SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 3, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
1305 OBrien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01|| |
On November 1, 2018, Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with Illumina, Inc. (Illumina) and FC Ops Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Illumina (Merger Subsidiary). The Merger Agreement provides that, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Merger Subsidiary will merge with and into the Company (the Merger), with the Company surviving the Merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Illumina.
Consummation of the Merger is subject to certain conditions, including the expiration or termination of any waiting periods applicable to the consummation of the Merger under the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and clearance under the antitrust laws of certain non-United States jurisdictions.
Each of the Company and Illumina have received a request for additional information and documentary material, commonly referred to as a second request, from the United States Federal Trade Commission (the FTC) in connection with the Merger. The FTCs second request has the effect of extending the waiting period applicable to the consummation of the Merger until the 30th day after substantial compliance by the Company and Illumina with the second request, unless the waiting period is extended voluntarily by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC. The Company and Illumina continue to expect the Merger to be completed in mid-2019.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
All statements in this Form 8-K that are not historical are forward-looking statements, including, among other things, statements relating to the expected timing for the consummation of the Merger. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Companys control and could cause actual results to differ materially from the information expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made in this Form 8-K. Factors that could materially affect actual results can be found in the Companys most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Companys most recent reports on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q, and include those listed under the caption Risk Factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update information in this Form 8-K to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.
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.
|Date: January 3, 2019||PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC.|
/s/ Stephen M. Moore
|Name:||Stephen M. Moore|
|Title:||Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|