SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2010
AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
of principal executive offices: 5200 Great America Parkway, Santa
Clara, CA 95054
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
(Former address, if changed since last report):
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement
Aviat Networks, Inc. (Aviat or the Company) has entered into an agreement dated as of
September 14, 2010 (the Agreement) with certain entities and individuals associated with Ramius
LLC set forth on Schedule A of the Agreement (collectively, the Ramius Group), who beneficially
own approximately 7.6% of the Companys outstanding common stock.
Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company agreed to nominate one individual recommended by the
Ramius Group who is independent of the Ramius Group for election to the Companys Board of
Directors (the Board) at the 2010 annual meeting of stockholders. A copy of the press release
announcing the settlement with the Ramius Group is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as
The Ramius Group agreed to support the Companys Board nominations at the 2010 annual meeting.
Additionally, the Ramius Group agreed to certain limited standstill restrictions which will expire
ten business days prior to the deadline for nominations of directors for election at the Companys
2011 annual meeting, but in any event no later than one year from the date of the Agreement. The
2010 annual meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2010.
The description of the terms of the Agreement set forth above does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, which is attached
as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.