Alphabet Inc. 8-K 2006
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December 20, 2005
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
The purpose of this Current Report on Form 8-K/A is to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K of Google Inc. (Google), filed on December 22, 2005, which described the terms of a letter agreement (the Letter Agreement) entered into between Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner), America Online, Inc. (AOL) and Google. The Letter Agreement sets forth the general terms upon which Google would, in exchange for $1 billion in cash, acquire a 5% equity interest in AOL through an investment in a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner that will own all of the outstanding equity interests in AOL. The parties have substantially completed negotiations with respect to definitive agreements governing this $1 billion investment in AOL and Google expects that the investment will close in the second quarter of 2006.
The Letter Agreement describes the general terms on which Google, Time Warner and AOL plan to enter into certain commercial arrangements. The Letter Agreement also provides that, in the event the parties do not enter into definitive agreements relating to certain of the arrangements described in the Letter Agreement, the commercial arrangements will take effect on the terms described in the Letter Agreement. The parties have agreed to extend the time period for entering into the agreements contemplated by the Letter Agreement to March 17, 2006, and Google expects that the parties will continue to extend this time period until the negotiations on the commercial agreements have been completed. Google expects to enter into definitive agreements with respect to the arrangements described in the Letter Agreement in either the first or second quarter of 2006.
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This Form 8-K/A contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our expectations on the timing and completion of negotiations with respect to the transactions described above. Actual results may differ materially from our expected results. More information about potential risk factors that could affect the success of our business and our arrangements with AOL is included in our report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005, and from time to time in other reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.