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Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) April 24, 2018



Waters Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


01-14010   13-3668640
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


34 Maple Street, Milford, Massachusetts   01757
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(508) 478-2000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On April 24, 2018, Waters Corporation announced its results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the related press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


Item 8.01 Other Events

On April 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company elected to terminate the Company’s existing share repurchase program, which had $526 million remaining as of that date, and authorize a new repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase, from time to time, up to $3.5 billion of its outstanding common stock over a three-year period in either open market or private transactions. The size and timing of these purchases will depend on price, market and business conditions and other factors.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1    Waters Corporation press release dated April 24, 2018 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.


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.


Dated: April 24, 2018     By:   /s/ Sherry L. Buck
    Name:   Sherry L. Buck
    Title:   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer