Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 7, 2018

 

 

TRIMBLE INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-14845   94-2802192

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

935 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94085

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 481-8000

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On June 7, 2018, Trimble Inc. (“Trimble”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which Trimble agreed to issue and sell to the Underwriters $300 million aggregate principal amount of 4.150% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.900% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes” and, together with the 2023 Notes, the “Notes”). The 2023 Notes and the 2028 Notes will be issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of October 30, 2014 (the “Base Indenture”), between Trimble (formerly, Trimble Navigation Limited) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the first supplemental indenture, dated as of November 24, 2014 (the “First Supplemental Indenture”), and the second supplemental indenture, dated as of October 1, 2016 (the “Second Supplemental Indenture”). Certain terms of the Notes will be established pursuant to a third supplemental indenture, to be dated as of June 15, 2018 (the “Third Supplemental Indenture”).

The 2023 Notes will mature on June 15, 2023 and accrue interest at a rate of 4.150% per annum, payable semiannually in arrears in cash on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning December 15, 2018.

The 2028 Notes will mature on June 15, 2028 and accrue interest at a rate of 4.900% per annum, payable semiannually in arrears in cash on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning December 15, 2018.

The interest rate payable on each series of Notes will be subject to adjustment from time to time if Moody’s or S&P (or, if applicable, a substitute rating agency) downgrades (or subsequently upgrades) its rating assigned to the respective series of Notes.

The Notes are being offered and sold pursuant to Trimble’s shelf-registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-224166) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Trimble has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a prospectus supplement, dated June 7, 2018, together with the accompanying prospectus, dated April 5, 2018, relating to the offer and sale of the Notes.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is hereby incorporated by reference and attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1.

For a complete description of the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, please refer to the Underwriting Agreement, filed herewith.

The Underwriting Agreement contains representations and warranties by each of the parties thereto. These representations and warranties have been made solely for the benefit of the other party or other parties to the Underwriting Agreement and:

 

    should not in all instances be treated as categorical statements of fact, but rather as a way of allocating the risk to one of the parties if those statements prove to be inaccurate;

 

    have been qualified by disclosures that were made to the other party in connection with the negotiation of the applicable agreement, which disclosures are not necessarily reflected in the agreement;

 

    may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material to you or other investors; and


    were made only as of the date of the applicable agreement or such other date or dates as may be specified in the agreement and are subject to more recent developments.

Accordingly, these representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs as of the date they were made or at any other time. Trimble acknowledges that, notwithstanding the inclusion of the foregoing cautionary statements, it is responsible for considering whether additional specific disclosures of material information regarding material contractual provisions are required to make the statements in this Form 8-K not misleading. Additional information about Trimble may be found elsewhere in this Form 8-K and Trimble’s other public filings, which are available without charge through the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

In a press release issued on June 7, 2018, Trimble announced that it priced $300 million of the 2023 Notes and $600 million of the 2028 Notes in an underwritten, registered public offering. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

    No.    

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated June 7, 2018, by and among Trimble Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner  & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
12.1    Statement of Computation of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
99.1    Press release, dated June 7, 2018, of Trimble Inc.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

TRIMBLE INC.,
a Delaware corporation
By:  

/s/ Steven W. Berglund

Name:   Steven W. Berglund
Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer

Date: June 8, 2018

EX-1.1

Exhibit 1.1

EXECUTION VERSION

TRIMBLE INC.

(a Delaware corporation)

$300,000,000 4.150% Notes due 2023

$600,000,000 4.900% Notes due 2028

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

Dated: June 7, 2018


TRIMBLE INC.

(a Delaware corporation)

$300,000,000 4.150% Notes due 2023

$600,000,000 4.900% Notes due 2028

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

June 7, 2018

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

383 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10179

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Incorporated

One Bryant Park

New York, NY 10036

As Representatives of the several Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Trimble Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), proposes to issue and sell to the several underwriters named in Schedule A (the “Underwriters”), acting severally and not jointly, $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.150% Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.900% Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes” and, together with the 2023 Notes, the “Notes”). The respective principal amounts of the Notes to be so purchased by the several Underwriters are set forth opposite their names in such Schedule A hereto. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated have agreed to act as representatives of the several Underwriters (in such capacity, the “Representatives”) in connection with the offering and sale of the Notes.

The Notes will be issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of October 30, 2014 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Company (formerly, Trimble Navigation Limited) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the first supplemental indenture, dated as of November 24, 2014 (the “First Supplemental Indenture”), and the second supplemental indenture, dated as of October 1, 2016 (the “Second Supplemental Indenture”). Certain terms of the Notes will be established pursuant to a third supplemental indenture, to be dated as of June 15, 2018 (the “Third Supplemental Indenture”, and the Base Indenture as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, the Second Supplemental Indenture and the Third Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”). The Notes will be issued in book-entry form in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), pursuant to a Letter of Representations, to be dated on or before the Closing Time (as defined in Section 2 below) (the “DTC Agreement”), among the Company, the Trustee and DTC.


The Notes are being issued as part of the financing to effect the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) by the Company of Waterfall Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Target”) and its subsidiaries. Pursuant to an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of April 23, 2018, by and among the Company, the Target, Jefferson Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger Sub”), and Bain Capital Private Equity, LP, the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of the Target as a result of a merger of Merger Sub with and into the Target, with the Target surviving such merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. As used herein, “Acquired Companies” shall refer to the Target, Target’s wholly owned subsidiary Waterfall Intermediate Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Waterfall Intermediate”), Waterfall Intermediate’s wholly owned subsidiary Viewpoint, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Viewpoint”) and each direct and indirect subsidiary of Viewpoint. On May 15, 2018, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the “New Credit Agreement”) providing for a senior unsecured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount equal to $1.25 billion and a senior unsecured $500 million delayed draw term loan credit facility, which term loan credit facility may be drawn in order to fund a portion of the Acquisition.

This Agreement, the Notes, the Indenture, the Merger Agreement and the New Credit Agreement are referred to herein as the “Transaction Documents.”

The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an “automatic shelf registration statement”, as defined under Rule 405 (“Rule 405”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), on Form S-3 (File No. 333-224166) covering the public offering and sale of certain debt securities of the Company, including the Notes, under the Securities Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Securities Act Regulations”), which automatic shelf registration statement became effective under Rule 462(e) of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 462(e)”). Such registration statement, as of any time, means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto at such time, including the exhibits and any schedules thereto at such time, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein at such time pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof as of such time pursuant to Rule 430B of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 430B”), and is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement.” Each preliminary prospectus supplement and the base prospectus used in connection with the offering of the Notes, including the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act immediately prior to the Applicable Time (as defined below), are collectively referred to herein as a “preliminary prospectus.” Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a final prospectus supplement relating to the Notes in accordance with the provisions of Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 424(b)”). The final prospectus supplement and the base prospectus, in the form first furnished to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering and sale of the Notes, including the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act immediately prior to the Applicable Time, are collectively referred to herein as the “Prospectus.” For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto shall be deemed to include the copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (or any successor system) (“EDGAR”).

As used in this Agreement:

Applicable Time” means 3:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 7, 2018 or such other time as agreed by the Company and the Representatives.

 

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General Disclosure Package” means each Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus and the most recent preliminary prospectus furnished to the Underwriters for general distribution to investors prior to the Applicable Time, all considered together.

Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433 of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 433”), including, without limitation, any “free writing prospectus” (as defined in Rule 405) relating to the Notes that is (i) required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, (ii) a “road show that is a written communication” within the meaning of Rule 433(d)(8)(i), whether or not required to be filed with the Commission, or (iii) exempt from filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Notes or of the offering thereof that does not reflect the final terms, in each case in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g).

Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to investors, as evidenced by its being specified in Schedule B hereto.

Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not an Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus.

All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information which is “contained,” “included” or “stated” (or other references of like import) in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to include all such financial statements and schedules and other information incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be, prior to the Applicable Time; and all references in this Agreement to amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to include the filing of any document under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Exchange Act Regulations”) incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, such preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be, at or after the Applicable Time.

The Company hereby confirms its agreements with the Underwriters as follows:

SECTION 1. Representations and Warranties.

(a) Representations and Warranties by the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter at the date hereof, the Applicable Time and the Closing Time (as defined below), and agrees with each Underwriter, as follows:

(i) Compliance of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and Incorporated Documents. The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the Securities Act. The Registration Statement is an automatic shelf registration statement under Rule 405 and the Notes have been and remain eligible for registration by the Company on such automatic shelf registration statement. Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto has become effective under the Securities Act. No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the Securities Act, no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 401(g)(2)”) has been received by the Company, no order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes

 

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have been instituted or are pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, contemplated. The Company has complied with each request (if any) from the Commission for additional information. In addition, the Indenture has been duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Trust Indenture Act”).

Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, at the time of its effectiveness and as of each deemed effective date with respect to the Underwriters pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2), complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations and the Trust Indenture Act. Each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto, at the time each was filed with the Commission, complied and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations and the Trust Indenture Act, and are identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, at the time they were or hereafter are filed with the Commission, complied and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the Exchange Act and the Exchange Act Regulations.

The representations and warranties in this subsection shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment or the Prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto made in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished to the Company in writing by any of the Underwriters through the Representatives expressly for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter through the Representatives consists of the information described as such in Section 6(b) hereof (the “Underwriter Information”).

