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): January 18, 2017
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As previously disclosed, on December 1, 2016, Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Parker), Parker Eagle Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker (Merger Sub), and CLARCOR Inc. (Clarcor) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into Clarcor, with Clarcor surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker.
The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act) with respect to the pending Clarcor transaction expired at 11:59 p.m. on January 17, 2017.
The expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending Clarcor transaction. The pending Clarcor transaction remains subject to other closing conditions, including, among others, approval by Clarcors stockholders and receipt of other applicable regulatory approvals outside of the United States. Based on the current status of the parties applications for such regulatory approvals and the current date for Clarcors special meeting on February 23, 2017, the parties currently expect the pending Clarcor transaction to be completed by the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2017.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the pending Clarcor transaction, Clarcor has filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A with the SEC. In addition, a definitive proxy statement will be filed by Clarcor and provided to Clarcors stockholders. CLARCORS STOCKHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT (WHEN FILED), FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY NOW AND WHEN FUTURE FILINGS BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY DO AND WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PENDING CLARCOR TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SECs website, www.sec.gov, or from Clarcors website at www.clarcor.com under the heading Investor Information or by emailing Clarcor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in Solicitation
Parker, Clarcor and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the pending Clarcor transaction. Information concerning Parkers directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement, filed September 26, 2016, for Parkers 2016 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 as filed with the SEC on August 26, 2016. Information concerning Clarcors directors and executive officers is set forth in the proxy statement, filed February 19, 2016, for Clarcors 2016 annual meeting of shareholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 28, 2015 as filed with the SEC on January 22, 2016.
Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the pending Clarcor transaction are included in the preliminary proxy statement and other relevant materials filed with the SEC, and will be included in the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements contained in this and other written and oral reports are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of release, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen uncertainties and risks. These statements may be identified from use of forward-looking terminology such as anticipates, believes, may, should, could, potential, continues, plans, forecasts, estimates, projects, predicts, would, intends, anticipates, expects, targets, is likely, will, or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, and include all statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, events or developments. The risks and uncertainties in connection with such forward-looking statements related to the pending Clarcor transaction include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the closing of the pending Clarcor transaction; the possibility of non-consummation of the pending Clarcor transaction and termination of the merger agreement; the failure to obtain Clarcor stockholder approval of the pending Clarcor transaction or to satisfy any of the other conditions to the merger agreement; the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant a necessary regulatory approval in connection with the pending Clarcor transaction; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the pending Clarcor transaction may affect the timing or occurrence of the pending Clarcor transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; adverse effects on Clarcors common stock or Parkers common stock because of the failure to complete the pending Clarcor transaction; Clarcors or Parkers respective businesses experiencing disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, business partners or governmental entities; the parties being unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and significant transaction costs which have been and may continue to be incurred related to the pending Clarcor transaction. Clarcor and Parker caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Parker and/or Clarcor make these statements as of the date of this disclosure, and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them unless otherwise required by law.
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.
|January 18, 2017||By:|| |
/s/ Joseph R. Leonti
|Joseph R. Leonti|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|