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): February 6, 2013 (January 31, 2013)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 354-4900
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Item 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. (the Company) is filing this Report in connection with the January 31, 2013 expiration of the agreement with Li & Fung Limited (L&F) to provide distribution services in the United States. In connection with such expiration, the Company has discontinued the migration of its distribution function to L&F and has decided to continue to utilize the Company-owned Ohio distribution facility for such function. On February 5, 2013, the Company, which operated its Ohio distribution center with an extended collective bargaining agreement, entered into a contract with a third-party distribution center operations and labor management company to provide distribution operations services at the Ohio facility. The third-party distribution center operations company has informed the Company that it intends to employ the Companys prior employees at the facility. The incremental costs of transitioning to this arrangement are included in the Companys recently provided financial outlook for 2013.
The information contained herein shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
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.