As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2019
Registration No.                
Washington, DC 20549

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
7 West Seventh Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
151 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

(Full title of the plan)

Elisa D. Garcia, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Macy’s, Inc.
151 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
(212) 494-1602
(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 X    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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.




Title of securities to be registered

to be
registered (1)

price per
share (2)

price (2)

Amount of

Common Stock, $.01 par value per share




(1) Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of common stock, $.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of Macy’s, Inc. (the “Registrant”) which may become issuable pursuant to the antidilution provisions of the Registrant’s Director Deferred Compensation Plan (the “Plan”).

(2) Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(c) solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee. The maximum price per share and the maximum aggregate offering price are based on the average of the $20.65 (high) and $20.05 (low) sale price of the Common Stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on May 31, 2019, which date is within five business days prior to filing this Registration Statement.


Macy’s, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Registrant”) files this Registration Statement on Form S-8 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to register an additional 175,000 shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to the elective compensation feature of the Plan. These additional securities are of the same class as other securities for which previously filed registration statements on Form S-8 relating to the Plan are effective (Registration Nos. 333-153721, 333-143398 and 333-104207).

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
   The following documents, which the Registrant has filed with the Commission, are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:


The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on: February 22, 2019; May 15, 2019; and May 21, 2019.
The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in a Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-13536), filed on December 12, 1994 and any subsequent amendment(s) or report(s) filed for the purpose of updating such description.
   All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all such securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents.

   Any statement contained in any document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein will be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
   Not applicable.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
   The legality of the Registrant’s Common Stock being registered hereunder has been passed upon by Elisa D. Garcia, Chief Legal Officer of the Registrant. As of the date of the filing of this Registration Statement, Ms. Garcia held options to purchase 315,518 shares of Common Stock and 10,726 time-based restricted stock units.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
   The Registrant’s certificate of incorporation and by-laws provide that the Registrant shall indemnify its officers and directors to the full extent permitted by the Delaware General Compensation Law or any other applicable law. Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides, in general, that each director and officer of a corporation may be indemnified against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any threatened, pending or completed legal proceedings in which he or she is involved by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer, if he or she acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, if he or she had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. If the legal proceeding, however, is by or in the right of the corporation, the director or officer may not be indemnified in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which he or she has been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless a court determines otherwise.
   The Registrant maintains insurance for officers and directors against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed.

   Not applicable.
Item 8. Exhibits
Item 9. Undertakings
The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and
To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-8, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
   Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on this 5th day of June, 2019.
By: /s/ Elisa D. Garcia               
Elisa D. Garcia
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

Jeff Gennette
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer )
and Director
(principal executive officer)
Paula A. Price
Chief Financial Officer )(principal financial officer)
Felicia Williams
Senior Vice President, Controller and )
Enterprise Risk Officer
(principal accounting officer)
David P. Abney
Director )
Francis S. Blake
Director )
John A. Bryant
Director )
June 5, 2019
Deirdre P. Connelly
Director )
Leslie D. Hale
Director )
William H. Lenehan
Director )
Sara L. Levinson
Director )
Joyce M. Roché
Director )
Paul C. Varga
Director )
Marna C. Whittington
Director )

*    The undersigned, by signing her name hereto, does sign and execute this Registration Statement pursuant to Powers of Attorney executed by the above-named persons and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dated: June 5, 2019
By: /s/ Elisa D. Garcia            
Elisa D. Garcia