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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  November 6, 2019
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
000-50171
36-4415727
(State or Other
Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
590 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York
10022
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 484-4900
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01  Entry into Material Definitive Agreement

Travelzoo (the “Company”), from time to time, engages in share repurchases and on November 6, 2019, the Company entered into a Stock Repurchase Agreement (the “SRA”) with Holger Bartel to repurchase an aggregate of 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $10.05 per share. The SRA provides that the purchase price is based on the 10-day volume weighted average price calculated using the VWAP function on Bloomberg, from the dates of October 22, 2019 through and including November 4, 2019, less 4.4%. The aggregate purchase price of $2,010,000 is payable in two installments.
 
Prior to the execution of the SRA and because Mr. Bartel is an executive officer of the Company, the Company’s board of directors delegated to its compensation committee, which consists of independent and disinterested directors, the exclusive power and authority to determine whether any potential transaction to acquire shares from Mr. Bartel was advisable, fair to and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, other than Mr. Bartel. In connection with its determination, the compensation committee engaged independent legal counsel and an independent financial advisor and unanimously approved the SRA. The SRA contains customary terms for transactions of this type, including, but not limited to, representations and warranties made by the Company and Mr. Bartel.
 
The foregoing description of the SRA does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the SRA, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1, and which is incorporated by reference herein.











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.

 
 
TRAVELZOO
 
 
 
 
Date:
November 12, 2019
By:
/s/ Lisa Su
 
 
 
Lisa Su
Chief Accounting Officer






EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
Description
 
 
Stock Repurchase Agreement between Travelzoo and Holger Bartel, dated November 6, 2019




Exhibit


Exhibit 10.4

STOCK REPURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS STOCK REPURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of November 6, 2019, by and between Travelzoo, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Holger Bartel (the “Selling Stockholder”).
Recitals
WHEREAS, the Selling Stockholder desires to sell to the Company, and the Company desires to repurchase from the Selling Stockholder, an aggregate of 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) at a price of $10.05 per Share, for an aggregate purchase price of $2,010,000 for the Shares (such aggregate purchase price, the “Purchase Price”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement (the “Repurchase”).
WHEREAS, the parties acknowledge that the Purchase Price is based on the 10-day volume weighted average price based on trading activity on October 22, 2019 through and including November 4, 2019, calculated using the VWAP function on Bloomberg, minus a 4.4% discount.
WHEREAS, as Mr. Bartel is the Company’s Global Chief Executive Officer, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, being comprised of independent members of the Board, was authorized by the Board to evaluate the Repurchase and has determined that the terms and conditions of the Repurchase, as set forth in this Agreement, are fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby agree as follows:
Agreement
1.Repurchase.
(a)Purchase and Sale. At the Closing (as defined below), the Company hereby agrees to repurchase from the Selling Stockholder, and the Selling Stockholder hereby agrees to sell and deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Company, the Shares. The Purchase Price shall be paid in two installments by the Company, with $1,010,000 payable at the Closing (the “First Payment”) and the remaining $1,000,000 payable thereafter at such time as is mutually agreed upon by the Company, with the approval of the Compensation Committee, and the Selling Stockholder.
(b)Closing. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the delivery of the deliverables contemplated by Section 1(c) of this Agreement, the closing of the sale of the Shares (the “Closing”) will take place on November 6, 2019, via the exchange of deliverables, or such other time, date or place as shall be agreed upon by the parties.
(c)Closing Deliveries and Actions. At the Closing, the Selling Stockholder shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, the Shares to the Company in the manner directed in writing by the Company and the Company shall deliver to the Selling Stockholder by wire transfer, in accordance with written instructions to be provided by the Selling Stockholder prior to the Closing, immediately available funds in an amount equal to the First Payment.
(d)Other Payments. The Selling Stockholder agrees to pay all stamp, stock transfer and similar duties, if any, in connection with the Repurchase.
2.Representations of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to the Selling Stockholder that, as of the date hereof and at the Closing:
(a)The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware.
(b)The Company has the full power and authority to execute, deliver and carry out the terms and provisions of this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, and has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.





(c)This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that (i) such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws now or hereafter in effect affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) the remedy of specific performance and injunctive and other forms of equitable relief may be subject to certain equitable defenses and to the discretion of the court before which any proceedings thereof may be brought. The execution and delivery of this Agreement, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, have been approved by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures for identifying and approving related person transactions and by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board.
(d)The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not conflict with, result in the breach of any of the terms or conditions of, constitute a default under or violate, accelerate or permit the acceleration of any other similar right of any other party under, the Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws of the Company, any law, rule or regulation or any agreement, lease, mortgage, note, bond, indenture, license or other document or undertaking, to which the Company is a party or by which the Company or its properties may be bound, nor will such execution, delivery and consummation violate any order, writ, injunction or decree of any federal, state, local or foreign court, administrative agency or governmental or regulatory authority or body (each, an “Authority”) to which the Company or any of its properties is subject, the effect of any of which, either individually or in the aggregate, would have, or reasonably be expected to have, a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole or materially impact the Company’s ability to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (a “Material Adverse Effect”); and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such Authority is required for the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except such consents, approvals, authorizations and orders as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(e)There has been no act or omission by the Company which would give rise to any valid claim against any of the parties hereto for a brokerage commission, finder's fee, or other like payment in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby.
3.Representations of the Selling Stockholder. The Selling Stockholder represents and warrants to the Company that, as of the date hereof and at the Closing:
(a)The Selling Stockholder has full legal right and capacity to execute, deliver and carry out the terms and provisions of this Agreement and consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.
(b)This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Selling Stockholder, and constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of the Selling Stockholder, enforceable against the Selling Stockholder in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that (i) such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws now or hereafter in effect affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) the remedy of specific performance and injunctive and other forms of equitable relief may be subject to certain equitable defenses and to the discretion of the court before which any proceedings therefor may be brought.
(c)The sale of the Shares to be sold by the Selling Stockholder hereunder and the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not conflict with, result in the breach of any of the terms or conditions of, constitute a default under or violate, accelerate or permit the acceleration of any other similar right of any other party under, any law, rule or regulation, or any agreement, lease, mortgage, note, bond, indenture, license or other document or undertaking, to which the Selling Stockholder is a party or by which the Selling Stockholder or its properties may be bound, nor will such execution, delivery and consummation violate any order, writ, injunction or decree of any Authority to which the Selling Stockholder or any of its properties is subject, the effect of any of which, either individually or in the aggregate, would affect the validity of the Shares to be sold by the Selling Stockholder or reasonably be expected to materially impact the Selling Stockholder’s ability to perform its obligations under this Agreement; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such Authority is required for the performance by the Selling Stockholder of its obligations under this Agreement and the consummation by the Selling Stockholder of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement in connection with the Shares to be sold by the Selling Stockholder hereunder, except such consents, approvals, authorizations and orders as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the Selling Stockholder’s ability to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.





