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Form 8-K GCP Applied Technologies For: Jul 01

July 5, 2022 5:02 PM EDT

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2022 (July 1, 2022)

 

 

GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-37533   47-3936076

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

2325 Lakeview Parkway

Alpharetta, Georgia

  30009
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617)-876-1400

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

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value   GCP   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01

Other Events.

As previously disclosed, on December 5, 2021, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., a Delaware corporation (“GCP” or the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cyclades Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), Cyclades Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”) and, solely for the purposes of Section 8.13 thereof, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., a société anonyme organized under the laws of France (“Guarantor”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into GCP (the “Merger”), with GCP continuing as the surviving corporation of the Merger and as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent.

In connection with the Merger, on April 27, 2022, GCP filed a Notification and Report Form as required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), with the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Parent voluntarily withdrew its Notification and Report Form and refiled on June 1, 2022. On July 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, the waiting period with respect to the Notification and Report Form under the HSR Act expired. Accordingly, the condition to the Merger relating to the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act has been satisfied.

GCP anticipates completing the Merger in the second half of 2022, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions specified in the Merger Agreement.

* * *

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This announcement contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the context of the statement and generally arise when GCP or its management is discussing its beliefs, estimates or expectations. Such statements generally include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “targets,” “will,” “expects,” “estimates,” “suggests,” “anticipates,” “outlook,” “continues,” or similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance but instead represent only the beliefs of GCP and its management at the time the statements were made regarding future events which are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside GCP’s control. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is contained in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: (1) the inability to consummate the Merger within the anticipated time period, or at all, due to any reason, including the failure to obtain required regulatory approvals or the failure to satisfy the other conditions to the consummation of the Merger; (2) the risk that the Merger disrupts GCP’s current plans and operations or diverts management’s attention from its ongoing business; (3) the effect of the announcement of the Merger on the ability of GCP to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its customers, suppliers and others with whom it does business; (4) the effect of the announcement of the Merger on GCP’s operating results and business generally; (5) the amount of costs, fees and expenses related to the Merger; (6) the risk that GCP’s stock price may decline significantly if the Merger is not consummated; (7) the nature, cost and outcome of any litigation and other legal proceedings, including any such proceedings related to the Merger and instituted against GCP and others; (8) other factors that could affect GCP’s business such as, without limitation, cyclical and seasonal nature of the industries that GCP serves; foreign operations, especially in emerging regions; changes in currency exchange rates; business disruptions due to public health or safety emergencies, such as the novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic; the cost and availability of raw materials and energy; the effectiveness of GCP’s research and development, new product introductions and growth investments; acquisitions and divestitures of assets and gains and losses from dispositions; developments affecting GCP’s outstanding liquidity and indebtedness, including debt covenants and interest rate exposure; developments affecting GCP’s funded and unfunded pension obligations; warranty and product liability claims; legal proceedings; the inability to establish or maintain certain business relationships and relationships with customers and suppliers or the inability to retain key personnel; the handling of hazardous materials and the costs of compliance with environmental regulations; extreme weather events and natural disasters; and (9) other risks to consummation of the proposed Merger, including the risk that the proposed Merger will not be consummated within the expected time period or at all.

If the proposed transaction is consummated, GCP’s stockholders will cease to have any equity interest in GCP and will have no right to participate in its earnings and future growth. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in GCP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 as well as GCP’s subsequent filings and quarterly reports and is available online at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on GCP’s projections and other forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. Except as required by applicable law, GCP undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 


SIGNATURE

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.

 

    GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Date: July 5, 2022     By:  

/s/ Michael W. Valente

      Michael W. Valente
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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