Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  July 11, 2018
LendingTree, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
11115 Rushmore Drive, Charlotte, NC
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (704) 541-5351
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01.    Other Information

On July 11, 2018, LendingTree, LLC (“Buyer”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with Student Loan Hero, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Student Loan Hero”), all of the shareholders of Student Loan Hero (collectively, the “Sellers”), Max Spiegel, and Fortis Advisors, LLC as the Securityholder Representative. Student Loan Hero operates a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Stock Purchase Agreement, at the closing of the transaction, Buyer will pay $60 million of cash consideration to the Sellers, subject to adjustments for working capital and transaction expenses, in exchange for all of the equity interests of Student Loan Hero. A portion of such cash consideration will be deposited into escrow to secure the Sellers’ obligations under the Stock Purchase Agreement to make certain indemnification and purchase price adjustment payments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of certain third party consents.

The Company issued a press release announcing the Stock Purchase Agreement on July 13, 2018, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Exhibit Description

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.
Date: July 17, 2018
 /s/ Katharine Pierce
Katharine Pierce
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary


Exhibit No.
Exhibit Description