(ii) Accurate Disclosure. Neither the Registration Statement nor any amendment thereto, at its effective time or at the Closing Time, contained, contains or will contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading. At the Applicable Time, neither (A) the General Disclosure Package nor (B) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. Neither the Prospectus nor any amendment or supplement thereto, as of its issue date, at the time of any filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) or at the Closing Time, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, at the time the Registration Statement became effective or when such incorporated documents were filed with the Commission, as the case may be, when read together with the other information in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, as the case may be, did not, does not and will not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

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The representations and warranties in this subsection shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement or any amendment thereto or the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein. For purposes of this Agreement, the only information so furnished shall be the Underwriter Information.

(iii) Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. No Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein, that has not been superseded or modified. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, the Company has promptly notified or will promptly notify the Representatives and has promptly amended or supplemented or will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict. The foregoing two sentences do not apply to statements in or omissions from any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus based upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter through the Representatives consists of the Underwriter Information.

(iv) Distribution of Offering Material By the Company. The Company has not distributed and will not distribute, prior to the later of the Closing Time and the completion of the Underwriters’ distribution of the Notes, any offering material in connection with the offering and sale of the Notes other than the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus reviewed and consented to by the Representatives and listed on Schedule B hereto or any electronic road show or other written communications reviewed and consented to by the Representatives and listed on Schedule C hereto (each, a “Company Additional Written Communication”). Each such Company Additional Written Communication, when taken together with the Disclosure Package, did not, and at the Closing Time will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The preceding sentence does not apply to statements in or omissions from the Company Additional Written Communication based upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter through the Representatives consists of the Underwriter Information.

(v) No Applicable Registration or Other Similar Rights. There are no persons with registration or other similar rights to have any equity or debt securities registered for sale under the Registration Statement or included in the offering contemplated by this Agreement, except for such rights as have been duly waived.

(vi) Well-Known Seasoned Issuer. (A) At the original effectiveness of the Registration Statement, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, incorporated report filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or form of prospectus), (C) at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf

 

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(within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c)) made any offer relating to the Notes in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163, (D) at the date of this Agreement and (E) at the Applicable Time, the Company was and is a “well-known seasoned issuer,” as defined in Rule 405.

(vii) Company Not Ineligible Issuer. (A) At the time of filing the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, (B) at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the Securities Act Regulations) of the Notes, (C) at the date of this Agreement and (D) at the Applicable Time, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405, without taking account of any determination by the Commission pursuant to Rule 405 that it is not necessary that the Company be considered an ineligible issuer.

(viii) Independent Accountants.

(A) Ernst & Young LLP, which audited the financial statements and schedule of the Company and its subsidiaries included in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus is an independent public accountant with respect to the Company as required by the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act, and the Exchange Act Regulations and is an independent registered public accounting firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

(B) To the knowledge of the Company, KPMG LLP, which expressed its opinion with respect to certain of the financial statements of Viewpoint and its subsidiaries included in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus is an independent public accountant with respect to Viewpoint as required by the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act, and the Exchange Act Regulations and is an independent registered public accounting firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

(ix) Financial Statements; Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(A) The financial statements of the Company included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries for the periods specified, subject, in the case of unaudited interim statements, to normal year-end adjustments; and said financial statements comply as to form in all material respects with the accounting requirements of the Securities Act and have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved, except as may be expressly stated in the related notes thereto. The supporting schedules of the Company, if any, present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The selected financial data and the summary financial information included in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly, in all material respects, the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included therein. Except as included therein, no historical or pro forma financial statements or supporting schedules are required to be included in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus under the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act or the

 

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Exchange Act Regulations. The pro forma condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries and the related notes thereto included under the caption “Summary Historical Consolidated and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Financial Data of Trimble” and elsewhere in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus include assumptions that provide a reasonable basis for presenting the significant effects directly attributable to the transactions and events described therein, the related pro forma adjustments used in the preparation thereof give appropriate effect to those assumptions, and the pro forma adjustments reflect the proper application of those adjustments to the historical financial statement amounts in the pro forma financial statements and such other pro forma financial information included in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the pro forma financial statements included in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus have been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines with respect to pro forma financial statements and have been properly presented on the bases described therein. All disclosures contained in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, if any, regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply with Regulation G under the Exchange Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act, to the extent applicable. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus fairly present the required information called for in all material respects and has been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto in all material respects.

(B) To the Company’s knowledge, the financial statements of Viewpoint included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Viewpoint and its consolidated subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the results of operations and cash flows of Viewpoint and its consolidated subsidiaries for the periods specified, subject, in the case of unaudited interim statements, to normal year-end adjustments; and said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved, except as may be expressly stated in the related notes thereto. To the Company’s knowledge, the supporting schedules of Viewpoint, if any, present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein.

(x) No Material Adverse Change. Except as described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the respective dates as of which information is given therein, (A) neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries (as defined below) has sustained any loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree, that would have, singly or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect (as defined below), (B) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries considered as one enterprise or, to the knowledge of the Company, of the Company, its Significant Subsidiaries and the Acquired Companies considered as one enterprise (the “Combined Company”), as applicable, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business (a “Material Adverse Change”), (C) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, the Acquired Companies, other than those in the ordinary course of business or, in the

 

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case of the Acquired Companies, actions which the Acquired Companies are permitted to take under clauses (v), (w), (y) and (z) of Section 5.01(b) of the Merger Agreement, which are or would be material with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise or to the Combined Company, as applicable, and (D) there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class or series of its capital stock.

(xi) Good Standing of the Company. The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under, and to consummate the transactions contemplated in, this Agreement, the Indenture and the Notes. The Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a material adverse effect (A) in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, or (B) on the ability of the Company to enter into and perform its obligations under, or consummate the transactions contemplated in this Agreement, the Indenture and the Notes (each, a “Material Adverse Effect”). The Company has furnished to the Representatives complete and correct copies of the Charter and By-Laws and all amendments thereto, and no change thereto is contemplated or has been authorized or approved by the Company or its stockholders.

(xii) Good Standing of Subsidiaries. Each “significant subsidiary” of the Company (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X) (each, a “Significant Subsidiary” and, collectively, the “Significant Subsidiaries”) has been duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization, has all requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure to so qualify or to be in good standing would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of or other equity interests in each Significant Subsidiary have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are owned by the Company, directly or through subsidiaries, free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity. None of the outstanding shares of capital stock of or other equity interests in any Significant Subsidiary were issued in violation of the preemptive or similar rights of any securityholder of such Significant Subsidiary or any other entity.

(xiii) Capitalization. The authorized, issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company are as set forth in the Registration Statement, the preliminary prospectus contained in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the caption “Capitalization” (except for subsequent issuances, if any, pursuant to reservations, agreements or employee benefit plans referred to in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or pursuant to the exercise of convertible securities or options referred to in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus).

 

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(xiv) Authorization of Agreement. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

(xv) Authorization of the Indenture. The Base Indenture has been duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act and has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as the enforcement thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws relating to or affecting the rights and remedies of creditors or by general equitable principles (collectively, the “Enforceability Exceptions”). The Third Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the Company and, when duly executed and delivered by each of the parties thereto, will constitute a valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions.

(xvi) Authorization of the Notes. The Notes to be purchased by the Underwriters from the Company are in the form contemplated by the Indenture, have been duly authorized for issuance and sale pursuant to this Agreement and the Indenture and, at the Closing Time, will have been duly executed by the Company and, when authenticated in the manner provided for in the Indenture and delivered against payment of the purchase price therefor, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions, and will be entitled to the benefits of the Indenture.

(xvii) Description of the Transaction Documents. The Notes and the Indenture, and each other Transaction Document, conform in all material respects to the descriptions thereof contained in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(xviii) Accuracy of Statements. The statements in each of the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the captions “Description of Notes,” “Description of Debt Securities” and “Certain United States Federal Income Tax Considerations,” in each case insofar as such statements constitute a summary of the legal matters, documents or proceedings referred to therein, fairly present and summarize, in all material respects, the matters referred to therein.

(xix) Absence of Violations, Defaults and Conflicts. Neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries is (A) in violation of its charter, by-laws or similar organizational document, (B) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries is a party or by which it or any of them may be bound or to which any of the properties, assets or operations of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries is subject (collectively, “Agreements and Instruments”), except for such defaults that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (C) in violation of any law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any arbitrator, court, governmental body, regulatory body, administrative agency or other authority, body or agency having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or any of their respective properties, assets or operations (each, a “Governmental Entity”), except for such violations that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Indenture, the Notes and the other Transaction Documents, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein, therein and in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus (including the issuance and sale of the Notes and the use of the proceeds from the sale of the Notes as described therein

 

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under the caption “Use of Proceeds”) have been duly authorized by all requisite action and do not and will not, whether with or without the giving of notice or passage of time or both, conflict with or constitute a breach of, or default or Repayment Event (as defined below) under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any properties, assets or operations of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries pursuant to the Agreements and Instruments (except for such conflicts, breaches, defaults or Repayment Events or liens, charges or encumbrances that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect), nor will such action result in any violation of the provisions of the charter, by-laws or similar organizational document of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or any law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any Governmental Entity having jurisdiction over the Company. As used herein, a “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives the holder of any note, debenture or other financing instrument (or any person acting on such holder’s behalf) issued by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries the right to require the repurchase, redemption or repayment of all or a material portion of the related financing by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries.

