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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2018

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 
 
 
001-31390
 
06-1195422
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

2400 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (763) 551-5000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b)    Cessation of Role as Interim Chief Financial Officer. As previously disclosed, Marc A. Ungerman, Vice President, Controller of Christopher & Banks Corporation (the “Company”), was appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer (“Interim CFO”) effective July 14, 2017. As contemplated by his appointment, Mr. Ungerman served as Interim CFO on a temporary basis until the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer. On June 27, 2018, the Company announced the appointment of Richard Bundy as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Accordingly, Mr. Ungerman will cease serving as the Company’s Interim CFO upon Mr. Bundy’s first date of employment, which is currently expected to be July 9, 2018. Mr. Ungerman will continue serving as the Company’s Vice President, Controller.

(c)    Election of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. On July 9, 2018, Mr. Bundy is expected to commence employment as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bundy, age 39, most recently served as Vice President, Brand Finance and Strategy at Chico’s FAS, Inc., a specialty women’s retail company, a position he held beginning in 2015. Mr. Bundy was with Chico’s FAS, Inc. for approximately ten years serving in a variety of ever increasing financial roles. Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Inc., Mr. Bundy served as a financial analyst at both Limited Brands, Inc. and Albertson’s Inc. Mr. Bundy is not related to any officer or director of the Company.

Other than the compensation arrangements described below, Mr. Bundy is not a party to any transactions with the Company.

(e)    Certain Compensation Arrangements. In connection with his appointment as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bundy executed an offer letter from the Company on June 19, 2018 (the “Offer Letter”). Pursuant to the Offer Letter, Mr. Bundy is entitled to (i) a base salary in the amount of $350,000; (ii) a guaranteed bonus for fiscal 2018 in the amount of $50,000; and (iii) participation in the Company’s annual incentive programs whereby Mr. Bundy is eligible to receive, based on the Company’s achievement of certain performance objectives, an annual bonus at “target” of up to 50% of his base salary. Mr. Bundy’s guaranteed bonus shall be offset, in whole or in part, by any cash bonus paid to him under the Company’s annual incentive program for fiscal 2018. Mr. Bundy is also eligible to participate in all existing benefit plans and programs generally available to the Company’s senior executives. Per the Offer Letter, Mr. Bundy is expected to relocate to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. The Company will pay or Mr. Bundy will be reimbursed for certain specified relocation expenses incurred as a result of his anticipated relocation to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, not to exceed $125,000 in the aggregate.

Pursuant to the Offer Letter, Mr. Bundy is entitled to receive the following equity awards under the Company’s 2018 Stock Incentive Plan:

Seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) in the form of non-qualified stock options of the Company’s common stock (75,000 divided by the closing price on the grant date equals the number of options granted). The exercise price of the stock options will be the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on Mr. Bundy’s first date of employment (the “Start Date”) and the award will have a term of 10 years and vest one-third on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant, assuming he remains continuously employed with the Company, and would be evidenced by the Company’s current form of stock option agreement.
 
Seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) in the form of time-based restricted stock of the Company’s common stock, granted as of the close of business on the Start Date (75,000 divided by the closing price on the grant date equals the number of shares of restricted stock granted). The award will vest one-third on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant assuming he remains continuously employed with the Company, and would be evidenced by the Company’s current form of stock award agreement.

Per the Offer Letter, Mr. Bundy and the Company will enter into a form of severance agreement (the “Severance Agreement”) previously approved by the Compensation Committee which conforms with the form of Agreement described in the Company’s Form 8-K Report filed on December 8, 2017.


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If Mr. Bundy is involuntarily terminated by the Company without “Cause”, as defined in the Severance Agreement, and executes a general release of claims in favor of the Company, the Company will be obligated to pay him a severance payment in an amount equal to twelve months of his highest annual salary at any time during the twelve months preceding the date of termination.

The Severance Agreement also provides that, notwithstanding the foregoing, if, 180 days prior to, or twelve months after, a “Change in Control”, he is terminated without “Cause”, or resigns for “Good Reason”, as such terms are defined in the Agreement, then he shall be entitled to receive a severance payment, in one lump sum and adjusted for any severance payments previously made to him by the Company, generally equal to the sum of (A) twelve months of his highest annual salary at any time during the twelve month period preceding the date of termination and (B) 1.0 times his then current on-target bonus.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 27, 2018, the Company announced Mr. Bundy’s election as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in a press release being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

This Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act’), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
(d)
Exhibits:
 
 
 


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SIGNATURE

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.

 
 
 
 
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: June 27, 2018
By:
/s/ Luke R. Komarek
 
 
Luke R. Komarek
 
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 


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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
EXHIBIT INDEX TO FORM 8-K

 
 
 
Date of Report:
 
Commission File No.:
June 27, 2018
 
001-31390


CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION


 
 
 
Exhibit Number
 
Description
 
 
 
99.1
 




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Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
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2400 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 ▪ (763) 551-5000 ▪ www.christopherandbanks.com

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION APPOINTS RICHARD BUNDY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Minneapolis, MN, June 27, 2018 - Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) today announced that Richard Bundy will be joining the Company July 9, 2018 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bundy will lead the Company’s financial and accounting functions, as well as its distribution and logistics areas.

Keri Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Christopher and Banks team. I believe that with his strong specialty retail background, including his extensive financial planning and analysis as well as operations experience, Richard will bring great value to the Company and play a key role in shaping and implementing our strategic initiatives. I look forward to his contributions as a key member of our leadership team as we position the Company for the future.”

Mr. Bundy has served in numerous roles with increasing responsibility in his approximately 10 years at Chico’s FAS, Inc. most recently serving as Vice President, Brand Finance & Strategy. Prior to Chico’s he served as a financial analyst at both Limited Brands, Inc and Albertson’s Inc. Mr. Bundy has a Master’s of Business Administration, Finance from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Montana State University.

Marc Ungerman, who has been serving as the Interim Chief Financial Officer, will continue in his role as Vice President, Controller. “On behalf of the Company, we greatly appreciate Marc serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the past year and thank him for all of his efforts,” indicated Ms. Jones.

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About Christopher & Banks

Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based national specialty retailer featuring exclusively designed privately branded women’s apparel and accessories. As of June 27, 2018, the Company operates 461 stores in 45 states consisting of 313 MPW stores, 79 Outlet stores, 36 Christopher & Banks stores, and 33 stores in its women’s plus size clothing division CJ Banks. The Company also operates the www.christopherandbanks.com eCommerce website.

Keywords: Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks, Women’s Clothing, Plus Size Clothing, Petites, Extended Sizes, Outfits.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect our current views with respect to certain events that could have an effect on our future performance. The forward-looking statements relate to expectations concerning matters that are not historical facts and may use the words “will”, "expect", "anticipate", "plan", "intend", "project", "believe", “should”, "drive" "in order to" and similar expressions. Except for historical information, matters discussed in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based largely on information currently available to our management and our current expectations, assumptions, plans, estimates, judgments and projections about our business and our industry, and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the Company's future performance and financial results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We cannot guarantee their accuracy or our future performance, and there are a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies, and other factors (many of which are outside our control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, there is no assurance that our expectations will, in fact, be achieved or that our estimates or assumptions will be correct, and we caution investors and all others not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.


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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” and in the “Forward-Looking Statements” disclosure in Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of our latest annual report on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements that are made or attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.


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COMPANY CONTACT:
 
 
Keri Jones
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
(763) 551-5000
 
 
 
 
 
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
 
 
Jean Fontana
 
 
ICR, Inc.
 
 
(646) 277-1214
 
 




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