SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||December 18, 2007|
SKECHERS U.S.A., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|228 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California||90266|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(310) 318-3100|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 18, 2007, the Board of Directors of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (the "Company"), approved amendments to Article VI of the Company’s bylaws, as amended, effective as of December 18, 2007, to clarify the Company’s authority to issue uncertificated shares of stock and thereby enable the Company to comply with Section 501.00 of the Listed Company Manual of the New York Stock Exchange (the "Direct Registration Rule"). The Direct Registration Rule requires NYSE-listed securities, such as the Company’s Class A common stock, to be eligible for a direct registration program operated by a clearing agency registered under Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on and after January 1, 2008.
A direct registration program enables investors to establish book-entry ownership of stock or other securities. Shares are owned, recorded and transferred electronically without the issuance of physical stock certificates, which enables investors and broker-dealers to effect transactions without the risks and delays associated with transferring physical stock certificates. Because the Company’s existing bylaws did not clearly address the issuance of shares without a physical stock certificate, the Company’s Board of Directors determined that it was appropriate to amend the existing bylaws to clarify the Company’s authority to issue uncertificated shares in accordance with the Direct Registration Rule.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendment to the Company’s bylaws, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
3.1 Second Amendment to Bylaws dated as of December 18, 2007.
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.
|SKECHERS U.S.A., INC.|
|December 19, 2007||By:||
/s/ David Weinberg
|Name: David Weinberg|
|Title: Chief Operating Officer|
|Second Amendment to Bylaws dated as of December 18, 2007.|