services, filed July 12, 2005, in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County (the “Augustus case”). The Settlement Agreement provides for the settlement of the Augustus case on a class-wide basis for $110.0 million. In addition to the $110.0 million, the Company will also pay an estimated additional $6.3 million related to payroll taxes. Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Company will fund the first payment of $55.0 million of the settlement by July 20, 2017 and fund the remaining $55.0 million and the payroll tax amount by September 1, 2017. We expect to fund the payments from operating cash flows and from our available line of credit.
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.
|ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED|
|Dated: July 7, 2017||By:||/s/ Barbara L. Smithers|
|Barbara L. Smithers|
Vice President, Deputy General
Counsel and Assistant Secretary