Form 8-K














Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 19, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-10776   25-0530110

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3000 GSK Drive

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (412) 787-6700

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

As previously disclosed, on September 21, 2017, Calgon Carbon Corporation (the “Company”), Kuraray Co., Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Japan (“Kuraray”), Kuraray Holdings U.S.A., Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”) and KJ Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “merger agreement”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company, with the Company surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray (the “merger”). On November 22, 2017, the Company and Kuraray filed a joint voluntary notice with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). On January 19, 2018, at the conclusion of the initial review period, CFIUS notified the parties that CFIUS will initiate an additional 45 calendar day investigation period, which will conclude no later than March 5, 2018. The parties continue to target the first quarter of 2018 for the closing of the merger.

Forward Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements made in this report other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified from use of the words “may,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “plan,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “project,” “believe,” “intent,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “target, ” “is likely,” “will,” or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. However, these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from the Company’s expectations of future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In addition, there are various risks and uncertainties associated with the merger, including but not limited to, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the closing of the merger; the possibility of non-consummation of the merger and termination of the merger agreement; the risk that the Company could be required to pay a termination fee of $33.2 million to Kuraray under certain circumstances pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement; the failure to satisfy any of the 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 merger; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the merger may affect the timing or occurrence of the merger or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; the significant transaction costs which have been and may continue to be incurred by the Company related to the merger; and other potential risks to the Company associated with any failure to close the merger, including the potential distraction of employee and management attention during the pendency of the merger, uncertainty about the effect of the merger on the Company’s relationships with employees, potential and existing customers and suppliers and other parties, and the impact that the failure of the merger to close could have on the trading price of shares of Company common stock and the Company’s operating results. You should not place undue reliance on any forward- looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this report. Except as otherwise required by applicable laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking or other statements included in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.


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 22, 2018     By:  

/s/ Chad Whalen

    Name:   Chad Whalen
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary