VMware Inc. 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 24, 2012
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Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
On August 24, 2012, VMware, Inc. completed its previously announced acquisition of Nicira, Inc. pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger, or the merger agreement, by and among VMware, Nile Merger Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VMware, Nicira and Shareholder Representative Services LLC, as the stockholder representative. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, Nile Merger Corporation merged with and into Nicira, with Nicira continuing as the surviving corporation. As a result of the merger, Nicira became a wholly owned subsidiary of VMware.
At closing, VMware paid approximately $1.095 billion in cash and assumed approximately $168 million in unvested equity awards.
VMware deposited into escrow $100 million of the total merger consideration otherwise payable in the merger to holders of Nicira stock and equity awards. This amount will be held in escrow as the sole remedy for indemnification claims, if any, under the merger agreement, subject to fraud and equitable remedies, for a period of one year following the completion of the merger, subject to any unresolved indemnification claims.
The foregoing description of the acquisition does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the merger agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. The merger agreement has been included to provide investors with information regarding its terms, however it is not intended to provide any other factual information about Nicira or VMware. The merger agreement contains representations and warranties of each of Nicira and VMware that are qualified by information in confidential disclosure schedules delivered in connection with signing the merger agreement. Accordingly, investors should not rely on the representations and warranties as characterizations of the actual state of facts at the time they were made or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: August 24, 2012