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Amendment to a previously filed 10-K

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000177201609-30FYtrueBellRing Brands, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) on Form 10-K/A to amend our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2020 (the “Original 10-K”), for the purpose of filing revised versions of Exhibits 31.1, 31.2 and 31.3 filed with the Original 10-K.00017720162019-10-012020-09-30iso4217:USD00017720162020-03-31xbrli:shares0001772016us-gaap:CommonClassAMember2020-11-160001772016us-gaap:CommonClassBMember2020-11-16
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM
10-K/A
(Amendment No. 1)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number: 1-39093
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BellRing Brands, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware83-4096323
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2503 S. Hanley Road St. Louis, Missouri 63144
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 644-7600
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par valueBRBRNew York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes No
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
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.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
The aggregate market value of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of March 31, 2020, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was $672,257,136
Number of shares of Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value outstanding as of November 16, 2020: 39,428,571
Number of shares of Class B Common Stock, $0.01 par value outstanding as of November 16, 2020: 1
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Certain portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement for its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 120 days after September 30, 2020, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this report.





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EXPLANATORY NOTE

BellRing Brands, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) on Form 10-K/A to amend our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2020 (the “Original 10-K”), for the purpose of filing revised versions of Exhibits 31.1, 31.2 and 31.3 filed with the Original 10-K.

We are filing revised exhibits solely in order to include in the certifications set forth in the Exhibits the language added to the introductory portion of paragraph 4 and the language of revised paragraph 4(b), which language was inadvertently omitted from the certifications when originally filed. The Amendment does not reflect events occurring after the date of the filing of the Original 10-K or modify or update any of the other disclosures contained therein in any way. Accordingly, the Amendment should be read in conjunction with the Original 10-K. The Amendment consists solely of the preceding cover page, this explanatory note, the signature page and paragraphs 1, 2, 4 and 5 of each of the revised certifications filed as exhibits to the Amendment.

PART IV

Item 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES





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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, BellRing Brands, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
BELLRING BRANDS, INC.
Date:March 9, 2021By:/s/ Darcy H. Davenport
Darcy H. Davenport
President and Chief Executive Officer





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Exhibit 31.1

Certification pursuant to
Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


I, Robert V. Vitale, certify that:

1.I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K/A of BellRing Brands, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.[Intentionally Omitted]
4.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a.Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b.Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c.Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d.Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a.All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b.Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date:March 9, 2021By:/s/ Robert V. Vitale
Robert V. Vitale
Executive Chairman




Document

Exhibit 31.2

Certification pursuant to
Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


I, Darcy H. Davenport, certify that:

1.I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K/A of BellRing Brands, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.[Intentionally Omitted]
4.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a.Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b.Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c.Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d.Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a.All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b.Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date:March 9, 2021By:/s/ Darcy H. Davenport
Darcy H. Davenport
President and Chief Executive Officer




Document

Exhibit 31.3

Certification pursuant to
Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


I, Paul A. Rode, certify that:

1.I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K/A of BellRing Brands, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.[Intentionally Omitted]
4.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a.Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b.Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c.Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d.Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a.All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b.Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date:March 9, 2021By:/s/ Paul A. Rode
Paul A. Rode
Chief Financial Officer