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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 3, 2020 (December 31, 2019)
 
Carriage Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
1-11961
 
76-0423828
   (State or other jurisdiction
   of incorporation)
 
   (Commission
   File Number)
 
   (IRS Employer
   Identification No.)
3040 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77056
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(713) 332-8400
 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
CSV
New York Stock Exchange
 
 
 







ITEM 7.01    REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On December 31, 2019, Carriage Services, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference, announcing the closure of the acquisition of Fairfax Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Fairfax, Virginia.

On January 3, 2020, the Company issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference, announcing the closure of the acquisition of Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lafayette, California from StoneMor Partners L.P.
ITEM 9.01    FINANCIAL STATMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
    The following are furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
    
99.1 Press Release of Carriage Services, Inc. dated December 31, 2019.
99.2 Press Release of Carriage Services, Inc. dated January 3, 2020.

















































SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Carriage Services, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.
 
 
 
 
Dated: January 3, 2020
By:
 
/s/ Viki K. Blinderman
 
 
 
Viki K. Blinderman
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Secretary
 
 
 
 











































INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit 
  
Description
 
 
99.1

  
   
99.2

 



Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

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CARRIAGE SERVICES ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF FAIRFAX MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
HOUSTON, Dec. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) (“Carriage Services” or the “Company”), today announced that it closed the acquisition of Fairfax Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Fairfax, Virginia (collectively “Fairfax”). Fairfax currently performs approximately 850 cemetery interments and 900 funerals annually and has combined revenue that represents the largest single business acquired in the history of the Company. 
About Carriage Services
Carriage Services is a leading provider of deathcare services and merchandise in the United States. Carriage operates 188 funeral homes in 29 states and 31 cemeteries in 11 states.

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable; however, many important factors, as discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, could cause the Company’s results in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf of, the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update or publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. A copy of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other information about the Company and news releases, are available at http://www.carriageservices.com.

For more information, please contact Viki Blinderman at 713-332-8568 or Ben Brink at 713-332-8441 or email InvestorRelations@carriageservices.com.






Exhibit
Exhibit 99.2


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CARRIAGE SERVICES ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF OAKMONT MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY
HOUSTON, Jan. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) (“Carriage Services” or the “Company”), today announced that it closed the acquisition of Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lafayette, California from StoneMor Partners. The business was founded in 1956 and serves the East Bay Area including Oakland and many communities in Contra Costa County.
Mel Payne stated, “Since October, we have now acquired four remarkable 'Best in Class' businesses that are wonderful additions to our current portfolio. We look forward to sharing updates on these acquisitions as well as our full year 2019 financial performance when we issue our year-end earnings release in February.”

About Carriage Services
Carriage Services is a leading provider of deathcare services and merchandise in the United States. Carriage operates 189 funeral homes in 29 states and 32 cemeteries in 11 states.

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable; however, many important factors, as discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, could cause the Company’s results in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf of, the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update or publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. A copy of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other information about the Company and news releases, are available at http://www.carriageservices.com.

For more information, please contact Viki Blinderman at 713-332-8568 or Ben Brink at 713-332-8441 or email InvestorRelations@carriageservices.com.