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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 16, 2020

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Resideo Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   82-5318796

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

901 E 6th Street

Austin, Texas 78702

(512) 726-3500

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Jeannine J. Lane

Executive Vice President, General Counsel,

Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

901 E 6th Street

Austin, Texas 78702

(512) 726-3500

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

Russell Leaf, Esq.

Sean Ewen, Esq.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

787 Seventh Avenue

New York, New York 10019

(212) 728-8000

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this registration statement.

If the only securities being registered on this form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.  ☐

If any of the securities being registered on this form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box  ☑

If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☑

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     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 7(a)(2)(B) of Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Each Class of

Securities to be Registered

 

Amount

to be

Registered(1)(2)

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price

Per Share(1)

 

Maximum
Aggregate

Offering Price(1)

  Amount of
Registration Fee(1)

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

               

Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share

               

Warrants

               

Debt Securities

               

Total

               

 

 

(1)

An unspecified aggregate initial offering price and number of the securities of each class identified above is being registered pursuant to this registration statement as may from time to time be offered, at indeterminate prices. In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the registrant is deferring payment of all of the related registration fees. Any registration fees will be paid subsequently on a pay-as-you-go basis in accordance with Rule 457(r) under the Securities Act.

(2)

Pursuant to Rule 457(i) under the Securities Act, the securities registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock or preferred stock as may be issued upon conversion or exchange of any preferred stock, warrants or debt securities registered hereunder that provide for conversion or exchange or upon exercise of warrants. In addition, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the securities registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of securities as may be issued with respect to the securities being registered hereunder as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

 

 

 


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Prospectus

RESIDEO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

LOGO

COMMON STOCK

PREFERRED STOCK

WARRANTS

DEBT SECURITIES

 

 

We may issue, offer and sell from time to time in one or more series or classes our common stock, preferred stock, warrants and/or debt securities. This prospectus describes the general terms of our common stock, preferred stock, warrants and debt securities and the general manner in which such securities will be offered. We will describe the specific manner in which these securities will be offered in supplements to this prospectus, which may also supplement, update or amend information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement, any free writing prospectus and any term sheet or other offering materials carefully before you invest in our securities.

We may offer our securities in amounts, at prices and on terms determined at the time of offering. The securities may be sold directly to you, through agents, or through underwriters and dealers. If agents, underwriters or dealers are used to sell the shares, we will name them and describe their compensation in a prospectus supplement.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “REZI.” On November 13, 2020, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NYSE was $19.49 per share.

 

 

Investing in our securities involves risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 2 of this prospectus and any other risk factors included in any accompanying prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement for a discussion of the factors you should carefully consider before deciding to purchase our securities.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is November 16, 2020


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

     ii  

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     iv  

ABOUT RESIDEO

     1  

RISK FACTORS

     2  

USE OF PROCEEDS

     2  

SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER

     2  

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

     3  

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

     7  

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

     8  

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

     12  

RECLASSIFICATION

     15  

LEGAL MATTERS

     17  

EXPERTS

     17  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     17  

INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

     18  

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of an automatic shelf registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act, utilizing a “shelf” registration process for the delayed offering and sale of securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. Under this shelf registration process, we may from time to time offer to sell shares of common stock, preferred stock, warrants to purchase any such securities and debt securities in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we offer a type or series of such securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. If information in this prospectus is inconsistent with any accompanying prospectus supplement, you should rely on the prospectus supplement. However, if any statement in one of these documents is inconsistent with a statement in another document having a later date—for example, a document incorporated by reference in this prospectus—the statement in the document having the later date modifies or supersedes the earlier statement as our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since the earlier dates. You should read this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement, the documents and the information incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, and any free writing prospectus that we have authorized for use in connection with an offering when making your investment decision. You should also read and consider the information in the documents we have referred you to under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information and “Incorporation by Reference.” You should not consider any information in this prospectus or the accompanying prospectus supplement to be investment, legal or tax advice. You should consult your own counsel, accountants and other advisers for legal, tax, business, financial and related advice regarding the purchase of our securities offered by this prospectus.

We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different or additional information other than that contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectus that we authorize for use in connection with an offering. This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement do not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy our securities other than our securities described in such accompanying prospectus supplement or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy our securities in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement, the documents incorporated by reference and any related free writing prospectus is accurate only as of their respective dates. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed materially since those dates.

We own or have rights to various trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names that we use in connection with the operation of our business (including certain Honeywell trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names, which are used under license from Honeywell International Inc.). We also own or have the rights to copyrights that protect the content of our products. Solely for convenience, certain of our trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights referred to in or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement are listed without the ® or © symbols, but such references do not constitute a waiver of any rights that might be associated with the respective trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights included or referred to in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement.

This prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement, including the information incorporated by reference herein or therein, includes industry and market data that we obtained from various third party industry and market data sources. While we believe the projections of the industry sources referenced herein and therein are reasonable, forecasts based upon such data involve inherent uncertainties, and actual results are subject to change based upon various factors beyond our control. These third party sources include but are not limited to the Building Services Research and Information Association, IHS Markit, Navigant Consulting, Statista and BRG Enterprise Solutions. All such industry data is available publicly or for purchase and was not commissioned specifically for us. While we are not aware of any misstatements regarding any market, industry or similar data presented herein,

 

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forecasts based upon such data involve inherent uncertainties, and actual results regarding the subject matter of such forecasts are subject to change based upon various factors, including those beyond our control and those discussed under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement.

