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): April 4, 2018 (March 29, 2018)
ACUITY BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
Company or organization)
(Commission File Number)
1170 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 404-853-1400
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 4, 2018, Acuity Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release containing information about the Company's results of operations for its fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference. The information contained in this paragraph, as well as Exhibit 99.1 referenced herein, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 29, 2018, the Company announced that the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to six million shares, or approximately 15%, of the Company's outstanding common stock. A copy of the related release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Additionally, on March 29, 2018, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share. A copy of the related press release is attached as exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Item 7.01, as well as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 referenced herein, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press Release dated April 4, 2018
Press Release dated March 29, 2018
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 4, 2018
ACUITY BRANDS, INC.
/s/ Richard K. Reece
Richard K. Reece
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer