GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED (NYSE:GVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED (NYSE:GVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Definitive Material Agreement.

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On June14, 2018, in connection with the consummation of the Merger (as defined below), Granite Construction Incorporated, a Delaware corporation, (the “Company”), Layne Christensen Company, a Delaware corporation (“Layne”) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”) entered into a First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June14, 2018 (the “8.00% Supplemental Indenture”), which amends and supplements the Indenture, dated as of March2, 2015, by and among Layne, the Guarantors party thereto, the Trustee and U.S. Bank National Association as collateral agent (the “8.00% Indenture”) relating to Layne’s 8.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Convertible Notes (the “8.00% Notes”).

to the 8.00% Supplemental Indenture, the consideration due upon conversion of any 8.00% Notes is, for each $1,000 principal amount of such 8.00% Notes, the number of shares of Granite common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Company Common Stock”) equal to the conversion rate in effect at such time; with cash in lieu of fractional shares as described in Section10.03 of the 8.00% Indenture. The conversion rate in effect immediately following the Merger is 23.0769 shares of Company Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of 8.00% Notes. The Company executed the 8.00% Supplemental Indenture solely to acknowledge its obligation to deliver to Layne a sufficient number of shares of Company Common Stock to satisfy any conversions of the 8.00% Notes into shares of Company Common Stock.

The foregoing description of the 8.00% Supplemental Indenture is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the 8.00% Supplemental Indenture, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and incorporated into this Item 1.01 by reference.

Item 1.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On June 14, 2018, the Company completed its acquisition of Layne to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February13, 2018 (the “Merger Agreement”), among the Company, Layne, and Lowercase Merger Sub Incorporated, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), whereby Merger Sub merged with and into Layne, with Layne surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).

At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each share of Layne common stock, par value $0.01 per share, that was issued and outstanding (other than shares (1)held in treasury of Layne or (2)directly or indirectly owned by the Company, Merger Sub or a wholly owned subsidiary of Layne) will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive 0.27 validly issued, fully paid, and non-assessable shares of Company Common Stock.

No fractional shares of Company Common Stock will be issued to any Layne stockholder in the Merger. to the terms of the Merger Agreement, each Layne stockholder who would otherwise have been entitled to receive a fraction of a share of Company Common Stock in the Merger will receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares.

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In addition, holders of outstanding Layne’s stock options, restricted stock units and performance stock units will receive an aggregate amount of cash equal to approximately $30,586,452.36 as consideration for the cancellation of the stock options, restricted stock units and performance stock units held by them immediately prior to the Effective Time.

The Company and Layne will report the Merger as a reorganization under Section368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. To review the tax consequences of the Merger, former Layne stockholders should refer to “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” beginning on page 131 of the prospectus filed with the SEC by the Company to Rule 424(b)(3) on May15, 2018. Former Layne stockholders are encouraged to consult their tax advisors as to the tax consequences of the Merger in their particular circumstances.

As a result of the Merger, shares of Layne common stock have ceased trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as of the close of trading on June14, 2018 and will be delisted.

The foregoing summary of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on February14, 2018, which is incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference.

Item 1.01. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

to Section2.07 of the Merger Agreement, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Company Board”) will expand the size of the Company Board and appoint Alan P. Krussi, who served as a non-employee director of Layne prior to the Effective Time, to fill such vacancy. The increase is size of the Company Board and Mr.Krussi’s appointment will become effective June20, 2018. Mr.Krussi will serve on the Company Board until the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders or the earlier of his death, retirement, resignation or removal by the Company’s stockholders.

Item 1.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 14, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the completion of the Merger. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Financial statements of business acquired.

Any financial statements required by Item 1.01(a) will be filed with the SEC by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than 71 days after the date on which this Current Report on Form 8-K is required to be filed.

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(b) Pro forma financial information.

Any pro forma information required by Item 1.01(b) will be filed with the SEC by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than 71 days after the date on which this Current Report on Form 8-K is required to be filed.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit

Number

Description

2.1 Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, Layne and Merger Sub, dated as of February 13, 2018 (incorporate by reference to Exhibit the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February14, 2018)*
4.1 8.00% Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June14, 2018, by and among the Company, Layne, and U.S. Bank National Association
99.1 Press Release, dated June 14, 2018

* Schedules and exhibits have been omitted to item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Registrant agrees to furnish supplementally to the Securities and Exchange Commission a copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit upon request.

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GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC Exhibit
EX-4.1 2 d608792dex41.htm EX-4.1 EX-4.1 Exhibit 4.1 LAYNE CHRISTENSEN COMPANY AS ISSUER AND GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED (SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 2.02 HEREOF)     8.00% SENIOR SECURED SECOND LIEN CONVERTIBLE NOTES     FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE DATED AS OF JUNE 14,…
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About GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED (NYSE:GVA)

Granite Construction Incorporated is a heavy civil contractor and construction materials producer in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: Construction, Large Project Construction and Construction Materials. Its Construction segment performs construction management, as well as various civil construction projects with a portion of the work focused on new construction and improvement of streets, roads, highways, bridges, site work, underground, power-related facilities, water-related facilities, utilities and other infrastructure projects. The Company’s Large Project Construction segment focuses on large and complex infrastructure projects, which have a longer duration than its Construction segment work. The Company’s Construction Materials segment mines and processes aggregates and operates plants that produce construction materials for internal use and for sale to third parties.

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