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): NOVEMBER 18, 2009
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 8.01 Other Events.
On November 18, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. E.S.T. (the “Effective Time), LRTA, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Acquisition Co.) and an affiliate of Geneve Corporation (Geneve), filed a Certificate of Ownership and Merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware pursuant to which Acquisition Co. was merged (the Merger) with and into The Aristotle Corporation (Aristotle) in accordance with the short-form merger provisions of Section 253 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Immediately prior to the Effective Time, Acquisition Co. owned more than 90% of the outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (Common Stock), of Aristotle. Accordingly, under applicable Delaware law, no action by Aristotles stockholders (other than Acquisition Co.) was required for the Merger to become effective. Geneve and the other stockholders of Acquisition Co. had previously disclosed their intention to effect the Merger in a Schedule 13E-3 initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2009, and subsequently amended on October 5, 2009 and October 23, 2009. As a result of the Merger, Geneve and certain of its affiliated companies own 100% of the capital stock of Aristotle.
Pursuant to the terms of the Merger, at the Effective Time, (i) each share of Common Stock (A) not owned by Acquisition Co. and (B) as to which appraisal rights have not been perfected, held immediately prior to the Effective Time now represents only the right to receive $5.50 per share in cash, without interest (the Common Stock Merger Price); and (ii) each share of Series I Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Aristotle (A) not owned by Geneve and (B) as to which appraisal rights have not been perfected, held immediately prior to the Effective Time now represents only the right to receive $7.00 per share in cash, without interest, plus accrued and unpaid dividends to the Effective Time of $.0875 per share.
In connection with the Merger, outstanding stock options not exercised prior to the Effective Time were cancelled and exchanged into the right to receive the Common Stock Merger Price, less the option exercise price (and any applicable withholding taxes).
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
H. William Smith
Vice President, General Counsel
Date: November 18, 2009