8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

February 2, 2018

 

 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   0-27084   75-2275152

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

851 West Cypress Creek Road  
Fort Lauderdale, Florida   33309
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (954) 267-3000

 

 

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 (see General Instructions A.2.):

 

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))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

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 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Accelerated Share Repurchase Program

On February 2, 2018, Citrix Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Master Confirmation (the “Master ASR Confirmation”) and a Supplemental Confirmation (the “Supplemental Confirmation” and, together with the Master ASR Confirmation, the “ASR Agreement”), with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (the “ASR Counterparty”), as part of the Company’s share repurchase program. Under the ASR Agreement, the Company will pay $750 million to the ASR Counterparty and receive approximately 6.5 million shares of its Common Stock from the ASR Counterparty on February 5, 2018. The total number of shares of Common Stock that the Company will repurchase under the ASR Agreement will be based on the average of the daily volume-weighted average prices of the Common Stock during the term of the ASR Agreement, less a discount. At settlement, the ASR Counterparty may be required to deliver additional shares of Common Stock to the Company or, under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to deliver shares of Common Stock, at the Company’s election, or make a cash payment to the ASR Counterparty. Final settlement of the ASR Agreement is expected to be completed by the end of April 2018, although the settlement may be accelerated at the ASR Counterparty’s option.

The ASR Agreement contains the principal terms and provisions governing the accelerated share repurchase, including, but not limited to, the mechanism used to determine the number of shares of Common Stock that will be delivered, the required timing of delivery of the shares, the circumstances under which the ASR Counterparty is permitted to make adjustments to valuation and calculation periods, and various acknowledgements, representations and warranties made by the Company and the ASR Counterparty to one another. The ASR Agreement also provides that the ASR Counterparty can terminate the transaction following the occurrence of certain specified events, including major corporate transactions involving the Company.

The foregoing description of the ASR Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Master Confirmation (including the form of Supplemental Confirmation), which is filed hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On February 2, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company has entered into an ASR pursuant to the ASR Agreement. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being filed herewith:

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

10.1

   Master Confirmation between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citrix Systems, Inc., dated February 2, 2018.

99.1

   Press release dated February 2, 2018 of Citrix Systems, Inc.


Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

10.1

   Master Confirmation between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citrix Systems, Inc., dated February 2, 2018.

99.1

   Press release dated February 2, 2018 of Citrix Systems, Inc.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

    CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Dated: February 2, 2018     By:   /s/ Antonio Gomes
      Name: Antonio Gomes
      Title:   Senior Vice President and General Counsel
EX-10.1

EXHIBIT 10.1

EXECUTION VERSION

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

February 2, 2018

To: Citrix Systems, Inc.

851 West Cypress Creek Road

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Attention:    Chief Financial Officer

Telephone No.:    

Facsimile No.:    

Re:    Master Confirmation—Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase

This master confirmation (this “Master Confirmation”), dated as of February 2, 2018, is intended to set forth certain terms and provisions of certain Transactions (each, a “Transaction”) entered into from time to time between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Dealer”), and Citrix Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Counterparty”). This Master Confirmation, taken alone, is neither a commitment by either party to enter into any Transaction nor evidence of a Transaction. The additional terms of any particular Transaction shall be set forth in a Supplemental Confirmation in the form of Schedule A hereto (a “Supplemental Confirmation”), which shall reference this Master Confirmation and supplement, form a part of, and be subject to this Master Confirmation. This Master Confirmation and each Supplemental Confirmation together shall constitute a “Confirmation” as referred to in the Agreement specified below.

The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., are incorporated into this Master Confirmation. This Master Confirmation and each Supplemental Confirmation evidence a complete binding agreement between Counterparty and Dealer as to the subject matter and terms of each Transaction to which this Master Confirmation and such Supplemental Confirmation relate and shall supersede all prior or contemporaneous written or oral communications with respect thereto.

This Master Confirmation and each Supplemental Confirmation supplement, form a part of, and are subject to an agreement in the form of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed the Agreement on the date of this Master Confirmation (but without any Schedule except for (i) the election of New York law as the governing law (without reference to its choice of law provisions), (ii) the election that subparagraph (ii) of Section 2(c) will not apply to the Transactions, (iii) the election that the “Cross Default” provisions of Section 5(a)(vi) shall apply to Dealer, with a “Threshold Amount” of three percent (3%) of the shareholders’ equity of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (provided that (a) the text “, or becoming capable at such time of being declared,” shall be deleted from Section 5(a)(vi)(1) and (b) the following provision shall be added to the end of Section 5(a)(vi): “but a default under clause (2) above shall not constitute an Event of Default if (x) the default was caused solely by error or omission of an administrative or operational nature, (y) funds were available to enable the party to make the payment when due and (z) the payment is made within two Local Business Days of such party’s receipt of written notice of its failure to pay” and (iv) as otherwise provided herein or in a Supplemental Confirmation).

The Transactions shall be the sole Transactions under the Agreement. If there exists any ISDA Master Agreement between Dealer and Counterparty or any confirmation or other agreement between Dealer and Counterparty pursuant to which an ISDA Master Agreement is deemed to exist between Dealer and Counterparty, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in such ISDA Master Agreement, such confirmation or agreement or


any other agreement to which Dealer and Counterparty are parties, the Transactions shall not be considered Transactions under, or otherwise governed by, such existing or deemed ISDA Master Agreement, and the occurrence of any Event of Default or Termination Event under the Agreement with respect to either party or any Transaction shall not, by itself, give rise to any right or obligation under any such other agreement or deemed agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any other agreement between the parties or their Affiliates, the Transactions shall not be “Specified Transactions” (or similarly treated) under any other agreement between the parties or their Affiliates.

All provisions contained or incorporated by reference in the Agreement shall govern this Master Confirmation and each Supplemental Confirmation except as expressly modified herein or in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

If, in relation to any Transaction to which this Master Confirmation and a Supplemental Confirmation relate, there is any inconsistency between the Agreement, this Master Confirmation, such Supplemental Confirmation and the Equity Definitions, the following will prevail for purposes of such Transaction in the order of precedence indicated: (i) such Supplemental Confirmation; (ii) this Master Confirmation; (iii) the Equity Definitions; and (iv) the Agreement.

1.Each Transaction constitutes a Share Forward Transaction for the purposes of the Equity Definitions. Set forth below are the terms and conditions that, together with the terms and conditions set forth in the Supplemental Confirmation relating to any Transaction, shall govern such Transaction.

 

General Terms.

  

Trade Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Buyer:

   Counterparty

Seller:

   Dealer

Shares:

   The common stock of Counterparty, par value USD 0.001 per share (Exchange symbol “CTXS”).

Exchange:

   The NASDAQ Global Select Market

Related Exchange(s):

   All Exchanges.

Prepayment/Variable Obligation:

   Applicable

Prepayment Amount:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Prepayment Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Valuation.

  

VWAP Price:

   For any Exchange Business Day the 10b-18 Volume Weighted Average Price per Share at which the Shares trade as reported in the composite transactions for United States exchanges and quotation systems for the regular trading session on such Exchange Business Day (including any extensions thereof but without regard to pre-open or after hours trading outside of such regular trading session for such Exchange Business Day), as published by Bloomberg at 4:15 p.m. New York

 

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   time (or 15 minutes following the end of any extension of the regular trading session) on such Exchange Business Day, on Bloomberg page “CTXS <Equity> AQR_SEC” (or any successor thereto), or if such price is not so reported on such Exchange Business Day for any reason or is, in the Calculation Agent’s good faith and reasonable determination, erroneous, such VWAP Price shall be as reasonably determined by the Calculation Agent. For purposes of calculating the VWAP Price, the Calculation Agent will include only those trades that are reported during the period of time during which Counterparty could purchase its own shares under Rule 10b-18(b)(2) and are effected pursuant to the conditions of Rule 10b-18(b)(3), each under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (such trades, “Rule 10b-18 Eligible Transactions”).

Forward Price:

   For each Transaction, the arithmetic average of the VWAP Prices for all of the Exchange Business Days in the Calculation Period for such Transaction, subject to “Valuation Disruption” below.

Forward Price Adjustment Amount:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Calculation Period:

   For each Transaction, the period from, and including, the Calculation Period Start Date for such Transaction to, and including, the Termination Date for such Transaction.

Calculation Period Start Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Termination Date:

   For each Transaction, the Scheduled Termination Date for such Transaction; provided that Dealer shall have the right to designate any Exchange Business Day on or after the First Acceleration Date to be the Termination Date for such Transaction (the “Accelerated Termination Date”) by delivering notice to Counterparty of any such designation prior to 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on the designated Accelerated Termination Date.

Scheduled Termination Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation, subject to postponement as provided in “Valuation Disruption” below.

