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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): December 29, 2021

 

CYRUSONE INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Maryland   001-35789   46-0691837

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

2850 N. Harwood Street, Suite 2200

Dallas, TX 75201

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 350-0060

 

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 Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨    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))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   CONE   The NASDAQ Global Select Market

1.450% Senior Notes due 2027

  CONE27  

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

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 5.02        Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

 

In accordance with the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of November 14, 2021, by and among CyrusOne Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), Cavalry Parent L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Parent”), and Cavalry Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, the Company has established a cash-based deal retention bonus program for the benefit of certain Company employees.

 

On December 29, 2021, the Company awarded deal retention bonuses under such program to David Ferdman (Interim President and Chief Executive Officer), Katherine Motlagh (Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer), John Hatem (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer) and Robert Jackson (Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary) in an amount equal to $4,000,000, $500,000, $1,000,000 and $1,000,000, respectively. Under the terms of the deal retention bonuses approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of the Company (the “Committee”), fifty percent of each award is payable upon the closing of the Merger and the remaining fifty percent will become payable 90 days following the closing of the Merger, subject to continued employment through the relevant payment date, although payment of the second installment will also be made upon a termination that would otherwise entitle the recipient to severance compensation.

 

The foregoing description of the deal retention bonuses is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Deal Bonus Agreement approved by the Committee, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 herewith and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Form of Deal Bonus Agreement.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File – the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

    CYRUSONE INC.  
           
Date: January 5, 2022   By: /s/ Robert M. Jackson
        Robert M. Jackson 
        Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary  

 

 

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