Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 29, 2019
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
On July 23, 2019, the Board of Directors declared the first regular quarterly dividend of $0.56 per share of the Company's common stock. The cash dividend will be payable on September 20, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2019.
Interest Rate Swap
On July 24, 2019, the Company entered into a ‘floating to fixed’ interest rate swap to mitigate the risk of changes in LIBOR rates on the Company's future interest payments.  Because this derivative contract meets the criteria for hedge accounting, the related gains and losses will be accumulated through OCI and amortized through the April 18, 2024 maturity date.
Tax Matter
Switzerland voted to approve the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (“Swiss Tax Act”) on May 19, 2019, and the federal legislative process was completed and published in the official register on August 6, 2019. It is anticipated that the federal enactment of the Swiss Tax Act will not have a significant impact
on the Company's financial statements. The related cantonal legislative process is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The associated tax effects, which could be significant to the Company's financial statements, will be reflected in the Company's quarterly results in the period in which the cantonal components of the Swiss Tax Act are enacted.
Stock-based Compensation
On July 23, 2019, the Board of Directors approved the grant of equity awards to the Company's employees and directors under the Kontoor Brands, Inc. 2019 Stock Compensation Plan.  Approximately $24.0 million of stock-based compensation awards will be granted in August 2019 in the form of performance-based and time-based restricted stock units.