Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2018



Zumiez Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Washington   000-51300   91-1040022

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

4001 204th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (425) 551-1500



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Item 1.01.

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement

On December 7, 2018, Zumiez Inc. (the “Registrant”) together with its subsidiary Zumiez Services Inc. (“Zumiez Services”) as co-borrower (collectively with the Registrant and certain other subsidiaries as guarantors, the “Company”), entered into a secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The Credit Agreement provides for a senior secured credit facility of up to $35.0 million (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility is available for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The Credit Facility provides for the issuance of standby letters of credit in an amount not to exceed $17.5 million outstanding at any time and with a term not to exceed 365 days. The Credit Facility also provides for the issuance of commercial letters of credit in an amount not to exceed $10.0 million and with terms not to exceed 120 days. The amount of borrowings available at any time under the Credit Facility is reduced by the amount of standby and commercial letters of credit outstanding at that time. The Credit Facility replaces the Company’s $100 million asset-based revolving credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the “Prior ABL Facility”), which had been entered into on February 6, 2016 and was scheduled to mature on February 5, 2021. See below, Item 1.02. “Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.”

The Credit Facility will mature on December 7, 2021. All obligations under the Credit Facility are joint and several with Zumiez Services and guaranteed by certain of the Registrant’s subsidiaries. The Credit Facility is secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of the personal property (but not the real property) of the borrowers and guarantors. Amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility bear interest at an adjusted LIBOR rate plus a margin of 1.25% per annum.

The Credit Facility contains various representations, warranties and restrictive covenants that, among other things and subject to specified circumstances and exceptions, restrict the ability of the Registrant and its subsidiaries to incur indebtedness (including guarantees), grant liens, make investments, pay dividends or distributions with respect to capital stock, make prepayments on other indebtedness, engage in mergers, dispose of certain assets or change the nature of their business. The Credit Facility contains certain financial maintenance covenants that generally require the Registrant to have net income after taxes of at least $5.0 million on a trailing four-quarter basis and a quick ratio of 1:25:1.0 at the end of each fiscal quarter.

The Credit Facility contains certain affirmative covenants, including reporting requirements such as delivery of financial statements, certificates and notices of certain events, maintaining insurance, and providing additional guarantees and collateral in certain circumstances. The Credit Facility includes customary events of default including non-payment of principal, interest or fees, violation of covenants, inaccuracy of representations or warranties, cross-default to other material indebtedness, bankruptcy and insolvency events, invalidity or impairment of guarantees or security interests, material judgments and change of control.

A copy of the Credit Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.28. The preceding summary of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Credit Agreement.


Item 1.02.

Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement

The disclosure provided in Item 1.01 of this Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.02. On December 7, 2018, the Prior ABL Facility with Wells Fargo was terminated. The Prior ABL Facility was scheduled to expire on February 5, 2021.


Item 2.03.

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The disclosure provided in Item 1.01 of this Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


10.28    Credit Agreement dated as of December 7, 2018 by and among Zumiez Inc., Zumiez Services Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Dated: December 7, 2018

    By:   /s/ Chris K. Visser

Chris K. Visser

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary