UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
January 4, 2019


JACK IN THE BOX INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


        DELAWARE
1-9390
95-2698708
(State or other jurisdiction
      of incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
Number)


9330 BALBOA AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, CA
92123
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

 (858) 571-2121
 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
 (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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ITEM 1.01      Entry Into Material Definitive Agreement

In light of the public announcement by Jack in the Box Inc. (“Company”) on December 17, 2018, that the Company is exploring strategic and financing alternatives to maximize shareholder value, and as part of its ongoing discussions with JANA Partners LLC (“JANA”), on January 4, 2019, the Company and JANA entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Cooperation Agreement between the Company and JANA dated October 29, 2018 (the “Cooperation Agreement”).  The Amendment extends to March 15, 2019, the deadline for appointing two New Independent Directors to the Company’s Board of Directors pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated into this Item 1.01 by reference.

 

ITEM 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)   Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed as part of this report:

Exhibit
  No.                                       Description
-----------                           ---------------
10.1

  

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.

 

    JACK IN THE BOX INC.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Lance Tucker
 
 
 
Lance Tucker  
 
 
Executive Vice President  
 
 
Chief Financial Officer  
 
 
(Principal Financial Officer  
 
 
(Duly Authorized Signatory)  
 
 
Date: January 4, 2019  


Exhibit 10.1

AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO COOPERATION AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO COOPERATION AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into as of January 4, 2019, by JANA Partners LLC (“JANA”) and Jack in the Box Inc. (the “Company”).

R E C I T A L S

WHEREAS, the Company and JANA entered into that certain Cooperation Agreement, dated October 29, 2018 (the “Agreement”; capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement).

WHEREAS, the Company and JANA desire hereby to amend the Agreement in the manner set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals, the covenants and agreements contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1.            Amendment.  The Agreement is hereby amended as follows:

          a.
All references in the Agreement to “January 8, 2019” are replaced with references to “March 15, 2019”.

          b.
The proviso to Section 2(a) of the Agreement is hereby amended to delete clauses (ii) and (iii) of such proviso in their entirety.  All other provisions of the Agreement relating to actions to be taken at or in respect of the 2019 Annual Meeting shall apply only to the extent the New Independent Directors are appointed to the Board prior to the 2019 Annual Meeting.

2.            Ratification of Agreement.  Except as set forth herein, the Agreement shall remain unmodified and in full force and effect.

3.            Successors.  This Amendment shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of each party and its successors.

4.            Governing Law.  This Amendment shall be interpreted, governed, and construed under the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof.

5.            Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts either manually or by electronic or digital signature (including by facsimile or email transmission), each of which shall be deemed an original and which together shall constitute a single agreement.


[Signature Pages Follow]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties hereto has executed this Agreement, or caused the same to be executed by its duly authorized representative as of the date first above written.

JACK IN THE BOX INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Phillip Rudolph
 
Name:
Phillip Rudolph
 
Title:
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Risk Officer and
 
 
Corporate Secretary
 
     
 
 
 
JANA PARTNERS LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Charles Penner
 
Name:
Charles Penner
 
Title:
Partner