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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) June 25, 2019



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Item 2.05.Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.


On June 25, 2019, the officers of IntriCon Corporation (the “Company”) approved the closing of its IntriCon UK Limited subsidiary, which is expected to reduce costs by approximately $1.0 million annually. As part of this plan, IntriCon UK Limited ceased all business activity effective June 28, 2019, is finalizing the sale of certain assets related to its accessory business and entered into a distribution agreement with Puretone Ltd., whereby Puretone will distribute IntriCon branded hearing aids into the National Health Service system on the Company’s behalf. The decision to close IntriCon U.K. was made to allow the Company to focus its resources on two value hearing health priorities: to prudently expand its direct sales initiatives with Hearing Help Express and to seek partnerships with best-in-class entrants in the emerging OTC hearing aid market.


In connection with its decision to close IntriCon UK Limited, the Company is evaluating the resulting asset impairment and one-time employee termination costs. The Company currently estimates the one-time employee termination costs to approximate $100,000 to $200,000.  The majority of the expected charges will be recorded in the Company’s results from discontinued operations for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019.  At this time, the Company is unable in good faith to make a determination of an estimated range of impairment charges or of future cash expenditures. As such, additional losses are possible as the Company completes its assessment of the closure and such losses may be material.


Item 2.06.Material Impairments.


The information set forth above in Item 2.05 is hereby incorporated into Item 2.06 by reference.


Forward-Looking Statements


Statements made in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not historical facts, such as estimates of costs or charges, or reductions in costs or charges, as a result of the closing of the Company’s IntriCon UK Limited subsidiary, or that include forward-looking terminology, such as “estimated,” “expected” and “anticipated,” are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be affected by known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the Company’s control, and may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, performance and achievements expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, regardless of whether new information becomes available, future developments occur or otherwise.



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.




  By: /s/ Scott Longval
  Name: Scott Longval
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Date: July 1, 2019