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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 19, 2021, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information (“second request”) from the Federal Trade Commission as part of the regulatory review process for the acquisition of the Company by Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed Martin”).
The second request extends the waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act until 30 days after Lockheed Martin and the Company have substantially complied with the requests or the waiting period is terminated sooner by the Federal Trade Commission. The transaction remains subject to approval by the Company’s shareholders and other approvals, as well as customary closing conditions.
This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, statements regarding our proposed transaction with Lockheed Martin, and the timing and circumstances of approvals and conditions related to the proposed transaction. The words “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “outlook,” “scheduled,” “forecast,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and the company cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results reflected in these forward-looking statements.
Such factors include risks and uncertainties specific to this transaction, including, but not limited to, adverse effects on the market price of the Company’s common stock and on the Company’s operating results because of failure to complete the transaction (due to failure to obtain stockholder or regulatory approvals or to satisfy all of the other conditions to the transaction), modification, suspension, cancellation or revocation of the special dividend due to changed circumstances, uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the transaction, failure by the parties to successfully integrate their respective businesses, processes and systems in a timely and cost-effective manner, significant transaction costs, unknown liabilities, the success of the Company’s business following the transaction, potential litigation relating to the transaction, general economic and business conditions that affect the Company following the transaction, and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the proposed transaction.
In addition to the factors mentioned above, factors relating to future financial operating results that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to: the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; reductions, delays or changes in U.S. government spending; cancellation or material modification of one or more significant contracts; a significant decrease in the demand for the products we offer as a result of changing economic conditions or other factors; failure to secure contracts; actions by competitors offering similar products; regulatory, legislative and technological developments that may affect the demand for or costs of our products; and other factors discussed under “Risk factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 18, 2021, which is on file with the SEC, and in the Company’s subsequent SEC filings.
These statements are based on assumptions that may not come true. All forward-looking disclosure is speculative by its nature, and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking information included in this communication, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed expectations 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.
Dated: February 19, 2021
|AEROJET ROCKETDYNE HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Name: Arjun L. Kampani|
|Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|