(xx) Absence of Labor Dispute. No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries exists or, to the knowledge of the Company, is imminent that would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxi) Absence of Proceedings. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there is no legal or governmental proceeding, action, suit or investigation before or brought by any Governmental Entity now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, to which the Company, any of its Significant Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, any of the Acquired Companies, is or may be a party or to which any property or asset of the Company, any of its Significant Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, any of the Acquired Companies, is or may be the subject, which, if determined adversely, would, singly or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which might materially and adversely affect the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement, the Indenture or the Notes or the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement, the Indenture or the Notes.

(xxii) Absence of Further Requirements. No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any Governmental Entity is necessary or required for the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement, the Indenture, or the Notes, in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Notes or the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement, the Indenture or the Notes, except such as have been already obtained or as may be required under the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the securities laws of any state or non-U.S. jurisdiction or the rules of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”).

(xxiii) Possession of Licenses and Permits. The Company and its Significant Subsidiaries possess such permits, licenses, approvals, consents and other authorizations (collectively, “Governmental Licenses”) issued by the appropriate Governmental Entities necessary to conduct the business now operated by them, except where the failure so to possess would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its subsidiaries are in compliance with the terms and conditions of all Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. All of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except when the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse

 

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Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries has received any written notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of or non-compliance with any Governmental Licenses which, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would reasonably be expected to, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxiv) Title to Property. The Company and its Significant Subsidiaries have valid rights to lease or otherwise use, or have good and marketable title to all real property owned by them and good title to all other properties owned by them, in each case, free and clear of all mortgages, pledges, liens, security interests, claims, restrictions or encumbrances of any kind except such as (A) are described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or (B) do not, singly or in the aggregate, materially and adversely affect the value of such property and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries. All of the leases and subleases material to the business of the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as one enterprise, and under which the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries holds properties described in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, are in full force and effect.

(xxv) Possession of Intellectual Property. Except as specifically described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries own, possess, license or have other rights to use or can acquire on reasonable terms, adequate patents, patent rights, licenses, inventions, copyrights, know-how (including trade secrets and other unpatented and/or unpatentable proprietary or confidential information, systems or procedures), trademarks, service marks, trade names or other intellectual property (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) necessary to carry on the business now operated by them except where the failure to so own, possess, license, have other right to use or acquire such Intellectual Property would not reasonably be expected to, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, and neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries has received any written notice or is otherwise aware of any infringement of or conflict with asserted rights of others with respect to any Intellectual Property which infringement or conflict, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, or invalidity or inadequacy, would reasonably be expected to, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxvi) Payment of Taxes. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, all United States federal income tax returns of the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries required by law to be filed have been filed and all taxes shown by such returns or otherwise assessed, which are due and payable, have been paid, except (i) assessments against which appeals have been or will be promptly taken and as to which adequate reserves have been provided and (ii) where a failure to make such filings or payments would not reasonably be expected to, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its Significant Subsidiaries have filed all other tax returns that are required to have been filed by them pursuant to applicable foreign, state, local or other law except insofar as the failure to file such returns would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, and has paid all taxes due pursuant to such returns or pursuant to any assessment received by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries, except (i) for such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been established by the Company and (ii) where a failure to make such payments would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Company in respect of any income and corporation tax liability for any years not finally determined are, to the Company’s knowledge, adequate to meet any assessments or reassessments for additional income tax for any years not finally determined, except to the extent of any inadequacy that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(xxvii) Environmental Laws. Except as described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, (A) neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries is in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release or threatened release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products, asbestos-containing materials or mold (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (collectively, “Environmental Laws”), (B) the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, (C) there are no pending or to the Company’s knowledge, threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigation or proceedings relating to any Environmental Law against the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries and (D) to the Company’s knowledge, there are no events or circumstances that would reasonably be expected to form the basis of an order for clean-up or remediation, or an action, suit or proceeding by any private party or Governmental Entity, against or affecting the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries relating to Hazardous Materials or any Environmental Laws.

(xxviii) Accounting Controls and Disclosure Controls. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and each of its subsidiaries maintain internal control over financial reporting (as defined under Rule 13-a15 and 15d-15 of the Exchange Act Regulations) and a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that: (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets; (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; and (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences. Except as described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the end of the Company’s most recent audited fiscal year, there has been (1) no material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (whether or not remediated) and (2) no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Company and each of its subsidiaries maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15 and Rule 15d-15 of the Exchange Act Regulations) that are designed to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer or officers and principal financial officer or officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.

(xxix) Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there is and has been no failure on the part of the Company or, to the Company’s knowledge, any of the Company’s directors or

 

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officers, in their capacities as such, to comply in all material respects with any provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith, including Section 402 related to loans and Sections 302 and 906 related to certifications.

(xxx) ERISA Compliance. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries and any “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (collectively, “ERISA”)) established or maintained by the Company, its Significant Subsidiaries or their ERISA Affiliates (as defined below) are in compliance in all material respects with ERISA. “ERISA Affiliate” means, with respect to the Company or a subsidiary, any member of any group of organizations described in Sections 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Internal Revenue Code”), of which the Company or such subsidiary is a member. No “reportable event” (as defined under ERISA) has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur with respect to any “employee benefit plan” established or maintained by the Company, its Significant Subsidiaries or any of their ERISA Affiliates for which the Company would have any material liability.

(xxxi) Investment Company Act. The Company is not required, and upon the issuance and sale of the Notes as herein contemplated and the application of the net proceeds therefrom as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will not be required, to register as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

(xxxii) Absence of Manipulation. The Company has not taken and will not take, directly or indirectly, any action which is designed, or would be expected, to cause or result in, or which constitutes, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Notes.

(xxxiii) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

(A) None of the Company, any of its subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is aware of or has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of either (i) the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “FCPA”), including, without limitation, making use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay or authorization of the payment of any money, or other property, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to any “foreign official” (as such term is defined in the FCPA) or any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office, in contravention of the FCPA, (ii) the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 (the “Bribery Act”) or (iii) any other applicable anti-corruption laws, and the Company, its subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company, the other affiliates of the Company have conducted their businesses in compliance with the FCPA, the Bribery Act and any other applicable anti-corruption laws and have instituted and maintain policies and procedures designed to ensure, and which are reasonably expected to continue to ensure, continued compliance therewith.

 

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(B) To the knowledge of the Company, neither the Acquired Companies nor any of their officers nor, any of the directors, employees or, to the knowledge of the Target, agents acting on behalf of the Acquired Companies have since April 1, 2013 violated, or are in violation of, in any material respect, any provision of any of the FCPA, the USA Patriot Act of 2001, and the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2006, each as amended, or any similar law in any other jurisdiction in which the Acquired Companies operates.

(xxxiv) Money Laundering Laws. The operations of the Company and its subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance in all material respects with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, the money laundering statutes of all applicable jurisdictions, the applicable rules and regulations thereunder and any applicable related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any Governmental Entity (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”). No action, suit or proceeding by or before any Governmental Entity involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

(xxxv) OFAC.

(A) None of the Company, any of its subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is (A) an individual or entity (a “Person”) currently the subject or target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the United States Government, including, without limitation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”) or (B) located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of Sanctions. The Company will not, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of the sale of the Notes, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other Person, to fund any activities of or business with any Person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of Sanctions or in any other manner that will result in a violation by any Person (including any Person participating in the transaction, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions.

(B) To the knowledge of the Company, since April 1, 2013 none of the Acquired Companies has at any time engaged in the sale, purchase, import, export, re-export or transfer of products or services, either directly or indirectly, to or from (i) Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea region and Venezuela, or (ii) any Restricted Parties (as defined in the Merger Agreement). To the knowledge of the Company, since such time, none of the Acquired Companies has been a party to or beneficiary of, or had any interest in, any franchise, license, management or other contract with any person, either public or private, in Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea region and Venezuela or with any Restricted Parties, or been a party to any investment, deposit, loan, borrowing or credit arrangement or involved in any other financial dealings, directly or indirectly, with any person, either public or private, in Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea region and Venezuela or who is a Restricted Party. To the knowledge of the Company, none of the Acquired Companies or any present directors, officers, or employees are Restricted Parties.

 

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(xxxvi) Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Merger Sub and constitutes a legal, valid and binding instrument, enforceable against the Company and the Merger Sub in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions. Nothing has come to the knowledge of the Company that would cause it to believe that, and the Company has not received any written notice from any of the Acquired Companies to the effect that, the Company is entitled to terminate the Merger Agreement pursuant to Section 7.02(a) of the Merger Agreement (as of the date hereof).

(b) Officer’s Certificates. Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries delivered to the Representatives or to counsel for the Underwriters in connection with the transaction contemplated by this Agreement shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Company to each Underwriter as to the matters covered thereby.

SECTION 2. Sale and Delivery to Underwriters; Closing.

(a) The Notes. On the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, agrees to purchase from the Company, at a purchase price of (i) 99.364% in the case of the 2023 Notes and (ii) 99.217% in the case of the 2028 Notes, of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest, if any, from June 15, 2018 to the Closing Time (as defined below) of the Notes set forth opposite the name of such Underwriter in Schedule A.

(b) The Closing Time. Delivery of certificates for the Notes in global form to be purchased by the Underwriters and payment therefor shall be made at the offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York 10019, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, at 9:00 A.M. (New York City time) on June 15, 2018, or such other time not later than ten business days after such date as the Representatives and the Company shall mutually agree (such time and date of payment and delivery being herein called “Closing Time”).

(c) Public Offering of the Notes. The Representatives hereby advise the Company that the Underwriters intend to offer for sale to the public, as described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, their respective portions of the Notes as soon after the Applicable Time as the Representatives, in their sole judgment, have determined is advisable and practicable.

(d) Payment for the Notes. Payment for the Notes shall be made to the Company at the Closing Time by wire transfer of immediately available funds to a bank account designated by the Company.

It is understood that each Underwriter has authorized the Representatives, for their respective accounts, to accept delivery of, receipt for, and make payment of the purchase price for, the Notes which it has agreed to purchase. The Representatives may (but shall not be obligated to) make payment of the purchase price for the Notes to be purchased by any Underwriter whose funds have not been received by the Closing Time, but such payment shall not relieve such Underwriter from its obligations hereunder.

(e) Delivery of the Notes. The Company shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Representatives for the accounts of the several Underwriters certificates for the Notes at the Closing Time, against the irrevocable release of a wire transfer of immediately available funds for the amount of the purchase price therefor. The certificates for the Notes shall be in such denominations and registered in such names and denominations as the Representatives shall have requested at least two full business days prior to the Closing Time and shall be made available for inspection on the business day preceding the Closing Time at a location in New York City, as the Representatives may designate. Time shall be of the essence, and delivery at the time and place specified in this Agreement is a further condition to the obligations of the Underwriters.

 

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SECTION 3. Covenants of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees with each Underwriter as follows:

(a) Compliance with Commission Requests. The Company, subject to Section 3(b) hereof, will comply with the requirements of Rule 430B, and will promptly notify the Representatives, and confirm the notice in writing, (i) when any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or any new registration statement relating to the Notes shall become effective or any amendment or supplement to the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus shall have been used or filed, as the case may be, including any document incorporated by reference therein, (ii) of the receipt of any comments from the Commission, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein, or for additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto or any notice of objection to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or of the issuance of any order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Notes for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or of any examination pursuant to Section 8(d) or 8(e) of the Securities Act concerning the Registration Statement and (v) if the Company becomes the subject of a proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act in connection with the offering of the Notes. The Company will effect all filings required under Rule 424(b), in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)), and will take such steps as it deems necessary to ascertain promptly whether the form of prospectus transmitted for filing under Rule 424(b) was received for filing by the Commission and, in the event that it was not, it will promptly file such prospectus. The Company will make every reasonable effort to prevent the issuance of any stop, prevention or suspension order and, if any such order is issued, to obtain the lifting thereof at the earliest possible moment. The Company shall pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the Notes within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1)(i) of the Securities Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the Securities Act Regulations (including, if applicable, by updating the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of a prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)).

(b) Continued Compliance with Securities Laws. The Company will comply with the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act and the Exchange Act Regulations so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Notes as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. If at any time when a prospectus relating to the Notes is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172 of the Securities Act Regulations (“Rule 172”), would be) required by the Securities Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Notes any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which it is necessary, in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters or for the Company, to (i) amend the Registration Statement in order that the Registration Statement will not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, (ii) amend or supplement the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus in order that the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, as the case may be, will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances existing at the time it is delivered to a purchaser or (iii) amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the General Disclosure Package or the

 

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Prospectus, as the case may be, including, without limitation, any document incorporated therein by reference, in order to comply with the requirements of the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act or the Exchange Act Regulations, the Company will promptly (A) give the Representatives written notice of such event or condition, (B) prepare any amendment or supplement as may be necessary to correct such statement or omission or to make the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus comply with such requirements, and, a reasonable amount of time prior to any proposed filing or use, furnish the Representatives with copies of any such amendment or supplement and (C) file with the Commission any such amendment or supplement and the Company will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such amendment or supplement.

(c) Filing or Use of Amendments or Supplements. The Company has given the Representatives written notice of any filings made pursuant to the Exchange Act or Exchange Act Regulations within 48 hours prior to the Applicable Time and will give the Representatives written notice of its intention to file or use any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, whether pursuant to the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the Exchange Act or the Exchange Act Regulations or otherwise, from the Applicable Time to the later of (i) the time when a prospectus relating to the Notes is no longer required by the Securities Act (without giving effect to Rule 172) to be delivered in connection with sales of the Notes and (ii) the Closing Time, and will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such amendment or supplement a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing or use, as the case may be, and will not file or use any such amendment or supplement to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall reasonably object.

(d) Delivery of Registration Statements. The Company has furnished or will deliver to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, without charge, signed copies of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto (including exhibits filed therewith or incorporated by reference therein and documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein) and signed copies of all consents and certificates of experts, and will also deliver to the Representatives, without charge, a conformed copy of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto (without exhibits) for each of the Underwriters. The signed copies of the Registration Statement and each amendment thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

(e) Delivery of Prospectuses. The Company has delivered to each Underwriter, without charge, as many copies of each preliminary prospectus as such Underwriter reasonably requested, and the Company hereby consents to the use of such copies for purposes permitted by the Securities Act. The Company will furnish to each Underwriter, without charge, during the period when a prospectus relating to the Notes is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172, would be) required by the Securities Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Notes, such number of copies of the Prospectus (as amended or supplemented) as such Underwriter may reasonably request. The Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

(f) Blue Sky Qualifications. The Company shall cooperate with the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, to qualify or register the Notes for offering and sale under (or obtain exemptions from the application of) the applicable securities laws of such states and non-U.S. jurisdictions as the Representatives may designate and to maintain such qualifications in effect so long as required to complete the distribution of the Notes; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to file any general consent to service of process or to qualify as a foreign corporation or as a dealer in securities in any jurisdiction in which it is not so qualified or to subject itself to taxation in

 

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respect of doing business in any jurisdiction in which it is not otherwise so subject. The Company will advise the Representatives promptly of the suspension of the qualification or registration of (or any such exemption relating to) the Notes for offering, sale or trading in any jurisdiction or any initiation or to the Company’s knowledge, threat of any proceeding for any such purpose, and in the event of the issuance of any order suspending such qualification, registration or exemption, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to obtain the withdrawal thereof as soon as practicable.

(g) Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Notes in the manner specified in the Registration Statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement contained in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under “Use of Proceeds.”

(h) Restriction on Sale of Notes. During the period commencing on the date hereof and ending at the Closing Time, the Company will not, without the prior written consent of the Representatives (which consent may be withheld at the Representatives’ discretion), (i) directly or indirectly, offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant for the sale of, or lend or otherwise transfer or dispose of, the Notes or any securities of the Company that are substantially similar to the Notes, whether owned as of the date hereof or hereafter acquired or with respect to which such person has or hereafter acquires the power of disposition, or file, or cause to be filed, any registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to any of the foregoing or (ii) enter into any swap or any other agreement or any transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the economic consequence of ownership of the Notes or such other securities, whether any such transaction, swap or other agreement described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of any Notes or such other securities, in cash or otherwise. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to the Notes to be sold hereunder.

(i) Reporting Requirements. The Company, during the period when a prospectus relating to the Notes is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172, would be) required by the Securities Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Notes, will file all documents required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to the Exchange Act within the time periods required by, and each such document will meet the requirements of, the Exchange Act and Exchange Act Regulations.

(j) Final Term Sheet. The Company will prepare a final term sheet (the “Final Term Sheet”) containing only a description of the final terms of the Notes and their offering, in a form approved by the Underwriters and attached as Schedule D hereto, and acknowledges that the Final Term Sheet is an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and will comply with its related obligations set forth in Section 3(l) hereof. The Company will furnish to each Underwriter, without charge, copies of the Final Term Sheet promptly upon their completion.

(k) Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. The Company agrees that, unless it obtains the prior written consent of the Representatives, it will not make any offer relating to the Notes that would constitute an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus,” or a portion thereof, required to be filed by the Company with the Commission or retained by the Company under Rule 433; provided that the Representatives will be deemed to have consented to the Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectuses listed on Schedule B hereto and any “road show that is a written communication” within the meaning of Rule 433(d)(8)(i) that has been reviewed (after a reasonable amount of time) by the Representatives. The Company represents that it has treated or agrees that it will treat each such free writing prospectus consented to, or deemed consented to, by the Representatives as an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and that it has complied and will comply with the applicable requirements of Rule 433 with respect thereto, including timely filing with the Commission where required, legending and record keeping. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or condition as a result of which such Issuer Free

 

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Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or, when read together with the other information in the General Disclosure Package, included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing at that subsequent time, not misleading, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives in writing and, if requested by the Representatives, will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission.

(l) Renewal Deadline. If, immediately prior to the third anniversary of the initial effective date of the Registration Statement (the “Renewal Deadline”), any Notes remain unsold by the Underwriters, the Company will, prior to the Renewal Deadline, (i) promptly notify the Representatives in writing and (ii) promptly file, if it is eligible to do so, a new automatic shelf registration statement relating to the Notes, in a form and substance satisfactory to the Underwriters. If, at the Renewal Deadline, the Company is not eligible to file an automatic shelf registration statement, the Company will, prior to the Renewal Deadline, (i) promptly notify the Representatives in writing, (ii) promptly file a new shelf registration statement or post-effective amendment on the proper form relating to such Notes, in a form and substance satisfactory to the Underwriters, (iii) use its best efforts to cause such registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective within 60 days after the Renewal Deadline and (iv) promptly notify the Representatives in writing of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the offering and sale of the Notes to continue as contemplated in the expired Registration Statement. References herein to the “Registration Statement” shall include such new automatic shelf registration statement or such new shelf registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be.

(m) Eligibility of Automatic Shelf Registration Statement Form. If at any time when Notes remain unsold by the Underwriters the Company receives a notice from the Commission pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or otherwise ceases to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration statement form, the Company will (i) promptly notify the Representatives in writing, (ii) promptly file a new registration statement or post-effective amendment on the proper form relating to such Notes, in a form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, (iii) use its reasonable best efforts to cause such registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective as soon as practicable and (iv) promptly notify the Representatives in writing of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Notes to continue as contemplated in the Registration Statement that was the subject of the Rule 401(g)(2) notice or for which the Company has otherwise become ineligible. References herein to the “Registration Statement” shall include such new registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be.

(n) No Manipulation of Price. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to cause or result in, or that has constituted or might reasonably be expected to constitute, under the Exchange Act or otherwise, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any securities of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Notes.

(o) DTC. The Company will cooperate with the Underwriters and use its best efforts to permit the Notes to be eligible for clearance, settlement and trading through the facilities of DTC.

SECTION 4. Payment of Expenses.

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originally filed and each amendment thereto, (ii) the preparation, printing and delivery to the Underwriters of copies of each preliminary prospectus, each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto and any costs associated with electronic delivery of any of the foregoing by the Underwriters to investors, (iii) the preparation, issuance and delivery of the Notes to the Underwriters, including any transfer taxes and any stamp or other duties payable upon the sale, issuance or delivery of the Notes to the Underwriters, (iv) all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation and execution of this Agreement, the Indenture and the DTC Agreement, (v) the fees and disbursements of the Company’s counsel, accountants and other advisors, (vi) the qualification of the Notes under securities laws in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(f) hereof, including filing fees and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection therewith and in connection with the preparation of the Blue Sky Survey and any supplement thereto, (vii) the costs and expenses of the Company relating to investor presentations on any “road show” undertaken in connection with the marketing of the Notes, including, without limitation, expenses associated with the production of road show slides and graphics, fees and expenses of any consultants engaged in connection with the road show presentations, travel and lodging expenses of the representatives and officers of the Company and any such consultants, and the cost of aircraft and other transportation chartered in connection with the road show, (viii) the filing fees incident to, and the documented and reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to the Underwriters in connection with, the review by FINRA, if required, of the terms of the sale of the Notes, (ix) any fees payable in connection with the rating of the Notes by the rating agencies, (x) the fees and expenses of the Trustee, including the documented and reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Trustee in connection with the Indenture and the Notes, (xi) the fees and expenses of making the Notes eligible for clearance, settlement and trading through the facilities of DTC, (xii) all other fees, costs and expenses referred to in Item 14 of Part II of the Registration Statement, and (xiii) all other fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the performance of its obligations hereunder for which provision is not otherwise made in this Section. Except as provided in this Section 4 and Sections 6, 7 and 9(c) hereof, the Underwriters shall pay their own expenses, including the fees and disbursements of their counsel.

SECTION 5. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligations of the several Underwriters hereunder are subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein, to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder, and to the following further conditions:

(a) Effectiveness of Registration Statement, etc. The Registration Statement was filed by the Company with the Commission not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof and became effective upon filing in accordance with Rule 462(e). Each preliminary prospectus, each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus have been filed as required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)) and Rule 433, as applicable, within the time period prescribed by, and in compliance with, the Securities Act Regulations. No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the Securities Act, no notice of objection to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) has been received by the Company, no order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes have been instituted or are pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, contemplated. The Company has complied with each request (if any) from the Commission for additional information. The Company shall have paid the required Commission filing fees relating to the Notes within the time period required by Rule 456(b)(1)(i) of the Securities Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the Securities Act Regulations and, if applicable, shall have updated the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of a prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b).

 

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(b) Opinion of Counsel for Company. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinion, dated the Closing Time, of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, counsel for the Company, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, to the effect set forth in Exhibit A hereto.

(c) Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinion, dated the Closing Time, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters with respect to the matters reasonably requested by the Representatives. In giving such opinion, such counsel may rely, as to all matters governed by the laws of jurisdictions other than the law of the State of New York and the federal securities laws of the United States, upon the opinions of counsel satisfactory to the Representatives. Such counsel may also state that, insofar as such opinion involves factual matters, they have relied, to the extent they deem proper, upon certificates of officers and other representatives of the Company and its subsidiaries and certificates of public officials.

(d) Officers’ Certificate. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received a certificate of the Chief Executive Officer or the President of the Company and of the chief financial or chief accounting officer of the Company, dated the Closing Time, to the effect that (i) there has been no Material Adverse Change since the date of this Agreement, (ii) the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct in all material respects with the same force and effect as though expressly made at and as of the Closing Time, (iii) the Company has complied in all material respects with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied at or prior to the Closing Time, and (iv) the conditions specified in Section 5(a) hereof have been satisfied.

(e) Chief Accounting Officer’s Certificate. The Representatives shall have received a certificate, dated the date hereof, of the chief accounting officer of the Company in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received from the chief accounting officer of the Company a letter, dated as of the Closing Time, to the effect that he reaffirms the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to Section 5(f) hereof, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to the Closing Time.

(f) Accountant’s Comfort Letter for the Company. At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received from Ernst & Young LLP a letter, dated such date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and financial information of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(g) Bring-down Comfort Letter for the Company. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received from Ernst & Young LLP a letter, dated as of the Closing Time, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to Section 5(f) hereof, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to the Closing Time.

(h) Accountant’s Comfort Letter for Viewpoint. At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received from KPMG LLP a letter, dated such date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters, containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the audited financial statements and audited financial information of Viewpoint contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

 

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(i) Bring-down Comfort Letter for Viewpoint. At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received from KPMG LLP a letter, dated as of the Closing Time, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to Section 5(h) hereof, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to the Closing Time.

(j) No Important Changes. Since the execution of this Agreement, (i) in the judgment of the Representatives, since the date hereof or the respective dates of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, there shall not have occurred any Material Adverse Change, (ii) there shall not have been any change or decrease specified in the letter or letters referred to in Sections 5(f) and 5(h) hereof which is, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, so material and adverse as to make it impractical or inadvisable to proceed with the offering or delivery of the Notes and (iii) there shall not have been any decrease in or withdrawal of the rating of any securities of the Company or any of its subsidiaries by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” (as defined for purposes of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act) or any notice given of any intended or potential decrease in or withdrawal of any such rating or of a possible change in any such rating that does not indicate the direction of the possible change.

(k) Ratings Letters. At the time of execution of this Agreement, the Company shall have delivered to the Representatives letters from Moody’s Investor Services, Inc. and Standard and Poor’s Rating Services, a division of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. assigning a rating to the Notes of at least Baa3 and BBB-, respectively.

(l) Additional Documents. At the Closing Time, counsel for the Underwriters shall have been furnished with such documents and opinions as they may require for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Notes as herein contemplated, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations or warranties, or the fulfillment of any of the conditions, herein contained; and all proceedings taken by the Company in connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes as herein contemplated shall be satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters.

(m) Clearance, Settlement and Trading. Prior to the Closing Time, the Company and DTC shall have executed and delivered the Letter of Representations, dated the Closing Time, and the Notes shall be eligible for clearance, settlement and trading through the facilities of DTC.

(n) Termination of Agreement. If any condition specified in this Section shall not have been fulfilled when and as required to be fulfilled, this Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives by notice to the Company at any time at or prior to the Closing Time, and such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 9 and except that Sections 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 shall survive any such termination and remain in full force and effect.

 

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SECTION 6. Indemnification.

(a) Indemnification of Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates (as such term is defined in Rule 501(b) of the Securities Act Regulations (each, an “Affiliate”)), selling agents, officers and directors and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act as follows:

(i) against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact included in any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) or (B) in any materials or information provided to investors by, or with the approval of, the Company in connection with the marketing of the offering of the Notes (collectively, the “Marketing Materials”), including any roadshow or investor presentations made to investors by the Company (whether in person or electronically), or the omission or alleged omission in any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) or in any Marketing Materials of a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

(ii) against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, to the extent of the aggregate amount paid in settlement of any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any Governmental Entity, commenced or threatened, or of any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission; provided that (subject to Section 6(d) hereof) any such settlement is effected with the written consent of the Company;

(iii) against any and all expense whatsoever, as incurred (including the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel chosen by the Representatives), reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any Governmental Entity, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission, to the extent that any such expense is not paid under (i) or (ii) above;

provided, however, that this indemnity agreement shall not apply to any loss, liability, claim, damage or expense to the extent arising out of any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, or in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with the Underwriter Information.

(b) Indemnification of Company, Directors and Officers. Each Underwriter severally agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors, each of its officers who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense described in the indemnity contained in Section 6(a) hereof, as incurred, but only with respect to untrue statements or omissions, or alleged untrue statements or omissions, made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, or in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with the Underwriter Information. The Company hereby acknowledges that the only Underwriter Information is: (A) the names of such Underwriter as presented on the front and back cover of the preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus and (B) the statements set forth under the caption “Underwriting” in the table immediately following the first paragraph thereunder, and in the third, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh paragraphs thereunder, each as set forth in the preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus.

 

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(c) Actions against Parties; Notification. Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Section 6 of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against an indemnifying party under this Section 6, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the commencement thereof; provided that the failure to so notify the indemnifying party will not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any indemnified party under this Section 6 except to the extent that it has been materially prejudiced by such failure (through the forfeiture of substantive rights and defenses) and shall not relieve the indemnifying party from any liability that the indemnifying party may have to an indemnified party other than under this Section 6. In case any such action is brought against any indemnified party and such indemnified party seeks or intends to seek indemnity from an indemnifying party, the indemnifying party will be entitled to participate in and, to the extent that it shall elect, jointly with all other indemnifying parties similarly notified, by written notice delivered to the indemnified party promptly after receiving the aforesaid notice from such indemnified party, to assume the defense thereof with counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party; provided, however, if the defendants in any such action include both the indemnified party and the indemnifying party and the indemnified party shall have reasonably concluded that a conflict may arise between the positions of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party in conducting the defense of any such action or that there may be legal defenses available to it and/or other indemnified parties which are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party, the indemnified party or parties shall have the right to select separate counsel to assume such legal defenses and to otherwise participate in the defense of such action on behalf of such indemnified party or parties. Upon receipt of notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of such indemnifying party’s election so to assume the defense of such action and approval by the indemnified party of counsel, the indemnifying party will not be liable to such indemnified party under this Section 6 for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by such indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof unless (i) the indemnified party shall have employed separate counsel in accordance with the proviso to the immediately preceding sentence (it being understood, however, that the indemnifying party shall not be liable for the expenses of more than one separate counsel (together with local counsel (in each jurisdiction)), which shall be selected by the Representatives (in the case of counsel representing the Underwriters or their related persons), representing the indemnified parties who are parties to such action) or (ii) the indemnifying party shall not have employed counsel satisfactory to the indemnified party to represent the indemnified party within a reasonable time after notice of commencement of the action, in each of which cases the fees and expenses of counsel shall be at the expense of the indemnifying party.

(d) Settlement without Consent if Failure to Reimburse. The indemnifying party under this Section 6 shall not be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent, but if settled with such consent or if there be a final judgment for the plaintiff, the indemnifying party agrees to indemnify the indemnified party against any loss, claim, damage, liability or expense by reason of such settlement or judgment. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, if at any time an indemnified party shall have requested an indemnifying party to reimburse the indemnified party for fees and expenses of counsel, such indemnifying party agrees that it shall be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 45 days after receipt by such indemnifying party of the aforesaid request, (ii) such indemnifying party shall have received notice of the terms of such settlement at least 30 days prior to such settlement being entered into and (iii) such indemnifying party shall not have reimbursed such indemnified party in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement.

 

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SECTION 7. Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in Section 6 hereof is for any reason unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the aggregate amount of such losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by such indemnified party, as incurred, (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, from the offering of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.

The relative benefits received by the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, in connection with the offering of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement (before deducting expenses) received by the Company, on the one hand, and the total underwriting discount received by the Underwriters, on the other hand, in each case as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate initial public offering price of the Notes as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus.

The relative fault of the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any such untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company, on the one hand, or the Underwriter Information, on the other hand, and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this Section 7. The aggregate amount of losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by an indemnified party and referred to above in this Section 7 shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any Governmental Entity, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the underwriting discount received by such Underwriter in connection with the Notes underwritten by it and distributed to the public.

No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

For purposes of this Section 7, each person, if any, who controls an Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act and each Underwriter’s Affiliates, officers, directors and selling agents shall have the same rights to contribution as such Underwriter, and each director of the Company, each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act shall have the same rights to contribution as the Company. The Underwriters’ respective obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to the aggregate principal amount of Notes set forth opposite their respective names in Schedule A hereto and not joint.

 

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SECTION 8. Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive. All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement or in certificates of officers of the Company or any of its subsidiaries submitted pursuant hereto shall remain operative and in full force and effect regardless of (i) any investigation made by or on behalf of any Underwriter or its Affiliates, officers, directors and or selling agents, any person controlling any Underwriter or the Company’s officers or directors or any person controlling the Company and (ii) delivery of and payment for the Notes.

SECTION 9. Termination of Agreement.

(a) Termination. The Representatives may terminate this Agreement, by notice to the Company, at any time at or prior to the Closing Time, (i) if there has been, in the judgment of the Representatives, since the time of execution of this Agreement, or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, any Material Adverse Change, or (ii) if there has occurred any material adverse change in the financial markets in the United States or the international financial markets, any outbreak of hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or development involving a prospective change in national or international political, financial or economic conditions, in each case the effect of which is, in the judgment of the Representatives is material and adverse and makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the completion of the offering of the Notes or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Notes, or (iii) if trading in any securities of the Company has been suspended or materially limited by the Commission or NASDAQ, or (iv) if trading generally on the NYSE or NASDAQ has been suspended or materially limited, or minimum or maximum prices for trading have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices have been required, by any of said exchanges or by order of the Commission, FINRA or any other Governmental Entity, or (v) if a material disruption has occurred in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States or with respect to Clearstream or Euroclear systems in Europe, or (vi) if a banking moratorium has been declared by either Federal, New York or Delaware authorities.

(b) Liabilities. If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to this Section, such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 9 hereof, and provided further that Sections 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16 shall survive such termination and remain in full force and effect.

(c) Reimbursement of Underwriters’ Expenses. If this Agreement is terminated by the Representatives pursuant to Section 5 or this Section 9, or if the sale to the Underwriters of the Notes at the Closing Time is not consummated because of any refusal, inability or failure on the part of the Company to perform any agreement herein or to comply with any provision hereof, the Company agrees to reimburse the Representatives and the other Underwriters (or such Underwriters as have terminated this Agreement with respect to themselves), severally, upon demand for all documented, out-of-pocket expenses that shall have been reasonably incurred by the Representatives and the Underwriters in connection with the proposed purchase and the offering and sale of the Notes, including but not limited to reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel, printing expenses, travel expenses, postage, facsimile and telephone charges.

 

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SECTION 10. Default by One or More of the Underwriters. If one or more of the Underwriters shall fail at the Closing Time to purchase the Notes which it or they are obligated to purchase under this Agreement (the “Defaulted Securities”), the Representatives shall have the right, within 24 hours thereafter, to make arrangements for one or more of the non-defaulting Underwriters, or any other underwriters, to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Defaulted Securities in such amounts as may be agreed upon and upon the terms herein set forth; if, however, the Representatives shall not have completed such arrangements within such 24-hour period, then:

(i) if the aggregate principal amount of Defaulted Securities does not exceed 10% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes to be purchased on such date, each of the non-defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated, severally and not jointly, to purchase the full amount thereof in the proportions that their respective underwriting obligations hereunder bear to the underwriting obligations of all non-defaulting Underwriters, or

(ii) if the aggregate principal amount of Defaulted Securities exceeds 10% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes to be purchased on such date, this Agreement shall terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter.

No action taken pursuant to this Section shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter from liability in respect of its default.

In the event of any such default which does not result in a termination of this Agreement either the Representatives or the Company shall have the right to postpone Closing Time for a period not exceeding seven days in order to effect any required changes in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements.

SECTION 11. Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be directed to the Representatives, (i) care of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 338 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, attention of Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, (ii) care of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, attention of Registration Department and (iii) care of Merrill Lynch at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, NY1 050 12 02, New York, New York 10020, attention of High Grade Transaction Management/Legal, fax (212) 901-7881. Notices to the Company shall be directed to it at Trimble Inc., 935 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, attention: Vice President and General Counsel, with a copy to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 525 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Palo Alto, California 94301 (fax (650) 470-4570), attention: Thomas J. Ivey.

SECTION 12. No Advisory or Fiduciary Relationship. The Company acknowledges and agrees that (a) the purchase and sale of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement, including the determination of the public offering price of the Notes and any related discounts and commissions, is an arm’s-length commercial transaction between the Company, on the one hand, and the several Underwriters, on the other hand, and the Company is capable of evaluating and understanding and understands and accepts the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (b) in connection with the offering of the Notes and the process leading thereto, each Underwriter is and has been acting solely as a principal and is not the agent or fiduciary of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or its stockholders, creditors, employees or any other party, (c) no Underwriter has assumed or will assume an advisory or fiduciary responsibility in favor of the Company with respect to the offering of the Notes or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether such Underwriter has advised or is currently advising the Company or any of its subsidiaries on other matters) or any other obligation to the Company with respect to the offering of the Notes except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement, (d) the Underwriters and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Company, and (e) the Underwriters have not provided any legal, accounting, financial, regulatory or tax advice with respect to the offering of the Notes and the Company has consulted its own respective legal, accounting, financial, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it deemed appropriate.

 

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SECTION 13. Parties. This Agreement shall each inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors. Nothing expressed or mentioned in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, firm or corporation, other than the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors and the controlling persons, Affiliates, selling agents, officers and directors referred to in Sections 6 and 7 and their heirs and legal representatives, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision herein contained. This Agreement and all conditions and provisions hereof are intended to be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors, and said controlling persons, Affiliates, selling agents, officers and directors and their heirs and legal representatives, and for the benefit of no other person, firm or corporation. No purchaser of Notes from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor by reason merely of such purchase.

SECTION 14. Trial by Jury. Each of the Company (on its behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders and affiliates) and the Underwriters hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

SECTION 15. GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CHOICE OF LAW PROVISIONS.

SECTION 16. Consent to Jurisdiction. Each of the parties hereto agrees that any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby shall be instituted in (i) the federal courts of the United States of America located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan or (ii) the courts of the State of New York located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan (collectively, the “Specified Courts”), and irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction (except for proceedings instituted in regard to the enforcement of a judgment of any Specified Court, as to which such jurisdiction is non-exclusive) of the Specified Courts in any such suit, action or proceeding. Service of any process, summons, notice or document by mail to such party’s address set forth above shall be effective service of process for any suit, action or proceeding brought in any Specified Court. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding in the Specified Courts and irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any Specified Court that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any Specified Court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

SECTION 17. TIME. TIME SHALL BE OF THE ESSENCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN, SPECIFIED TIMES OF DAY REFER TO NEW YORK CITY TIME.

SECTION 18. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same Agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Agreement by electronic transmission shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.

SECTION 19. Effect of Headings. The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

 

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SECTION 20. Partial Unenforceability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any Section, paragraph or provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other Section, paragraph or provision hereof. If any Section, paragraph or provision of this Agreement is for any reason determined to be invalid or unenforceable, there shall be deemed to be made such minor changes (and only such minor changes) as are necessary to make it valid and enforceable.

SECTION 21. Research Analyst Independence. The Company acknowledges that the Underwriters’ research analysts and research departments are required to be independent from their respective investment banking divisions and are subject to certain regulations and internal policies, and that such Underwriters’ research analysts may hold views and make statements or investment recommendations and/or publish research reports with respect to the Company, any of the Acquired Companies, their respective subsidiaries and/or the offering of the Notes that differ from the views of their respective investment banking divisions. The Company hereby waives and releases, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any claims that the Company may have against the Underwriters with respect to any conflict of interest that may arise from the fact that the views expressed by their independent research analysts and research departments may be different from or inconsistent with the views or advice communicated to the Company by such Underwriters’ investment banking divisions. The Company acknowledges that each of the Underwriters is a full service securities firm and as such from time to time, subject to applicable securities laws, may effect transactions for its own account or the account of its customers and hold long or short positions in debt or equity securities of the companies that may be the subject of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

SECTION 22. General Provisions. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties to this Agreement and supersedes all prior written or oral and all contemporaneous oral agreements, understandings and negotiations with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall not become effective until the execution of this Agreement by the parties hereto. This Agreement may not be amended or modified unless in writing by all of the parties hereto, and no condition herein (express or implied) may be waived unless waived in writing by each party whom the condition is meant to benefit.

Each of the parties hereto acknowledges that it is a sophisticated business person who was adequately represented by counsel during negotiations regarding the provisions hereof, including, without limitation, the indemnification provisions of Section 6 and the contribution provisions of Section 7, and is fully informed regarding said provisions. Each of the parties hereto further acknowledges that the provisions of Sections 6 and 7 hereto fairly allocate the risks in light of the ability of the parties to investigate the Company, its affairs and its business in order to assure that adequate disclosure has been made in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus (and any amendments and supplements thereto), as required by the Securities Act and the Exchange Act.

 

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to the Company a counterpart hereof, whereupon this instrument, along with all counterparts, will become a binding agreement between the Underwriters and the Company in accordance with its terms.

 

Very truly yours,
TRIMBLE INC.
By:   /s/ Steven W. Berglund
  Name:   Steven W. Berglund
  Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer

CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED,

as of the date first above written:

J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH

INCORPORATED

For themselves and as Representatives of

the other Underwriters named

in Schedule A hereto.

 

By:   J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC
By:   /s/ Stephen L. Sheiner
  Name: Stephen L. Sheiner
  Title: Executive Director
By:   GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
By:   /s/ Adam Greene
  Name: Adam Greene
  Title: Managing Director
By:  

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH

INCORPORATED

By:   /s/ Andrew Karp
  Name: Andrew Karp
  Title: Managing Director

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 


SCHEDULE A

 

Underwriters

   Aggregate
Principal Amount
of 2023 Notes to
be Purchased
     Aggregate
Principal Amount
of 2028 Notes to
be Purchased
 

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

   $ 70,002,000.00      $ 140,004,000.00  

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

   $ 69,999,000.00      $ 139,998,000.00  

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

   $ 69,999,000.00      $ 139,998,000.00  

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.

   $ 21,000,000.00      $ 42,000,000.00  

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

   $ 21,000,000.00      $ 42,000,000.00  

BBVA Securities Inc.

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

PNC Capital Markets LLC

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

TD Securities (USA) LLC

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

   $ 6,000,000.00      $ 12,000,000.00  

BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC

   $ 3,000,000.00      $ 6,000,000.00  

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

   $ 3,000,000.00      $ 6,000,000.00  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 300,000,000.00      $ 600,000,000.00  

 

Sch A


SCHEDULE B

Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses

 

1. Final Term Sheet for the 2023 and 2028 Notes

 

Sch B


SCHEDULE C

Electronic Road Shows and Other Written Communications

 

1. Electronic (Netroadshow) road show of the Company relating to the offering of the Notes dated June 2018

 

Sch C


SCHEDULE D

TRIMBLE INC.

FORM OF FINAL TERM SHEET

Pricing Term Sheet

4.150% Notes due 2023

4.900% Notes due 2028

 

Issuer:    Trimble Inc. (“Trimble”)
Format:    SEC Registered
Title:    4.150% senior notes due 2023 (“2023 Notes”)
   4.900% senior notes due 2028 (“2028 Notes”)
Principal Amount:    2023 Notes: $300,000,000
   2028 Notes: $600,000,000
Maturity:    2023 Notes: June 15, 2023
   2028 Notes: June 15, 2028
Coupon:    2023 Notes: 4.150%
   2028 Notes: 4.900%
Price to Public:    2023 Notes: 99.964% of principal amount
   2028 Notes: 99.867% of principal amount
Yield to Maturity:    2023 Notes: 4.158%
   2028 Notes: 4.917%
Spread to Benchmark Treasury:    2023 Notes: T+140 bps
   2028 Notes: T+200 bps
Benchmark Treasury:    2023 Notes: 2.750% due May 31, 2023
   2028 Notes: 2.875% due May 15, 2028
Benchmark Treasury Price and Yield:    2023 Notes: 99-30  34 / 2.758%
   2028 Notes: 99-20 + / 2.917%


Interest Payments:    2023 Notes: Semi-annually on June 15 and December 15, commencing December 15, 2018
   2028 Notes: Semi-annually on June 15 and December 15, commencing December 15, 2018
Optional Redemption:    The 2023 Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to May 15, 2023 (one month prior to maturity) at a discount rate of Treasury plus 25 basis points; par call at any time on or after May 15, 2023
   The 2028 Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to March 15, 2028 (three months prior to maturity) at a discount rate of Treasury plus 30 basis points; par call at any time on or after March 15, 2028
Special Mandatory Redemption:    If Trimble’s acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc. is not consummated on or prior to August 23, 2018, or if the Merger Agreement is terminated at any time prior to such date other than as a result of consummating the acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc., then Trimble will be required to redeem all of the outstanding 2023 Notes pursuant to a special mandatory redemption at a redemption price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of such notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of such notes to, but not including, the special mandatory redemption date. See “Description of Notes—Special Mandatory Redemption of the 2023 Notes.”
Trade Date:    June 7, 2018
Settlement Date (T+6)*:    June 15, 2018
CUSIP/ISIN:    2023 Notes: 896239 AB6 / US896239AB68
   2028 Notes: 896239 AC4 / US896239AC42


Joint Bookrunners:    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
   Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
   Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
  

Incorporated

   Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.
   Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Co-Managers:    BBVA Securities Inc.
   HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
   MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
   PNC Capital Markets LLC
   SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
   TD Securities (USA) LLC
   U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
   BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC
   KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

 

* We expect to deliver the notes against payment for the notes on June 15, 2018, which is the sixth business day following pricing (“T+6”). Under Rule 15c6-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in two business days, unless the parties to a trade expressly agree otherwise. Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade notes on the date of pricing or the next succeeding three business days will be required, by virtue of the fact that the notes initially will settle in T+6, to specify alternative settlement arrangements to prevent a failed settlement.

