Advisory Board Company 10-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2008
Commission File Number: 000-33283
THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Not applicable
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o No þ
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrants knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definition of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No þ
Based upon the closing price of the registrants common stock as of September 28, 2007, the aggregate market value of the common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $729,985,145.*
The number of shares of the registrants common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding on May 27, 2008 was 17,316,228.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Unless the context indicates otherwise, references in this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A to the Company, the registrant, we, our and us mean The Advisory Board Company and its subsidiaries.
This Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A amends the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2008 (the 2008 10-K), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 30, 2008. This Amendment is being filed solely to correct a filing error in the consent of our independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 23.1.
In addition, as required by Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, new certifications by our principal executive officer and principal financial officer are filed as exhibits to this Form 10-K/A under Item 15 of Part IV hereof.
This Amendment No. 1 does not reflect events occurring after the original filing date of the 2008 10-K or otherwise modify or update the disclosures set forth in the 2008 10-K, including the financial statements and notes to financial statements set forth in the 2008 10-K.
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
to Amendment No. 1 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the Year Ended March 31, 2008