SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
UNDER SECTION 14(d)(4) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Amendment No. 3)
KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Name of Subject Company)
KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Name of Person Filing)
Common Stock, No Par Value
(Title Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
John J. Ehren
Chief Executive Officer
Key Technology, Inc.
150 Avery Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications on
behalf of the persons filing statement)
With Copies to:
Ronald L. Greenman
Thomas P. Palmer
Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Telephone: (503) 221-1440
Telecopy: (503) 972-3706
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This Amendment No. 3 (this Amendment) amends and supplements the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 filed by Key Technology, Inc., an Oregon corporation (Key Technology), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 8, 2018 (together with any subsequent amendments and supplements thereto, including this Amendment, the Schedule 14D-9). The Schedule 14D-9 relates to the tender offer by Cascade Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Purchaser) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Duravant LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Duravant), for all of the outstanding shares of common stock, no par value (Shares), of Key Technology at a price per share of $26.75, net to the seller in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding of taxes, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 8, 2018 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the Offer to Purchase) and in the related letter of transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the Letter of Transmittal, which, together with the Offer to Purchase, constitutes the Offer). The Offer is described in a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, as amended or supplemented from time to time, filed by Duravant and Purchaser with the SEC on February 8, 2018.
Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Schedule 14D-9. The information in the Schedule 14D-9 is incorporated into this Amendment by reference to all applicable items in the Schedule 14D-9, except that such information is hereby amended and supplemented to the extent specifically provided herein.
Item 8. Additional Information
The subsection of Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 titled German Competition Law is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following paragraph at the end of the subsection:
On March 5, 2018, the FCO granted unconditional approval of the Offer and the Merger in accordance with German Competition Law. Accordingly, Key Technology is not aware of any other clearances under applicable antitrust laws that must be obtained prior to the consummation of the Offer and the Merger.
After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|Date: March 6, 2018||KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.|
|Name||John J. Ehren|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|