AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON JANUARY 30, 2012
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
2000 Technology Parkway
Newark, New York
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Michael D. Popielec
President and Chief Executive Officer
2000 Technology Parkway
Newark, New York 14513
(Name and address of agent for service)
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
With a copy to:
Jeffrey H. Bowen, Esq.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, New York 14604
Tel: (585) 232-6500
Fax: (585) 232-2152
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer||¨||Accelerated filer||x|
|Non-accelerated filer||¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)||Smaller reporting company||¨|
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
|Title of securities to be registered||
Amount to be
offering price per
Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share
|(1)||Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, there are also being registered such additional shares of common stock as may become issuable pursuant to stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations and similar transactions.|
|(2)||Estimated solely for the purposes of computing the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and based on the average of the high and low prices reported on the NASDAQ Global Market as of January 24, 2012.|
This Registration Statement on Form S-8 relates to Amendment No. 4 to the Ultralife Corporation Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan) pursuant to which the Registrants shareholders on June 7, 2011 authorized an increase of 900,000 shares of the Registrants common stock, par value $0.10 per share (the Common Stock) authorized to be issued pursuant to the Plan. The Plan was originally authorized to issue up to 750,000 shares of Common Stock together with such additional shares as remain available for issuance under the Companys Amended and Restated 2000 Stock Option Plan, as amended, or shares which become available upon the lapse, expiration, termination or cancellation of outstanding stock options under the 2000 Stock Option Plan. The initial 750,000 shares of Common Stock were previously registered pursuant to a Form S-8 registration statement (File No. 333-117662). Pursuant to Amendment No. 1 to the Plan, approved by the Registrants shareholders on June 8, 2006, the number of shares of Common Stock authorized pursuant to the Plan was increased from 750,000 to 1,500,000 and those additional 750,000 shares were registered pursuant to a Form S-8 registration statement (File No. 333-136737). Pursuant to Amendment No. 3, approved by the Registrants shareholders on June 5, 2008, the number of shares of Common Stock authorized pursuant to the Plan was increased from 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 and those additional shares were registered pursuant to a Form S-8 registration statement (File No. 333-155349). Amendment No. 4 to the Plan increases the number of shares of Common Stock authorized under the Plan from 2,000,000 to 2,900,000. Pursuant to instruction E to Form S-8, the filing fee is being paid only with respect to the 900,000 shares of Common Stock covered by Amendment No. 4, which were not previously registered.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 have been or will be delivered to participants in the Plan as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Such documents are not being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but constitute (along with the documents incorporated by reference into this registration statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof) a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company are incorporated by reference into this registration statement:
|1.||our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010;|
|2.||our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 29, 2011, for the three months and six months ended July 3, 2011, and for the three months and nine months ended October 2, 2011;|
|3.||our current reports on Form 8-K filed on January 21, 2011, May 26, 2011, June 2, 2011, June 9, 2011, July 5, 2011, December 9, 2011 and December 9, 2011 and our current report on Form 8-K/A filed July 19, 2011 and October 28, 2011 and only to the matters disclosed under Item 2.05 on the Form 8-K filed on March 10, 2011 and only to the matters disclosed under Item 8.01 on the Form 8-K filed on May 2, 2011; and|
|4.||the description of our common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 33-54470), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23, 1992.|
All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, after the date of this registration statement, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.
Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is, or is deemed to be, incorporated herein by reference modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the GCL) provides for indemnification of directors and officers against any legal liability (other than liability arising from derivative suits) if the director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. In criminal actions, the director or officer must also have had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. A corporation may indemnify a director or officer in a derivative suit if the director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, unless the director or officer is found liable to the corporation (in which case a court may permit indemnity for such director or officer to the extent it deems proper).
The Companys Restated Certificate of Incorporation includes a provision by which the Company will indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by the GCL any director of the Company who is a party to any proceeding by reason of the fact that such person is a director or served as a director of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise at the request of the Company. The Companys board of directors is permitted under the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to contract in advance to indemnify any director.
In addition, we have purchased insurance policies which provide coverage for our directors and officers in certain situations where we
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
|4.1||Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.2 to our Registration Statement on Form S-8, No. 333-117662.|
|4.2||Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to our Registration Statement on Form S-8, No. 333-136737.|
|4.3||Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.4 to our Registration Statement on Form S-8, No. 333-155349.|
|4.4||Amendment No. 3 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.5 to our Registration Statement on Form S-8, No. 333-155349.|
|*4.5||Amendment No. 4 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan.|
|4.6||Amendment No. 5 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 26, 2011.|
|*5.1||Opinion of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP|
|*23.1||Consent of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|*23.2||Consent of BDO USA, LLP|
|*||Exhibits filed with this registration statement.|
Item 9. Undertakings.
|(a)||The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:|
|(1)||To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:|
|(i)||to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended;|
|(ii)||to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement; and|
|(iii)||to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this registration statement or any material change to such information in this registration statement.|
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if this registration statement is on Form S-8, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement; and
|(2)||That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; and|
|(3)||To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.|
|(b)||The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.|
|(c)||Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Village of Newark, State of New York, on January 30, 2012.
