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): July 16, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
81 Wyman Street
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (781) 622-1000
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On July 16, 2015, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with BNP Paribas and HSBC Bank plc, as lead managers of the several underwriters named in the Underwriting Agreement, for the issuance and sale by the Company of 500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.150 % Senior Notes due 2022 (the Notes) in a public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-187080) and a related preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Offering).
The Company expects that the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be approximately 496 million after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the anticipated net proceeds of the Offering for general corporate purposes.
The Notes will be issued pursuant to an indenture (the Indenture), dated as of November 20, 2009, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (the Trustee), as supplemented by the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, to be dated as of July 21, 2015, among the Company, the Trustee, and the Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch, as the paying agent.
The above description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
See Exhibit Index attached hereto.
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.
|THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.|
|Date: July 17, 2015||By:|
|Name:||Seth H. Hoogasian|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated July 16, 2015, among the Company and BNP Paribas and HSBC Bank plc, as lead managers of the several underwriters named in the Underwriting Agreement.|