(d)The Selling Stockholder has, and immediately prior to the delivery of the Shares to the Company at the Closing, the Selling Stockholder will have, valid and unencumbered title to the Shares to be sold by the Selling Stockholder hereunder at such time of delivery, free and clear of all security interests, liens, encumbrances, equities and other charges.
(e)The Selling Stockholder has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the proposed sale of the Shares to the Company and that it has made an independent decision to sell the Shares to the Company based on the Selling Stockholder’s knowledge about the Company and its business and other information available to the Selling Stockholder, which it has determined is adequate for that purpose. The Selling Stockholder acknowledges that it has not relied upon any express or implied representations or warranties of any nature made by or on behalf of the Company, whether or not any such representations, warranties or statements were made in writing or orally, except as expressly set forth for the benefit of the Selling Stockholder in this Agreement. The Selling Stockholder has received all of the information that it considers necessary or appropriate for deciding whether to sell the Shares and has had the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company. The Selling Stockholder acknowledges that the Company and its affiliates, officers and directors may possess material non-public information not known to the Selling Stockholder regarding or relating to the Company, including, but not limited to, information concerning the business, financial condition, results of operations or prospects of the Company. The Selling Stockholder acknowledges and confirms that it is aware that future changes and developments in (i) the Company’s business and financial condition and operating results, (ii) the industry in which the Company competes and (iii) overall market and economic conditions, may have a favorable impact on the value of the Company’s common stock after the sale by the Selling Stockholder of the Shares to the Company pursuant to terms of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except as set forth in this Agreement, the Company makes no representations with respect to the information provided to the Selling Stockholder in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated herein or therein, including any current or projected financial information.
(f)There has been no act or omission by Selling Stockholder which would give rise to any valid claim against any of the parties hereto for a brokerage commission, finder's fee, or other like payment in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby.
4.Notices. All notices, demands or other communications to be given or delivered under or by reason of the provisions of this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been given when delivered personally, mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid, or sent via a nationally recognized overnight courier, or sent via email (receipt of which is confirmed) to the recipient. Such notices, demands and other communications shall be sent as follows:
To the Selling Stockholder:
Holger Bartel
650 Castro Street
Suite 120 PMB 288
Mountain View, CA 94041

To the Company:
Travelzoo
590 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York
Attention: Mary Reilly
Email: maryreilly38@gmail.com

With a copy to (which shall not constitute notice):
Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 Market Street, 48th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attention: Peter Jaslow
Email: JaslowP@ballardspahr.com

or such other address or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party shall have specified by prior written notice to the sending party.





5.Miscellaneous.
(a)Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties contained herein or made in writing by any party in connection herewith shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby until the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations.
(b)Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this Agreement will be reformed, construed, and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
(c)Complete Agreement. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) between the Company and the Selling Stockholder with respect to the subject matter hereof.
(d)Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed by any one or more of the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.
(e)Successors and Assigns. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be assigned, in whole or in part, by either party without the prior written consent of the other party. Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Selling Stockholder and the Company and their respective successors and assigns.
(f)No Third Party Beneficiaries or Other Rights. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein express or implied shall give or shall be construed to confer any legal or equitable rights or remedies to any person other than the parties to this Agreement and such successors and permitted assigns.
(g)Governing Law. THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY MATTERS RELATED TO THIS TRANSACTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE APPLICATION OF ANY LAW OTHER THAN THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE. The Company and the Selling Stockholder each agrees that any suit or proceeding arising in respect of this Agreement will be tried exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the State of Delaware or, if that court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, in any state court located in the State of Delaware, and the Company and the Selling Stockholder each agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of, and to venue in, such courts.
(h)Waiver of Jury Trial. The Company and the Selling Stockholder each hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(i)Mutuality of Drafting. The parties have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as jointly drafted by the parties, and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of the Agreement.
(j)Remedies. The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that money damages may not be an adequate remedy for any breach of the provisions of this Agreement and that any party may in its sole discretion apply to any court of law or equity of competent jurisdiction (without posting any bond or deposit) for specific performance or other injunctive relief in order to enforce, or prevent any violations of, the provisions of this Agreement.
(k)Amendment and Waiver. The provisions of this Agreement may be amended or waived only with the prior written consent of the Company and the Selling Stockholder.
(l)Expenses. Each of the Company and the Selling Stockholder shall bear its own expenses in connection with the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
[Signatures appear on following pages.]





IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Stock Repurchase Agreement as of the date first written above.
COMPANY:
TRAVELZOO

By: __________________________
Name: Mary Reilly
Title: Director

SELLING STOCKHOLDER:
                            
By: ___________________________
Name: Holger Bartel