First Acceleration Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Valuation Disruption:

   The definition of “Market Disruption Event” in Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the words “at any time during the one-hour period that ends at the relevant Valuation Time, Latest Exercise Time, Knock-in

 

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Valuation Time or Knock-out Valuation Time, as the case may be” and inserting the words “at any time on any Scheduled Trading Day during the Calculation Period or Settlement Valuation Period” after the word “material,” in the third line thereof.

 

Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Equity Definitions, if a Disrupted Day occurs (i) in the Calculation Period, the Calculation Agent may, in its good faith and commercially reasonable discretion, postpone the Scheduled Termination Date, or (ii) in the Settlement Valuation Period, the Calculation Agent may extend the Settlement Valuation Period. The Calculation Agent may also determine in its good faith and commercially reasonable discretion that (i) such Disrupted Day is a Disrupted Day in full, in which case the VWAP Price for such Disrupted Day shall not be included for purposes of determining the Forward Price or the Settlement Price, as the case may be, or (ii) such Disrupted Day is a Disrupted Day only in part, in which case the VWAP Price for such Disrupted Day shall be determined by the Calculation Agent in a good faith and commercially reasonable manner based on Rule 10b-18 Eligible Transactions in the Shares on such Disrupted Day taking into account the nature and duration of the relevant Market Disruption Event, and the weighting of the VWAP Price for the relevant Exchange Business Days during the Calculation Period or the Settlement Valuation Period, as the case may be, shall be adjusted in a good faith and commercially reasonable manner by the Calculation Agent for purposes of determining the Forward Price or the Settlement Price, as the case may be, with such adjustments based on, among other factors, the duration of any Market Disruption Event and the volume, historical trading patterns and price of the Shares. Any Exchange Business Day on which, as of the date hereof, the Exchange is scheduled to close prior to its normal close of trading shall be deemed not to be an Exchange Business Day; if a closure of the Exchange prior to its normal close of trading on any Exchange Business Day is scheduled following the date hereof, then such Exchange Business Day shall be deemed to be a Disrupted Day in full.

 

Except with respect to any Disrupted Day arising from a Regulation M Event (as defined in Section 6(b)(vii) below), if a Disrupted Day occurs during the Calculation Period or the Settlement Valuation

 

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   Period, as the case may be, and each of the nine immediately following Scheduled Trading Days is a Disrupted Day, then the Calculation Agent, in its good faith and commercially reasonable discretion, may deem such ninth Scheduled Trading Day to be an Exchange Business Day that is not a Disrupted Day and determine the VWAP Price for such ninth Scheduled Trading Day using its good faith estimate of the value of the Shares on such ninth Scheduled Trading Day based on the volume, historical trading patterns and price of the Shares and such other factors as it deems appropriate.

Settlement Terms.

  

Settlement Procedures:

  

For each Transaction:

 

(i)if the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Transaction is positive, Physical Settlement shall be applicable to such Transaction; provided that Dealer does not, and shall not, make the agreement or the representations set forth in Section 9.11 of the Equity Definitions related to the restrictions imposed by applicable securities laws with respect to any Shares delivered by Dealer to Counterparty under any Transaction; or

 

(ii)if the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Transaction is negative, then the Counterparty Settlement Provisions in Annex A hereto shall apply to such Transaction.

Number of Shares to be Delivered:

   For each Transaction, a number of Shares (rounded down to the nearest whole number) equal to (a)(i) the Prepayment Amount for such Transaction, divided by (ii)(A) the Forward Price for such Transaction minus (B) the Forward Price Adjustment Amount for such Transaction, minus (b) the number of Initial Shares for such Transaction; provided that if the result of the calculation in clause (a)(ii) is equal to or less than the Floor Price for such Transaction, then the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Transaction shall be determined as if clause (a)(ii) were replaced with “(ii) the Floor Price for such Transaction”.

Floor Price:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Excess Dividend Amount:

   For the avoidance of doubt, all references to the Excess Dividend Amount shall be deleted from Section 9.2(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions.

Settlement Date:

   For each Transaction, if the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Transaction is positive, the date that is one Settlement Cycle immediately following the Termination Date for such Transaction.

 

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Settlement Currency:

   USD

Initial Share Delivery:

   For each Transaction, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares equal to the Initial Shares for such Transaction to Counterparty on the Initial Share Delivery Date for such Transaction in accordance with Section 9.4 of the Equity Definitions, with such Initial Share Delivery Date deemed to be a “Settlement Date” for purposes of such Section 9.4.

Initial Share Delivery Date:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Initial Shares:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Share Adjustments.

  

Potential Adjustment Event:

  

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions, neither an Extraordinary Dividend nor the issuance of additional stock options, restricted stock or restricted stock units in the ordinary course pursuant to Counterparty’s employee equity incentive plan shall constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

In addition to the events described in Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions, it shall constitute an additional Potential Adjustment Event if (x) the Scheduled Termination Date for any Transaction is postponed pursuant to “Valuation Disruption” above (including, for the avoidance of doubt, pursuant to Section 7 hereof) or (y) a Regulatory Disruption as described in Section 7 occurs. If any event described in clause (x) or (y) above occurs, the Calculation Agent may, in its good faith and commercially reasonable discretion, adjust any relevant terms of such Transaction as necessary to account for the economic effect on such Transaction of such postponement or Regulatory Disruption, as the case may be.

Excess Dividend:

   Any dividend or distribution on the Shares (other than any dividend or distribution of the type described in Section 11.2(e)(i) or Section 11.2(e)(ii)(A) of the Equity Definitions or any Extraordinary Dividend). “Extraordinary Dividend” means the per Share cash dividend or distribution, or a portion thereof, declared by Counterparty on the Shares that is characterized by the board of directors of Counterparty as an “extraordinary” dividend.

 

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Consequences of Excess Dividend:

   The declaration by the Issuer of any Excess Dividend, the ex-dividend date for which occurs or is scheduled to occur during the Relevant Dividend Period for any Transaction, shall, at Dealer’s election in its sole discretion, constitute an Additional Termination Event in respect of such Transaction, with Counterparty as the sole Affected Party and such Transaction as the sole Affected Transaction (and, for the avoidance of doubt, the value of such Excess Dividend will not be taken into account in determining the amount payable upon termination as a result of such Additional Termination Event).

Method of Adjustment:

   Calculation Agent Adjustment

Relevant Dividend Period:

   For each Transaction, the period from, and including, the Trade Date for such Transaction to, and including, the Relevant Dividend Period End Date for such Transaction.

Relevant Dividend Period End Date:

   For each Transaction, if the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Transaction is negative, the last day of the Settlement Valuation Period; otherwise, the Termination Date for such Transaction.

Extraordinary Events.

  

Consequences of Merger Events:

  

(a)Share-for-Share:

   Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(b)Share-for-Other:

   Cancellation and Payment

(c)Share-for-Combined:

   Component Adjustment

Tender Offer:

   Applicable; provided that (a) Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions shall be amended by replacing “10%” in the third line thereof with “20%”, (b) Section 12.1(l) of the Equity Definitions shall be amended (i) by deleting the parenthetical in the fifth line thereof, (ii) by replacing “that” in the fifth line thereof with “whether or not such announcement” and (iii) by adding immediately after the words “Tender Offer” in the fifth line thereof “, and any publicly announced change or amendment to such an announcement (including the announcement of an abandonment of such intention)” and (c) Sections 12.3(a) and 12.3(d) of the Equity Definitions shall each be amended by replacing each occurrence of the words “Tender Offer Date” by “Announcement Date.”

Consequences of Tender Offers:

  

(a)Share-for-Share:

   Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(b)Share-for-Other:

   Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(c)Share-for-Combined:

   Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

 

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Any adjustment to the terms of any Transaction hereunder and the determination of any amounts due upon termination of any Transaction hereunder as a result of a Merger Event or Tender Offer shall be made without duplication in respect of any prior adjustment hereunder (including, without limitation, any prior adjustment pursuant to Section 11 or 12 below).

 

Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting:

   Cancellation and Payment; provided that in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it shall also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); if the Shares are immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any such exchange or quotation system, such exchange or quotation system shall be deemed to be the Exchange.

Additional Disruption Events:

  

(a)Change in Law:

   Applicable; provided that Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (i) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “, or public announcement of, the formal or informal interpretation”, (ii) replacing the word “Shares” where it appears in clause (X) thereof with the words “Hedge Positions” and (iii) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by the Hedging Party on the Trade Date”; provided further that Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the parenthetical beginning after the word “regulation” in the second line thereof with the words “(including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, (x) any tax law or (y) adoption or promulgation of new regulations authorized or mandated by existing statute)”.

(b)Failure to Deliver:

   Applicable

(c)Insolvency Filing:

   Applicable

(d)Loss of Stock Borrow:

   Applicable, it being understood that the rate to borrow Shares shall be determined by reference to the terms of a commercially reasonable share borrowing arrangement and without regard to the Hedging Party’s cost of funding in connection with such borrowings.

