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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 6, 2021
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on May 8, 2021, Soliton, Inc. a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with AbbVie Inc. (“AbbVie”) and Scout Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AbbVie (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of AbbVie (the “Merger”).
In connection with the proposed Merger, on June 2, 2021, the Company and AbbVie each filed the requisite notification and report forms (each, an “HSR Notification”) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Following informal discussions with the staff at the FTC, AbbVie and the Company agreed to voluntarily provide the FTC with additional time in which to review the Merger and AbbVie, as the acquiring party, voluntarily withdrew its HSR Notification on July 2, 2021 and refiled its HSR Notification on July 7, 2021.
On August 6, 2021, the Company and AbbVie each received a request for additional information and documentary material (the "Second Request") from the FTC in connection with the FTC's review of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. The effect of the Second Request is to extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after the Company and AbbVie have certified substantial compliance with the Second Request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC. The Company and AbbVie continue to work cooperatively with the FTC staff in its review of the proposed transaction, and continue to expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2021, subject to the satisfaction or permitted waiver of the conditions to closing.
This communication, and any documents to which the Company refers in this communication, contain 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. Forward-looking statements often include the words “forecast,” “expect,” “believe,” “will,” “intend,” “plan,” and words of similar substance. Such forward-looking statements include the expected completion and timing of the proposed transaction and other information relating to the proposed transaction. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including the following: (i) the risk that the proposed 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 Company’s common stock, (ii) the failure to satisfy any of the conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (iv) the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be instituted against the Company related to the Merger Agreement or the proposed transaction and (v) other risks described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise publicly the information in this communication, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.
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.
|By:||/s/ Lori Bisson|
|Executive Vice-President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: August 6, 2021