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): September 6, 2017


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File No.)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


12612 West Alameda Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(303) 986-4600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 1.01     Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On September 6, 2017, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (the “Operating Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., entered into the second amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to its credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”).


Pursuant to the Second Amendment: (i) the amount available for borrowing under the Credit Facility was increased from $45.0 million to $50.0 million (including a $5.0 million sublimit for standby letters of credit); (ii) the Operating Company no longer has the ability to increase the aggregate commitments to lend under the Credit Facility by up to an additional $5.0 million; and (iii) a swing line (or “auto-borrow”) facility was added to the Credit Facility.







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: September 7, 2017



Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.





/s/ Kemper Isely



Kemper Isely