Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2018 (May 14, 2018)




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   01-13697   52-1604305

(State or other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

160 South Industrial Blvd.

Calhoun, Georgia 30701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(706) 629-7721

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Underwriting Agreement

On May 14, 2018, Mohawk Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) and Mohawk Capital Finance S.A. (“Mohawk Finance”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company that provides financing for the Company through the issuance of debt securities, entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with MUFG Securities EMEA plc, pursuant to which Mohawk Finance agreed to sell €300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Floating Rate Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) in a registered public offering. The Company has fully and unconditionally guaranteed the Notes on a senior unsecured basis. The offering of the Notes is being made pursuant to the Company’s and Mohawk Finance’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, as amended by Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 thereto (File Nos. 333-219716 and 333-219716-02) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 1, 2017 and a preliminary prospectus supplement, dated May 14, 2018, and a prospectus supplement, to be dated May 15, 2018, related to the offering of the Notes, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations and warranties of the parties and indemnification and contribution provisions whereby the Company and Mohawk Finance, on the one hand, and the Underwriter, on the other hand, have agreed to indemnify each other against certain liabilities and will contribute to payments the other party may be required to make in respect thereof.

The closing of the sale of the Notes is expected to occur on May 18, 2018. The net proceeds from the offering will be used to repay commercial paper borrowings.

The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


10.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated as of May 14, 2018, by and among, Mohawk Capital Finance S.A., Mohawk Industries, Inc. and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.


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.


    Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Dated: May 14, 2018     By:   /s/ R. David Patton
        Name:   R. David Patton
        Title:   Vice President-Business Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary