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BRKS Azenta

Filed: 17 Nov 21, 7:00pm

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): November 16, 2021

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware

    

0-25434

    

04-3040660

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, MA

 

01824

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (978) 262-2400

N/A

(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:

    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))

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

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

BRKS

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 16, 2021, Brooks Automation, Inc. (“Brooks”) held and investor day conference call, which included information about the results of operations and financial condition of Brooks. A copy of the presentation used in connection with the portion of the investor day conference call presented by Brooks’ Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Limitation on Incorporation by Reference. The information in this Item 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 in Item 9.01 of this Current Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. Except for historical information contained in the presentation attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, the presentation contains forward-looking statements which involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. Please refer to the cautionary note in the presentation regarding these forward-looking statements.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On November 16, 2021, Brooks issued a press release announcing that it is changing its name to Azenta, Inc. and will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “AZTA”, effective at the open of market trading on December 1, 2021. A copy of the press release has been filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

99.1

Investor Day Presentation by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer dated November 16, 2021.

99.2

Press Release dated November 16, 2021, issued by Brooks Automation, Inc.

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language) document).

SIGNATURE

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.

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.

Date: November 17, 2021

/s/ Jason W. Joseph

Jason W. Joseph

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary