UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT

TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  May 8, 2013

 

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

1-13703

 

13-3995059

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

924 Avenue J East

 

 

Grand Prairie, Texas

 

75050

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(972) 595-5000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 

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

 

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):

 

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Item 8.01              Other Events.

 

On May 8, 2013, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors approved a two-for-one stock split of the Company’s common stock in the form of a stock dividend.  On June 26, 2013, each shareholder of record at the close of business on June 12, 2013 will receive one share of stock for each share outstanding.

 

Also on May 8, 2013, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of ninety cents per share of common stock payable to shareholders of record as of May 30, 2013.  The dividend will be payable June 10, 2013.

 

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)             Exhibits

 

99.1                        Press Release of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, dated May 8, 2013

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Lance C. Balk

 

 

Name:

Lance C. Balk

 

 

Title:

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

Date:  May 8, 2013

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, dated May 8, 2013

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Contact:

 

GRAPHIC

Nancy Krejsa

 

 

Senior Vice President

 

 

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

 

 

+1-972-595-5083

 

 

nkrejsa@sftp.com

 

 

 

Six Flags Announces Two-For-One Stock Split and Quarterly Cash Dividend

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — May 8, 2013 — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) announced today that its board of directors approved a two-for-one split of the company’s common stock to be issued in the form of a stock dividend. On June 26, 2013, shareholders of record as of June 12, 2013 will receive one share of stock for each share outstanding.

 

In addition, the board declared a quarterly cash dividend of ninety cents per share of common stock payable to shareholders of record as of May 30, 2013. The dividend will be payable June 10, 2013.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

 

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.