Maximum Stock Loan Rate:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Hedging Party:

   Dealer

 

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Determining Party:

   Dealer

(e)Increased Cost of Stock Borrow

   Applicable, it being understood that the rate to borrow Shares shall be determined by reference to the terms of a commercially reasonable share borrowing arrangement and without regard to the Hedging Party’s cost of funding in connection with such borrowings.

Initial Stock Loan Rate:

   For each Transaction, as set forth in the related Supplemental Confirmation.

Hedging Adjustments:

   For the avoidance of doubt, whenever the Calculation Agent, Determining Party or Dealer is called upon to make an adjustment pursuant to the terms of this Master Confirmation or the Equity Definitions to take into account the effect of an event, the Calculation Agent, Determining Party or Dealer (as the case may be) shall make such adjustment by reference to the effect of such event on Dealer, assuming that Dealer maintains a commercially reasonable Hedge Position.

Hedging Party:

   Dealer

Determining Party:

   Dealer

Non-Reliance/Agreements and

Acknowledgements Regarding

Hedging Activities/Additional

Acknowledgements:

   Applicable

2.      Calculation Agent.

   Dealer; provided that, following the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default pursuant to Section 5(a)(vii) of the Agreement with respect to which Dealer is the Defaulting Party, Counterparty shall have the right to select a leading dealer in the market for U.S. corporate equity derivatives reasonably acceptable to Dealer to replace Dealer as Calculation Agent, and the parties shall work in good faith to execute any appropriate documentation required by such replacement Calculation Agent.

 

3. Account Details.

 

  (a) Account for payments to Counterparty:

Bank:              Wells Fargo Bank, NA

ABA#:    

Acct No.:    

Beneficiary:    Citrix Systems, Inc.

Account for delivery of Shares to Counterparty:

Computershare LP, DTC Participant #; Treasury account #

 

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  (b) Account for payments to Dealer:

Bank:     Chase Manhattan Bank New York

BIC:     

F/O:     

A/C:    

Ref:    

Account for delivery of Shares to Dealer: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

DTC:

Account:

 

4. Offices.

 

  (a) The Office of Counterparty for each Transaction is: Inapplicable.

 

  (b) The Office of Dealer for each Transaction is: 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282-2198

 

5. Notices.

 

  (a) Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:

Citrix Systems, Inc.

851 West Cypress Creek Road

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Attention:        Corporate Treasurer

              VP, Tax & Treasury

Telephone No.:     

Email Address:     

With a copy to:

With a copy to:

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Attention:        General Counsel

Telephone No.:     

Email Address:     

With a copy to:

Sidley Austin LLP

787 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Attention:            Prabhat K. Mehta

Telephone No.:    212 839 8526

Facsimile No.:     212 839 5599

Email Address:    pmehta@sidley.com

 

  (b) Address for notices or communications to Dealer:

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

Attention:        Michael Voris, Equity Capital Markets

Telephone:      

Email:             

With a copy to:

Attention:        Danielle Kolin, Equity Capital Markets

Telephone:

Email:

 

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6. Representations, Warranties and Agreements.

 

  (a) Additional Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Each Party. In addition to the representations, warranties and covenants in the Agreement, each party represents, warrants and covenants to the other party that:

 

  (i) It is an “eligible contract participant” (as such term is defined in the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended).

 

  (ii) Each party acknowledges that the offer and sale of each Transaction to it is intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) thereof. Accordingly, each party represents and warrants to the other that (A) it has the financial ability to bear the economic risk of its investment in each Transaction and is able to bear a total loss of its investment, (B) it is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined under Regulation D under the Securities Act and (C) the disposition of each Transaction is restricted under this Master Confirmation, the Securities Act and state securities laws.

 

  (b) Additional Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Counterparty. In addition to the representations, warranties and covenants in the Agreement, Counterparty represents, warrants and covenants to Dealer that:

 

  (i) As of the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, (A) such Transaction has been approved by its Board of Directors or is being entered into pursuant to a publicly disclosed Share buy-back program that has been approved by its Board of Directors, and (B) there is no internal policy of Counterparty, whether written or oral, that would prohibit Counterparty from entering into any aspect of such Transaction, including, without limitation, the purchases of Shares to be made pursuant to such Transaction.

 

  (ii) As of the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, the purchase or writing of such Transaction and the transactions contemplated hereby will not violate Rule 13e-1 or Rule 13e-4 under the Exchange Act.

 

  (iii) As of the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, it is not entering into such Transaction, and as of the date of any election with respect to any Transaction hereunder, it is not making such election, in each case (A) on the basis of, and is not aware of, any material non-public information regarding Counterparty or the Shares, (B) in anticipation of, in connection with, or to facilitate, a distribution of its securities, a self tender offer or a third-party tender offer in violation of the Exchange Act or (C) to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares).

 

  (iv) Counterparty (A) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to all transactions and investment strategies involving a security or securities; (B) will exercise independent judgment in evaluating the recommendations of any broker-dealer or its associated persons, unless it has otherwise notified the broker-dealer in writing; and (C) has total assets of at least USD 50,000,000 as of the date hereof.

 

  (v) As of the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, Counterparty is in compliance with its reporting obligations under the Exchange Act.

 

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  (vi) As of the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, Counterparty has made all filings required to be made by it with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any securities exchange or any other regulatory body with respect to each Transaction.

 

  (vii) The Shares are not, and Counterparty will cause the Shares to not be, subject to a “restricted period” (as defined in Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act) at any time during any Regulation M Period (as defined below) for any Transaction (a “Regulation M Event”) unless Counterparty has provided written notice to Dealer of such restricted period not later than the Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the first day of such “restricted period”; Counterparty acknowledges that any such notice may cause a Disrupted Day to occur pursuant to Section 8 below; accordingly, Counterparty acknowledges that its delivery of such notice must comply with the standards set forth in Section 9 below. “Regulation M Period” means, for any Transaction, (A) the Calculation Period for such Transaction, (B) the Settlement Valuation Period, if any, for such Transaction and (C) the Seller Termination Purchase Period (as defined below), if any, for such Transaction.

 

  (viii) As of the Trade Date, the Prepayment Date, the Initial Share Delivery Date, the Settlement Date, any Cash Settlement Payment Date and any Settlement Method Election Date for each Transaction, Counterparty is not, and will not be, “insolvent” (as such term is defined under Section 101(32) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Title 11 of the United States Code) (the “Bankruptcy Code”)) and Counterparty would be able to purchase a number of Shares with a value equal to the Prepayment Amount in compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction of Counterparty’s incorporation.

 

  (ix) Counterparty is not, and after giving effect to each Transaction will not be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

  (x) Counterparty has not entered, and will not enter, into any repurchase transaction with respect to the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares) (including, without limitation, any agreements similar to the Transactions described herein) where any initial hedge period, calculation period, settlement valuation period or seller termination purchase period (each however defined) in such other transaction will overlap at any time (including, without limitation, as a result of extensions in such initial hedge period, calculation period, settlement valuation period or seller termination purchase period as provided in the relevant agreements) with any Calculation Period, any Settlement Valuation Period (if applicable) or any Seller Termination Purchase Period (if applicable) under this Master Confirmation. In the event that the initial hedge period, calculation period or settlement valuation period in any other transaction overlaps with any Calculation Period, any Settlement Valuation Period (if applicable) or any Seller Termination Purchase Period (if applicable) under this Master Confirmation as a result of any postponement of the Scheduled Termination Date or extension of the Settlement Valuation Period pursuant to “Valuation Disruption” above or any analogous provision in such other transaction, Counterparty shall promptly amend such other transaction to avoid any such overlap.

 

  (xi) Counterparty shall, at least one day prior to the first day of the Calculation Period, the Settlement Valuation Period, if any, or the Seller Termination Purchase Period, if any, for any Transaction, notify Dealer of the total number of Shares purchased in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks pursuant to the once-a-week block exception set forth in paragraph (b)(4) of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10b-18”) by or for Counterparty or any of its “affiliated purchasers” (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during each of the four calendar weeks preceding such day and during the calendar week in which such day occurs (“Rule 10b-18 purchase” and “blocks” each being used as defined in Rule 10b-18), which notice shall be substantially in the form set forth in Schedule B hereto.

