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Date of Report: August 16, 2019
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Regulatory Approval Required for the Merger
On August 16, 2019, the waiting period for the previously announced pending acquisition (the “merger”) of Cray Inc. (“Cray”) by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (“HPE”) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, expired.
As previously disclosed, the German Federal Cartel Office terminated the applicable waiting period for the merger in Germany on August 8, 2019, and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority granted clearance with respect to the merger on August 12, 2019.
The receipt of such antitrust clearance and the expiration of such waiting periods were some of the conditions to the closing of the merger as specified in the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 16, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among HPE, Canopy Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HPE, and Cray.
The closing of the merger is subject to approval by Cray’s shareholders and the satisfaction of certain other closing conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, including the receipt of antitrust clearances or expiration of the requisite waiting periods in Japan and South Korea.
The foregoing information should be read in conjunction with the definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 25, 2019 with respect to the special meeting of Cray’s shareholders scheduled to be held on August 27, 2019.
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.
Date: August 20, 2019
/s/ Michael C. Piraino
Michael C. Piraino
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary