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): SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
THE ARISTOTLE CORPORATION
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION
96 CUMMINGS POINT ROAD, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)
(REGISTRANTS TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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Item 7.01 - Regulation FD Disclosure
On September 11, 2008, The Aristotle Corporation issued a press release announcing the declaration of dividends on its Series I Preferred Stock and Series J Preferred Stock.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 - Press release of The Aristotle Corporation, dated September 11, 2008.
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.
THE ARISTOTLE CORPORATION
By: /s/ H. William Smith
Name: H. William Smith
Title: Vice President, General Counsel
Date: September 11, 2008
Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued September 11, 2008.
For Immediate Release
Bill Smith or Dean Johnson
The Aristotle Corporation
Phone: (203) 358-8000 or (920) 563-2446
Fax: (203) 358-0179 or (920) 563-0234
The Aristotle Corporation Declares
Semi-Annual Preferred Dividends
Stamford, CT, September 11, 2008 - The Aristotle Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTL; ARTLP) announced today that it has declared semi-annual cash dividends of $.33 and $.36 per share, respectively, on its outstanding shares of Series I Preferred Stock and Series J Preferred Stock. The dividends are payable on September 30, 2008, to holders of record on September 22, 2008. Dividends are payable on Aristotles Preferred Stock on March 31 and September 30, if and when declared by Aristotles Board of Directors.
The Aristotle Corporation, founded in 1986, and headquartered in Stamford, CT, is a leading manufacturer and global distributor of educational, health, medical technology and agricultural products.
There are 18.0 million shares outstanding of Aristotle common stock (NASDAQ: ARTL) and 1.1 million shares outstanding of Series I Preferred Stock (NASDAQ: ARTLP); there are also 11.0 million privately-held shares outstanding of Series J Preferred Stock. Aristotle has about 4,000 stockholders of record.
Further information about Aristotle can be obtained on its website: aristotlecorp.net.