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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2019


Acacia Communications, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


Three Mill and Main Place, Suite 400

Maynard, Massachusetts



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (978) 938-4896

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): Not applicable


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share




The Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  



Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At a special meeting of the stockholders of Acacia Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) held on September 6, 2019 (the “Special Meeting”), the Company’s stockholders voted on the proposals set forth below relating to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 8, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Parent”) and Amarone Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company, with the Company surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”). The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 7, 2019 (as amended or supplemented thereafter, the “Proxy Statement”) and first mailed to the Company’s stockholders on August 7, 2019. The final voting results regarding each proposal are set forth below. There were 41,079,815 shares of Company common stock outstanding and entitled to vote on the record date for the Special Meeting, and 28,984,557.02 shares of company common stock were represented in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, which number constituted a quorum.

Proposal No. 1. To adopt the Merger Agreement.

This proposal was approved by the requisite vote of the Company’s stockholders.







Broker Non-Votes








Proposal No. 2. To approve, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the compensation that may be payable to the Company’s named executive officers in connection with the Merger as reported in the Proxy Statement in the section entitled “Compensation Payable to our Named Executive Officers.”

This proposal was approved by the requisite vote of the Company’s stockholders.







Broker Non-Votes








Proposal No. 3. To adjourn the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement.

This proposal was approved by the requisite vote of the Company’s stockholders, but adjournment of the Special Meeting was unnecessary because there was a quorum present and there were sufficient votes received at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement.

Forward-Looking Statements

This filing may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include statements regarding the proposed acquisition of the Company by Parent and the expected completion of the acquisition. Statements regarding future events are based on the Company’s current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, the risk that the proposed acquisition may not be completed in a timely manner, or at all, which may adversely affect the

Company’s business and the price of its common stock, obtaining regulatory approval of the acquisition or that other conditions to the closing of the transaction may not be satisfied, the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed acquisition on the Company’s business, operating results, and relationships with customers, suppliers, competitors and others, risks that the proposed acquisition may disrupt the Company’s current plans and business operations, risks related to the diverting of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement, the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction, general economic conditions, the retention of employees of the Company and the ability of Parent to successfully integrate the Company’s market opportunities, technology, personnel and operations and to achieve expected benefits. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s most recent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 2, 2019 and February 21, 2019, respectively. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: September 6, 2019







/s/ Janene I. Asgeirsson



Janene I. Asgeirsson



Chief Legal Officer and Secretary