Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events
On June 25, 2019, in connection with the proposed acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (Cypress) by Infineon Technologies AG, a stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) organized under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (Infineon and, the proposed acquisition, the Merger), Cypress made available an Additional Employee Q&A to Cypresss employees (the Employee Q&A). The Employee Q&A was first used or made available on June 25, 2019. A copy of the Employee Q&A is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to the proposed transaction and the Merger of IFX Merger Sub Inc. (Merger Sub), a wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon, with and into Cypress on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 3, 2019 (the Merger Agreement), by and among Cypress, Infineon and Merger Sub, the benefits of the proposed transaction and the anticipated timing of the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements can be generally identified by the use of words such as anticipate, believe, plan, project, estimate, forecast, expect, should, intend, may, could, will, would, outlook, future, trend, goal, target, and similar expressions or expressions of the negative of these terms. These statements reflect only Cypresss current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance or results. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in, or reasonably inferred from, such statements. Specific factors that could cause actual results to differ from results contemplated by forward-looking statements include, among others, the occurrence of any event, development, condition, state of facts, change, effect or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, the inability to complete the Merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval for the Merger or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the Merger, including that a governmental authority may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the transaction; risks regarding the failure of Infineon to obtain the necessary financing to complete the Merger; risks related to disruption of managements attention from Cypresss ongoing business operations due to the transaction; the effect of the announcement of the Merger on Cypresss relationships, operating results and business generally; the risk that certain approvals or consents will not be received in a timely manner or that the Merger will not be consummated in a timely manner; the risk of exceeding the expected costs of the Merger; adverse changes in U.S. and non-U.S. governmental laws and regulations; adverse developments in Cypresss relationships with its employees; capital market conditions, including availability of funding sources for us; changes in our credit ratings; risks related to our indebtedness, including our ability to meet certain financial covenants in our debt instruments; the risk of litigation, including stockholder litigation in connection with the proposed transaction, and the impact of any adverse legal judgments, fines, penalties, injunctions or settlements; and volatility in the market price of our stock.
Therefore, caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation (and specifically disclaim any such obligation) to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. For additional discussion of potential risks and uncertainties that could impact our results of operations or financial position, refer to Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018 and Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019 and any subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).