 

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7. Additional Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Dealer. In addition to the representations, warranties and covenants in the Agreement, Dealer represents, warrants and covenants to Counterparty that Dealer shall use commercially reasonable efforts, during the Calculation Period, any Settlement Valuation Period and any Seller Termination Purchase Period for each Transaction, to make all purchases of Shares in connection with such Transaction in a manner that would comply with the limitations set forth in clauses (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3) and (b)(4) and (c) of Rule 10b-18), as if such rule were applicable to such purchases and taking into account any applicable Securities and Exchange Commission no-action letters as appropriate, and subject to any delays between the execution and reporting of a trade of the Shares on the Exchange and other circumstances beyond Dealer’s control; provided that, during a Calculation Period, the foregoing agreement shall not apply to purchases made to dynamically hedge for Dealer’s own account or the account of its affiliate(s) the optionality arising under a Transaction (including, for the avoidance of doubt, timing optionality); and provided further that, without limiting the generality of this Section 7, (x) Dealer shall not be responsible for any failure to comply with Rule 10b-18(b)(3) to the extent any transaction that was executed (or deemed to be executed) by or on behalf of Counterparty or an “affiliated purchaser” (as defined under Rule 10b-18) pursuant to a separate agreement is not deemed to be an “independent bid” or an “independent transaction” for purposes of Rule 10b-18(b)(3) and (y) Dealer shall not be responsible for any failure to comply with Rule 10b-18(b)(1) to the extent Counterparty fails to comply with Section 10 below.

 

8. Regulatory Disruption. In the event that Dealer concludes, in its commercially reasonable discretion and based on advice of counsel, that it is appropriate with respect to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures (whether or not such requirements, policies or procedures are imposed by law or have been voluntarily adopted by Dealer but so long as such requirements, policies or procedures are generally applicable in similar circumstances), for it to refrain from or decrease any market activity as it relates to establishing or maintaining a commercially reasonable hedge position on any Scheduled Trading Day or Days during the Calculation Period or, if applicable, the Settlement Valuation Period, Dealer may by written notice to Counterparty elect to deem that a Market Disruption Event has occurred and will be continuing on such Scheduled Trading Day or Days. Dealer shall subsequently notify Counterparty in writing on the day Dealer reasonably believes in good faith and upon the advice of counsel that it may resume its market activity. Dealer shall not be required to communicate to Counterparty the reason for Dealer’s exercise of its rights pursuant to this provision if Dealer reasonably determines in good faith and upon the advice of counsel that disclosing such reason may result in a violation of any legal, regulatory, or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures (whether or not such requirements, policies or procedures are imposed by law or have been voluntarily adopted by Dealer).

 

9. 10b5-1 Plan. Counterparty represents, warrants and covenants to Dealer that:

 

  (a) Counterparty is entering into this Master Confirmation and each Transaction hereunder in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10b5-1”) or any other antifraud or anti-manipulation provisions of the federal or applicable state securities laws and that it has not entered into or altered and will not enter into or alter any corresponding or hedging transaction or position with respect to the Shares. Counterparty acknowledges that it is the intent of the parties that each Transaction entered into under this Master Confirmation comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c)(1)(i)(A) and (B) of Rule 10b5-1 and each Transaction entered into under this Master Confirmation shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c).

 

  (b) During the Calculation Period and the Settlement Valuation Period, if any, for any Transaction and in connection with the delivery of any Alternative Delivery Units for any Transaction, Dealer (or its agent or Affiliate) may effect transactions in Shares in connection with such Transaction. The timing of such transactions by Dealer, the price paid or received per Share pursuant to such transactions and the manner in which such transactions are made, including, without limitation, whether such transactions are made on any securities exchange or privately, shall be within the sole judgment of Dealer. Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that all such transactions shall be made in Dealer’s sole judgment and for Dealer’s own account.

 

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  (c) Counterparty does not have, and shall not attempt to exercise, any control or influence over how, when or whether Dealer (or its agent or Affiliate) makes any “purchases or sales” (within the meaning of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B)(3)) in connection with any Transaction, including, without limitation, over how, when or whether Dealer (or its agent or Affiliate) enters into any hedging transactions. Counterparty represents and warrants that it has consulted with its own advisors as to the legal aspects of its adoption and implementation of this Master Confirmation and each Supplemental Confirmation under Rule 10b5-1.

 

  (d) Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that any amendment, modification, waiver or termination of this Master Confirmation or any Supplemental Confirmation must be effected in accordance with the requirements for the amendment or termination of a “plan” as defined in Rule 10b5-1(c). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any such amendment, modification, waiver or termination shall be made in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b-5, and no such amendment, modification or waiver shall be made at any time at which Counterparty or any officer, director, manager or similar person of Counterparty is aware of any material non-public information regarding Counterparty or the Shares.

 

10. Counterparty Purchases. Counterparty (or any “affiliated purchaser” as defined in Rule 10b-18) shall not, without the prior written consent of Dealer, directly or indirectly (including, without limitation, by means of a derivative instrument) purchase, offer to purchase, place any bid or limit order that would effect a purchase of, or commence any tender offer relating to, any Shares (or equivalent interest, including, without limitation, a unit of beneficial interest in a trust or limited partnership or a depository share)any Shares, listed contracts on the Shares or securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for Shares (including, without limitation, any Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks (as defined in Rule 10b-18)) during any Calculation Period, any Settlement Valuation Period (if applicable) or any Seller Termination Purchase Period (if applicable), under this Master Confirmation, except through Dealer. However, the foregoing shall not (a) limit Counterparty’s ability to purchase Shares in connection with any company equity plan or any dividend reinvestment plan, (b) limit Counterparty’s ability to withhold Shares to cover tax liabilities associated with any such plan, (c) prohibit any purchases effected by or for an issuer “plan” by an “agent independent of the issuer” (each as defined in Rule 10b-18), (d) otherwise restrict Counterparty’s or any of its affiliates’ ability to repurchase Shares under privately negotiated, off exchange transactions with any of its employees, officers, directors, affiliates or any third party that are not expected to result in market transactions or (e) limit Counterparty’s ability to grant stock and options to “affiliated purchasers” (as defined in Rule 10b-18) or the ability of such affiliated purchasers to acquire such stock or options in connection with Counterparty’s compensation policies for directors, officers and employees or any agreements with respect to the compensation of directors, officers or employees of any entities that are acquisition targets of Counterparty.

 

11. Special Provisions for Merger Transactions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions:

 

  (a) Counterparty agrees that it:

 

  (i) will not during the period commencing on the Trade Date for any Transaction and ending on the last day of the Calculation Period or, if applicable, the later of the last day of the Settlement Valuation Period and the last day of the Seller Termination Purchase Period, for such Transaction make, or permit to be made (to the extent within Counterparty’s control), any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any Merger Transaction or potential Merger Transaction (a “Merger Announcement”) unless such Merger Announcement is made prior to the opening or after the close of the regular trading session on the Exchange for the Shares;

 

  (ii) shall promptly (but in any event prior to the next opening of the regular trading session on the Exchange) notify Dealer following any such Merger Announcement that such Merger Announcement has been made; and

 

  (iii)

shall promptly (but in any event prior to the next opening of the regular trading session on the Exchange) provide Dealer with written notice specifying (i) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 Purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months immediately preceding the announcement date of any Merger Transaction or potential Merger Transaction that were not effected through Dealer or its

 

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  Affiliates and (ii) the number of Shares purchased pursuant to the proviso in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) under the Exchange Act for the three full calendar months preceding the announcement date of any Merger Transaction or potential Merger Transaction. Such written notice shall be deemed to be a certification by Counterparty to Dealer that such information is true and correct. In addition, Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the earlier to occur of the completion of such transaction and the completion of the vote by target shareholders.

 

  (b) Counterparty acknowledges that any such Merger Announcement or delivery of a notice with respect thereto may cause a Regulatory Disruption, may cause the terms of any Transaction to be adjusted or may cause such Transaction to be terminated pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section 11; accordingly, Counterparty acknowledges that its delivery of such notice must comply with the standards set forth in Section 9 above.

 

  (c) Upon the occurrence of any Merger Announcement, Dealer may treat the occurrence of such Merger Announcement as an Additional Termination Event with Counterparty as the sole Affected Party and the Transactions hereunder as the Affected Transactions and with the amount under Section 6(e) of the Agreement determined taking into account the fact that the Calculation Period or Settlement Valuation Period, as the case may be, had fewer Scheduled Trading Days than originally anticipated.

Merger Transaction” means any merger, acquisition or similar transaction involving a recapitalization as contemplated by Rule 10b-18(a)(13)(iv) under the Exchange Act.

 

12. Special Provisions for Acquisition Transaction Announcements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions:

 

  (a) If an Acquisition Transaction Announcement occurs on or prior to the Settlement Date for any Transaction, then the Calculation Agent shall make such adjustments (if any) to the exercise, settlement, payment or other terms of such Transaction as the Calculation Agent determines appropriate to account for the economic effect on such Transaction of such Acquisition Transaction Announcement. If an Acquisition Transaction Announcement occurs after the Trade Date, but prior to the First Acceleration Date of any Transaction, the First Acceleration Date shall be the date of such Acquisition Transaction Announcement. If the Number of Shares to be Delivered for any settlement of any Transaction is a negative number, then the terms of the Counterparty Settlement Provisions in Annex A hereto shall apply.

