SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of July 2018
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7 SANHEDRIN BOULEVARD, NORTH INDUSTRIAL ZONE, YAVNE 8110101, ISRAEL
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Information Contained in this Report on Form 6-K
Attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein is the press release issued by the Registrant on, and dated July 12, 2018, and entitled Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea Re-affirms Lower Courts Decision in favor of Orbotechs Korean Subsidiary and Five Employees in Misuse of Confidential Customer Information in Violation of Applicable Law Case.
Except as set forth below, the information on this Form 6-K, including the exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This report on Form 6-K is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statements on Form S-8 (Registration No. 33-25782, Registration No. 33-78196, Registration No. 333-05440, Registration No. 333-06542, Registration No. 333-08404, Registration No. 333-09342, Registration No. 333-11124, Registration No. 333-12692, Registration No. 333-127979, Registration No. 333-154394, Registration No. 333-169146, and Registration No. 333-207878) of Orbotech previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Press release issued by the Registrant on, and dated July 12, 2018, and entitled Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea Re-affirms Lower Courts Decision in favor of Orbotechs Korean Subsidiary and Five Employees in Misuse of Confidential Customer Information in Violation of Applicable Law Case|
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Alon Rozner|
|Corporate Vice President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: July 12, 2018
Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea Re-affirms Lower Courts Decision in favor of Orbotechs Korean Subsidiary and Five Employees in Misuse of Confidential Customer Information in Violation of Applicable Law Case
YAVNE, ISRAEL, July 12, 2018 | Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) (Orbotech or the Company), a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products, today announced that the Supreme Court of Korea dismissed the prosecutors appeal of the Seoul Central District Courts (Appellate Division) 2014 decision acquitting the Companys Korean subsidiary and five of its employees in the matter of alleged unlawful acquisition and divulgence of confidential technical information of certain of the Companys significant customers in Korea in its entirety, and the nominal fine imposed on one employee of Orbotechs Korean subsidiary by the lower courts has been affirmed and finalized. The written opinion is expected to be delivered soon, which will conclude this matter.
Orbotech and our Korean subsidiary are very pleased that the Korean Supreme Court has vindicated Orbotech in this matter which has been ongoing since 2012, said Mr. Asher Levy, Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech. We understand and appreciate the importance of intellectual property and its central significance as a core asset of any company. For this reason, we maintain and enforce policies designed to protect the intellectual property of both the Company and third parties.
Orbotech remains committed to strengthening its business in Korea and serving its longstanding and valued customers with professionalism, integrity and client confidentiality at the highest levels.
The fiscal effect of these matters on Orbotech in 2018 to date has not been material.
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. is a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. Orbotech provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs), and semiconductor devices (SDs), designed to enable the production of innovative, next-generation electronic products and improve the cost effectiveness of existing and future electronics production processes. Orbotechs core business lies in enabling electronic device manufacturers to inspect and understand PCBs and FPDs and to verify their quality (reading); pattern the desired electronic circuitry on the relevant substrate and perform three-
dimensional shaping of metalized circuits on multiple surfaces (writing); and utilize advanced vacuum deposition and etching processes in SD and semiconductor manufacturing (connecting). Orbotech refers to this reading, writing and connecting as enabling the Language of Electronics. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, future prospects, developments and business strategies and involve certain risks and uncertainties. The words anticipate, believe, could, will, plan, expect and would and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, have been used in this press release to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on managements expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting Orbotech and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to Orbotechs operations and business environment, the previously announced acquisition of Orbotech by KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor), the manner in which the parties plan to effect the transaction, including the share repurchase program, the ability to raise additional capital necessary to complete the repurchase program within the time frame expected, the expected benefits, synergies and costs of the transaction, management plans relating to the transaction, including with respect to the Companys ownership interest in Frontline, the expected timing of the completion of the transaction, the parties ability to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions, including conditions related to regulatory and Orbotech shareholder approvals, the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, product development, product extensions, product integration, complementary product offerings and growth opportunities in certain business areas, the potential future financial impact of the transaction, and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to the possibility that expected benefits of the transaction may not materialize as expected, that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all, that KLA-Tencor may not be able to successfully integrate the solutions and employees of the two companies or ensure the continued performance or growth of Orbotechs products or solutions, the risk that the Company may not achieve its revenue expectations within and for 2018 (including, without limitation, due to shifting move-in dates); cyclicality in the industries in which the Company operates, the Companys supply chain management and production capacity, order cancelation (often without penalty), timing and occurrence of product acceptance (the Company defines bookings and backlog as purchase arrangements with customers that are based on mutually agreed terms, which, in some cases for bookings and backlog, may still be subject to completion of written documentation and may be changed or cancelled by the customer, often without penalty), fluctuations in product mix within and among divisions, worldwide economic conditions generally, especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and its competitors, changes in business or pricing strategies, changes in the prevailing political and regulatory framework in which the relevant parties operate, including as a result of the United Kingdoms prospective withdrawal from the European Union (known as Brexit) and political uncertainty in the United States, or in economic or technological trends or conditions, including currency fluctuations, inflation and consumer confidence, on a global, regional or national basis, the level of consumer demand for sophisticated devices such as smart mobile devices, automotive electronics, flexible applications and devices, augmented reality/virtual reality and wearable devices, high-performance computing, liquid crystal display and organic light emitting diode screens and other sophisticated devices, the Companys global operations and its ability to comply with varying legal, regulatory, exchange, tax and customs regimes, the timing and outcome of tax audits, including the best judgment tax assessment issued by the Israel Tax Authority with respect to the audit of tax years 2012-2014 in Israel and the related criminal investigation, the Companys ability to achieve strategic initiatives, including related to its acquisition strategy, the Companys debt and corporate financing activities; the impact of the conclusion of the criminal matter and ongoing investigation in Korea, including any impact on existing or future business opportunities in Korea and elsewhere, any civil actions related to the Korean matter brought by third parties, including the Companys customers, which may result in monetary judgments or settlements, expenses associated with the Korean matter, and ongoing or increased hostilities in Israel and the surrounding areas.
The foregoing information should be read in connection with the Companys Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017, and subsequent SEC filings. The Company is subject to the foregoing and other risks detailed in those reports. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Tally Kaplan Porat
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