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)
September 9, 2010
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Plano, Texas 75074
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On September 9, 2010,
a purported class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by Steven Goldstein, an alleged stockholder of Microtune, Inc. (Goldstein v. Fontaine, et al., C.A. No. 4:10-cv-00458). The Goldstein
complaint names as defendants Microtune, Inc. (Microtune), each member of Microtunes board of directors (the Individual Defendants) as well as Zoran Corporation (Zoran). The Goldstein
lawsuit is a purported class action that alleges, among other things, that (i) the Individual Defendants have breached fiduciary duties they assertedly owed to Microtunes stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction described
in the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and between Zoran, Maple Acquisition Corp. (Maple) and Microtune, dated as of September 7, 2010 (the Merger Agreement); (ii) that Microtune and Zoran have aided
and abetted the purported breaches of fiduciary duty; and (iii) that the merger consideration is unfair and inadequate. The plaintiffs seek, among other things, an injunction against the consummation of the merger and recission of the Merger
Agreement to the extent already implemented.
Also, on September 9, 2010, September 13, 2010 and September 14, 2010, four purported
class action lawsuits were filed in state court in Collin County, Texas by alleged stockholders of Microtune (Mancini v. Microtune, Inc. et al., Case No. 219-03731-2010, Walbridge v. Microtune, Inc. et al., Case No. 219-03729-2010, Ardito
v. Fontaine et al., Case No. 429-03787-2010, and Dunn v. Fontaine et al., Case No. 401-03816-2010) (the State Court Lawsuits). Each of the State Court Lawsuits names as defendants Microtune, the Individual Defendants, Maple,
and Zoran. The Mancini and Walbridge lawsuits also name as a defendant Microtunes Chief Financial Officer (Justin Chapman). The State Court Lawsuits are purported class actions that allege, among other things that (i) the Individual
Defendants (and Mr. Chapman, in the case of the Mancini and Walbridge lawsuits) breached fiduciary duties they assertedly owed to Microtunes stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction described in the Merger Agreement;
(ii) that Microtune and Zoran (and Maple, in the case of the Mancini and Walbridge lawsuits) have aided and abetted the purported breaches of fiduciary duty; and (iii) that the merger consideration is unfair and inadequate. The plaintiffs
seek, among other things, an injunction against the consummation of the merger and recission of the Merger Agreement to the extent already implemented.
Microtune believes that each of these lawsuits is without merit and intends to defend itself vigorously.
Unless otherwise required by law, Microtune does not intend to update these statements to reflect events or developments related to the above-described
litigation or to reflect the filing of additional lawsuits related to the proposed transaction, after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. You should carefully review the disclosures set forth in other reports or documents we file from time
to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Microtune that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination
of the merger agreement; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Microtune and others following announcement of the proposal or the merger agreement; (3) the inability to complete the merger due to the
failure to obtain stockholder approval, (4) the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the merger; (5) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential
difficulties in employee retention as a result of the merger; (6) the ability to recognize the benefits of the merger or of any combination of Microtune and Zoran; (7) the timing of the initiation, progress or cancellation of significant
contracts or arrangements, the mix and timing of products sold in a particular period; and (8) the possibility that Microtune may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Microtune is under no duty to
update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform to actual results.
These and other risks that are set forth in the Risk Factors, Legal Proceedings and
Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of and elsewhere in Microtunes Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and Microtunes most
recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this document are beyond
Microtunes ability to control or predict.
Important Additional Information Regarding the Merger will be filed
with the SEC.
Microtune plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and mail to its
stockholders a proxy statement in connection with the proposed merger with Maple Acquisition Corp., pursuant to which Microtune would be acquired by Zoran Corporation (the Merger). Investors and stockholders are urged to read the
proxy statement carefully when it becomes available because it will contain important information about the Merger and the parties to the merger. Investors and stockholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other
documents filed by Microtune at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. The proxy statement and other documents also may be obtained for free at Microtunes Internet website at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=121862&p=irol-sec or
from Microtune by contacting Investor Relations by telephone at 972-673-1850 or by mail at Microtune, Inc., 2201 10th Street, Plano, Texas, 75074, Attn: Investor Relations Department.
Microtune and Zoran and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, under SEC rules, may be
deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed Merger. Information regarding Zorans directors and officers is available in Zorans proxy statement for its 2010 annual meeting of
stockholders and Zorans 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which were filed with the SEC on April 29, 2010 and March 1, 2010, respectively. Information concerning the interests of Microtunes participants in the solicitation,
which may, in some cases, be different than those of Microtune stockholders generally, is set forth in Microtunes proxy statement for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
April 9, 2010 and available on Microtunes website at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=121862&p=irol-sec, and will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the merger when it becomes available.
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.
/S/ JUSTIN M.
Justin M. Chapman
Chief Financial Officer
Date: September 15, 2010