As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 10, 2019
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 850
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(Address of Registrants principal executive offices, including zip code)
Potbelly Corporation 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Matthew J. Revord
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 850, Chicago, Illinois 60606
(Name, address, telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Edward S. Best
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company, and emerging growth company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer||☐||Accelerated filer||☒|
|Non-accelerated filer||☐||Smaller reporting company||☐|
|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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title Of Each Class Of
Securities To Be Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, to be issued under the Potbelly Corporation 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan)
|1,200,000||$4.56 (3)||$5,472,000 (3)||$663.21|
Represents shares of common stock Potbelly Corporation, $0.01 par value per share (Common Stock) issuable under the Plan.
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), this Registration Statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional shares that may be offered and issued under the Plan to prevent dilution resulting from stock dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, extraordinary cash dividends, recapitalizations, reorganizations, mergers, consolidations, split-ups, spin-offs, exchanges of shares, sales of assets or subsidiaries, combinations and other corporate transactions.
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with paragraph (c) and (h) of Rule 457 under the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low prices of Common Stock, as reported on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on June 7, 2019.
This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this Registration Statement) is filed by Potbelly Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Registrant, we or our), for the purpose of registering 1,200,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock) of the Registrant that may be issued under the Potbelly Corporation 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan), which became effective on May 16, 2019.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
|Item 1.|| |
The information specified in Part I of this Registration Statement is omitted from this filing in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The documents containing the information specified in Part I will be delivered to the participants in the plans covered by this Registration Statement as required by Rule 428(b)(1). These documents and the documents incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
|Item 3.|| |
Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents filed with the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), are hereby incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement:
The Registrants annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 1, 2019 (File No. 001-36104);
The Registrants quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on May 8, 2019 (File No. 001-36104);
The description of the Registrants common stock contained in the Registrants registration statement on Form 8-A filed with the Commission on September 30, 2013, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Act, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description (File No. 001-36104).
All documents that the Registrant subsequently files pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement indicating that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the respective dates of filing of such documents (such documents, together with the documents enumerated above, being hereinafter referred to as Incorporated Documents); provided, however, that documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed shall not be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.
Any statement contained in an Incorporated Document shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed Incorporated Document modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
|Item 4.|| |
Description of Securities.
|Item 5.|| |
Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
|Item 6.|| |
Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL) allows a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation will not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached the duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit.
Section 145 of the DGCL (Section 145) provides, among other things, that a Delaware corporation may indemnify any person who was, is or is threatened to be made, party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of such corporation), by reason of the fact that such person is or was an officer, director, employee or agent of such corporation or is or was serving at the request of such corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise. The indemnity may include expenses (including attorneys fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, provided such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the corporations best interests and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. A Delaware corporation may indemnify any persons who were or are a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise. The indemnity may include expenses (including attorneys fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit, provided such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the corporations best interests, provided further that no indemnification is permitted without judicial approval if the officer, director, employee or agent is adjudged to be liable to the corporation. Where an officer or director is successful on the merits or otherwise in the defense of any action referred to above, the corporation must indemnify him or her against the expenses (including attorneys fees) which such officer or director has actually and reasonably incurred.
Section 145 further authorizes a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise, against any liability asserted against such person and incurred by such person in any such capacity, or arising out of his or her status as such, whether or not the corporation would otherwise have the power to indemnify such person under Section 145.
The indemnification rights set forth above shall not be exclusive of any other right which an indemnified person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, any provision of the Registrants amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the Registrants amended and restated bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Registrant shall not be obligated to indemnify a director or officer in respect of a proceeding (or part thereof) instituted by such director or officer, unless such proceeding (or part thereof) has been authorized by the Board of Directors pursuant to the applicable procedure outlined in the amended and restated bylaws. Section 174 of the DGCL provides, among other things, that a director, who willfully or negligently approves of an unlawful payment of dividends or an unlawful stock purchase or redemption, may be held jointly and severally liable for such actions. A director who was either absent when the unlawful actions were approved or dissented at the time may avoid liability by causing his or her dissent to such actions to be entered in the books containing the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors at the time such action occurred or immediately after such absent director receives notice of the unlawful acts.
The Registrants amended and restated certificate of incorporation will contain provisions that eliminate, to the maximum extent permitted by the DGCL, the personal liability of the Registrants directors and executive officers for monetary damages for breach of their fiduciary duties as directors or officers. The Registrants amended and restated bylaws will provide that the Registrant must indemnify and advance expenses to its directors and executive officers and may indemnify its employees and other agents to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL. The Registrant expects to maintain standard policies of insurance that provide coverage (1) to its directors and officers against loss rising from claims made by reason of breach of duty or other wrongful act and (2) to the Registrant with respect to indemnification payments that it may make to such directors and officers.
|Item 7.|| |
Exemption from Registration Claimed.
|Item 8.|| |
The following exhibits are filed or incorporated by reference as part of this Registration Statement:
|4.1||Seventh Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to Form S-1 (File No. 333-190893) filed on August 29, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference)|
|4.2||Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to Form S-1 (File No. 333-190893) filed on August 29, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference)|
|5.1*||Opinion of Mayer Brown LLP|
|23.1*||Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP, independent registered public accounting firm|
|23.2*||Consent of Mayer Brown LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)|
|24.1*||Power of Attorney (included in this Registration Statement under Signatures)|
|99.1||Potbelly Corporation 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to current report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-36104) filed on May 21, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference)|
|Item 9.|| |
The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;
provided, however, that the foregoing paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, on this 10th day of June, 2019.
|By||/s/ Alan Johnson|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Alan Johnson, Thomas Fitzgerald and Matthew Revord, and each of them, as such persons true and lawful attorney in fact and agent with full power of substitution, for such person in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (including post-effective amendments), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney in fact, proxy and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully for all intents and purposes as such person might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney in fact, proxy and agent, or such persons substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement on Form S-8 has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
|June 10, 2019|
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
|June 10, 2019|
|Chairman of the Board||June 10, 2019|
|Director||June 10, 2019|
|Director||June 10, 2019|
|Director||June 10, 2019|
|Director||June 10, 2019|
|Director||June 10, 2019|
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June 10, 2019
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Chicago, Illinois 60606
Registration Statement on Form S-8
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Potbelly Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), in connection with the registration statement on Form S-8 (the Registration Statement) relating to the registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) of 1,200,000 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Shares), issuable pursuant to the Companys 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan).
As counsel to the Company, we have examined the Companys amended and restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated bylaws and resolutions of the board of directors and stockholders of the Company. We have also examined such other documents and instruments and have made such further investigations as we have deemed necessary or appropriate in connection with this opinion. In expressing the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the conformity to the originals of all documents reviewed by us as copies, the authenticity and completeness of all original documents reviewed by us in original or copy form and the legal competence of each individual executing any document. As to matters of fact (but not as to legal conclusions), to the extent we deemed proper, we have relied on certificates of responsible officers of the Company and of public officials.
Based upon and subject to the foregoing, and having regard for legal considerations which we deem relevant, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, when issued and sold in accordance with the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
The opinion expressed above is limited to the Delaware General Corporation Law and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.
We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder.
|Very truly yours,|
|/s/ Mayer Brown LLP|
|Mayer Brown LLP|
Mayer Brown is a global services provider comprising an association of legal practices that are separate entities including
Mayer Brown LLP (Illinois, USA), Mayer Brown International LLP (England), Mayer Brown (a Hong Kong partnership)
and Tauil & Chequer Advogados (a Brazilian partnership).
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports dated February 28, 2019, relating to the consolidated financial statements of Potbelly Corporation and subsidiaries (the Company) and the effectiveness of the Companys internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of the Company for the year ended December 30, 2018.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
June 10, 2019