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|Item 8.01|| |
As previously announced, on October 26, 2020, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Thrones Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Xilinx, Inc. (“Xilinx”), pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub will merge with and into Xilinx (the “Merger”), with Xilinx surviving such Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
On March 8, 2021, the Company issued a joint press release with Xilinx announcing the details for each of the special meetings of shareholders relating to the Merger. A copy of the joint press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a joint proxy statement of the Company and Xilinx and that also constitutes a prospectus with respect to shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued in the proposed transaction (the “joint proxy statement/prospectus”). Each of the Company and Xilinx may also file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This communication is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or any other document that the Company or Xilinx may file with the SEC. The joint proxy statement/prospectus will be distributed to stockholders of the Company and Xilinx. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about the Company, Xilinx and the proposed transaction through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company will be available free of charge on the Company’s website at ir.AMD.com or by contacting the Company’s Corporate Secretary by email at Corporate.Secretary@AMD.com. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Xilinx will be available free of charge on Xilinx’s website at investor.Xilinx.com or by contacting Xilinx’s Investor Relations department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company, Xilinx and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in joint proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant materials that are or will be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. You may obtain free copies of these documents using the sources indicated above.
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|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Joint Press Release of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and Xilinx, Inc., dated March 8, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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: March 8, 2021||
|ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.|
|Name:||Harry A. Wolin|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|