SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONWASHINGTON, DC 20549FORM 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) September 25, 1996 HAPPINESS EXPRESS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employee
1107 Broadway, Suite #3, New York, New York10010
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
One Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, New York11050
(Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN REPORTThe Registrant Happiness Express, Inc. is referred to herein
as the "Company."ITEM 3. BANKRUPTCY OR RECEIVERSHIP.
On September 25, 1996, the Company filed a petition in the
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, requesting
relief under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. The Company's petition
has been assigned Bankruptcy Case Number 96B-45149 and is pending before Judge
Burton R. Lifland. Subject to the supervision and orders of the Court, the
Company's directors and officers will remain in possession of the Company's
ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS.The Company has relocated its offices to 1107 Broadway, Suite
1310, New York, New York, 10010, from One Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington,
New York, 11050.
Joseph A. Sutton has resigned as the Company's Chief Executive
Officer, President and Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. J.
Sutton's resignation was accepted by the Company on September 27, 1996.
Additionally, on September 25, 1996, Isaac A. Sutton was terminated as Executive
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Morton H. Scheer, of Morton H. Scheer & Co., Inc., who was
appointed to the Company's Board of Directors on May 29, 1996, and Arthur
Golden, who was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors on June 7, 1996,
will continue to serve as directors of the Company, along with Sheldon Hirsch,
who has been a director of the Company since June, 1994. In connection with the
Company's previously reported on-going investigation into financial
irregularities with respect to its financial statements and accounting records,
a committee of independent directors consisting of Messrs. Scheer, Golden and
Hirsch was formed to orchestrate the investigation and to manage the Company's
operations pending the results of the investigation.
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.
HAPPINESS EXPRESS, INC.
Date: October 1, 1996 By: /s/ Morton H. Scheer
Morton H. Scheer
Chief Operating Officer