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): February 21, 2020
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1111 Expedia Group Way W.
Seattle, Washington 98119
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.0001 par value
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Expedia Group, Inc. 2.500% Senior Notes due 2022
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
On February 21, 2020 Expedia Group, Inc. (the “Company”) committed to restructuring actions intended to simplify the Company’s businesses and improve operational efficiencies. Subject to compliance with local consultation obligations where applicable, the restructuring actions are expected to result in headcount reductions and the communication of such actions to a significant portion of affected employees was commenced on February 25, 2020.
In connection with these actions, the Company expects to record all of the approximately $135 million to $185 million in total pre-tax charges during 2020, which are comprised of employee severance and compensation benefits costs of $120 million to $150 million and other related costs of $15 million to $35 million. Of the total costs expected to be incurred, $130 million to $175 million is expected to result in future cash expenditures.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the views of the Company’s management regarding current expectations and projections about future events and are based on currently available information. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” as well as those discussed elsewhere in this report. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The use of words such as “intended to,” “expected to,” “expects,” among others, generally identify forward-looking statements; however, these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. We are not under any obligation and do not intend to publicly update or review any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. Please carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in this report and in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, prospects and results of operations.
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.
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
/s/ Eric Hart
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Dated: February 25, 2020