SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 9, 2012
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
4820 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 812-7300
(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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On May 9, 2012, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with B. Riley & Co., LLC (the Underwriter) relating to the sale and issuance by the Company of shares of the Companys common stock to the Underwriter in a firm commitment underwritten public offering. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriter has agreed to purchase, and the Company has agreed to sell, 20,000,000 shares at the public offering price, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions (the Offering). The Company has also agreed to reimburse the Underwriter for certain of its out-of-pocket expenses.
The shares of the Companys common stock are being offered and sold pursuant to a base prospectus dated April 15, 2011 and a prospectus supplement dated May 8, 2012 (together the Prospectus Supplement), pursuant to the Companys registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-173099), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on April 15, 2011.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriter is committed to purchase and pay for all shares of the Companys common stock offered by the Prospectus Supplement, if any such shares are taken. However, the Underwriter is not obligated to take or pay for the shares of the Companys common stock covered by the Underwriters over-allotment option described below, unless and until such option is exercised.
The Company has granted the Underwriter an option, exercisable no later than 30 calendar days after the date of the Underwriting Agreement, to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,000,000 additional shares of the Companys common stock at the public offering price, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company will be obligated to sell these shares of common stock to the Underwriter to the extent the over-allotment option is exercised. The Underwriter may exercise this option only to cover over-allotments, if any, made in connection with the sale of the Companys common stock offered by the Prospectus Supplement. The Underwriter proposes to offer the Companys common stock directly to the public at the offering price of $5.00 per share.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund the cash consideration payable to the shareholders of Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEI) in connection with its proposed acquisition thereof. In the event that the acquisition of CEI is not completed, the Company will use the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, including for the acquisition of or investment in other businesses, services and technologies that are complementary to its own and other general corporate expenses.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference. The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriter, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.
A copy of the opinion of Paul Hastings LLP relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the Companys common stock in the Offering is attached as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
No statement in this document or the attached exhibits is an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) and a preliminary prospectus supplement with the SEC for an underwritten public offering in connection with its proposed acquisition of CEI. Before you invest in such offering, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement, including the base registration statement (and accompanying prospectus), and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and the offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer or the underwriter participating in the offering will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus if you request them by calling toll-free 1-888-295-0155.
Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to a variety of matters, including but not limited to: the Underwriters exercise of the over-allotment option; the Companys intended use of the net proceeds from the Offering; and other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of the Company and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements are set forth in the Prospectus Supplement.
On May 9, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering and the execution of the Underwriting Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
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.