 

  (b) Acquisition Transaction Announcement” means (i) the announcement of an Acquisition Transaction or an event that, if consummated, would result in an Acquisition Transaction, (ii) an announcement that Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement, a letter of intent or an understanding designed to result in an Acquisition Transaction, (iii) the announcement of the intention to solicit or enter into, or to explore strategic alternatives or other similar undertaking that would reasonably be expected to include, an Acquisition Transaction, (iv) any other announcement that in the commercially reasonable judgment of the Calculation Agent may result in an Acquisition Transaction, or (v) any announcement of any change or amendment to any previous Acquisition Transaction Announcement (including any announcement of the abandonment of any such previously announced Acquisition Transaction, agreement, letter of intent, understanding or intention). For the avoidance of doubt, announcements as used in the definition of Acquisition Transaction Announcement refer to any public announcement whether made by the Issuer or a third party.

 

  (c)

Acquisition Transaction” means (i) any Merger Event (for purposes of this definition the definition of Merger Event shall be read with the references therein to “100%” being replaced by “30%” and references to “50%” being replaced by “66%” and without reference to the clause beginning immediately following the definition of Reverse Merger therein to the end of such definition), Tender Offer or Merger Transaction or any other transaction involving the merger of Counterparty with or into any third party, (ii) the sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the

 

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  assets of Counterparty, (iii) a recapitalization, reclassification, binding share exchange or other similar transaction with respect to Counterparty, (iv) any acquisition by Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries where the aggregate consideration transferable by Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries exceeds 50% of the market capitalization of Counterparty, (v) any lease, exchange, transfer, disposition (including, without limitation, by way of spin-off or distribution) of assets (including, without limitation, any capital stock or other ownership interests in subsidiaries) or other similar event by Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries where the aggregate consideration transferable or receivable by or to Counterparty or its subsidiaries exceeds 30% of the market capitalization of Counterparty or (vi) any transaction in which Counterparty or its board of directors has a legal obligation to make a recommendation to its shareholders in respect of such transaction (whether pursuant to Rule 14e-2 under the Exchange Act or otherwise).

 

13. Acknowledgments.

 

  (a) The parties hereto intend for:

 

  (i) each Transaction to be a “securities contract” as defined in Section 741(7) of the Bankruptcy Code, a “swap agreement” as defined in Section 101(53B) of the Bankruptcy Code and a “forward contract” as defined in Section 101(25) of the Bankruptcy Code, and the parties hereto to be entitled to the protections afforded by, among other Sections, Sections 362(b)(6), 362(b)(27), 362(o), 546(e), 546(j), 555, 556, 560 and 561 of the Bankruptcy Code;

 

  (ii) the Agreement to be a “master netting agreement” as defined in Section 101 (38A) of the Bankruptcy Code;

 

  (iii) a party’s right to liquidate, terminate or accelerate any Transaction, net out or offset termination values or payment amounts, and to exercise any other remedies upon the occurrence of any Event of Default or Termination Event under the Agreement with respect to the other party or any Extraordinary Event that results in the termination or cancellation of any Transaction to constitute a “contractual right” (as defined in the Bankruptcy Code); and

 

  (iv) all payments for, under or in connection with each Transaction, all payments for the Shares (including, for the avoidance of doubt, payment of the Prepayment Amount) and the transfer of such Shares to constitute “settlement payments” and “transfers” (as defined in the Bankruptcy Code).

 

  (b) Counterparty acknowledges that:

 

  (i) during the term of any Transaction, Dealer and its Affiliates may buy or sell Shares or other securities or buy or sell options or futures contracts or enter into swaps or other derivative securities in order to establish, adjust or unwind its hedge position with respect to such Transaction;

 

  (ii) Dealer and its Affiliates may also be active in the market for the Shares and Share-linked transactions other than in connection with hedging activities in relation to any Transaction;

 

  (iii) subject to Section 7 above, Dealer shall make its own determination as to whether, when or in what manner any hedging or market activities in Counterparty’s securities shall be conducted and shall do so in a manner that it deems appropriate to hedge its price and market risk with respect to the Forward Price and the VWAP Price;

 

  (iv) any market activities of Dealer and its Affiliates with respect to the Shares may affect the market price and volatility of the Shares, as well as the Forward Price, VWAP Price and Settlement Price, each in a manner that may be adverse to Counterparty; and

 

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  (v) each Transaction is a derivatives transaction in which it has granted Dealer an option; Dealer may purchase shares for its own account at an average price that may be greater than, or less than, the price paid by Counterparty under the terms of the related Transaction.

 

14. No Collateral; Setoff. Notwithstanding any provision of the Agreement or any other agreement between the parties to the contrary, the obligations of Counterparty hereunder are not secured by any collateral. The parties agree to amend Section 6 of the Agreement by adding a new Section 6(f) thereto as follows:

“(f) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default or Termination Event with respect to a party who is the Defaulting Party or the Affected Party (“X”), the other party (“Y”) will have the right (but not be obliged) without prior notice to X or any other person to set-off or apply any obligation of X owed to Y (whether or not matured or contingent and whether or not arising under the Agreement, and regardless of the currency, place of payment or booking office of the obligation) against any obligation of Y owed to X (whether or not matured or contingent and whether or not arising under the Agreement, and regardless of the currency, place of payment or booking office of the obligation). Y will give notice to the other party of any set-off effected under this Section 6(f).

Amounts (or the relevant portion of such amounts) subject to set-off may be converted by Y into the Termination Currency at the rate of exchange at which such party would be able, acting in a commercially reasonable manner and in good faith, to purchase the relevant amount of such currency. If any obligation is unascertained, Y may in good faith estimate that obligation and set-off in respect of the estimate, subject to the relevant party accounting to the other when the obligation is ascertained. Nothing in this Section 6(f) shall be effective to create a charge or other security interest. This Section 6(f) shall be without prejudice and in addition to any right of set-off, combination of accounts, lien or other right to which any party is at any time otherwise entitled (whether by operation of law, contract or otherwise).”

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, each party agrees not to set off or net amounts due from the other party with respect to any Transaction against amounts due from such other party to such party with respect to contracts or instruments that are not Equity Contracts. “Equity Contract” means any transaction or instrument that is classified in equity pursuant to the requirements under U.S. GAAP and, for the avoidance of doubt, that does not convey to Dealer rights, or the ability to assert claims, that are senior to the rights and claims of common stockholders in the event of Counterparty’s bankruptcy.

 

15. Delivery of Shares. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Dealer may, by prior notice to Counterparty, satisfy its obligation to deliver any Shares or other securities on any date due (an “Original Delivery Date”) by making separate deliveries of Shares or such securities, as the case may be, at more than one time on or prior to such Original Delivery Date, so long as the aggregate number of Shares and other securities so delivered on or prior to such Original Delivery Date is equal to the number required to be delivered on such Original Delivery Date.

 

16. Alternative Termination Settlement. In the event that (a) an Early Termination Date (whether as a result of an Event of Default or a Termination Event) occurs or is designated with respect to any Transaction or (b) any Transaction is cancelled or terminated upon the occurrence of an Extraordinary Event (except as a result of (i) a Nationalization, Insolvency or Merger Event in which the consideration to be paid to holders of Shares consists solely of cash, (ii) a Merger Event or Tender Offer that is within Counterparty’s control, or (iii) an Event of Default in which Counterparty is the Defaulting Party or a Termination Event in which Counterparty is the Affected Party other than an Event of Default of the type described in Section 5(a)(iii), (v), (vi), (vii) or (viii) of the Agreement or a Termination Event of the type described in Section 5(b) of the Agreement, in each case that resulted from an event or events outside Counterparty’s control), if either party would owe any amount to the other party pursuant to Section 6(d)(ii) of the Agreement or any Cancellation Amount pursuant to Article 12 of the Equity Definitions (any such amount, a “Payment Amount”), then, in lieu of any payment of such Payment Amount, unless Counterparty makes an election to the contrary no later than the Early Termination Date or the date on which such Transaction is terminated or cancelled, Counterparty or Dealer, as the case may be, shall deliver to the other party a

 

