Seagate Technology plc 8-K 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2013
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (353) (1) 234-3136
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 8, 2013, Seagate Technology plc (the Company) announced select preliminary financial information for the three month period ended December 28, 2012. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is hereby incorporated by reference in this Item 2.02.
As provided in General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K including the exhibit hereto is furnished and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report 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, each as amended, including, in particular, statements about our plans, strategies and prospects and estimates of industry growth for the fiscal quarter ending March 29, 2013 and beyond. These statements identify prospective information and include words such as expects, plans, anticipates, believes, estimates, predicts, projects and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this Current Report and are based on managements current views and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are conditioned upon and also involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors may be beyond the Companys control and may pose a risk to our operating and financial condition. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; the uncertainty in global economic conditions as consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to tighter credit and financial news, the impact of the variable demand and the adverse pricing environment for disk drives, particularly in view of current business and economic conditions; dependence on the Companys ability to successfully qualify, manufacture and sell its disk drive products in increasing volumes on a cost-effective basis and with acceptable quality, particularly the new disk drive products with lower cost structures; the impact of competitive product announcements; and possible excess industry supply with respect to particular disk drive products; the Companys ability to achieve projected cost savings in connection with restructuring plans. Information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2012 which statements are incorporated into this Current Report by reference. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Companys views as of any subsequent date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.
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, thereto duly authorized.
Date: January 8, 2013