Registration No. 333-          
As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 8, 2020
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
FORM S-8
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE
SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 
DELUXE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Minnesota
 
41-0216800
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
3680 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview, Minnesota 55126-2966
(Address of principal executive offices,
including zip code)
 
DELUXE CORPORATION 2020 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
(Full title of the plan)
 
Jeffrey L. Cotter
SVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Deluxe Corporation
3680 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview, Minnesota 55126-2966
(651) 483-7111
(Name, address and telephone number,
including area code, of agent for service)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer
þ
 
Accelerated Filer
¨
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated Filer
¨
 
Smaller Reporting Company
¨
 
 
 
Emerging Growth Company
¨
 If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. o
 
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of securities to be registered
Amount to be registered(1)
Proposed maximum offering price per share(2)
Proposed maximum aggregate offering price
Amount of registration fee
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
5,000,000
$
26.49

$
132,450,000

$
17,192.01

(1)         Includes 5,000,000 shares of common stock to be issued under the Deluxe Corporation 2020 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the "2020 Incentive Plan"). Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement also covers any additional shares of common stock that become issuable under the 2020 Incentive Plan by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, reorganization or other similar transaction effected without the registrant’s receipt of consideration that results in an increase in the number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s common stock.
(2)         Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(h)(1) and (c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The proposed maximum offering price is based on the average of the high and low prices of the registrant's common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on May 4, 2020. 






 PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(A) PROSPECTUS

The information called for by Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the instructions to Form S-8. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the instructions to Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the SEC either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424.

PART II
 
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
 
Item 3.  Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
 
The following documents have been filed with the SEC by the Company and are incorporated by reference in this registration statement:
 
(a)   the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019;

(b) the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020;
 
(c)   the Company's Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on February 20, 2020; February 25, 2020; March 26, 2020; and May 1, 2020; and
 
(d)   the description of the Company’s common stock contained in Exhibit 4.2 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in any amendment, registration statement or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
 
All documents filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the respective dates of filing of such documents.
 
Any statement contained in any document incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for the purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement.
 
Item 4.  Description of Securities.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 5.  Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 6.  Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
 
Section 302A.521, subd. 2, of the Minnesota Business Corporation Act (the “MBCA”) requires Deluxe to indemnify a person made or threatened to be made a party to a proceeding by reason of the former or present official capacity of the person with respect to Deluxe against judgments, penalties, fines, including, without limitation, excise taxes assessed against the person with respect to an employee benefit plan, settlements and reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred by the person in connection with the proceeding (collectively, “Losses”) if, with respect to the same acts or omissions, such person: (1) has not been indemnified by another organization or employee benefit plan for the same Losses; (2) acted in good faith; (3) received no improper personal benefit, and statutory procedures have been followed in the case of any conflict of interest by a director; (4) in the case of a criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct was unlawful; and (5) in the case of acts or omissions occurring in the person’s official capacity as director, officer, member of a committee of





the board or employee, reasonably believed that the conduct was in the best interests of the corporation, or in the case of acts or omissions occurring in a director’s, officer’s or employee’s capacity as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another organization or employee benefit plan, reasonably believed that the conduct was not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. If the person's acts or omissions complained of in the proceeding relate to conduct as a director, officer, trustee, employee, or agent of an employee benefit plan, the conduct is not considered to be opposed to the best interests of the corporation if the person reasonably believed that the conduct was in the best interests of the participants or beneficiaries of the employee benefit plan.
 
Article XII of Deluxe’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation provides that no director of Deluxe shall be personally liable to Deluxe or its shareholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty by such director as a director. Article XII does not, however, limit or eliminate the liability of a director to the extent provided by applicable law for (i) any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to Deluxe or its shareholders, (ii) acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) authorizing a dividend, stock repurchase or redemption or other distribution in violation of Minnesota law or for violation of certain provisions of Minnesota securities laws or (iv) any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.
 
Article V of the Bylaws of Deluxe provide that Deluxe shall indemnify all officers and directors of Deluxe for such expenses and liabilities, in such manner, under such circumstances and to the fullest extent as permitted by the MBCA. Unless otherwise approved by the board of directors, Deluxe shall not indemnify any officer or director of Deluxe who is not otherwise entitled to indemnification pursuant to the prior sentence.
 
Deluxe maintains an insurance policy or policies to assist in funding the indemnification of directors and officers for certain liabilities.
 
Item 7.  Exemption from Registration Claimed.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 8.  Exhibits.
 
4.1
 
 
 
 
4.2
 
 
 
 
4.3
 
 
 
 
5.1
 
 
 
 
10.1
 
 
 
 
23.1
 
 
 
 
23.2
 
 
 
 
24.1
 
 





Item 9.   Undertakings.
 
(a)                               The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
 
(1)                               To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
 
(i)                                   To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
 
(ii)                                  To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and
 
(iii)                               To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
 
providedhowever, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
 
(2)                               That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
(3)                               To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
 
(b)                               The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
(c)                                Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.






 SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Shoreview, State of Minnesota, on May 8, 2020.
 
 
DELUXE CORPORATION
 
 
 
By:/s/ Jeffrey L. Cotter
 
 Jeffrey L. Cotter
 
Senior Vice President,
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on May 8, 2020.
 
Signature
 
Title
 
 
 
/s/ Barry C. McCarthy
 
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Barry C. McCarthy
 
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
 
/s/ Keith A. Bush
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Keith A. Bush
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
/s/ Ronald van Houwelingen
 
Vice President, Controller
Ronald van Houwelingen

 
(Principal Accounting Officer)
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Ronald C. Baldwin
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
William C. Cobb
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Cheryl E. Mayberry McKissack
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Don J. McGrath
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Thomas J. Reddin
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Martyn R. Redgrave
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
John L. Stauch
 
 
 
 
/s/ *
 
Director
Victoria A. Treyger
 
 
 
*By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Cotter
 
 
 Jeffrey L. Cotter, attorney-in-fact
 
 
 


Deluxe (NYSE:DLX)
Historical Stock Chart
From Aug 2020 to Sep 2020 Click Here for more Deluxe Charts.
Deluxe (NYSE:DLX)
Historical Stock Chart
From Sep 2019 to Sep 2020 Click Here for more Deluxe Charts.