SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 2, 2022
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|| ||(Commission File Number)|| ||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(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, par value $1.00 per share
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Given the recent Russian invasion on Ukraine, The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) has committed to divesting its equity ownership in Familia in support of the people of Ukraine. As of March 2, 2022, Doug Mizzi and Scott Goldenberg have resigned from their director and observer positions, respectively, on Familia’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
As a result of this commitment to divest, TJX may recognize an investment loss when its Familia position is sold. Prior to a sale, TJX may be required to record an impairment charge if the fair value of its Familia investment declines below its carrying value on the balance sheet.
TJX invested $225 million for a 25% non-controlling, minority interest in privately held Familia in November of 2019. Familia, domiciled in Luxembourg, is an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions with more than 400 stores in Russia.
TJX accounts for its investment in Familia using the equity method of accounting. As of January 29, 2022, the carrying value of TJX’s investment in Familia was $186 million, which reflects the revaluing of the investment from Russian rubles to the U.S. dollar, resulting in a cumulative translation loss and reducing the carrying value of TJX’s investment by approximately $40 million.
TJX does not have any sales in Russia or Ukraine.
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.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
/s/ Alicia C. Kelly
Alicia C. Kelly
Executive Vice President, Secretary and
Dated: March 3, 2022