SC TO-I 1 ins20150422_sctoi.htm SCHEDULE TO-I ins20150417_sctoi.htm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE TO

Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 


INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION

(Name of Subject Company (Issuer) and Filing Person (Offeror))

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

45816D100

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

 

Bonnie L. Herron
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Intelligent Systems Corporation
4355 Shackleford Road
Norcross, GA 30093
(770) 381-2900

(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications on behalf of filing person)

 

Copy to:

 

Larry D. Ledbetter, Esq.
Ledbetter Wanamaker Glass LLP
1201 Peachtree Street, Suite 1501
Atlanta, GA 30361
(404) 835-9503
 


CALCULATION OF FILING FEE

Transaction valuation(1)

Amount of filing fee(2)

$5,000,000

$581

(1)

The transaction valuation is estimated only for purposes of calculating the filing fee. This amount is based on the offer to purchase for not more than $5,000,000 in aggregate of up to 1,960,784 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at the minimum tender offer price of $2.55 per share.

 

(2)

The amount of the filing fee, calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, equals $116.20 per $1,000,000 of the value of the transaction.

 

Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid.

 

Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

Amount Previously Paid: N/A         Filing Party: N/A

Form or Registration No.: N/A        Date Filed: N/A

 

Check the box if filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

 

Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

 

 

third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.

     
  [x] issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.
     
  going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.
     
  amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.

     

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer:

If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

 

 

Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)

 

 

Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third Party Tender Offer)

 

 
 

 

 

This Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO relates to the offer by Intelligent Systems Corporation, a Georgia corporation (“Intelligent Systems ” or the “Company”), to purchase for cash up to $5,000,000 million in value of shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), at a price of not less than $2.55 nor greater than $3.00 per Share upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, dated April 22, 2015 (the “Offer to Purchase”), a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit (a)(1)(A), and in the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal,” and together with the Offer to Purchase, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Tender Offer”), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit (a)(1)(B). This Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO is being filed in accordance with Rule 13e-4(c)(2) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

 

The information contained in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal is hereby incorporated by reference in response to all the items of this Schedule TO, and as more particularly set forth below.

 

Item 1. Summary Term Sheet.

 

The information under the heading “Summary Term Sheet,” included in the Offer to Purchase, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2. Subject Company Information.

 

(a) The name of the issuer is Intelligent Systems Corporation. The address and telephone number of the issuer’s principal executive offices are 4355 Shackleford Road, Norcross, Georgia 30093 and (770) 381-2900.

 

(b) The subject securities are Shares of Intelligent Systems Corporation. As of April 21, 2015, there were 8,958,028 Shares issued and outstanding. The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Introduction” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c) Information about the trading market and price of the Shares set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 8 — Price Range of Shares; Dividends” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3. Identity and Background of Filing Person.

 

(a) The filing person to which this Schedule TO relates is Intelligent Systems Corporation. The address and telephone number of Intelligent Systems is set forth under Item 2(a) above. The names and business address of the directors and named executive officers of Intelligent Systems are as set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares,” and such information is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 4. Terms of the Transaction.

 

(a) The material terms of the transaction set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Summary Term Sheet,” “Section 1 — Number of Shares; Purchase Price; Proration,” “Section 2 — Purpose of the Offer; Certain Effects of the Offer,” “Section 3 — Procedures for Tendering Shares,” “Section 4 — Withdrawal Rights,” “Section 5 — Purchase of Shares and Payment of Purchase Price,” “Section 6 — Conditional Tender of Shares,” “Section 7 — Conditions of the Offer,” “Section 9 — Source and Amount of Funds,” “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares,” “Section 14 — Material United States Federal Income Tax Consequences” and “Section 15 — Extension of the Offer; Termination; Amendment” are incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b) Information regarding purchases from officers, directors and affiliates of Intelligent Systems set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 
 

 

 

Item 5. Past Contacts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements.

 

(e) The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 6. Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals.

