Westell Technologies 8-K 2016
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): February 11, 2016
WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (630) 898-2500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On February 11, 2016, Westell Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a restructuring plan to bring operating costs and expenses in-line with anticipated business volumes. The Company expects restructuring activities to be substantially completed by June 1, 2016. Westell expects pre-tax charges of approximately $1.0 million, consisting of $0.8 million of severance costs, $0.1 million of lease termination costs related to the design center in Canada, and $0.1 million of other associated costs, to be incurred primarily in the quarter ending on March 31, 2016. The Company anticipates annual cost and expense savings of approximately $4 million as a result of completing the restructuring activities and implementing other efficiencies.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain statements contained herein that are not historical facts or that contain the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “should,” or derivatives thereof and other words of similar meaning are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, product demand and market acceptance risks, customer spending patterns, need for financing and capital, economic weakness in the United States (“U.S.”) economy and telecommunications market, the effect of international economic conditions and trade, legal, social and economic risks (such as import, licensing and trade restrictions), the impact of competitive products or technologies, competitive pricing pressures, customer product selection decisions, product cost increases, component supply shortages, new product development, excess and obsolete inventory, commercialization and technological delays or difficulties (including delays or difficulties in developing, producing, testing and selling new products and technologies), the ability to successfully consolidate and rationalize operations, the ability to successfully identify, acquire and integrate acquisitions, effects of the Company’s accounting policies, retention of key personnel and other risks more fully described in our Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, under Item 1A - Risk Factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.
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.