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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: January 21, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York

1-2360

13-0871985

(State of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS employer Identification No.)

One New Orchard Road

Armonk, New York

10504

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

914-499-1900

(Registrant’s telephone number)

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:

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

Capital stock, par value $.20 per share

IBM

New York Stock Exchange

NYSE Chicago

0.500% Notes due 2021

IBM 21B

New York Stock Exchange

2.625% Notes due 2022

IBM 22A

New York Stock Exchange

1.250% Notes due 2023

IBM 23A

New York Stock Exchange

0.375% Notes due 2023

IBM 23B

New York Stock Exchange

1.125% Notes due 2024

IBM 24A

New York Stock Exchange

2.875% Notes due 2025

IBM 25A

New York Stock Exchange

0.950% Notes due 2025

IBM 25B

New York Stock Exchange

0.875% Notes due 2025

IBM 25C

New York Stock Exchange

0.300% Notes due 2026

IBM 26B

New York Stock Exchange

1.250% Notes due 2027

IBM 27B

New York Stock Exchange

0.300% Notes due 2028

IBM 28B

New York Stock Exchange

1.750% Notes due 2028

IBM 28A

New York Stock Exchange

1.500% Notes due 2029

IBM 29

New York Stock Exchange

1.750% Notes due 2031

IBM 31

New York Stock Exchange

0.650% Notes due 2032

IBM 32A

New York Stock Exchange

1.200% Notes due 2040

IBM 40

New York Stock Exchange

7.00% Debentures due 2025

IBM 25

New York Stock Exchange

6.22% Debentures due 2027

IBM 27

New York Stock Exchange

6.50% Debentures due 2028

IBM 28

New York Stock Exchange

7.00% Debentures due 2045

IBM 45

New York Stock Exchange

7.125% Debentures due 2096

IBM 96

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 (§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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

Exhibit 99.1 of this Form 8-K contains the prepared remarks for IBM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna and Chief Financial Officer Jim Kavanaugh’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings presentation to investors on January 21, 2021.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures discussed in the earnings presentation to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are included as Exhibit 99.2 of this Form 8-K. The slides used in Messrs. Krishna and Kavanaugh’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings presentation are Exhibit 99.3 to the company’s Form 8-K submitted to the SEC on January 21, 2021.

The information in this Item 7.01, including the corresponding Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, is being furnished with the Commission and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are being furnished as part of this report:

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

99.1

Prepared Remarks of Earnings Presentation on January 21, 2021

99.2

Non-GAAP Supplemental Materials

The following exhibit is being filed as part of this report:

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File – the cover page interactive data file does not appear in the

Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document

IBM’s web site (www.ibm.com) contains a significant amount of information about IBM, including financial and other information for investors (www.ibm.com/investor/). IBM encourages investors to visit its various web sites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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SIGNATURE

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: January 22, 2021

By:

/s/ Robert F. Del Bene

Robert F. Del Bene

Vice President and Controller

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