Form 8-K





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): April 27, 2015



Lifetime Brands, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


0-19254   11-2682486


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1000 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code) 516-683-6000

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) N/A



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


  ¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


  ¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


  ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


  ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))




Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On April 27, 2015, Lifetime Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Amendment of Employment Agreement (the “Amendment”) with Daniel Siegel, President of the Company (the “Executive”), amending the Employment Agreement dated as of November 28, 2014 between the Company and the Executive (the “Employment Agreement”). The Amendment adds to the Employment Agreement a provision that provides, among other things, that the Company will reimburse the Executive, on a one-time basis, up to $6,500 of legal fees paid by the Executive in connection with the execution of the Employment Agreement. The Amendment also clarifies certain benefits the Executive is entitled to receive in the event the Company does not offer employment to the Executive beyond the initial term or any renewal term of his Employment Agreement.

The information provided in this Item 1.01 is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms of the Amendment attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

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

The information provided in Item 1.01 of this current report on Form 8-K is incorporated here by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


10.1 Amendment of Employment Agreement dated April 27, 2015 between Lifetime Brands, Inc. and Daniel Siegel.


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Lifetime Brands, Inc.

/s/ Laurence Winoker

Laurence Winoker
Senior Vice President – Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 29, 2015