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): May 17, 2021

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware 000-32259 94-3267295
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

410 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 1300, Tempe, Arizona 85281
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(408) 470-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.0001 par value ALGN The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(NASDAQ Global Market)
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). 
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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 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On May 17, 2021, Align Technology, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company") entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement (the "ASR Contract") with Goldman Sachs & Co LLC ("Goldman Sachs") to repurchase $100 million of Align's common stock authorized under the Company's $1.0 billion stock repurchase program announced on May 13, 2021 (the "Stock Repurchase Program"). Under the ASR Contract, Align will make an initial payment of $100 million to Goldman Sachs and will receive an initial delivery of approximately 143,000 shares of common stock. The exact number of shares the Company expects to repurchase under the ASR Contract will be based generally upon the average daily volume-weighted average price of the Company's common stock during the repurchase period, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Contract. At settlement, under certain circumstances, Goldman Sachs may be required to deliver additional shares of common stock to the Company, or under certain circumstances, the Company may be required either to deliver shares of common stock or to make a cash payment to Goldman Sachs. Final settlement of the transactions under the ASR Contract is expected to occur no later than approximately three and one-half months from May 17, 2021. The terms of the accelerated share repurchases under the ASR Contract are subject to adjustment if the Company enters into or announces certain types of transactions or to take certain corporate actions.

The ASR Contract contains the principal terms and provisions governing the accelerated share repurchases, including, but not limited to, the mechanism used to determine the number of shares that will be delivered, the required timing of delivery of the shares, the circumstances under which Goldman Sachs is permitted to make adjustments to valuation and calculation periods and various acknowledgments, representations and warranties made by the Company, on the one hand, and Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, to one another.

Align intends to issue a press release announcing Align's entry into the ASR Contract on May 18, 2021. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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/ John Morici
John Morici
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Finance

Date: May 17, 2021

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