S-8 1 brks-20210204xs8.htm S-8

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 2021

Registration No. 333 -            

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER THE

SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware

04-3040660

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

15 Elizabeth Drive

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC. 2020 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

(Full Title of the Plan)

Jason W. Joseph

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Brooks Automation, Inc.

15 Elizabeth Drive

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824

(978) 262-2400

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

  

Smaller reporting company

 

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.    

______________________________


CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

Title of Securities to be Registered

Amount to be Registered (1)

Proposed Maximum Offering Price Per

Share (2)

Proposed

Maximum Aggregate

Offering Price (2)

Amount of

Registration

Fee

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

2,800,000

$76.15

$213,220,000.00

$23,262.31

(1)

The number of shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), of Brooks Automation, Inc. (the “Registrant”) stated above consists of an aggregate of 2,800,000 shares that may be issued under the Brooks Automation, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The shares of Common Stock registered hereunder consist of (i) 2,500,000 shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the Plan and (ii) up to 300,000 additional shares which may be issued pursuant to the Plan if outstanding awards granted under the Registrant’s Amended and Restated 2000 Equity Incentive Plan or the Registrant’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan are forfeited, expire or are cancelled. In addition, pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers such indeterminate number of additional shares of Common Stock as is necessary to eliminate any dilutive effect of any future stock split, stock dividend or similar transaction.

(2)

Estimated solely for the purpose of determining the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(h) on the basis of the average of the high and low sale prices of the Common Stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on January 29, 2021.


EXPLANATORY NOTE

In accordance with the instructional Note to Part I of Form S-8 as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), the information specified by Part I of Form S-8 has been omitted from this Registration Statement on Form S-8 for offers of Common Stock pursuant to the Plan. The documents containing the information specified in Part I will be delivered to the participants in the Plan covered by this Registration Statement as required by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.


PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission are incorporated herein by reference:

(a) the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 filed with the Commission on November 18, 2020;

(b) the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 filed with the Commission on February 3, 2021;

(c) the Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on December 10, 2020, January 28, 2021 and February 1, 2021;

(d) the portions of the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A that we filed with the Commission on December 15, 2020 that are deemed “filed” with the Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”); and

(e) the description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in Exhibit 4.02 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019 filed with the Commission on December 17, 2019, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

All reports and other documents filed by the Registrant after the date hereof pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such reports and documents. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for the purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

None.

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) provides that a corporation may eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit.

Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of such corporation), by reason of the fact that such person is or was an officer, director, employee or agent of such corporation, or is or was serving at the request of such corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise. The indemnity may include expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, provided that such person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the corporation’s best interests and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe that the person’s conduct was unlawful.


Section 145 further provides that a corporation may also indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such person is or was an officer, director, employee or agent of such corporation, or is or was serving at the request of such corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit provided that such person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the corporation’s best interest, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Delaware Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought determines that, despite an adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.

Section 145(g) of the DGCL authorizes a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise, against any liability asserted against such person and incurred by such person in any such capacity, or arising out of such person’s status as such, whether or not the corporation would otherwise have the power to indemnify such person under Section 145.

The Registrant’s restated certificate of incorporation provides that no director of the Registrant shall be personally liable for any monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Registrant or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 of the DGCL, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. The Registrant’s restated certificate of incorporation further provides for the indemnification of its directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by Section 145 of the DGCL.

The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that the Registrant may indemnify, and may advance expenses, to each covered person who is a party to, or was or is threatened to be made a party to, or is otherwise involved in any proceeding, as provided in the Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

All of the Registrant’s directors and officers are covered by insurance policies maintained by the Registrant against specified liabilities for actions taken in their capacities as such, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In addition, the Registrant has entered into or offered to enter into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and executive officers that provide for indemnification and expense advancement to the fullest extent permitted under the DGCL.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as a part of or incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:

Exhibit No.

Description

  4.1

  

Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.01 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-189582), filed on June 25, 2013).

  4.2

  

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.01 to the Registrant’s current report on Form 8-K, filed on February 11, 2008).

  4.3

Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, dated August 1, 2017 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.02 of the Registrant’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q, filed on August 4, 2017).

  4.4

  

Specimen Certificate for shares of the Registrant’s common stock (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.01 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-88320), filed on May 15, 2002).

  5.1

  

Opinion of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Item 9. Undertakings.

(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

 

(1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

 

(i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

 

(ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement;

 

 

(iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

Provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (1)(ii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

 

 

(2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

 

(3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the indemnification provisions summarized in Item 6, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


SIGNATURES

The Registrant. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Town of Chelmsford, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on February 4, 2021.

 

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.

By

 

/s/ Stephen S. Schwartz

 

Stephen S. Schwartz

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Stephen S. Schwartz, Lindon G. Robertson and Jason W. Joseph, and each of them singly, his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution in each of them singly, for him and in his name, place and stead, and in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Brooks Automation, Inc., and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting to the attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary to be done in or about the premises, as full to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that the attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of each of them or their substitute may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/  Stephen S. Schwartz

Stephen S. Schwartz

  

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (principal executive officer)

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Lindon G. Robertson

Lindon G. Robertson

  

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer)

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  David F. Pietrantoni

David F. Pietrantoni

  

Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller (principal accounting officer)

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Robyn C. Davis

Robyn C. Davis

  

Director

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Joseph R. Martin

Joseph R. Martin

  

Chairman of the Board

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Erica J. McLaughlin

Erica J. McLaughlin

  

Director

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Krishna G. Palepu

Krishna G. Palepu

  

Director

 

February 4, 2021

/s/  Michael Rosenblatt

Director

February 4, 2021

Michael Rosenblatt

/s/  Alfred Woollacott, III

Alfred Woollacott, III

Director

February 4, 2021


/s/  Mark S. Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton

Director

February 4, 2021

/s/  Ellen M. Zane

Ellen M. Zane

Director

February 4, 2021