Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 7, 2006
Lifetime Brands, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One Merrick Avenue,
Westbury, New York, 11590
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code) 516-683-6000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) N/A
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On July 13, 2006, Lifetime Brands, Inc. (the Company) reported under Item 1.01 on Form 8-K that it had entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets comprising the WearEver cookware and bakeware businesses of Global Home Products LLC. The transaction was subject to a number of conditions, including the completion of an auction process and bankruptcy court approval. On August 7, 2006, the auction was held and the Company was not the successful bidder. The Company believes that a party which objected to the terms of the sale intends to file a motion to stay the sale. The Company cannot determine what effect, if any, the filing of such motion, or the granting of a stay, would have on the eventual outcome of the sale.
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.|
By: /s/ Robert McNally
Vice President of Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
Date: August 11, 2006