/s/ Michael D. Popielec
Michael D. Popielec
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
|/s/ Michael D. Popielec||Director, President and Chief Executive Officer||January 30, 2012|
|Michael D. Popielec||(Principal Executive Officer)|
|/s/ Philip A. Fain||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer||January 30, 2012|
|Philip A. Fain||(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|
|/s/ Steven M. Anderson||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Steven M. Anderson|
|/s/ Patricia C. Barron||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Patricia C. Barron|
|/s/ James A. Croce||Director||January 30, 2012|
|James A. Croce|
|/s/ Thomas L. Saeli||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Thomas L. Saeli|
|/s/ Robert W. Shaw II||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Robert W. Shaw II|
|/s/ Ranjit C. Singh||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Ranjit C. Singh|
|/s/ Bradford T. Whitmore||Director||January 30, 2012|
|Bradford T. Whitmore|
REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-8
|4.5||Amendment No. 4 to Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan.|
|5.1||Opinion of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP|
|23.1||Consent of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|23.2||Consent of BDO USA, LLP|
A MENDMENT N O . 4
T O T HE
U LTRALIFE C ORPORATION
A MENDED A ND R ESTATED 2004 L ONG -T ERM I NCENTIVE P LAN
WHEREAS , Ultralife Corporation (the Company) maintains the Ultralife Corporation Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan (as last amended effective as of June 5, 2008) (the Plan);
WHEREAS , pursuant to Section 12(i) of the Plan, the Company has reserved the right to amend the Plan;
WHEREAS , the Company desires to amend the Plan in certain respects;
WHEREAS , on April 20, 2011, subject to shareholder approval, the Board of Directors of the Company approved this amendment; and
WHEREAS , pursuant to Section 12(i) of the Plan, approval by the Companys shareholders is required with respect to this amendment.
NOW, THEREFORE , the Plan is hereby amended as follows:
|1.||The first sentence of Section 4(a) of the Plan is hereby amended to read as follows:|
(a) In General. The maximum number of shares of Stock which shall be available for the grant or issuance of Awards under the Plan (including ISOs) during its term shall not exceed 2,900,000 (plus any shares of Stock which are or become available under Section 2 hereof, which shares shall also be available for the grant or issuance of Awards under the Plan); provided, however, that no more than 200,000 shares of Stock may be used for Awards other than Options or SARs.
|2.||Section 4(b) of the Plan is hereby amended to read as follows:|
(b) Maximum Awards Payable. Subject to Section 4(c) hereof, and notwithstanding any provision contained in the Plan to the contrary, the maximum Award payable (or granted, if applicable) to any one Grantee under the Plan for a calendar year is 50,000 shares of Stock; provided, however, that the 50,000 share limitation shall not apply to inducement grants to Grantees who are new executives or key employees that do not exceed 700,000 shares of Stock.
|3.||This amendment shall be effective upon approval of the shareholders of the Company at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 7, 2011. If this amendment is not so approved at such meeting, then the amendment shall be null and void.|
|4.||Except as hereinabove provided, the Plan is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved in all respects.|
January 30, 2012
2000 Technology Parkway
Newark, New York
Re: Ultralife Corporation Registration Statement on Form S-8
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Ultralife Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), in connection with its filing of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the Registration Statement) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) with respect to the registration of 900,000 shares of the Companys common stock (the Shares), par value $0.10 per share (the Common Stock), reserved for issuance pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan), as amended. This opinion is furnished to you at your request to enable you to fulfill the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K, 17 C.F.R. § 229.601(b)(5), in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement.
As such counsel, and for purposes of our opinion set forth below, we have examined originals or copies, certified or otherwise, identified to our satisfaction, of such other documents, corporate records, certificates of officers of the Company and of public officials and other instruments as we have deemed necessary or advisable to enable us to render these opinions.
For purposes of this opinion, we have with your permission made the following assumptions, in each case without independent verification: (i) the due authorization, execution and delivery of all documents by all the parties thereto; (ii) the genuineness of all signatures on all documents submitted to us; (iii) the authenticity and completeness of all documents, corporate records, certificates and other instruments submitted to us; (iv) that photocopy, electronic, certified, conformed, facsimile and other copies submitted to us of original documents, corporate records, certificates and other instruments conform to the original documents, records, certificates and other instruments, and that all such original documents, corporate records, certificates and other instruments were authentic and complete; (v) the legal capacity of all individuals executing documents; (vi) that all documents are the valid and binding obligations of each of the parties thereto, enforceable against such parties in accordance with their respective terms and that no such documents have been amended or terminated orally or in writing; (vii) that the statements contained in the certificates and comparable documents of public officials, officers and representatives of the Company and other persons on which we have relied for the purposes of this opinion are true and correct; and (viii) that all of the Shares will be issued for the consideration permitted under the Plan as currently in effect, and none of such Shares will be issued for less than the par value per share. As to all questions of fact material to this opinion, we have relied (without independent investigation) upon certificates or comparable documents of officers and representatives of the Company.
Based upon, subject to and limited by the foregoing, we are of the opinion that following (i) effectiveness of the Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, (ii) issuance of the Shares in accordance with the terms of the Plan, and (iii) receipt by the Company of the consideration for the Shares as specified in the Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid, and nonassessable.
We express no opinion with regard to the law of any jurisdiction other than the New York Business Corporation Law and the Delaware General Corporation Law, including the applicable provisions of the New York and Delaware Constitutions and the reported judicial decisions interpreting such laws.
This opinion letter deals only with the specified legal issues expressly addressed herein, and you should not infer any opinion that is not explicitly addressed herein from any matter stated in this letter.
We consent to the use of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not hereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. This opinion is rendered to you as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to advise you or any other person hereafter with regard to any change after the date hereof in the circumstances or the law that may bear on the matters set forth herein even though the changes may affect the legal analysis or legal conclusion or other matters in this letter.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
2000 Technology Parkway
Newark, NY 14513
We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference, in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Ultralife Corporation, of our reports dated March 15, 2011, relating to the consolidated financial statements and schedule and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Ultralife Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2010.
/s/ BDO USA, LLP
January 30, 2012