SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2018
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
38/39 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (353) (1) 234-3136
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On May 31, 2018, Seagate Technology plc (the Company) and a consortium of investors led by Bain Capital Private Equity consummated the previously announced acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation (the Acquisition) by K. K. Pangea, a Japanese company (Pangea) formed by the investors for purposes of the Acquisition. The Company funded the investment by utilizing cash from its balance sheet consisting of JPY 139.5 billion (equivalent to USD 1.27 billion) to purchase non-convertible preferred securities of Pangea, as contemplated by the Equity Commitment Letter (ECL) executed on September 28, 2017.
The foregoing description of the ECL is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the ECL, which was filed as Exhibit 10.3 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 29, 2017.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
|99.1||Press release, dated June 1, 2018, of Seagate Technology plc entitled Seagate Completes Investment in Bain Capital Private Equity Acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation.|
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.
|SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY|
|By:||/s/ DAVID H. MORTON, JR.|
|Name:||David H. Morton, Jr.|
Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
Date: May 31, 2018