SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 14, 2016
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|3 Overlook Point, Lincolnshire, Illinois||60069|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 847-634-6700
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 2.06.||Material Impairments.|
As previously announced on September 14, 2016, Zebra Technologies (the Company) entered into a definitive agreement to sell its wireless LAN (WLAN) business to Extreme Networks, Inc. for gross proceeds of $55 million. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016 subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Management of the Company determined that assets related to WLAN are required to be classified as assets held for sale. As a result, the assets related to WLAN will be reflected on the Companys consolidated balance sheet at the lower of the net assets carrying value or fair value less cost to sell. The Company is in the process of evaluating the accounting for disposition, but the Company currently expects to record a non-cash pre-tax charge in the range of approximately $65 - $80 million. Such estimated amount includes an impairment of long-lived assets, primarily allocated intangibles and goodwill. The Company will reflect the amount of the non-cash charge in its third quarter financial results. In addition, the Company is unable at this time to determine the size or impact of income tax consequences related to the transaction.
The Company will fully describe and disclose the amount of the non-cash charge in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2016.
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.
|ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION|
|Date: September 20, 2016||By:||/s/ Michael Smiley|
|Chief Financial Officer|