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  number of Shares (or, in the case of a Nationalization, Insolvency or Merger Event, a number of units, each comprising the number or amount of the securities or property that a hypothetical holder of one Share would receive in such Nationalization, Insolvency or Merger Event, as the case may be (each such unit, an “Alternative Delivery Unit”)) with a value equal to the Payment Amount, as determined by the Calculation Agent over a commercially reasonable period of time (and the parties agree that, in making such determination of value, the Calculation Agent may take into account a number of factors, including, without limitation, the market price of the Shares or Alternative Delivery Units on the Early Termination Date or the date of early cancellation or termination, as the case may be, and, if such delivery is made by Dealer, the prices at which Dealer purchases Shares or Alternative Delivery Units to fulfill its delivery obligations under this Section 16, assuming such purchases are made in a commercially reasonable manner in order to unwind a commercially reasonable hedge position); provided that in determining the composition of any Alternative Delivery Unit, if the relevant Nationalization, Insolvency or Merger Event involves a choice of consideration to be received by holders, such holder shall be deemed to have elected to receive the maximum possible amount of cash; and provided further that Counterparty may elect that the provisions of this Section 16 above providing for the delivery of Shares or Alternative Delivery Units, as the case may be, shall not apply only if Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer, in writing on the date it notifies Dealer of such election, that, as of such date, Counterparty is not aware of any material non-public information regarding Counterparty or the Shares and is making such election in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with the federal securities laws. If delivery of Shares or Alternative Delivery Units, as the case may be, pursuant to this Section 16 is to be made by Counterparty, paragraphs 2 through 7 of Annex A hereto shall apply as if (A) such delivery were a settlement of such Transaction to which Net Share Settlement applied, (B) the Cash Settlement Payment Date were the Early Termination Date or the date of early cancellation or termination, as the case may be, and (C) the Forward Cash Settlement Amount were equal to (x) zero minus (y) the Payment Amount owed by Counterparty. For the avoidance of doubt, if Counterparty validly elects for the provisions of this Section 16 relating to the delivery of Shares or Alternative Delivery Units, as the case may be, not to apply to any Payment Amount, the provisions of Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, or the provisions of Section 6(d)(ii) of the Agreement, as the case may be, shall apply. If delivery of Shares or Alternative Delivery Units, as the case may be, is to be made by Dealer pursuant to this Section 16, the period during which Dealer purchases Shares or Alternative Delivery Units to fulfill its delivery obligations under this Section 16 shall be referred to as the “Seller Termination Purchase Period.”

 

17. Calculations and Payment Date upon Early Termination. The parties acknowledge and agree that in calculating (a) the Close-Out Amount pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement and (b) the amount due upon cancellation or termination of any Transaction (whether in whole or in part) pursuant to Article 12 of the Equity Definitions as a result of an Extraordinary Event, Dealer may (but need not) determine such amount based on (i) expected losses and gains assuming a commercially reasonable (including, without limitation, with regard to reasonable legal and regulatory guidelines) risk bid were used to determine losses and gains or (ii) the price at which one or more market participants would offer to sell to the Seller a block of Shares or Alternative Delivery Units equal in number to the Seller’s commercially reasonable hedge position in relation to the Transaction. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 6(d)(ii) of the Agreement or Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, all amounts calculated as being due in respect of an Early Termination Date under Section 6(e) of the Agreement or upon cancellation or termination of the relevant Transaction under Article 12 of the Equity Definitions will be payable on the day that notice of the amount payable is effective; provided that if Counterparty elects to receive or deliver Shares or Alternative Delivery Units in accordance with Section 16, such Shares or Alternative Delivery Units shall be delivered on a date selected in a commercially reasonable manner by Dealer as promptly as practicable.

 

18. Limit on Beneficial Ownership. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Master Confirmation, Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that, on any day, Dealer shall not be obligated to receive from Counterparty any Shares, and Counterparty shall not be required or entitled to deliver to Dealer any Shares, to the extent (but only to the extent) that after such transactions Dealer’s ultimate parent entity would directly or indirectly “beneficially own” (as such term is defined for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act) at any time on such day in excess of 8% of the outstanding Shares. Any purported delivery of Shares shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that after such delivery, Dealer’s ultimate parent entity would directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of 8% of the

 

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  outstanding Shares. If, on any day, any delivery of Shares to Dealer is not effected, in whole or in part, as a result of this Section 18, Counterparty’s obligations to deliver such Shares shall not be extinguished and Counterparty shall make such delivery as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than one Business Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that, after such delivery, Dealer’s ultimate parent entity would not directly or indirectly beneficially own in excess of 8% of the outstanding Shares.

 

19. Maximum Share Delivery. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Master Confirmation, in no event shall Dealer be required to deliver any Shares, or any Shares or other securities comprising Alternative Delivery Units, in respect of any Transaction in excess of the Maximum Number of Shares set forth in the Supplemental Confirmation for such Transaction.

 

20. Non-confidentiality. Notwithstanding any provision in this Master Confirmation, any Supplemental Confirmation or the Agreement to the contrary, in connection with Section 1.6011-4 of the Treasury Regulations, the parties hereby agree that each party (and each employee, representative, or other agent of such party) may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the U.S. tax treatment and U.S. tax structure of any Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to such party relating to such U.S. tax treatment and U.S. tax structure, other than any information for which nondisclosure is reasonably necessary in order to comply with applicable securities laws.

 

21. Additional Termination Event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 6 of the Agreement, if a Termination Price is specified in the Supplemental Confirmation for any Transaction, then an Additional Termination Event will occur without any notice or action by Dealer or Counterparty if the price of the Shares on the Exchange at any time falls below such Termination Price, with Counterparty as the sole Affected Party and such Transaction as the sole Affected Transaction.

 

22. Calculations, Adjustments and Determinations. All calculations, adjustments and determinations made by Dealer hereunder, whether as Calculation Agent, as Determining Party or following the occurrence of an Early Termination Date, shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner. Following any determination, adjustment or calculation by Dealer hereunder (including, without limitation, in its capacity as Calculation Agent), Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty, within five Exchange Business Days after a written request by Counterparty, a report in a commonly used file format for the storage and manipulation of financial data (including the methodology, interest rates, quotations and market data (including volatility) but without disclosing any proprietary or confidential models or other proprietary or confidential information) displaying in reasonable detail the basis for such determination, adjustment or calculation, as the case may be.

 

23. Assignment and Transfer. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, Dealer may not assign any of its rights or duties hereunder to any one or more of its Affiliates without the prior written consent of Counterparty. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Master Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its Affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities and otherwise to perform Dealer’s obligations in respect of any Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer may assign the right to receive Settlement Shares to any third party who may legally receive Settlement Shares. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty only to the extent of any such performance. For the avoidance of doubt, Dealer hereby acknowledges that notwithstanding any such designation hereunder, to the extent any of Dealer’s obligations in respect of any Transaction are not completed by its designee, Dealer shall be obligated to continue to perform or to cause any other of its designees to perform in respect of such obligations.

 

24. Amendments to the Equity Definitions. (a) Section 11.2(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the words “a diluting or concentrative” and replacing them with the word “an”; and adding the phrase “or such Transaction” at the end of the sentence.

(b) Section 11.2(c) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (i) replacing the words “a diluting or concentrative” with “an” in the fifth line thereof, (ii) adding the phrase “or such Transaction” after the words “the relevant Shares” in the same sentence and (iii) deleting the words “dilutive or concentrative” in the sixth to last line thereof.

(c) Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the words “a diluting or concentrative” and replacing them with the words “a material”; and adding the phrase “or the relevant Transaction” at the end of the sentence.

 

25. Extraordinary Dividend. If Counterparty declares any Extraordinary Dividend that has an ex-dividend date during the period commencing on the Trade Date for any Transaction and ending of the last day of the Calculation Period or, if applicable, the later of the last day of the Settlement Valuation Period and the last day of the Seller Termination Purchase Period, for such Transaction, then prior to or on the date on which such Extraordinary Dividend is paid by Counterparty to holders of record, Counterparty shall pay to Dealer, for each

 

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Transaction under this Master Confirmation, an amount in cash equal to the product of (i) the amount of such Extraordinary Dividend and (ii) the theoretical short delta number of shares as of the opening of business on the related ex-dividend date, as determined by the Calculation Agent, required for Dealer to hedge its exposure to such Transaction.

 

26. [Reserved.]

 

27. Status of Claims in Bankruptcy. Dealer acknowledges and agrees that neither this Master Confirmation nor any Supplemental Confirmation is intended to convey to Dealer rights against Counterparty with respect to any Transaction that are senior to the claims of common stockholders of Counterparty in any United States bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty.

 

28. Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act. In connection with Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (“WSTAA”), the parties hereby agree that neither the enactment of WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, nor any requirement under WSTAA or an amendment made by WSTAA, nor any similar legal certainty provision in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the date of this Master Confirmation, shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s otherwise applicable rights to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement any Supplemental Confirmation, this Master Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased costs, regulatory change or similar event under any Supplemental Confirmation, this Master Confirmation, the Equity Definitions incorporated herein, or the Agreement (including, without limitation, rights arising from Change in Law, Loss of Stock Borrow, Increased Cost of Stock Borrow, or Illegality).

 

29. Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT, THIS MASTER CONFIRMATION, EACH SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIRMATION, THE TRANSACTIONS HEREUNDER AND ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT, THIS MASTER CONFIRMATION AND ANY SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIRMATION AND THE TRANSACTIONS HEREUNDER. EACH PARTY (I) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF THE OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF SUCH A SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (II) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTY HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THE TRANSACTIONS, AS APPLICABLE, BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS PROVIDED HEREIN.