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus), which became effective on April 6, 2018, and a preliminary prospectus supplement dated June 7, 2018 with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the registration statement (including the prospectus), the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents Trimble Inc. has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Trimble Inc. and the offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk or (212) 834-4533, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department or dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com or 1-800-294-1322.


FORM OF OPINION OF COMPANY’S COUNSEL

TO BE DELIVERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 5(b)

1. Based solely on our review of the Delaware Certificate, the Company is duly incorporated and is validly existing and in good standing under the DGCL.

2. The Company has the corporate power and authority to conduct its lawful business as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus Supplement and to execute and deliver each of the Transaction Agreements and to consummate the issuance and sale of the Securities contemplated thereby under the DGCL.

3. Each of the Underwriting Agreement and the Indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by all requisite corporate action on the part of the Company under the DGCL.

4. The Indenture constitutes the valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms under the laws of the State of New York.

5. The Note Certificates have been duly authorized by all requisite corporate action on the part of the Company and duly executed by the Company under the DGCL and, when duly authenticated by the Trustee and issued and delivered by the Company against payment therefor in accordance with the terms of the Underwriting Agreement and the Indenture, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company, entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms under the laws of the State of New York.

6. Neither the execution and delivery by the Company of the Transaction Agreements nor the consummation by the Company of the issuance and sale of the Securities contemplated thereby: (i) conflicts with the Organizational Documents, (ii) constitutes a violation of, or a default under, any Scheduled Contract, (iii) contravenes any Scheduled Order or (iv) violates any law, rule or regulation of the State of New York or the United States of America.

7. Neither the execution and delivery by the Company of the Transaction Agreements nor the consummation by the Company of the issuance and sale of the Securities, requires the consent, approval, licensing or authorization of, or any filing, recording or registration with, any governmental authority under any law, rule or regulation of the State of New York or the United States of America, except for those consents, approvals, licenses and authorizations already obtained and those filings, recordings and registrations already made.

8. The Company is not and, solely after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities and the application of the proceeds thereof as described in the Prospectus Supplement, will not be an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.


9. The statements in the Prospectus Supplement and the General Disclosure Package under the caption “Underwriting (Conflicts of Interest),” insofar as such statements purport to summarize certain provisions of the Underwriting Agreement, fairly summarize such provisions in all material respects.

10. The statements in the Prospectus Supplement and the General Disclosure Package under the caption “Description of Notes” (other than “Book-Entry; Delivery and Form; Global Notes”), insofar as such statements purport to summarize certain provisions of the Indenture and the Securities, fairly summarize such provisions in all material respects.

Counsel shall also state that:

(i) the Registration Statement, at the Effective Time and the Prospectus, as of the date of the Prospectus Supplement, appeared on their face to be appropriately responsive in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act and the Rules and Regulations (except that in each case we do not express any view as to the financial statements, schedules and other financial information included or incorporated by reference therein or excluded therefrom or the Statement of Eligibility on Form T-1 (the “Form T-1”)) and (ii) no facts have come to our attention that have caused us to believe that the Registration Statement, at the Effective Time, contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, or that the Prospectus, as of the date of the Prospectus Supplement and as of the date hereof, contained or contains an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading (except that in each case we do not express any view as to the financial statements, schedules and other financial information included or incorporated by reference therein or excluded therefrom, the report of management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting or the auditors’ report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting, or the statements contained in the exhibits to the Registration Statement, including the Form T-1). In addition, on the basis of the foregoing, no facts have come to our attention that have caused us to believe that the Disclosure Package, as of the Applicable Time, contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading (except that we do not express any view as to the financial statements, schedules and other financial information included or incorporated by reference therein or excluded therefrom, the report of management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting or the auditors’ report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting, or the statements contained in the exhibits to the Registration Statement, including the Form T-1, to the extent included or incorporated by reference therein).

Defined terms used in this Exhibit A, but not defined herein, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in such counsel’s opinion.

EX-12.1

Exhibit 12.1

TRIMBLE INC.

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

The table below reflects our ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the previous five fiscal years and for the first fiscal quarter of 2018. Fiscal years 2017 and 2016 are adjusted for the impact of accounting changes as noted. Fiscal year 2017 and the first fiscal quarter of 2018 are also shown on a pro forma basis giving effect to the offering of 4.150% Senior Notes due 2023 and 4.900% Senior Notes due 2028 (together, the “notes”) and the use of proceeds therefrom, as if the notes were issued on December 31, 2016, which is the first day of fiscal year 2017. The pro forma ratio of earnings to fixed charges presented below does not include adjustments to give effect to the Viewpoint Acquisition (as defined in the related prospectus supplement dated June 7, 2018) other than the incurrence of the notes and the use of proceeds therefrom. No shares of our preferred stock were outstanding during any of the fiscal years that are below presented. Therefore, the ratios of earnings to fixed charges and preferred dividends are not separately stated from the ratios of earnings to fixed charges.

 

    Three Months
Ended
    For the Fiscal Years Ended  
(In millions, except ratios)   March 30,
2018 Pro
Forma (b)
    March 30,
2018
    December 29,
2017
Pro Forma As
Adjusted for
Accounting
Changes (b) (c)
    December 29,
2017
As Adjusted
for
Accounting
Changes (c)
    December 30,
2016
As Adjusted
for
Accounting
Changes (c)
    January 1,
2016
As
Reported
    January 2,
2015
As
Reported
    January 3,
2014
As
Reported
 

Earnings:

               

Income before taxes excluding income from equity method investees, net

  $ 49.1     $ 61.8     $ 167.9     $ 218.7     $ 158.5     $ 133.9     $ 253.6     $ 232.2  

Distributed income of equity investees

    4.8       4.8       18.1       18.1       17.6       20.0       32.2       7.7  

Fixed charges

    24.0       11.3       84.4       33.6       32.1       31.3       24.5       23.5  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total earnings

  $ 77.9     $ 77.9     $ 270.4     $ 270.4     $ 208.2     $ 185.2     $ 310.3     $ 263.4  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Fixed charges:

               

Total interest expense

  $ 21.8     $ 9.5     $ 76.3     $ 27.2     $ 25.9     $ 25.1     $ 18.1     $ 17.4  

Amortization of debt issuance costs

    0.8       0.4       3.1       1.4       1.4       1.4       1.6       1.6  

Interest component of rental expense

    1.4       1.4       5.0       5.0       4.8       4.8       4.8       4.5  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed charges

  $ 24.0     $ 11.3     $ 84.4     $ 33.6     $ 32.1     $ 31.3     $ 24.5     $ 23.5  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges (a)   3.2x     6.9x     3.2x     8.0x     6.5x     5.9x     12.7x     11.2x  

 

(a) The ratio of earnings to fixed charges was computed by dividing earnings by fixed charges. For this purpose, “earnings” consists of income before taxes excluding income or loss from equity method investees, adding distributed income from equity method investees and fixed charges. Fixed charges consists of interest on all indebtedness, amortization of debt issuance costs, and estimated interest as a component of rental expense.
(b) The pro forma ratio of earnings to fixed charges does not include Viewpoint’s loss before income tax and related pro forma adjustments resulting from purchase accounting.
(c) Financial data has been adjusted for the fiscal 2018 adoption of ASC 606 and Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost, ASU 2017-07, which are reflected on a retrospective basis for fiscal 2016 and 2017.
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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Trimble Inc. Announces Pricing of Senior Notes

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 7, 2018 – Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that it has priced $300 million of its 4.150% Senior Notes due 2023 and $600 million of its 4.900% Senior Notes due 2028 in an underwritten, registered public offering. Subject to customary closing conditions, the sale of the notes is expected to close on or about June 15, 2018.

Trimble estimates that the net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $890.7 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. Trimble intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from this offering of the notes to repay the indebtedness outstanding under its 2018 interim credit facility. The remaining proceeds of this offering, together with the borrowings under its new term loan facility and additional borrowings under other credit facilities, will be used to fund the previously announced acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc., through which Trimble will acquire Viewpoint, Inc., the operating company and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Waterfall Holdings, Inc. Pending the full application of the net proceeds of this offering of the notes, Trimble may elect to temporarily repay amounts outstanding under its new revolving facility and uncommitted facilities. If the acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc. is not consummated, Trimble intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the 2028 notes for general corporate purposes and will redeem the 2023 notes.

The offering is not contingent upon the consummation of the acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc., although the 2023 notes are subject to a special mandatory redemption if the acquisition is not consummated. The 2028 notes are not subject to a special mandatory redemption and will remain outstanding even if the acquisition is not consummated.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

An effective shelf registration statement, under which the Notes will be issued, was filed previously with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering and sale of the Notes is being made only by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement related to the offering. You can get copies of these documents for free by visiting EDGAR at the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, to obtain a copy of the prospectus and the prospectus supplement for this offering, please contact J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk or (212) 834-4533, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department or dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com or 1-800-294-1322.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes, 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.


All statements included in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements include the anticipated timing of the closing of the offering and the use of proceeds. The timing of the closing of the offering is subject to customary conditions and could be influenced by market factors and unforeseen events, and the use of proceeds will depend on Trimble’s acquisition of Waterfall Holdings, Inc., and the funds required for such purpose. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

Media Contact: Investor Relations, Michael Leyba, Trimble, 415-309-3127, Michael_Leyba@trimble.com

 

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