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): January 31, 2017


Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-35493 13-3727655
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (212) 520-2300


(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On January 31, 2017, Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) has approved for listing the Company’s 6.0% Series A preferred units to be issued in connection with its exchange offer to acquire the 36% of Steel Excel Inc. that it does not own, subject to the satisfaction of the NYSE’s applicable distribution standards. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to the offer, upon completion of the offer and subsequent merger, the Company expects to issue in excess of 2,500,000 preferred units having an aggregate liquidation value of over $63.5 million, and therefore expects to satisfy the NYSE’s applicable distribution standards (including the requisite number of beneficial holders). A copy of such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
99.1Press Release dated January 31, 2017






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.


Dated: January 31, 2017 STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS L.P.
  By: Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc.
Its General Partner
  By: /s/ Douglas Woodworth
    Name: Douglas Woodworth
    Title: Chief Financial Officer





Index of Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
99.1Press Release dated January 31, 2017