 

30. Counterparts. This Master Confirmation may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument, and any party hereto may execute this Master Confirmation by signing and delivering one or more counterparts.

 

31. Parent Guarantee of Dealer. Dealer represents and warrants to Counterparty that, as of the Trade Date, the obligations of Dealer under this Confirmation are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. as set forth in the General Guarantee Agreement, dated January 30, 2006, a copy of which is available at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/886982/000095012306001208/y16720exv10w45.htm (the “GS Guarantee”). For the avoidance of doubt, the GS Guarantee shall not be a Credit Support Document hereunder, and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. shall not be a Credit Support Provider of Dealer hereunder.

 

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Please confirm that the foregoing correctly sets forth the terms of our agreement by executing this Master Confirmation and returning it to us.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

By:  

/s/ Gianfranco Bartellino

Authorized Signatory
Name: Gianfranco Bartellino

[Signature page to Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase Transaction (Master Confirmation) — Goldman]


Accepted and confirmed

as of the Trade Date:

 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
By: /s/ David Henshall                                                 
Authorized Signatory
Name: David Henshall
            President and Chief Executive Officer

[Signature page to Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase Transaction (Master Confirmation) — Citrix]


SCHEDULE A

FORM OF SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIRMATION

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

 

To: Citrix Systems, Inc.

851 West Cypress Creek Road

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Attention: Chief Financial Officer

Telephone No.:

Facsimile No.:

Re:    Supplemental Confirmation—Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase

The purpose of this Supplemental Confirmation is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Transaction entered into between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Dealer”), and Citrix Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Counterparty”) on the Trade Date specified below. This Supplemental Confirmation is a binding contract between Dealer and Counterparty as of the relevant Trade Date for the Transaction referenced below.

1.    This Supplemental Confirmation supplements, forms part of, and is subject to the Master Confirmation, dated as of February 2, 2018 (the “Master Confirmation”), between Dealer and Counterparty, as amended and supplemented from time to time. All provisions contained in the Master Confirmation govern this Supplemental Confirmation except as expressly modified below.

2.    The terms of the Transaction to which this Supplemental Confirmation relates are as follows:

 

Trade Date:    [ ], 20[ ]
Forward Price Adjustment Amount:    USD [ ]
Calculation Period Start Date:    [        ], 20[    ]
Closing Price:    The closing price per Share for the regular trading session (including any extensions thereof) of the Exchange on the Trade Date, as determined by the Calculation Agent based on Bloomberg page “CTXS <equity> QR <GO>” (or any successor thereto) at 4:15 p.m. New York time (or 15 minutes following the end of any extension of the regular trading session of the Exchange) on Trade Date, or if such price is not so reported on such Exchange Business Day for any reason or is, in the Calculation Agent’s good faith and reasonable determination, erroneous, such Closing Price shall be as reasonably determined by the Calculation Agent.

 

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Scheduled Termination Date:    [        ], 20[    ].
First Acceleration Date:    [        ], 20[    ].
Prepayment Amount:    USD [ ]
Prepayment Date:    Closing Date
Initial Shares:    [ ] Shares
Initial Share Delivery Date:    Closing Date
Maximum Stock Loan Rate:    [ ] basis points per annum
Initial Stock Loan Rate:    [ ] basis points per annum
Maximum Number of Shares:    [ ] Shares
Floor Price:    USD 0.01 per Share
Termination Price:    USD [ ] per Share
Reserved Shares:    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Master Confirmation, as of the date of this Supplemental Confirmation, the Reserved Shares shall be equal to twice the Prepayment Amount, divided by the Closing Price.

3.    Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer that neither it nor any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act) has made any purchases of blocks pursuant to the proviso in Rule 10b-1 8(b)(4) under the Exchange Act during either (i) the four full calendar weeks immediately preceding the Trade Date or (ii) during the calendar week in which the Trade Date occurs, except as may be set forth in any notice delivered pursuant to Section 6(b)(xi) of the Master Confirmation.

4.    This Supplemental Confirmation may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument, and any party hereto may execute this Supplemental Confirmation by signing and delivering one or more counterparts.

 

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Please confirm that the foregoing correctly sets forth the terms of our agreement by executing this Supplemental Confirmation and returning it to us.

Very truly yours,

 

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
By:                                                                            
Authorized Signatory
Name:

 

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Accepted and confirmed

as of the Trade Date:

 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
By:                                                                            
Authorized Signatory
Name:

 

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SCHEDULE B

FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF RULE 10B-18 PURCHASES

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

Re:    Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In connection with our entry into the Master Confirmation, dated as of [ ], 2018, between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citrix Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation, as amended and supplemented from time to time (the “Master Confirmation”), we hereby represent that set forth below is the total number of shares of our common stock purchased by or for us or any of our affiliated purchasers in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks (all as defined in Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) pursuant to the once-a-week block exception set forth in Rule 10b-1 8(b)(4) during the four full calendar weeks immediately preceding the first day of the Calculation Period (as defined in the Master Confirmation) and the week during which the first day of such Calculation Period occurs.

Number of Shares:

We understand that you will use this information in calculating trading volume for purposes of Rule 10b-18.

Very truly yours,

 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
By:                                                                            
Authorized Signatory
Name:

 

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ANNEX A

COUNTERPARTY SETTLEMENT PROVISIONS

1.    The following Counterparty Settlement Provisions shall apply to any Transaction to the extent indicated under the Master Confirmation:

 

Settlement Currency:

   USD

Settlement Method Election:

   Applicable; provided that (i) Section 7.1 of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the word “Physical” in the sixth line thereof and replacing it with the words “Net Share” and (ii) the Electing Party may make a settlement method election only if the Electing Party represents and warrants to Dealer in writing on the date it notifies Dealer of its election that, as of such date, the Electing Party is not aware of any material non-public information regarding Counterparty or the Shares and is electing the settlement method in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with the federal securities laws.

Electing Party:

   Counterparty

Settlement Method Election Date:

   The earlier of (i) the Scheduled Termination Date and (ii) the second Exchange Business Day immediately following the Accelerated Termination Date (in which case the election under Section 7.1 of the Equity Definitions shall be made no later than 10 minutes prior to the open of trading on the Exchange on such second Exchange Business Day), as the case may be.

Default Settlement Method:

   Cash Settlement

Forward Cash Settlement Amount:

   An amount equal to (a) the Number of Shares to be Delivered, multiplied by (b) the Settlement Price.

Settlement Price:

   An amount equal to the sum of the average of the VWAP Prices for the Exchange Business Days in the Settlement Valuation Period, subject to Valuation Disruption as specified in the Master Confirmation.

Settlement Valuation Period:

   A number of Scheduled Trading Days selected by Dealer in a commercially reasonable manner over a period of time to unwind a commercially reasonable hedge position, beginning on the Settlement Method Election Date.

Cash Settlement:

   If Cash Settlement is applicable, then Buyer shall pay to Dealer the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount on the Cash Settlement Payment Date.

Cash Settlement Payment Date:

   The Exchange Business Day immediately following the last day of the Settlement Valuation Period.

Net Share Settlement Procedures:

   If Net Share Settlement is applicable, Net Share Settlement shall be made in accordance with paragraphs 2 through 7 below.

 

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2.    Net Share Settlement shall be made by delivery on the Cash Settlement Payment Date of a number of Shares satisfying the conditions set forth in paragraph 3 below (the “Registered Settlement Shares”), or a number of Shares not satisfying such conditions (the “Unregistered Settlement Shares”), in either case with a value equal to the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount, with such Shares’ value based on the value thereof (which value shall, in the case of Unregistered Settlement Shares, take into account a commercially reasonable illiquidity discount), in each case as determined by the Calculation Agent. If all of the conditions for delivery of either Registered Settlement Shares or Unregistered Settlement Shares have not been satisfied, Cash Settlement shall be applicable in accordance with paragraph 1 above notwithstanding Counterparty’s election of Net Share Settlement.

3.    Counterparty may only deliver Registered Settlement Shares pursuant to paragraph 2 above if:

(a) a registration statement covering public resale of the Registered Settlement Shares by Dealer (the “Registration Statement”) shall have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act and been declared or otherwise become effective on or prior to the date of delivery, and no stop order shall be in effect with respect to the Registration Statement; a printed prospectus relating to the Registered Settlement Shares (including, without limitation, any prospectus supplement thereto, the “Prospectus”) shall have been delivered to Dealer, in such quantities as Dealer shall reasonably have requested, on or prior to the date of delivery;

(b) the form and content of the Registration Statement and the Prospectus (including, without limitation, any sections describing the plan of distribution) shall be satisfactory to Dealer;

(c) as of or prior to the date of delivery, Dealer and its agents shall have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to conduct a due diligence investigation with respect to Counterparty customary in scope for underwritten offerings of equity securities of similar size and the results of such investigation are satisfactory to Dealer, in its discretion; and

(d) as of the date of delivery, an agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) shall have been entered into with Dealer in connection with the public resale of the Registered Settlement Shares by Dealer substantially similar to underwriting agreements customary for underwritten offerings of equity securities of similar size, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Dealer, which Underwriting Agreement shall include, without limitation, provisions substantially similar to those contained in such underwriting agreements relating, without limitation, to the indemnification of, and contribution in connection with the liability of, Dealer and its Affiliates and the provision of customary opinions, accountants’ comfort letters and lawyers’ negative assurance letters.

