As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2009

Registration No. 33-70517

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

ALICO, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Florida   59-0906081

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

P.O. Box 338

La Belle, Florida 33975

(address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

 

 

Alico’s 2008 Incentive Equity Plan

(Full title of the plan)

 

 

Steven Smith

Principal Executive Officer

Alico, Inc.

P.O. Box 338

La Belle, Florida 33975

(863) 675-2966

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies of all communications, including copies of all communications

sent to agent for service, should be sent to:

David C. Shobe, Esquire

Olga M. Pina, Esquire

Fowler White Boggs P.A.

501 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700

Tampa, Florida 33602

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer

  ¨       Accelerated filer   x  

Non-accelerated filer

  ¨     (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)   Smaller reporting company   ¨  

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 
Title of Securities to be Registered   

Amount to be

Registered(1)

   Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share(2)
   Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price
   Amount of
Registration Fee

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share

   350,000 shares    $27.39    $9,586,500    $534.93
 

 

(1) In addition, pursuant to Rule 416(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement also covers an indeterminate amount of additional shares as may become issuable under the plan in the event of a share split, share dividend, split-up, recapitalization or other similar event.

 

(2) Calculated on the basis of the average of the high and low prices of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq National Market on June 2, 2009, in accordance with Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents heretofore filed by Alico, Inc. (the “Company”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are hereby incorporated herein by reference as of their respective dates:

 

  (1) The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008.

 

  (2) All other reports filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Annual Report on Form 10-K referred to in paragraph (1) above; including the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2008, and March 31, 2009.

 

  (3) The description of the Common Stock as contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, Registration No. 2-43156 including all amendments or reports flied for the purpose of updating such description.

In addition, all documents filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in the registration statement and to be a part thereof from the date of filing of such documents.

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 607.0850 of the Florida Business Corporation Act (the “Business Corporation Act”) grants each corporation organized thereunder the power to indemnify officers, directors, employees and agents on certain conditions against liabilities arising out of any action or proceeding to which any of them is a party by reason of being such officer, director, employee or agent. Section 607.0831 of the Business Corporation Act provides that the director of a Florida corporation shall not be personally liable to such corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages resulting from breaches of the directors’ duties unless such breach constitutes a violation of criminal law, a transaction for which the director received an improper benefit, and certain other circumstances including acts of recklessness, bad faith, and unlawful distributions.

 

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The Company’s Bylaws also provide for the indemnification of each Officer and Director except in relation to matters as to which the Director or Officer is found liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of their duties as Director or Officer. The Company currently maintains policies of insurance under which the directors and officers of the Company are insured, within the limits and subject to the limitations of the policies, against certain expenses in connection with the defense of actions, suits or proceedings, to which they are parties by reason of being or having been such directors or officers.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

Item 8. Exhibits

The following documents are filed as exhibits to this Registration Statement:

 

  4.1 Restated Certificate of Incorporation, dated February 17, 1972 (incorporated by reference to the Company’s Registration Statement on form S-1 Registration No. 2-43156).

 

  4.2 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation, Dated January 14, 1974 (incorporated by reference to Alico’s Registration Statement on Form S-8, dated December 21, 2005, Registration No. 333-130575).

 

  4.3 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, Dated January 14, 1987 (incorporated by reference to Alico’s Registration Statement on Form S-8, dated December 21, 2005, Registration No. 333-130575).

 

  4.4 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, Dated December 27, 1988 (incorporated by reference to Alico’s Registration Statement on Form S-8, dated December 21, 2005, Registration No. 333-130575).

 

  4.5 By-Laws of Alico, Inc., amended and restated (incorporated by reference to Alico’s filing on Form 8-K dated October 4, 2007).

 

  5.1 Opinion of Fowler White Boggs P.A., as to the legality of the securities being registered.

 

  24.1 Consent of Fowler White Boggs P.A. (appears in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1).

 

  24.2 Consent of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.

 

  24.3 Consent of Tedder, James, Worden & Associates, P.A.

 

  99.0 Description of 2008 Incentive Equity Plan (incorporated by reference from the Company’s Proxy Statement filed on Schedule 14A with the SEC on January 23, 2009).

 

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Item 9. Undertakings.

 

  (a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

  (i) to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

  (ii) to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

 

  (iii) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

Provided, however, that subparagraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those subparagraphs is contained in periodic reports filed by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

 

  (2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered thereof.

 

  (3) To remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

  (b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the provisions described in Item 6, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in such Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer, or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Tampa, State of Florida, on June 5, 2009.

 

ALICO, INC.
By:   /s/ Steven Smith
 

Steven Smith, President and

Principal Executive Officer

 

By:   /s/ Patrick Murphy
  Patrick Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Steven Smith

Steven Smith

   President and Principal Executive Officer   June 3, 2009

/s/ Patrick W. Murphy

Patrick W. Murphy

   Chief Financial Officer   June 3, 2009

/s/ John R. Alexander

John R. Alexander

   Director and Chairman of the Board   June 3, 2009

/s/ JD Alexander

JD Alexander

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Robert E. Lee Caswell

Robert E. Lee Caswell

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Evelyn D’An

Evelyn D’An

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Charles L. Palmer

Charles L. Palmer

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Robert J. Viguet

Robert J. Viguet

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ John D. Rood

John D. Rood

   Director   June 3, 2009

/s/ Ramon Rodriguez

Ramon Rodriguez

   Director   June 3, 2009