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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000921895-18-002817
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2018-10-22 15:41:19
Filed By:
Alden Global Capital
Company:
Freds Inc (NASDAQ:FRED)
Filing Date:
2018-10-22
SEC Url:
13D Filing
Ownership Summary

Please notice the below summary table is generated without human intervention and may contain errors. Please refer to the complete filing displayed below for exact figures.

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Strategic Investment Opportunities 231,617 231,617 11,375,000 11,375,000 30.5%
Alden Global Capital 11,375,000 11,375,000 30.5%
Heath Freeman 11,375,000 11,606,617 31.2%
Filing

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 5)1

Fred’s, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Class A Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

356108100

(CUSIP Number)

HEATH FREEMAN

ALDEN GLOBAL CAPITAL LLC

885 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

(212) 888-5500

 

ANDREW FREEDMAN, ESQ.

OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

(212) 451-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

October 22, 2018

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ¨.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

 

1              The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 
  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Strategic Investment Opportunities LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        WC  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         11,375,000  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          11,375,000  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        11,375,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        30.5%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Alden Global Capital LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         11,375,000  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          11,375,000  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        11,375,000  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        30.5%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IA, OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Heath Freeman  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        AF  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        USA  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         231,617*  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         11,375,000  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          231,617*  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          11,375,000  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        11,606,617*  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        31.2%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN  

  

*Represents restricted stock units that have not yet vested, which were granted to Mr. Freeman as compensation for his service on the Board of Directors of the Issuer.

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The following constitutes Amendment No. 5 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (the “Amendment No. 5”). This Amendment No. 5 amends the Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein.

 

Item 6.Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

Item 6 is hereby amended to add the following:

On October 22, 2018, Alden, on behalf of itself and certain of its affiliates, entered into a Purchase Plan (the “Agreement”) with Imperial Capital, LLC for the purpose of establishing a trading plan to effect purchases of Shares of the Issuer in compliance with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, including, but not limited to, Rule 10b5-1.

Shares purchased pursuant to the Agreement may only be purchased in accordance with trading requirements adopted by Alden, and there can be no assurance as to how many Shares, if any, will be purchased pursuant to the Agreement or at what price any such Shares will be purchased.

A copy of the Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

Item 7 is hereby amended to add the following exhibit:

99.1Purchase Plan, dated October 22, 2018.

 

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: October 22, 2018

 

  Strategic Investment Opportunities LLC
   
  By: Alden Global Capital LLC
    Investment Manager
     
     
  By:

/s/ Heath Freeman

    Name: Heath Freeman
    Title: President
       
       
  Alden Global Capital LLC
   
  By:

/s/ Heath Freeman

    Name: Heath Freeman
    Title: President
   
   
  /s/ Heath Freeman
  Heath Freeman

 

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