SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
September 5, 2014
(Date of earliest event reported)
Rocky Holding, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
7628 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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))|
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated as of February 22, 2014 and amended as of July 15, 2014, by and among RF Micro Devices, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (RFMD), TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a Delaware corporation (TriQuint), and Rocky Holding, Inc., a newly formed Delaware corporation (Rocky Holding), (i) RFMDs board of directors has selected the following individuals to serve on Rocky Holdings board of directors (the Board) following the closing: Daniel A. DiLeo, Jeffery R. Gardner and John R. Harding, and (ii) TriQuints board of directors has selected the following individuals to serve on the Board following the closing: Charles Scott Gibson, David H.Y. Ho, Roderick D. Nelson and Dr. Walden C. Rhines. As previously announced, after closing the Board also will include Robert A. Bruggeworth, Ralph G. Quinsey, who will serve as non-executive chairman, and Walter H. Wilkinson, Jr., who will serve as lead outside director.
This communication contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those regarding the proposed business combination between RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TriQuint) (the Business Combination) and the transactions related thereto. These statements may discuss the anticipated manner, terms and conditions upon which the Business Combination will be consummated, the future performance and trends of the combined businesses, the synergies expected to result from the Business Combination, and similar statements. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as expect, believe, may, can, should, will, forecast, anticipate or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the ability of the parties to consummate the Business Combination in a timely manner or at all; satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the Business Combination, including the ability to secure regulatory approvals in a timely manner or at all, and approval by RFMDs shareholders and TriQuints shareholders; the possibility of litigation (including related to the transaction itself); RFMD and TriQuints ability to successfully integrate their operations, product lines, technology and employees and realize synergies from the Business Combination; unknown, underestimated or undisclosed commitments or liabilities; the level of demand for the combined companies products, which is subject to many factors, including uncertain global economic and industry conditions, demand for electronic products and semiconductors, and customers new technology and capacity requirements; RFMDs and TriQuints ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products, expand their markets and develop new markets, (ii) timely align their cost structures with business conditions, and (iii) attract, motivate and retain key employees; and other risks described in RFMDs and TriQuints Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. All forward-looking statements are based on managements estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. Neither RFMD nor TriQuint undertakes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer 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.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed Business Combination, Rocky Holding, Inc., a newly-formed holding company under RFMD (HoldCo), has filed with the SEC a Form S-4 (the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement), which was declared effective on July 30, 2014 and which includes a registration statement and a prospectus with respect to HoldCos shares to be issued in the Business Combination and a joint proxy statement of TriQuint and RFMD in connection with the Business Combination. The Registration/Joint Proxy Statement contains important information about the proposed Business Combination and related matters. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED AND ADVISED TO READ THE REGISTRATION/JOINT PROXY STATEMENT CAREFULLY. The Registration/Joint Proxy Statement and other relevant materials and any other documents filed by HoldCo, RFMD or TriQuint with
the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SECs website, at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders of TriQuint will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement from TriQuint by contacting Investor Relations by mail at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (503) 615-9413, or by going to TriQuints Investor Relations page on its corporate website at www.triquint.com; and security holders of RFMD will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement from RFMD by contacting Investor Relations by mail at RF Micro Devices, Inc., 7628 Thorndike Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (336) 678-7088, or by going to RFMDs Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.rfmd.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
RFMD, TriQuint and HoldCo and their respective directors, executive officers and various other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from RFMDs shareholders in connection with the proposed Business Combination. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of TriQuint or RFMD security holders in connection with the proposed Business Combination is set forth in the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement. Information about TriQuints directors and executive officers is set forth in TriQuints Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2014, and its Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 10, 2014. These documents are available free of charge at the SECs web site at www.sec.gov, and from TriQuint by contacting Investor Relations by mail at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (503) 615-9413, or by going to TriQuints Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.triquint.com. Information about RFMDs directors and executive officers is set forth in RFMDs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on May 21, 2014. These documents are available free of charge at the SECs web site at www.sec.gov, and from RFMD by contacting Investor Relations by mail at RF Micro Devices, Inc., 7628 Thorndike Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (336) 678-7088, or by going to RFMDs Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.rfmd.com. Additional information regarding the interests of these potential participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed Business Combination is included in the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC.
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.
|Rocky Holding, Inc.|
|Robert A. Bruggeworth|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: September 8, 2014