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): May 16, 2017


Commission file number: 001-13337



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Ohio 34-1598949
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
39675 MacKenzie Drive, Suite 400, Novi, Michigan 48377
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(248) 489-9300

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ITEM 1.01 Entry into A Material Definitive Agreement


On May 16, 2017, Stoneridge, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into, and closed on, the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of Quotas of Capital of PST Eletrônica LTDA (“PST Agreement”) with Adriana Campos De Cerqueira Leite, a Brazilian citizen (“Leite”), and Marcos Ferretti (“Ferretti”), a Brazilian citizen, as sellers, and PST Eletrônica LTDA (“PST”), as guarantor. Pursuant to the PST Agreement, on May 16, 2017, the Company acquired from Leite and Ferretti a 26% minority (quota) interest in PST in exchange for (i) cash consideration of $1,500,000, and (ii) a contingent payment obligation in either 2021 or 2022 based on an EBITDA formula [(EBITDA x 4.0) x 0.26] using PST’s EBITDA (as calculated pursuant to the PST Agreement) in either 2020 or 2021. Both sellers may chose the year (either 2020 or 2021) to be used to calculate the PST’s EBITDA for purposes of the contingent payment obligation. As a result of the PST Agreement, the Company is the 100% equity (quota) holder of PST. Because the purchase of PST’s noncontrolling interest will be accounted for as an equity transaction, no gain or loss will be recognized.


PST primarily serves the South American automotive and motorcycle markets and specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services. PST’s product lines include alarms, convenience applications, vehicle monitoring and tracking devices and infotainment systems. These products improve the performance, safety and convenience features of customer vehicles. PST sells its products through the aftermarket distribution channel, to factory authorized dealer installers, also referred to as original equipment services, direct to OEMs and through mass merchandisers.







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.


    Stoneridge, Inc.
Date: May 17, 2017   /s/ Robert R. Krakowiak

Robert R. Krakowiak, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial Officer)