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): December 18, 2020
|Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc.|
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|132 E. Putnam Avenue, Floor 2W, Cos Cob, CT||06807|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Ticker symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||CSSE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|9.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||CSSEP||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|9.50% Notes due 2025||CSSEN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|ITEM 8.01.||OTHER EVENTS.|
On December 18, 2020, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (the “Company”) announced the timing for the payment of its declared regular monthly dividend, for January 2021, of $0.2031 per share of the Company’s 9.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 (the “Series A Preferred Stock”). The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2021 to holders of record as of December 31, 2020. The dividend will be paid in cash.
On December 18, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the dividend. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 9.01.||FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND EXHIBITS.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated December 18, 2020.|
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.
|Dated: December 18, 2020||CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL|
|By:||/s/ William J. Rouhana, Jr.|
|Name: William J. Rouhana, Jr.|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces Timing of Regular Monthly Dividend for January 2021 for Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
COS COB, CT – December 18, 2020 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE, CSSEP, CSSEN), one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video on-demand (“AVOD”) networks, today announced the timing for the payment of its declared regular monthly dividend of $0.2031 per share of its 9.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock for January 2021. The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2021 to holders of record as of December 31, 2020. The dividend will be paid in cash.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks (including those set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020) and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Investors should realize that if our underlying assumptions for the projections contained herein prove inaccurate or that known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from our expectations and projections.