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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): July 2, 2014

 

 

ZIMMER HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-16407   13-4151777

(State or other

jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

345 East Main Street

Warsaw, Indiana 46580

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (574) 267-6131

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:

 

x 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))

 

 

 


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On July 2, 2014, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (“Zimmer”) and Biomet, Inc. (“Biomet”) issued the attached press release, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Zimmer will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, in which a consent solicitation statement will be included as a prospectus, and other documents in connection with the proposed acquisition of LVB Acquisition, Inc. (“LVB”), the parent company of Biomet. The consent solicitation statement/prospectus will be sent to the stockholders of LVB. INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS OF LVB ARE URGED TO READ THE CONSENT SOLICITATION/PROSPECTUS, AND ANY OTHER FILINGS THAT MAY BE MADE WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERGER WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER. The registration statement and consent solicitation statement/prospectus and other documents which will be filed by Zimmer with the SEC, when filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from Zimmer at www.zimmer.com. Such documents are not currently available. You may also read and copy any reports, statements and other information filed by Zimmer, LVB and Biomet with the SEC at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at (800) 732-0330 or visit the SEC’s website for further information on its public reference room. Certain executive officers and directors of LVB have interests in the proposed transaction that may differ from the interests of stockholders generally, including benefits conferred under retention, severance and change in control arrangements and continuation of director and officer insurance and indemnification. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to appropriate registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1    Joint Press Release of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Biomet, Inc., dated July 2, 2014


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.

 

    ZIMMER HOLDINGS, INC.
Dated: July 2, 2014     By:  

  /s/ Chad F. Phipps

      Name: Chad F. Phipps
     

Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel &

Secretary


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Number

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1    Joint Press Release of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Biomet, Inc., dated July 2, 2014