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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): July 8, 2021
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On July 8, 2021, Luminex Corporation (the “Company”), DiaSorin S.p.A., a società per azioni organized under the laws of the Republic of Italy (“Parent”), and Diagonal Subsidiary Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) with respect to the previously announced pending merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving as a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Parent. The parties have now received all required approvals necessary to complete the Merger. Subject to the satisfaction of the remaining conditions to closing, the Company anticipates that the closing of the Merger will occur on or about July 14, 2021.
This Current Report on Form 8-K, and the documents to which the Company refers you in this communication, contains not only historical information, but also forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, including the timing of the transaction and other information relating to the transaction. Forward-looking statements include information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations of the Company, the expected completion and timing of the transaction and other information relating to the transaction. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “should,” “estimates,” “contemplate,” “future,” “goal,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “projection,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “assuming” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should read statements that contain these words carefully. They discuss the Company’s future expectations or state other forward-looking information and may involve known and unknown risks over which the Company has no control. Those risks include, (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the Company’s business and the price of the common stock of the Company, (ii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (iv) the risk that the definitive Merger Agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require the Company to pay a termination fee; (v) risks regarding the failure to obtain the necessary financing to complete the Merger, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on the Company’s business relationships, operating results and business generally, (vii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations, (viii) risks related to diverting management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations, and (ix) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company related to the Merger Agreement or the transaction. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication or the date of any document incorporated by reference in this document. Further risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reports, including but not limited to the risks described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Harriss T. Currie
|Harriss T. Currie|
|Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance|
|(Principal Financial Officer)|
Date: July 9, 2021