LDOS Leidos

Filed: 12 Jul 21, 5:22pm





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 12, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-33072 20-3562868
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1750 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(571) 526-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share LDOS New York Stock Exchange

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

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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 12, 2021, Leidos, Inc. (the “Issuer”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (the “Guarantor”), established a commercial paper program (the “Program”) pursuant to which it may issue short-term, unsecured commercial paper notes (the “Notes”), the payment of which have been unconditionally guaranteed by the Guarantor, under the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Amounts available under the Program may be borrowed, repaid and re-borrowed from time to time, with the aggregate face or principal amount of the Notes outstanding under the Program at any time not to exceed $750,000,000. The Notes will have maturities of up to 397 days from the date of issue. The Notes will rank at least pari passu with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Issuer, and the obligations of the Guarantor under the guaranty will rank at least pari passu with all the Guarantor’s other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The net proceeds of the issuances of the Notes are expected to be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and share repurchases. It is expected that the revolving credit facilities of the Issuer and the Guarantor will serve as liquidity backstops for any issuances under the Program.

One or more commercial paper dealers will each act as a dealer under the Program (each, a “Dealer” and collectively, the “Dealers”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the respective commercial paper dealer agreement the Issuer and the Guarantor enter into with each such Dealer (each, a “Dealer Agreement” and collectively, the “Dealer Agreements”). The Issuer and the Guarantor may engage additional commercial paper dealers from time to time to act as dealers under the Program. A national bank will act as the issuing and paying agent under the Program pursuant to the terms of an issuing and paying agent agreement.

The Dealer Agreements set forth the terms on which the Dealers will either purchase from the Issuer or arrange for the sale by the Issuer of the Notes and the guaranty thereof. The Dealer Agreements contain customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions. A copy of the form of Dealer Agreement used in the Program is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference, and the summary of the Program herein is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Program as set forth in each Dealer Agreement.

From time to time, the Dealers and certain of their respective affiliates have provided, and may in the future provide, lending, commercial banking, investment banking and other financial advisory services to the Issuer, the Guarantor and any of their affiliates.

Neither the Notes nor the guaranty thereof have been or will be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any Notes or any guaranty thereof.


Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



10.1  Form of Commercial Paper Dealer Agreement between Leidos, Inc., as issuer, Leidos Holdings, Inc., as guarantor, and the applicable Dealer party thereto.
104  The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101.


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.



/s/ Benjamin A. Winter

 Benjamin A. Winter
 Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Date: July 12, 2021