UNITED STATES 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): March 4, 2022
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
Resolute Forest Products Inc.
1010 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 400
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 2N2
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (514) 875-2160
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of class||Trading Symbol||Name of exchange|
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||RFP||New York Stock Exchange|
|Toronto Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER ITEMS.
On March 4, 2022, Resolute Forest Products Inc. (the “Company”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Resolute FP Canada Inc. (“Resolute”), completed the purchase from Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) (referred together as “Louisiana-Pacific”), of its 50% equity interest in two joint ventures, Resolute-LP Engineered Wood Larouche Inc. and Resolute-LP Engineered Wood St-Prime Limited Partnership, that produce I-joists in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, resulting in Resolute owning 100% of the two entities. The purchase price to acquire Louisiana-Pacific’s 50% equity interest in the joint ventures is $50 million, subject to customary adjustments, paid with cash on hand. In connection with the acquisition, Resolute entered into agreements with Louisiana-Pacific to continue to serve as the exclusive distributors of the engineered wood products produced at the facilities.
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.
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS INC.
|By:||/s/ Stephanie Leclaire|
|Date: March 4, 2022||Name: Stephanie Leclaire|
|Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer|