|Item 1.01. Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement.|
|Item 2.03. Creation of A Direct Financial Obligation or An Obligation Under An Off - Balance Sheet Arrangement of A Registrant.|
|Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.|
|Item 8.01. Other Events.|
|Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
101 Townsend Street
San Francisco, California 94107
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||NET||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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.
Convertible Notes and the Indenture
On May 12, 2020, Cloudflare, Inc. (the Company) priced its private offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due May 15, 2025 (the Notes). The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company. The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated May 15, 2020 (the Indenture), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee. The Indenture includes customary covenants and sets forth certain events of default after which the Notes may be declared immediately due and payable and sets forth certain types of bankruptcy or insolvency events of default involving the Company after which the Notes become automatically due and payable. The Company also granted the Initial Purchasers (as defined below) of the Notes a 13-day option to purchase up to an additional $75 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes (the Additional Notes), which option has not been exercised as of the time of the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The Notes will mature on May 15, 2025, unless earlier redeemed, repurchased or converted. The Notes will bear interest from May 15, 2020 at a rate of 0.75% per year payable semiannually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning on November 15, 2020. The Notes will be convertible at the option of the holders at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding February 15, 2025, only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ending on September 30, 2020 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Companys Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Class A Common Stock), for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period (the measurement period) in which the trading price (as defined in the Indenture) per $1,000 principal amount of Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of the Class A Common Stock and the conversion rate on each such trading day; (3) if the Company calls the Notes for redemption, at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the redemption date; and (4) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events. On or after February 15, 2025, until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders may convert all or any portion of their Notes, in multiples of $1,000 principal amount, at the option of the holder regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion, the Company may satisfy its conversion obligation by paying and/or delivering, as the case may be, cash, shares of the Class A Common Stock or a combination of cash and shares of the Class A Common Stock, at the Companys election, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions provided in the Indenture. The conversion rate for the Notes will initially be 26.7187 shares of the Class A Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $37.43 per share of the Class A Common Stock. The initial conversion price of the Notes represents a premium of approximately 30.0% to the $28.79 per share last reported sale price of the Class A Common Stock on May 12, 2020. The conversion rate is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances in accordance with the terms of the Indenture.
The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to May 20, 2023. The Company may redeem for cash all or any portion of the Notes, at its option, on or after May 20, 2023, if the last reported sale price of the Class A Common Stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price then in effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period (including the last trading day of such period) ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which the Company provides notice of redemption at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. No sinking fund is provided for the Notes, which means that the Company is not required to redeem or retire the Notes periodically.
Upon the occurrence of a fundamental change (as defined in the Indenture) prior to the maturity date, subject to certain conditions, holders may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of the Notes for cash at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be repurchased, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date.
The Notes are the Companys senior unsecured obligations and will rank senior in right of payment to any of the Companys indebtedness that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Notes; equal in right of payment to any of the Companys unsecured indebtedness that is not so subordinated; effectively junior in right of payment to any of the Companys secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness; and structurally junior to all indebtedness and other liabilities of current or future subsidiaries of the Company (including trade payables).
The following events are considered events of default with respect to the Notes, which may result in the acceleration of the maturity of the Notes:
(1) the Company defaults in any payment of interest on any Note when due and payable and the default continues for a period of 30 days;
(2) the Company defaults in the payment of principal of any Note when due and payable at its stated maturity, upon redemption, upon any required repurchase, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise;
(3) failure by the Company to comply with its obligation to convert the Notes in accordance with the Indenture upon exercise of a holders conversion right, and such failure continues for five business days;
(4) failure by the Company to give a fundamental change notice or notice of a specified corporate transaction in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture when due with respect to the Notes, and such failure continues for two business days;
(5) failure by the Company to comply with any of its obligations under the Indenture with respect to consolidation, merger, sale, conveyance, transfer, and lease of assets of the Company;
(6) failure by the Company for 60 days after written notice from the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding has been received to comply with any of its other agreements contained in the Notes or the Indenture;
(7) default by the Company or any significant subsidiary (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to any mortgage, agreement, or other instrument under which there may be outstanding, or by which there may be secured or evidenced, any indebtedness for money borrowed in excess of $65.0 million (or its foreign currency equivalent) in the aggregate of the Company and/or such significant subsidiary, whether such indebtedness now exists or is hereafter created (i) resulting in such indebtedness becoming or being declared due and payable prior to its stated maturity or (ii) constituting a failure to pay the principal of any such debt when due and payable at its stated maturity, upon required repurchase, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise, in each case, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, if such acceleration shall not have been rescinded or annulled or such failure to pay or default shall not have been cured or waived, or such indebtedness shall not have been paid or discharged, as the case may be, within 30 days after written notice to the Company by the Trustee or to the Company and the Trustee by holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of Notes then outstanding in accordance with the Indenture; and
(8) certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency, or reorganization of the Company or any significant subsidiary.
