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): December 6, 2012
VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
(Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
741 Calle Plano
Camarillo, California 93012
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (805) 388-3700
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 7, 2012, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with the several Underwriters named in the Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriters) for which Needham & Company, LLC is acting as representative, relating to an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares (the Shares) of the Companys common stock, $0.01 par value. All of the Shares are being sold by the Company. The offering price to the public is $1.75 per share, and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase the Shares from the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $1.64 per share. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,409,294 shares of common stock.
The Shares will be issued pursuant to a shelf registration statement, as amended, that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which became effective on December 27, 2011 (File No. 333-178346). A prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The closing of the offering is expected to take place on December 12, 2012, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. A copy of the legal opinion and consent of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP relating to the Shares is attached hereto as Exhibit 5.1. The Company issued press releases on December 6, 2012 and December 7, 2012 announcing the launch and pricing of the public offering. These press releases are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
1.1 Underwriting Agreement dated as of December 7, 2012 among the Company and Needham & Company, LLC, as underwriter and representative of the several underwriters.
5.1 Opinion of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP regarding legality of the shares.
23.1 Consent of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
99.1 Press Release dated December 6, 2012.
99.2 Press Release dated December 7, 2012.