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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2020



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On May 13, 2020, Roku, Inc. entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the “Equity Distribution Agreement”) with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as sales agents (the “Sales Agents”), pursuant to which we may offer and sell from time to time through the Sales Agents up to an aggregate of 4,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of our Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), in such share amounts as we may specify by notice to the Sales Agents, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Equity Distribution Agreement.

Sales, if any, of the Shares pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement may be made in negotiated transactions or transactions that are deemed to be “at-the-market” offerings as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act, including sales made directly on the Nasdaq Stock Market, or sales made to or through a market maker other than on an exchange. Under the Equity Distribution Agreement, we will set the parameters for the sale of shares, including the number of shares to be issued, the time period during which sales are requested to be made, limitation on the number of shares that may be sold in any one trading day and any minimum price below which sales may not be made. We are not obligated to sell any Shares under the Equity Distribution Agreement.

The Shares will be offered and sold pursuant to our shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-230204) which was automatically effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2019. We filed a prospectus supplement, dated May 13, 2020, with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares.

We may terminate the Equity Distribution Agreement upon written notice to the Sales Agents for any reason or by the Sales Agents upon written notice to us for any reason or at any time under certain circumstances, including but not limited to the occurrence of a material adverse change in our company.

The Equity Distribution Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by us, and indemnification rights and obligations of the parties. The Equity Distribution Agreement provides that the Sales Agents will be entitled to compensation for its services of up to 2.0% of the gross sales price per share of all shares sold through the Sales Agents under the Equity Distribution Agreement. Under the terms of the Equity Distribution Agreement, we have agreed to indemnify the Sales Agents against certain specified types of liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to contribute to payments the Sales Agents may be required to make in respect of these liabilities, and to reimburse the Sales Agents for certain expenses. In the ordinary course of business, the Sales Agents or their respective affiliates from time to time have provided and may in the future provide various investment banking, commercial banking and financial advisory services to the company and/or its affiliates, for which they have received or may receive customary compensation.

We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale, if any, of the securities offered in the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including sales and marketing activities, research and development activities, general and administrative matters, repayment of debt, other business opportunities and capital expenditures. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to our own, although we have no current commitments or agreements with respect to any acquisitions or investments.

The above summary of the Equity Distribution Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Equity Distribution Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. The legal opinion of Cooley LLP relating to the shares of Class A Common Stock being offered pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.







Equity Distribution Agreement, dated May 13, 2020, by and among Roku, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc.




Opinion of Cooley LLP




Consent of Cooley LLP (included within the opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1)




Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


Roku, Inc.


Date: May 13, 2020




/s/ Steve Louden



Steve Louden



Chief Financial Officer