Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report: September 11, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware   000-23702   13-3588231
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


52-16 Barnett Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11104
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (718) 446-1800

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On September 11, 2018, the Board of Directors of Steven Madden, Ltd. (the "Company") declared a 3-for-2 stock split, to be effected in the form of a stock dividend, on the Company's issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.0001 (the "Common Stock"). As a result of the stock split, stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 1, 2018 (the "Record Date") will receive one additional share of Common Stock for every two shares of Common Stock held. Stockholders will receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Common Stock that they would otherwise have been entitled to receive in connection with the dividend. The price paid for fractional shares will be based on the closing price of the Common Stock on the Record Date, as reported by the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The dividend will be payable on or about October 11, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the Record Date.


On September 17, 2018, the Company issued a press release in which it announced the stock split. The full text of the press release containing the announcement of the stock split is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

 Exhibit   Description
99.1   Press Release, dated September 17, 2018, issued by Steven Madden, Ltd.


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: September 17, 2018

  By:  /s/ Arvind Dharia
    Arvind Dharia
    Chief Financial Officer