8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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Offering of 0.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024

On February 19, 2019, 8×8, Inc. (the “Company”) issued $287.5 million aggregate principal amount of its 0.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) in a private placement, which included $37.5 million principal amount of Notes issued and sold to the exercise of the option granted by the Company to the initial purchasers of the Notes. The Notes are the Company’s senior unsecured obligations, and were issued under an indenture, dated as of February 19, 2019 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 0.50% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears in cash on February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning on August 1, 2019. The Notes will mature on February 1, 2024, unless earlier converted, redeemed or repurchased.

The Notes will be convertible at the option of the noteholders at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding October 1, 2023, only under the following circumstances: (1) during any fiscal quarter commencing after the fiscal quarter ending on June 30, 2019 (and only during such fiscal quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the last trading day of the immediately preceding fiscal quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price for the Notes on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period (the “measurement period”) in which the trading price (as defined in the Indenture) per $1,000 principal amount of Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of the Common Stock and the conversion rate on such trading day; (3) if the Company calls any or all of the Notes for redemption, at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the redemption date; or (4) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events. On or after October 1, 2023 until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders may convert their Notes at any time, regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion of a Note, the Company will pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash, shares of Common Stock or a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, at the Company’s election.

The conversion rate for the Notes is initially 38.9484shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $25.68per share of Common Stock). The initial conversion price of the Notes represents a premium of approximately 30.0% over the last reported sale price of $19.75 per share of the Common Stock on The New York Stock Exchange on February 13, 2019. The conversion rate for the Notes will be subject to adjustment in some events but will not be adjusted for any accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, following certain corporate events that occur prior to the maturity date or following the Company’s issuance of a notice of redemption, the Company will increase the conversion rate of the Notes for a holder who elects to convert in connection with such a corporate event or during the related redemption period in certain circumstances.

The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to February 4, 2022. The Company may redeem for cash all or any portion of the Notes, at its option, on or after February 4, 2022 if the last reported sale price of the Common Stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price then in effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period (including the last trading day of such period) ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which the Company provides notice of redemption, at a redemption price equal to 50% of the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.

Upon the occurrence of certain fundamental changes, the holders of the Notes may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of their Notes for cash at a price equal to 50% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date.

The Indenture contains customary terms and covenants, including that upon certain events of default occurring and continuing, either the Trustee or the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding may declare the entire principal amount of all the Notes, and the interest accrued on such Notes, if any, to be immediately due and payable.Upon events of default involving specified bankruptcy events involving the Company, the Notes will be due and payable immediately.

The description above is a summary and is not meant to be a complete description of the Notes. This description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Indenture, including the form of Note therein, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes were approximately $278.6 million, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and the estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company used approximately $33.7million of the net proceeds to pay the cost of the Capped Call Transactions (as defined below).

Capped Call Transactions

On February 13, 2019, in connection with the pricing of the Notes, the Company entered into privately negotiated capped call transactions (together, the “Base Capped Call Transactions”) with each of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Barclays Bank PLC and Bank of America, N.A. (together, the “Option Counterparties”). In addition, on February 14, 2019, in connection with the exercise by the initial purchasers of their option to purchase additional Notes, the Company entered into additional capped call transactions (the “Additional Capped Call Transactions,” and, together with the Base Capped Call Transactions, the “Capped Call Transactions”) with each of the Option Counterparties.

The Capped Call Transactions are expected generally to reduce the potential dilution to the Common Stock upon any conversion of the Notes at maturity and/or offset any cash payments the Company is required to make in excess of the principal amount upon conversion of the Notes in the event that the market price of the Common Stock is greater than the strike price of the Capped Call Transactions, which initially corresponds to the initial conversion price of the Notes or approximately $25.68 per share, with such reduction and/or offset subject to a cap based on the cap price of the Capped Call Transactions. The cap price under the Capped Call Transactions will initially be $39.50per share, which represents a premium of 100.0% over the last reported sale price per share of the Common Stock on The New York Stock Exchange on February 13, 2019, and is subject to certain adjustments under the terms of the Capped Call Transactions.

The Company will not be required to make any cash payments to the Option Counterparties or their respective affiliates upon the exercise of the options that are a part of the Capped Call Transactions, but the Company will be entitled to receive from them a number of shares of Common Stock or an amount of cash generally based on the amount by which the market price per share of the Common Stock, as measured under the terms of the Capped Call Transactions, is greater than the strike price of the Capped Call Transactions during the relevant valuation period under the Capped Call Transactions, with such number of shares of Common Stock and amounts of cash, if any, subject to a cap.

The Capped Call Transactions are separate transactions entered into by the Company with the Option Counterparties, are not part of the terms of the Notes and will not affect any holder’s rights under the Notes.

The description above is a summary and is not meant to be a complete description of the Capped Call Transactions. This description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the detailed provisions of the form of confirmation for the Capped Call Transactions, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information required by Item 2.03 relating to the Notes and the Indenture is contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report under the section “Offering of 0.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024” above and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.02

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

The Company issued and sold the Notes to the initial purchasers in a private placement in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). The purchase agreement with the initial purchasers also contemplated the initial resale of the Notes to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under and Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The Company relied on these exemptions from registration based in part on representations made by the initial purchasers.

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report with respect to the Notes is incorporated herein by reference.

On February 14, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Notes. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

10.1

Form of Capped Call Confirmation.

99.1

Press release issued by 8×8, Inc. dated February 14, 2019.

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About 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT)

8×8, Inc. provides cloud-based, enterprise-class software solutions. The Company’s solutions are delivered through Software as a Service (SaaS) business model. Its segments include Americas and Europe. Its software platform brings together cloud, mobile, collaboration, video and data science technologies. Through a combination of open application program interface (API) and pre-built integrations, its solutions leverage critical customer context from internal data systems and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Its software product, branded as 8×8 Virtual Office, delivers voice as a service across the world. 8×8 Virtual Office enables a customer to use a single business phone number to place and receive calls from any supported device. It provides software to enable a multi-channel contact center under the 8×8 Virtual Contact Center brand. Its Virtual Office Meetings software solution is a tool for teams within the enterprise to meet and collaborate on a shared project.

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