SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): November 19, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Two Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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 C.F.R. §230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 C.F.R. §230.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 C.F.R. §14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 C.F.R. §13e-4(c))
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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. ¨
On November 19, 2018, the Company announced that its board of directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to an aggregate of $50 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Pursuant to the share repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares. A copy of the press release announcing the authorization of the share repurchase program is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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 on November 19, 2018.
/s/ Danielle Sheer
Carbonite Announces $50 Million Share Repurchase Program
BOSTON, November 19, 2018 -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading data protection provider for businesses, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program authorizing the purchase of up to $50 million of the Company’s common stock.
Under this program, the Company may repurchase stock from time to time, in amounts, at prices, and at such times the Company deems appropriate, subject to market conditions, legal requirements and other considerations. The Company's repurchases may be executed using open market purchases, privately negotiated purchases or other transactions.
The Company intends to fund repurchases under this share repurchase program from cash on hand and cash generated from operations. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of shares, and may be suspended, modified or terminated at any time without prior notice.
“We are confident in our ability to deliver our total growth strategy and are committed to driving a balance of organic and inorganic growth initiatives,” said Mohamad Ali, CEO of Carbonite. “With
our expanding free cash flow and strong balance sheet we are able to execute this strategy while repurchasing shares of stock, driving value for our shareholders.”
Carbonite had approximately 34.6 million shares of common stock outstanding as of October 31, 2018.
Carbonite provides a robust Data Protection Platform for businesses, including backup, disaster recovery, high availability and workload migration technology. The Carbonite Data Protection Platform supports global businesses with secure cloud infrastructure. To learn more visit www.Carbonite.com.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements will include words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our ability to acquire and integrate acquisitions into our operations and achieve the expected benefits of such acquisitions, our ability to expand our free cash flow, and our ability to manage growth, changes in economic or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the Internet and the information technology industry, and those discussed in the section titled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which is available on www.sec.gov, and elsewhere in any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the SEC. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect future events, new information or circumstances.
Investor Relations Contact: