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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K/A

(Amendment No. 1)

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 28, 2015 (May 28, 2015)

 

 

Avago Technologies Limited

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Singapore   001-34428   98-0682363

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1 Yishun Avenue 7

Singapore 768923

  N/A
 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (65) 6755-7888

N/A

(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:

 

x 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))

 

 

 


Explanatory Note

This Form 8-K/A is filed as an amendment (“Amendment No. 1”) to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Avago Technologies Limited under Items 2.02, 8.01 and 9.01 on May 28, 2015 (the “Original 8-K”). Amendment No. 1 is being filed solely to include the financial tables inadvertently omitted from Exhibit 99.1 in Item 9.01 of the Original 8-K (the “Earnings Release”) and to correct the number on page 3 of the Earnings Release for GAAP Gross Margin. Except for the addition of such financial tables and to correct such number, no other changes have been made to the Original 8-K, and this Amendment does not amend or update any other information set forth in the Original 8-K.

 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 28, 2015, Avago Technologies Limited, a limited company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore (“Avago”), issued a press release announcing its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015, ended May 3, 2015. Avago will host an investor conference call on May 28, 2015 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss these results.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the press release dated May 28, 2015, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information contained in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the registrant, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing. The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 28, 2015, Avago and Broadcom Corporation, a California corporation (“Broadcom”), issued a joint press release relating to the execution of an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among Avago, Broadcom, Pavonia Limited, a limited company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore (“Holdco”), Safari Cayman L.P., an exempted limited partnership organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdco (“Partnership”), Avago Technologies Cayman Holdings Ltd., a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Partnership (“Intermediate Holdco”), Avago Technologies Cayman Finance Limited, a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Intermediate Holdco (“Finance Holdco”), Buffalo CS Merger Sub, Inc., a California corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Finance Holdco, and Buffalo UT Merger Sub, Inc., a California corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Finance Holdco, which provides for a proposed business combination transaction between Avago and Broadcom.

The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01. Following Avago’s investor conference call to discuss its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015, Avago will host an investor presentation to discuss the transaction. The investor presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3 and incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

99.1   

Press Release, dated May 28, 2015, entitled “Avago Technologies Limited Announces Second Quarter

Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results”

99.2    Joint Press Release, dated May 28, 2015, entitled “Avago Technologies to Acquire Broadcom for $37 Billion”
99.3    Investor Presentation, dated May 28, 2015

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Avago, Broadcom, Holdco, Partnership, the proposed transactions and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of Avago and Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the parties’ control. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.


Factors which could cause actual results to differ from those projected or contemplated in any such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following factors: (1) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the transaction are not satisfied, including the risk that required approvals from the shareholders of Avago or Broadcom for the transaction are not obtained; (2) litigation relating to the transaction; (3) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the transaction and the ability of each party to consummate the transaction; (4) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts the current plans and operations of Avago or Broadcom; (5) the ability of Avago and Broadcom to retain and hire key personnel; (6) competitive responses to the proposed transaction; (7) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; (9) the combined companies’ ability to achieve the growth prospects and synergies expected from the transaction, as well as delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating the combined companies’ existing businesses and the indebtedness planned to be incurred in connection with the transaction; and (10) legislative, regulatory and economic developments. The foregoing review of important factors that could cause actual events to differ from expectations should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors included in Broadcom’s and Avago’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K, respectively, and Broadcom’s and Avago’s more recent reports filed with the SEC. Neither Broadcom nor Avago undertakes any intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer will not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

Important Additional Information Will be Filed with the SEC

Holdco will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include the joint proxy statement of Avago and Broadcom that also constitutes a prospectus of Holdco and Partnership (the “joint proxy statement/prospectus”). INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC, IN THEIR ENTIRETY CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AVAGO, Broadcom, HOLDCO, PARTNERSHIP, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties by contacting Avago Investor Relations at (408) 435-7400 or investor.relations@avagotech.com (for documents filed with the SEC by Avago, Holdco or Partnership) or Broadcom Investor Relations at andrewtp@broadcom.com (for documents filed with the SEC by Broadcom).

Participants in the Solicitation

Avago, Broadcom, Holdco and Partnership and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Avago and Broadcom in respect of the proposed transactions contemplated by the joint proxy statement/prospectus. Information regarding the persons who are, under the rules of the SEC, participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of Avago and Broadcom in connection with the proposed transactions, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. Information regarding Avago’s directors and executive officers is contained in Avago’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 2, 2014 and its Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, dated February 20, 2015, and information regarding Broadcom’s directors and executive officers is contained in Broadcom’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, dated March 27, 2015, each of which are filed with the SEC and can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 28, 2015

 

Avago Technologies Limited
By:

/s/ Anthony E. Maslowski

Name: Anthony E. Maslowski
Title: Chief Financial Officer


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

99.1   

Press Release, dated May 28, 2015, entitled “Avago Technologies Limited Announces Second Quarter

Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results”

99.2    Joint Press Release, dated May 28, 2015, entitled “Avago Technologies to Acquire Broadcom for $37 Billion”
99.3    Investor Presentation, dated May 28, 2015