-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, RAJ1k+U3MksXnuyWHhgylgPEyZkC4OQoDl2rTBYRXWxpdgXmuhahERHcXo6aUNUa cX16KAZ80QyeIemHh3i/kw== 0000921895-09-000029.txt : 20090105 0000921895-09-000029.hdr.sgml : 20090105 20090105161901 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000921895-09-000029 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 3 FILED AS OF DATE: 20090105 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20090105 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ADAPTEC INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000709804 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT [3576] IRS NUMBER: 942748530 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 0331 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-38119 FILM NUMBER: 09505380 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 691 S MILPITAS BLVD STREET 2: M/S25 CITY: MILPITAS STATE: CA ZIP: 95035 BUSINESS PHONE: 4089458600 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 691 SOUTH MILPITAS BLVD STREET 2: M/S25 CITY: MILPITAS STATE: CA ZIP: 95035 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000915653 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 212-758-3232 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 590 MADISON AVENUE, 32ND FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: STEEL PARTNERS II L P DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19950627 SC 13D/A 1 sc13da1101874121_01012009.htm sc13da1101874121_01012009.htm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D
(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No. 11)1

Adaptec, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.001
(Title of Class of Securities)

00651F108
(CUSIP Number)
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
Steel Partners II, L.P.
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 520-2300
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

January 1, 2009
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ¨.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.


_______________
1              The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
23,171,338
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
23,171,338
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
23,171,338
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

2

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
CAYMAN ISLANDS
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
23,171,338
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
23,171,338
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
23,171,338
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

3

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
23,171,338
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
23,171,338
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
23,171,338
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
OO

4

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
23,171,338
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
23,171,338
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
23,171,338
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
PN

5

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
23,171,338
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
23,171,338
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
23,171,338
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
19.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN

6

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
JACK L. HOWARD
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
OO
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
9,375
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,125
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
9,375
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
Less than 1%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN
 
 
 
7

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
JOHN J. QUICKE
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
  (a) o
  (b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS
 
OO
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)
 
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
USA
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
9,375
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
- 0 -
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
3,125
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
- 0 -
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
9,375
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
 
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
Less than 1%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
 
IN


 
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The following constitutes Amendment No. 11 to the Schedule 13D filed by the undersigned (“Amendment No. 11”).  This Amendment No. 11 shall be deemed to amend and restate in their entirety Items 2, 3 and 5, add to Item 6 the existence of a new joint filing agreement among the Reporting Persons and add additional exhibits to Item 7 of the Schedule 13D.  The primary purpose of amending the Schedule 13D is to add WebFinancial L.P. as a Reporting Person as a result of the acquisition by WebFinancial L.P. of all the limited partnership interests of Steel Partners II, L.P. effective on January 1, 2009.
 
Item 2.
Identity and Background.
 
(a)           This statement is filed by Steel Partners II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Steel Partners II”), Steel Partners II Master Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“Steel Master”), Steel Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Partners LLC”), WebFinancial L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Web L.P.”), Warren G. Lichtenstein, Jack L. Howard and John J. Quicke.  Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”
 
Steel Master is the owner of approximately 99% of the limited partnership interests in Web L.P.  Web L.P. is the sole limited partner of Steel Partners II.  Partners LLC is the manager of Web L.P., Steel Partners II and Steel Master.  The general partner of Steel Partners II has delegated to Partners LLC the exclusive power to vote and dispose of the securities held by Steel Partners II.  Warren G. Lichtenstein is the manager of Partners LLC.  Jack L. Howard is President of Partners LLC, a global management firm.  John J. Quicke is a Managing Director and operating partner of Partners LLC.  Messrs. Howard and Quicke are also directors of the Issuer.  By virtue of these relationships, each of Steel Master, Partners LLC, Web L.P. and Mr. Lichtenstein may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Steel Partners II.  Accordingly, the Reporting Persons are hereby filing a joint Schedule 13D.
 
Set forth on Schedule A annexed hereto is the name and present principal occupation or employment and the name, principal business and address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is conducted of the executive officers of Partners LLC, as of the date hereof.
 
(b)           The principal business address of each of Steel Partners II, Partners LLC, Web L.P., Warren G. Lichtenstein, Jack L. Howard and John J. Quicke is 590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10022.  The principal business address of Steel Master is c/o Morgan Stanley Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd., Cricket Square, 2nd Floor, Boundary Hall, Hutchins Drive, P.O. Box 2681, Grand Cayman KY1-1111, Cayman Islands.
 
(c)           The principal business of Steel Partners II, Steel Master, Web L.P. and Warren G. Lichtenstein is engaging in a variety of operating businesses.  The principal business of Partners LLC is serving as the manager of Web L.P., Steel Partners II and Steel Master.  The principal occupation of Jack L. Howard is serving as President of Partners LLC and serving as a principal of Mutual Securities, Inc., a registered broker dealer.  The principal occupation of John J. Quicke is serving as a Managing Director and operating partner of Partners LLC.
 
(d)           No Reporting Person nor any person listed on Schedule A annexed hereto has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).
 
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(e)           No Reporting Person nor any person listed on Schedule A annexed hereto has, during the last five years, been party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
 
(f)           Warren G. Lichtenstein, Jack L. Howard, John J. Quicke and the persons listed on Schedule A are citizens of the United States of America.
 
Item 3.
Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
 
The aggregate purchase price of the 23,171,338 Shares owned by Steel Partners II is approximately $83,098,966, including brokerage commissions.  The Shares owned by Steel Partners II were acquired with partnership funds.
 
The Shares owned directly by Messrs. Howard and Quicke were awarded to them in their capacities as directors of the Issuer.
 
Steel Partners II effects purchases of securities primarily through margin accounts maintained for it with prime brokers, which may extend margin credit to it as and when required to open or carry positions in the margin accounts, subject to applicable federal margin regulations, stock exchange rules and the prime brokers’ credit policies.  In such instances, the positions held in the margin accounts are pledged as collateral security for the repayment of debit balances in the accounts.
 
Item 5.
Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
 
(a)           The aggregate percentage of Shares reported owned by each person named herein is based upon 121,886,261 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of October 30, 2008 as reported in the Issuer’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 3, 2008.
 
As of the close of business on January 2, 2009, Steel Partners II beneficially owned 23,171,338 Shares, constituting approximately 19.0% of the Shares outstanding.  By virtue of their relationships with Steel Partners II discussed in further detail in Item 2, each of Steel Master, Partners LLC, Web L.P. and Warren G. Lichtenstein may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Steel Partners II.
 
As of the close of business on January 2, 2009, Jack L. Howard owned directly 6,250 Shares and beneficially owned an additional 3,125 Shares underlying Non-Qualified Stock Options that are exercisable within 60 days from the date hereof, constituting in the aggregate less than 1% of the Shares outstanding.  As of the close of business on January 2, 2009, John J. Quicke owned directly 6,250 Shares and beneficially owned an additional 3,125 Shares underlying Non-Qualified Stock Options that are exercisable within 60 days from the date hereof, constituting in the aggregate less than 1% of the Shares outstanding.  Each of the Reporting Persons, as members of a “group” with the other Reporting Persons for purposes of Rule 13d-5(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by the other Reporting Persons.
 
(b)           Each of the Reporting Persons may be deemed to have the sole power to vote and dispose of the Shares reported in this Schedule 13D.
 
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(c)           Schedule B annexed hereto lists all transactions in the Shares by the Reporting Persons since the filing of Amendment No. 10 to the Schedule 13D.  All of such transactions were effected in the open market.
 
(d)           No person other than the Reporting Persons is known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.
 
(e)           Not applicable.
 
The filing of this Schedule 13D shall not be construed as an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, the beneficial owners of any securities covered by this Schedule 13D.
 
Item 6.
Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.
 
Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k) promulgated under the Exchange Act, the Reporting Persons have entered into an agreement with respect to the joint filing of this statement, and any amendment or amendments thereto.
 
Item 7.
Material to be Filed as Exhibits.
 
 
99.1
Joint Filing Agreement by and among Steel Partners II, L.P., Steel Partners II Master Fund L.P., Steel Partners LLC, WebFinancial L.P., Warren G. Lichtenstein, Jack L. Howard and John J. Quicke, dated January 5, 2009.
 
 
99.2
2009 Powers of Attorney.
 
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SIGNATURES
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
Dated:  January 5, 2009
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member


 
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member


 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Manager


 
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member


  /s/ Sanford Antignas
 
SANFORD ANTIGNAS
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
12

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
  /s/ Jack L. Howard
 
JACK L. HOWARD


  /s/ John J. Quicke
 
JOHN J. QUICKE
 
13

CUSIP NO. 00651F108
 
SCHEDULE A
 
Executive Officers of Steel Partners LLC
 
Name and Position
 
Present Principal Occupation
 
Business Address
         
Warren G. Lichtenstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Partners LLC, a global management firm
 
c/o Steel Partners LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
         
Jack L. Howard, President
 
President of Steel Partners LLC, a global management firm, and a principal of Mutual Securities, Inc., a registered broker dealer
 
c/o Steel Partners LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
         
Sanford Antignas, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
 
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Steel Partners LLC, a global management firm
 
c/o Steel Partners LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
         
Michael Falk,
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
 
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Steel Partners LLC, a global management firm
 
