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Boston Scientific 8-K 2017

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  2. Ex-99.1
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549
_____________________________________________________________________


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 
______________________________________________________________________

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 30, 2017

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


DELAWARE
1-11083
04-2695240
(State or other
(Commission
(IRS employer
jurisdiction of
file number)
identification no.)
incorporation)
 
 


300 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough, Massachusetts
01752-1234
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (508) 683-4000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

o
Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
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o
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o
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ITEM 8.01    OTHER EVENTS

On March 30, 2017, Boston Scientific Corporation (the "Company") announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Symetis SA. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year.

A copy of the Company's press release announcing the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Symetis SA is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference; provided, however, that information on or connected to our website or the website of any third-party hyperlinked from or referenced in the Company's press release included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K is expressly not incorporated by reference into or intended to be filed as a part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words like “expect” and similar words. These forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and estimates using information available to us at the time and are not intended to be guarantees of future events or performance. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding the expected completion of the acquisition of Symetis SA. If our underlying assumptions turn out to be incorrect, or if certain risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. These factors, in some cases, have affected and in the future (together with other factors) could affect our ability to implement our business strategy and may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements expressed in this press release. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include, among other things, the risk that the conditions to completing the acquisition of Symetis will not be satisfied on a timely basis or at all. These factors are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of them are beyond our control.  For a further list and description of other important risks and uncertainties that may affect our future operations, see Part I, Item 1A - Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which we may update in Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q we have filed or will file hereafter. We disclaim any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which those expectations may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this document.


ITEM 9.01     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(d)  Exhibits


Exhibit No.        Description

99.1            Press Release issued by Boston Scientific Corporation dated March 30, 2017.










SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
                                

Date: March 30, 2017
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Vance R. Brown
 
 
 
Vance R. Brown
 
 
 
Vice President and Chief Corporate Counsel






INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 

Exhibit  No.
 Description
 
99.1
 Press Release issued by Boston Scientific Corporation dated
March 30, 2017



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