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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_______________________
FORM 8-K
______________________________________
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2022
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AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
______________________________________
Delaware
001-33278
20-5961564
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
Number)
Identification No.)
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
200 Parker Dr., Suite C100A, Austin, Texas 78728
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408)-941-7100
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:
x
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value, $0.01 per share AVNW The Nasdaq Global Select 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 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 5, 2022, Aviat Networks, Inc. (“Aviat” or the “Company”) issued a joint press release relating to the Transaction (defined below) with Redline (defined below) which reaffirmed guidance for the Company’s fiscal year ended July 1, 2022. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Company and Aviat, U.S., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the acquisition of Redline Communications Group Inc. (“Redline”), a Canadian corporation (TSX: RDL), pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Arrangement”). Aviat purchased all of the issued and outstanding shares of Redline in an all-cash transaction at approximately $0.72 ($0.90 CAD) per share (the “Transaction”) with a total purchase price of $12.4 million ($15.5 million CAD). The Company and Redline issued a joint press release dated July 5, 2022, announcing the completion of the Arrangement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this document concerning the Arrangement, including any statements regarding the ability of Redline’s leading portfolio of industrial wireless access solutions to enable Aviat to expand its offering and addressable market globally; the anticipated date the Common Shares will be delisted from the TSX; Redline ceasing to be a reporting issuer under applicable Canadian securities laws and anticipated impacts of the Arrangement on Redline, Aviat and their customers. All statements, trend analyses and other information contained herein regarding the foregoing beliefs and expectations, as well as about the markets for the services and products of Aviat and trends in revenue, and other statements identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including, without limitation, "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "will," "see," "continue," "delivering," "view," and "intend," or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, forward-looking statements are based on estimates reflecting the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the senior management of Aviat and Redline regarding the future of its business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should therefore be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in this document. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include the following: the impact of COVID-19 on our business, operations and cash flows; continued price and margin erosion as a result of increased competition in the microwave transmission industry; our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of any proposed or recent acquisitions within the anticipated timeframe or at all, including the risk that proposed or recent acquisitions will not be integrated successfully; the impact of the volume, timing, and customer, product, and geographic mix of our product orders; the timing of our receipt of payment for products or services from our customers; our ability to meet projected new product development dates or anticipated cost reductions of new products; our suppliers’ inability to perform and deliver on time as a result of their financial condition, component shortages, the effects of COVID-19 or other supply chain constraints; the effects of inflation and the timing and extent of changes in the prices and overall demand for and availability of our inputs; customer acceptance of new products; the ability of our subcontractors to timely perform; weakness in the global economy affecting customer spending; retention of our key personnel; our ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships; uncertain economic conditions in the telecommunications sector combined with operator and supplier consolidation; our failure to protect our Intellectual property rights or defend against Intellectual property infringement claims by others; the results of our restructuring efforts; the ability to preserve and use our net operating loss carryforwards; the effects of currency and interest rate risks; the effects of current and future government regulations, including the effects of current restrictions on various commercial and economic activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; general economic conditions, including



uncertainty regarding the timing, pace and extent of an economic recovery in the United States and other countries where we conduct business; the conduct of unethical business practices in developing countries; the impact of political turmoil in countries where we have significant business; the impact of tariffs, the adoption of trade restrictions affecting our products or suppliers, a United States withdrawal from or significant renegotiation of trade agreements, the occurrence of trade wars, the closing of border crossings, and other changes in trade regulations or relationships; and Aviat’s ability to implement our stock repurchase program or the extent to which it enhances long-term stockholder value.



Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described above can be found in Aviat’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 2, 2021 and in its subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, each of which is on file with the SEC and available from Aviat’s website at www.aviatnet.com under the “Investors Relations” tab, and in other documents Aviat files with the SEC, and in Redline’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and available from Redline’s website at www.rdlcom.com under the “Investor Relations” tab, and in other documents Redline files with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on information available at that time. Neither Aviat nor Redline assumes any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by federal securities laws. As forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, caution should be exercised against placing undue reliance on such statements.

Additional Information

This document does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer or sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 or an exemption therefrom.

In connection with any transaction between Aviat and Ceragon that involves the issuance of Aviat shares to the Ceragon shareholders, Aviat will file a registration statement with the SEC. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION. Investors will also be able to obtain copies of the registration statement and other documents containing important information about each of the companies once such documents are filed with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

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




SIGNATURE
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.
AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.
July 5, 2022
By:
/s/ David M. Gray
Name:
David M. Gray
Title:
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



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