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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): June 29, 2022
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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
See disclosure under Item 2.06 below, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.06 Material Impairments.
On June 29, 2022, EnerSys’ board of directors approved a plan to close its facility in Ooltewah, Tennessee, which focused on manufacturing flooded motive power batteries for forklifts. EnerSys expects to incur a pre-tax charge of approximately $18.5 million under this restructuring plan when completed, the majority of which is expected to be recorded in the first half of fiscal 2023, of which $9.3 million is expected to be a non-cash charge from asset and inventory write-offs. Cash charges of approximately $9.2 million, include key employee retention, clean up and equipment decommissioning, along with contractual releases and legal expenses.
Management determined that future demand for traditional motive power flooded cells will decrease as customers transition to maintenance free product solutions in lithium and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL). As a result of the closure, EnerSys expects to eliminate nearly $8 million of costs per year. Production of products being manufactured in Ooltewah, Tennessee will be moved to existing EnerSys facilities in North America.
In connection with this restructuring plan, which is estimated to be substantially complete in calendar 2023, EnerSys plans to sell the land and buildings and possibly the plant and equipment to other parties. In addition, EnerSys estimates that there will be a reduction of approximately 165 employees upon completion.
The information in Item 2.06, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of Item 2.06, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys’ earnings estimates, intention to pay quarterly cash dividends, return capital to stockholders, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, order intake, backlog, payment of future cash dividends, commodity prices, execution of its stock buy back program, judicial or regulatory proceedings, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or benefits from its cash dividend, its stock buy back programs, future responses to and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, adverse developments with respect to the economic conditions in the U.S. in the markets in which we operate and other uncertainties, including the impact of supply chain disruptions, interest rate changes, inflationary pressures, geopolitical and other developments and labor shortages on the economic recovery and our business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The statements in this current report are made as of the date hereof, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and “Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in EnerSys’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.
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.
|Date: June 29, 2022||By:|| /s/ Andrea J. Funk|
|Andrea J. Funk|
|Chief Financial Officer|