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GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form 8-K on 03/07/2018
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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) March 5, 2018
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
1-6714
53-0182885
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1700 Arlington, Virginia
22209
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(703) 345-6300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously reported by Graham Holdings Company (the “Company”) on April 27, 2017, Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Iowa College Acquisition, LLC (collectively, “Kaplan”), subsidiaries of the Company, entered into a Contribution and Transfer Agreement (“Transfer Agreement”) to contribute the institutional assets and operations of Kaplan University (“KU”) to a new, nonprofit, public-benefit corporation affiliated with Purdue University (“Purdue”) in exchange for a Transition and Operations Support Agreement (“TOSA”) to provide key non-academic operations support to the university, which will be known as Purdue University Global, for an initial term of 30 years with a buy-out option after six years.
Consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transfer Agreement are subject to various closing conditions, including, among others, regulatory approvals from the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”), the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (“ICHE”) and the Higher Learning Commission (“HLC”) which is the regional accreditor of both Purdue and Kaplan University, and certain other state educational agencies and accreditors of programs. On August 10, 2017, ICHE approved the transaction. On September 13, 2017, the ED responded to the pre-acquisition application stating that it does not see any impediment to approval of the transaction subject to certain conditions. On March 5, 2018, the HLC notified Kaplan and Purdue that the HLC Board of Trustees voted to approve the transaction at its February 22, 2018 meeting. As required by HLC policy and federal regulation, the HLC Board requires Purdue University Global to host focused evaluations within six months of the date of the transaction. The Company expects that the transaction will close within thirty days of the HLC approval date.

 
 




SIGNATURE
 
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.

 
 
Graham Holdings Company
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: March 7, 2018
 
/s/ Wallace R. Cooney
 
 
Wallace R. Cooney,
Senior Vice President–Finance