 

(a) Information regarding the purpose of the transaction set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Summary Term Sheet” and “Section 2 — Purpose of the Offer; Certain Effects of the Offer” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b) Information regarding the treatment of Shares acquired pursuant to the Tender Offer set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 2 — Purpose of the Offer; Certain Effects of the Offer” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c) Information about any plans or proposals set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Section 2 — Purpose of the Offer; Certain Effects of the Offer” and “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

 

(a) Information regarding the source of funds set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 9 — Source and Amount of Funds” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b) Information regarding the source of funds set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 9 — Source and Amount of Funds” is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(d) Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Interest in Securities of the Subject Company.

 

(a) The information set forth under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b) The information set forth under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9. Persons/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used.

 

(a) The information set forth under the headings “Summary Term Sheet” and “Section 16 — Fees and Expenses” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 10.      Financial Statements.

 

(a)-(b) Not applicable.

 

Item 11.      Additional Information.

 

(a)(1) The information set forth under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference. The Company will amend this Schedule TO to reflect material changes to information incorporated by reference in the Offer to Purchase to the extent required by Rule 13e-4(d)(2).

 

(a)(2) The information set forth under the heading “Section 13 — Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 

(a)(3) The information set forth under the heading “Section 13 — Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(a)(4) The information set forth under the heading “Section 2 — Purpose of the Offer; Certain Effects of the Offer” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(a)(5) There are no material pending legal proceedings relating to the Offer. The information set forth under the heading “Section 13 — Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.

 

(c) The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The Company will amend this Schedule TO to include documents that the Company may file with the SEC after the date of the Offer to Purchase pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), or 14 of the Exchange Act and prior to the expiration of the Tender Offer to the extent required by Rule 13e-4(d)(2) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

Item 12.      Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number

 

Description

(a)(1)(A)

 

Offer to Purchase, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(1)(B)

 

Letter of Transmittal

(a)(1)(C)

 

Notice of Guaranteed Delivery

(a)(1)(D)

 

Letter to Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(1)(E)

 

Letter to Clients for use by Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(2)

 

None

(a)(3)

 

Not applicable

(a)(4)

 

Not applicable

(a)(5)

 

Press release issued by Intelligent Systems Corporation on April 22, 2015*

(b)

 

None

(c)

 

Not applicable

(d)(1)

 

Intelligent Systems Corporation Change in Control Plan for Officers

(d)(2)

 

2011 Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan (incorporated by reference to Intelligent Systems 2011 Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A)

(d)(3)

 

Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Intelligent Systems Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000 filed April 2, 2001)

(d)(4)

 

Intelligent Systems 2003 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Intelligent Systems Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 filed March 30, 2004)

(d)(5)

 

Intelligent Systems 2015 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Intelligent Systems 2015 Definitive Proxy Statement filed April 13, 2015)

(e)

 

Not applicable

(f)

 

Not applicable

(g)

 

None

(h)

 

None

     

*

 

Previously filed.

     

 

Item 13.      Information Required by Schedule 13E-3.

 

Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: April 22, 2015

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Bonnie L. Herron

 

 

Name: Bonnie L. Herron

    Title: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Secretary

     

 

 

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit Number

 

Description

(a)(1)(A)

 

Offer to Purchase, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(1)(B)

 

Letter of Transmittal

(a)(1)(C)

 

Notice of Guaranteed Delivery

(a)(1)(D)

 

Letter to Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(1)(E)

 

Letter to Clients for use by Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated April 22, 2015

(a)(2)

 

None

(a)(3)

 

Not applicable

(a)(4)

 

Not applicable

(a)(5)

 

Press release issued by Intelligent Systems Corporation on April 22, 2015*

(b)

 

None

(c)

 

Not applicable

(d)(1)

 

Intelligent Systems Corporation Change in Control Plan for Officers

(d)(2)

 

2011 Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan (incorporated by reference to Intelligent Systems 2011 Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A)

(d)(3)

 

Non-Employee Directors Stock Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Intelligent Systems Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000 filed April 2, 2001)

(d)(4)

 

Intelligent Systems 2003 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Intelligent Systems Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 filed March 30, 2004)

(d)(5)

 

Intelligent Systems 2015 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Intelligent Systems 2015 Definitive Proxy Statement filed April 13, 2015)

(e)

 

Not applicable

(f)

 

Not applicable

(g)

 

None

(h)

 

None

     

*

 

Previously filed.

 

 

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