Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 19, 2019

Horizon Global Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(IRS Employer
of Incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
2600 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 555, Troy, Michigan

(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(248) 593-8820

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 2.01
Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
As previously announced, on August 16, 2019, certain subsidiaries of Horizon Global Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a share sale and purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Hayman Pacific BidCo Pty Ltd. (the “Purchaser”), an affiliate of Pacific Equity Partners. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Purchaser agreed to acquire the Company’s Asia-Pacific operating segment for AUD $340 million in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. On September 19, 2019, the Company completed the sale of the Asia-Pacific business segment (“APAC”) pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

The description of the Agreement contained herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

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

On September 19, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Committee”) awarded bonuses for the executive officers as follows: Jamie Pierson, Chief Financial Officer, a bonus of $840,752; and Jay Goldbaum, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, a bonus of $840,752. Bonuses for Messrs. Pierson and Goldbaum were comprised of 50% cash and 50% in the form of service-based Restricted Stock Units, generally vesting in full on the first anniversary of the date of grant. These bonuses were provided to the executive officers by the Committee in recognition of the successful completion, and the valuable contributions provided by each of the named executive officers above and beyond normal time and effort to help achieve, the sale of APAC.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b)     Pro Forma Financial Information. The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information of the Company giving effect to the divestment of the APAC business segment, together with the related notes thereto, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

(d)    Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:


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 hereunto duly authorized.

September 24, 2019
/s/ Jamie G. Pierson
Jamie G. Pierson
Chief Financial Officer

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