c/o Steel Partners LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
 
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SCHEDULE B
 
Transactions in the Shares Since the Filing of Amendment No. 10 to Schedule 13D
 
Class of
Security
Securities
Purchased
 
Price ($)
Date of
Purchase

STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
 
Common Stock
 12,850
 
 2.9999
 11/06/08
Common Stock
 12,850
 
 2.9999
 11/06/08
Common Stock
250,000
 
3.0000
 11/06/08
Common Stock
250,000
 
3.0000
 11/06/08
Common Stock
750
 
3.0040
 11/07/08
Common Stock
750
 
3.0040
 11/07/08
Common Stock
51,450
 
2.9986
 11/11/08
Common Stock
51,450
 
2.9986
 11/11/08
Common Stock
12,500
 
2.9500
 11/11/08
Common Stock
12,500
 
2.9500
 11/11/08
Common Stock
4,250
 
2.9495
 11/12/08
Common Stock
4,250
 
2.9495
 11/12/08
Common Stock
34,200
 
2.9500
 11/12/08
Common Stock
34,200
 
2.9500
 11/12/08
Common Stock
42,150
 
2.9350
 11/13/08
Common Stock
42,150
 
2.9350
 11/13/08
Common Stock
45,083
 
2.8999
 11/14/08
Common Stock
45,083
 
2.8999
 11/14/08
Common Stock
50,000
 
2.9000
 11/17/08
Common Stock
50,000
 
2.9000
 11/17/08
Common Stock
26,413
 
2.8946
 11/17/08
Common Stock
26,413
 
2.8946
 11/17/08
Common Stock
50,000
 
2.8000
 11/18/08
Common Stock
50,000
 
2.8000
 11/18/08
 
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STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
 
None
 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
 
None
 
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
 
None
 
WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN
 
None
 
JACK L. HOWARD
 
None
 
JOHN J. QUICKE
 
None
 
 

16


 
EX-99.1 2 ex991to13da1101874121_010109.htm JOINT FILING AGREEMENT Unassociated Document
Exhibit 99.1
 
JOINT FILING AGREEMENT
 
In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k)(1)(iii) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the persons named below agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a Statement on Schedule 13D dated January 5, 2009 (including amendments thereto) with respect to the Common Stock of Adaptec, Inc.  This Joint Filing Agreement shall be filed as an Exhibit to such Statement.
 
Dated:  January 5, 2009
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member


 
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member


 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Manager


 
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
   
 
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
   
 
By:
/s/ Sanford Antignas
   
Sanford Antignas
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein,
Managing Member
 
 
 

 

  /s/ Sanford Antignas
 
SANFORD ANTIGNAS
as Attorney-In-Fact for Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
  /s/ Jack L. Howard
 
JACK L. HOWARD


  /s/ John J. Quicke
 
JOHN J. QUICKE
EX-99.2 3 ex992to13da01874xxx_010109.htm POWERS OF ATTORNEY Unassociated Document
Exhibit 99.2
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
Know all by these presents, that each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Jack L. Howard signing singly, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
 
1.           Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned all documents relating to the business of Steel Partners II, L.P. including, but not limited to, all filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any stock exchange and any other regulatory, administrative or similar authority, and all memoranda, correspondence, communications or the like, except that such attorney-in-fact shall have no power to execute any document that has the effect of creating a financial commitment or financial obligation of Steel Partners II, L.P. or its affiliates.
 
2.           Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such document, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such document with the appropriate authority.
 
3.           Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact’s discretion.
 
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact’s substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming any of the undersigned’s responsibilities to comply with any rules or regulations including federal securities laws.
 
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until December 31, 2009 unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorney-in-fact.
 

 

 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 29th day of December, 2008.
 
     
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS II GP LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Managing Member
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
     
     
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Manager
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
       
     
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
     
     
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Warren G. Lichtenstein
Managing Member
 

 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
Know all by these presents, that each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Sanford Antignas signing singly, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
 
1.           Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned all documents relating to the business of Steel Partners II, L.P. including, but not limited to, all filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any stock exchange and any other regulatory, administrative or similar authority, and all memoranda, correspondence, communications or the like, except that such attorney-in-fact shall have no power to execute any document that has the effect of creating a financial commitment or financial obligation of Steel Partners II, L.P. or its affiliates.
 
2.           Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such document, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such document with the appropriate authority.
 
3.           Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact’s discretion.
 
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact’s substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming any of the undersigned’s responsibilities to comply with any rules or regulations including federal securities laws.
 
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until December 31, 2009 unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorney-in-fact.
 

 

 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 29th day of December, 2008.
 
     
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS II GP LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Managing Member
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
     
     
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Manager
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
       
     
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
     
     
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Warren G. Lichtenstein
Managing Member
 

 


POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
Know all by these presents, that each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Steven Wolosky signing singly, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
 
1.           Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned all documents relating to the business of Steel Partners II, L.P. including, but not limited to, all filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any stock exchange and any other regulatory, administrative or similar authority, and all memoranda, correspondence, communications or the like, except that such attorney-in-fact shall have no power to execute any document that has the effect of creating a financial commitment or financial obligation of Steel Partners II, L.P. or its affiliates.
 
2.           Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such document, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such document with the appropriate authority.
 
3.           Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact’s discretion.
 
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact’s substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming any of the undersigned’s responsibilities to comply with any rules or regulations including federal securities laws.
 
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until December 31, 2009 unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorney-in-fact.
 

 

 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 29th day of December, 2008.
 
     
STEEL PARTNERS II, L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS II GP LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Managing Member
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
     
     
STEEL PARTNERS II MASTER FUND L.P.
 
STEEL PARTNERS LLC
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
 
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
 
General Partner
   
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Manager
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
   
 
Managing Member
   
       
     
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
WEBFINANCIAL L.P.
 
Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
By:
Steel Partners II GP LLC
General Partner
     
     
By:
/s/ Warren G. Lichtenstein
     
Warren G. Lichtenstein
Managing Member
 
 

 

 
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