If such an event of default, other than an event of default described in clause (8) above with respect to the Company, occurs and is continuing, the Trustee by notice to the Company, or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes by notice to the Company and the Trustee, may declare 100% of the principal of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all the Notes then outstanding to be due and payable. If an event of default described in clause (8) above with respect to the Company occurs, 100% of the principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes then outstanding will automatically become due and payable.
A copy of the Indenture and the form of the Note are attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Indenture and Notes does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text in such exhibits.
The net proceeds from this offering were approximately $488.2 million, after deducting the Initial Purchasers discounts and commissions and the Companys estimated offering expenses related to the offering. The Company used approximately $58.6 million of the net proceeds from the offering to pay the cost of the Capped Call Transactions (as defined below). If the Initial Purchasers exercise their option to purchase Additional Notes, the Company expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of such Additional Notes to enter into additional Capped Call Transactions with the Option Counterparties (as defined below). The Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.
Capped Call Transactions
On May 12, 2020, in connection with the pricing of the Notes, the Company entered into privately negotiated capped call transactions (the Capped Call Transactions) with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, and Bank of Montreal (the Option Counterparties). The Capped Call Transactions have an initial strike price of approximately $37.43 per share, subject to adjustments, which corresponds to the approximate initial conversion price of the Notes. The Capped Call Transactions will cover, subject to anti-dilution adjustments, the number of shares of Class
A Common Stock underlying the Notes sold in the offering. The Capped Call Transactions are expected generally to reduce potential dilution to the Class A Common Stock upon any conversion of Notes and/or offset any cash payments the Company would be required to make in excess of the principal amount of converted Notes, as the case may be, with such reduction and/or offset subject to a cap based on the cap price. If, however, the market price per share of Class A Common Stock exceeds the cap price of the Capped Call Transactions, there would be dilution and/or there would not be an offset of such potential cash payments, in each case, to the extent that the then-market price per share of the Class A Common Stock exceeds the cap price. The cap price of the Capped Call Transactions will initially be $57.58 per share, which represents a premium of 100% over the last reported sale price of the Class A Common Stock of $28.79 per share on May 12, 2020, and is subject to certain adjustments under the terms of the capped call transactions. The Capped Call Transactions expire over 40 consecutive scheduled trading days ending on May 13, 2025. The Capped Call Transactions are subject to either adjustment or termination upon the occurrence of specified extraordinary events affecting the Company, including a merger; a tender offer; and a nationalization, insolvency, or delisting involving the Company. In addition, the Capped Call Transactions are subject to certain specified additional disruption events that may give rise to a termination of the Capped Call Transactions, including changes in law; insolvency filings; and hedging disruptions.
The Capped Call Transactions are separate transactions entered into by the Company with the Option Counterparties and are not part of the terms of the Notes and will not affect any holders rights under the Notes. Holders of the Notes will not have any rights with respect to the Capped Call Transactions.
A copy of the form of the Capped Call Transaction confirmation is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Capped Call Transaction confirmation does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text in such exhibit.
|Item 2.03.|| |
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 3.02.|| |
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The information set forth under Items 1.01 and 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company offered and sold the Notes to the Initial Purchasers (as defined below) in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and for resale by the Initial Purchasers to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to the exemption from registration requirements provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act. The Company relied on these exemptions from registration based in part on representations made by the Initial Purchasers in the Purchase Agreement (as defined below) pursuant to which the Company sold the Notes to the Initial Purchasers. The shares of the Class A Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes, if any, have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
To the extent that any shares of the Class A Common Stock are issued upon conversion of the Notes, they will be issued in transactions anticipated to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act by virtue of Section 3(a)(9) thereof, because no commission or other remuneration is expected to be paid in connection with conversion of the Notes and any resulting issuance of shares of the Class A Common Stock.
|Item 8.01.|| |
On May 12, 2020, the Company entered into a purchase agreement (the Purchase Agreement) with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several initial purchasers named therein (collectively, the Initial Purchasers), to issue and sell the Notes. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Company granted the Initial Purchasers a 13-day option to purchase up to an additional $75 million aggregate principal amount of Additional Notes on the same terms and conditions. The Purchase Agreement includes customary representations, warranties, and covenants by the Company and customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Company has agreed to indemnify the Initial Purchasers against certain liabilities.
On May 12, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing its intention to offer convertible senior notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
On May 13, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of its offering of convertible senior notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|4.1||Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2020, between Cloudflare, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.|
|4.2||Form of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (included in Exhibit 4.1).|
|10.1||Form of Capped Call Transaction Confirmation.|
|99.1||Press Release issued by Cloudflare, Inc., dated May 12, 2020.|
|99.2||Press Release issued by Cloudflare, Inc., dated May 13, 2020.|
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.
Date: May 15, 2020
|General Counsel and Secretary|