4.    If Counterparty delivers Unregistered Settlement Shares pursuant to paragraph 2 above:

(a) all Unregistered Settlement Shares shall be delivered to Dealer (or any Affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Section 4(a)(2) thereof;

(b) as of or prior to the date of delivery, Dealer and any potential purchaser of any such shares from Dealer (or any Affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) identified by Dealer shall be afforded a commercially reasonable opportunity to conduct a due diligence investigation with respect to Counterparty customary in scope for private placements of equity securities of similar size (including, without limitation, the right to have made available to them for inspection all financial and other records, pertinent corporate documents and other information reasonably requested by them);

(c) as of the date of delivery, Counterparty shall enter into an agreement (a “Private Placement Agreement”) with Dealer (or any Affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) in connection with the private placement of such shares by Counterparty to Dealer (or any such Affiliate) and the private resale of such shares by Dealer (or any such Affiliate), substantially similar to private placement purchase agreements customary for private placements of equity securities of similar size, in form and substance commercially reasonably satisfactory to Dealer, which Private Placement Agreement shall include, without limitation, provisions substantially similar to those contained in such private placement purchase agreements relating, without limitation, to the indemnification of, and contribution in connection with the liability of, Dealer and its Affiliates and the provision of customary opinions, accountants’ comfort letters and lawyers’ negative assurance letters, and shall provide for the payment by Counterparty of all

 

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commercially reasonable fees and expenses of Dealer (and any such Affiliate) in connection with such resale, including, without limitation, all commercially reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for Dealer, and shall contain customary representations, warranties, covenants and agreements of Counterparty reasonably necessary or advisable to establish and maintain the availability of an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act for such resales; and

(d) in connection with the private placement of such shares by Counterparty to Dealer (or any such Affiliate) and the private resale of such shares by Dealer (or any such Affiliate), Counterparty shall, if so requested by Dealer, prepare, in cooperation with Dealer, a private placement memorandum in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Dealer.

5.    Dealer, itself or through an Affiliate (the “Selling Agent”) or any underwriter(s), will sell in a commercially reasonable manner all, or such lesser portion as may be required hereunder, of the Registered Settlement Shares or Unregistered Settlement Shares and any Makewhole Shares (as defined below) (together, the “Settlement Shares”) delivered by Counterparty to Dealer pursuant to paragraph 6 below commencing on the Cash Settlement Payment Date and continuing until the date on which the aggregate Net Proceeds (as such term is defined below) of such sales, as determined by Dealer in a commercially reasonable manner, is equal to the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount (such date, the “Final Resale Date”). Dealer, the Selling Agent and any underwriter(s) shall immediately cease the sale of Settlement Shares once the proceeds of any such sale(s), net of any commercially reasonable fees and commissions (including, without limitation, underwriting or placement fees) customary for similar transactions under the circumstances at the time of the offering, together with commercially reasonable carrying charges and expenses incurred in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares (including, without limitation, the covering of any over-allotment or short position (syndicate or otherwise)) (the “Net Proceeds”) reach the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount. If, as of the Final Resale Date, any portion of the Settlement Shares remains unsold, Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty within two (2) Currency Business Days of the Final Resale Date such unsold Shares.

6.    If the Calculation Agent determines that the Net Proceeds received from the sale of the Registered Settlement Shares or Unregistered Settlement Shares or any Makewhole Shares, if any, pursuant to this paragraph 6 are less than the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount (the amount in USD by which the Net Proceeds are less than the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount being the “Shortfall” and the date on which such determination is made, the “Deficiency Determination Date”), Counterparty shall on the Exchange Business Day next succeeding the Deficiency Determination Date (the “Makewhole Notice Date”) deliver to Dealer, through the Selling Agent, a notice of Counterparty’s election that Counterparty shall either (i) pay an amount in cash equal to the Shortfall on the day that is one Currency Business Day after the Makewhole Notice Date, or (ii) deliver additional Shares. If Counterparty elects to deliver to Dealer additional Shares, then Counterparty shall deliver additional Shares in compliance with the terms and conditions of paragraph 3 or paragraph 4 above, as the case may be (the “Makewhole Shares”), on the first Clearance System Business Day which is also an Exchange Business Day following the Makewhole Notice Date in such number as the Calculation Agent reasonably believes would have a market value on that Exchange Business Day equal to the Shortfall. Such Makewhole Shares shall be sold by Dealer in a commercially reasonable manner and in accordance with the provisions above; provided that if the sum of the Net Proceeds from the sale of the originally delivered Shares and the Net Proceeds from the sale of any Makewhole Shares is less than the absolute value of the Forward Cash Settlement Amount then Counterparty shall, at its election, either make such cash payment or deliver to Dealer further Makewhole Shares until such Shortfall has been reduced to zero.

7.    Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the aggregate number of Settlement Shares for any Transaction be greater than the Reserved Shares (the “Capped Number”). Counterparty represents and warrants (which shall be deemed to be repeated on each day that a Transaction is outstanding) that the Capped Number is equal to or less than the number of Shares determined according to the following formula:

A - B

 

  Where A = the number of authorized but unissued shares of Counterparty that are not reserved for future issuance on the date of the determination of the Capped Number; and

 

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  B =  the maximum number of Shares required to be delivered to third parties if Counterparty elected Net Share Settlement of all transactions in the Shares (other than Transactions in the Shares under this Master Confirmation) with all third parties that are then currently outstanding and unexercised.

Reserved Shares” means initially, [            ] Shares. The Reserved Shares may be increased or decreased in a Supplemental Confirmation.

If at any time, as a result of this paragraph 7, Counterparty fails to deliver to Dealer any Settlement Shares, Counterparty shall, to the extent that Counterparty has at such time authorized but unissued Shares not reserved for other purposes, promptly notify Dealer thereof and deliver to Dealer a number of Shares not previously delivered as a result of this paragraph 7. Counterparty agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the number of authorized but unissued Shares to be increased, if necessary, to an amount sufficient to permit Counterparty to fulfill its obligation to deliver any Settlement Shares.

 

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EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

Citrix Announces $750 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

Intends to Repurchase $750 million of stock

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – February 2, 2018 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced that as part of its capital return program, Citrix entered into an accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) transaction with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Dealer”) on February 2, 2018 to repurchase an aggregate of $750 million of its common stock.

Under the terms of the ASR, Citrix has agreed to repurchase $750 million of its common stock from Dealer, in total. On February 5, 2018, Citrix will pay to the Dealer $750 million in exchange for the delivery of approximately 6.5 million shares of Citrix common stock based on current market prices of Citrix common stock. The purchase price per share under the ASR is subject to adjustment and is expected to equal the volume-weighted average price of Citrix’s common stock during the term of the ASR, less a discount. The exact number of shares repurchased pursuant to the ASR will be determined based on such purchase price. The ASR transaction is expected to be completed by the end of April 2018.

The ASR was entered into pursuant to Citrix’s existing share repurchase program. Citrix has repurchased $750 million out of a total authorization of approximately $2 billion approved by its board of directors in November 2017. After taking into account the $750 million shares repurchased pursuant to this ASR, Citrix will have approximately $500 million of remaining share repurchase authorization available.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including statements concerning new products, research and development, offerings of products and services, market positioning and opportunities, headcount, customer demand, distribution and sales channels, our partners and other strategic or technology relationships, financial information and results of operations for future periods, product and price competition, strategy and growth initiatives, seasonal factors, natural disasters, stock-based compensation, licensing and subscription renewal programs, restructuring activities, international operations, investment transactions and valuations of investments and derivative instruments, reinvestment or repatriation of foreign earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, tax matters, tax rates, the expected benefits of acquisitions, changes in domestic and foreign economic conditions and credit markets, liquidity and debt obligations, changes in accounting rules or guidance, share repurchase activity, litigation and intellectual property matters. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees. Our actual results of operations and financial condition have varied and could in the future vary materially from those stated in any forward-looking statements.


More information about factors that could adversely affect the company’s operating results and the market value of the Notes referenced above is described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.citrix.com/sec-filings or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, and under the captions “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement and prospectus related to the offering. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the company on the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update such statements. The information contained in, or that can be accessed through, the company’s websites (including, without limitation, the Investor Relations website mentioned in this paragraph) is not part of this press release. Any reference to the company’s websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.

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