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 21, 2021
KURA SUSHI USA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
17461 Derian Avenue, Suite 200
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (657) 333-4100
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||KRUS||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☒
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On July 21, 2021, the Company issued a press release regarding the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of Class A common stock. A copy of such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information furnished with this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release by Kura Sushi USA, Inc. dated July 21, 2021|
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.
KURA SUSHI USA, INC.
Date: July 21, 2021
Steven H. Benrubi
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
For Immediate Release
Kura Sushi USA Announces Pricing of
Public Offering of Common Stock
Irvine, CA. July 21, 2021 Kura Sushi USA, Inc. (Kura Sushi or the Company), (NASDAQ: KRUS), a fast-growing technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept, today announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 1,100,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $45.00 per share, for expected proceeds of approximately $47.1 million, net of the underwriters discount. All shares of Class A common stock are being offered by the Company. As part of the offering, the Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 165,000 shares of its Class A common stock. If the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option to purchase additional shares in full, the expected proceeds of the offering, net of the underwriters discount, would be approximately $54.1 million. The offering is expected to close on July 23, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Kura Sushi intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures, the repayment of the indebtedness outstanding under its existing revolving credit agreement with its parent company, working capital, and other business purposes.
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is acting as lead book-running manager for the offering. Stephens Inc. is acting as book-running manager for the offering. Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC and Roth Capital Partners are acting as co-managers for this offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement including a base prospectus that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and declared effective and is available on the SEC website. A prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC website. Copies of these documents may be obtained from William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attn: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and Stephens Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 111 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, by email at email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction
About Kura Sushi USA, Inc.
Kura Sushi USA, Inc. is a fast-growing technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept with 32 locations in nine states and Washington DC. The Company offers guests a distinctive dining experience by serving authentic Japanese cuisine through an engaging revolving sushi service model. Kura Sushi USA, Inc. was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of Kura Sushi, Inc., a Japan-based revolving sushi chain with over 480 restaurants and 35 years of brand history. For more information, please visit www.kurasushi.com.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this press release or otherwise made by our management in connection with the subject matter of this press release are forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) and involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors. This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on managements current estimates or expectations of future events or future results. These statements are not historical in nature and can generally be identified by such words as target, may, might, will, objective, intend, should, could, can, would, expect, believe, design, estimate, continue, predict, potential, plan, anticipate or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions. Managements expectations and assumptions regarding future results are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this press release. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: risks related to the COVID-19 outbreak; our ability to successfully resume and maintain increases in our comparable restaurant sales; our ability to successfully execute our growth strategy and open new restaurants that are profitable; our ability to expand in existing and new markets; our projected growth in the number of our restaurants; macroeconomic conditions and other economic factors; our ability to compete with many other restaurants; our reliance on vendors, suppliers and distributors, including our parent company Kura Sushi, Inc.; concerns regarding food safety and foodborne illness; changes in consumer preferences and the level of acceptance of our restaurant concept in new markets; minimum wage increases and mandated employee benefits that could cause a significant increase in our labor costs; the failure of our automated equipment or information technology systems or the breach of our network security; the loss of key members of our management team; the impact of governmental laws and regulations; volatility in the price of our common stock; and other risks and uncertainties as described in our filings with the SEC. These and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release can be found in the Companys other filings with the SEC. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which are only current as of the date they are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, except as may be required by applicable law.
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