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): November 5, 2018





Pyxus International, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant, as specified in its charter)




Virginia   001-13684   54-1746567

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



file number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

8001 Aerial Center Parkway

Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-8417

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(919) 379-4300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Alliance One International, Inc.

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



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ITEM 2.05 Costs Associated With Exit or Disposal Activities

On November 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of Pyxus International, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a cost-saving and restructuring initiative to consolidate the Company’s U.S. green tobacco processing operations into its Wilson, North Carolina facility and repurpose its Farmville, North Carolina facility for storage and special projects. The net impact of the initiative will result in a reduction of headcount for which the Company expects to incur severance expense. The initiative is expected to be principally implemented over the next twelve months.

Due to a number of uncertainties with respect to this initiative, the Company is not yet able to estimate the total amount or range of amounts expected to be incurred in connection with this initiative, as well as an estimate of amounts for each major category of costs and an estimate of the amount that will result in future cash expenditures. The Company undertakes to amend this Form 8-K to include this information once it makes a determination of these estimates or range of estimates.




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.

Date: November 7, 2018


By:   /s/ William L. O’Quinn, Jr.

William L. O’Quinn, Jr.

Senior Vice President – Chief Legal Officer and Secretary