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this prospectus to “Resideo,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Resideo Technologies, Inc. together with its consolidated subsidiaries.

In this prospectus, we refer to the common stock, preferred stock, warrants and debt securities being offered, collectively, as “securities.”

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference contain “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about our industries and our business and financial results. Forward-looking statements often include words such as “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “continues,” “believes,” “may,” “will,” “goals” and words and terms of similar substance in connection with discussions of future operating or financial performance. As with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Our actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf. Although we believe that the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to:

 

   

the level of competition from other companies in our markets and segments, as well as in new markets and emerging markets;

 

   

ability to successfully develop new technologies and introduce new products;

 

   

integration and retention of new leadership personnel, including the CEO and CFO;

 

   

inability to recruit and retain qualified personnel;

 

   

changes in prevailing global and regional economic conditions;

 

   

natural disasters or inclement or hazardous weather conditions, including, but not limited to cold weather, flooding, tornadoes and the physical impacts of climate change;

 

   

the impact of pandemics, epidemics and other public health emergencies, such as COVID-19;

 

   

fluctuation in financial results due to seasonal nature of portions of our business;

 

   

failure to achieve and maintain a high level of product and service quality;

 

   

dependence upon investment in information technology;

 

   

failure or inability to comply with relevant data privacy legislation or regulations, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act;

 

   

technical difficulties or failures;

 

   

work stoppages, other disruptions, or the need to relocate any of our facilities;

 

   

economic, political, regulatory, foreign exchange and other risks of international operations, including the impact of tariffs;

 

   

changes in legislation or government regulations or policies;

 

   

our growth strategy is dependent on expanding our distribution business;

 

   

inability to obtain necessary product components, production equipment or replacement parts;

 

   

the significant failure or inability to comply with the specifications and manufacturing requirements of our original equipment manufacturers customers;

 

   

inability to implement and execute actions to achieve the expected results from our financial and operational review initially disclosed in connection with our 2019 third-quarter results;

 

   

the possibility that our goodwill or intangible assets become impaired;

 

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increases or decreases to the inventory levels maintained by our customers;

 

   

difficulty collecting receivables;

 

   

the failure to protect our intellectual property or allegations that we have infringed the intellectual property of others;

 

   

our inability to maintain intellectual property agreements;

 

   

our inability to service our indebtedness;

 

   

the failure to increase productivity through sustainable operational improvements;

 

   

inability to grow successfully through future acquisitions;

 

   

the operational constraints and financial distress of third parties;

 

   

changes in the price and availability of raw materials that we use to produce our products;

 

   

labor disputes;

 

   

our ability to borrow funds and access capital markets;

 

   

the amount of our obligations and nature of our contractual restrictions pursuant to, and disputes that have or may hereafter arise under, the Honeywell Reimbursement Agreement and the other agreements we entered into with Honeywell in connection with the Spin-Off;

 

   

our reliance on Honeywell for the Honeywell Home trademark;

 

   

potential material environmental liabilities;

 

   

our inability to fully comply with data privacy laws and regulations;

 

   

potential material losses and costs as a result of warranty claims, including product recalls, and product liability actions that may be brought against us;

 

   

potential business and other disruption due to cyber security threats or concerns;

 

   

potential material litigation matters;

 

   

unforeseen U.S. federal income tax and foreign tax liabilities;

 

   

U.S. federal income tax reform;

 

   

the inception or suspension in the future of any dividend program; and

 

   

certain factors discussed elsewhere in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference.

These and other factors are more fully discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q incorporated herein by reference and the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of such reports. These risks could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by forward-looking statements in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference. Even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity and the development of the industries in which we operate are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

Any forward-looking statements made by us in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference speak only as of the date on which they are made. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

 

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ABOUT RESIDEO

We are a leading global manufacturer and distributor of technology-driven products and solutions that provide comfort, security, energy efficiency and control to over 150 million homes globally. We are also a leading wholesale distributor of low-voltage security products with a global footprint serving commercial and residential end markets. Our primary focus is on the professional channel where we are a trusted partner to over 110,000 professional installers. Our global scale, breadth of product offerings, innovation heritage, and differentiated service and support has enabled our trusted relationship with professional installers and has been a key driver of our success. Leveraging our underlying strengths, we are transforming our business with a strategy that includes operational improvements, product innovation, and investments to drive future growth and value creation. We believe our large presence in the home, both on the wall and behind the wall, positions us well for the value and convenience consumers will expect out of the connected home in the future.

On October 29, 2018, we separated from Honeywell International Inc. (“Honeywell”), becoming an independent publicly traded company as a result of a pro rata distribution of our common stock to shareholders of Honeywell (the “Spin-Off”). Our common stock began trading “regular way” under the ticker symbol “REZI” on the NYSE on October 29, 2018.

Resideo Technologies, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on April 24, 2018. Our principal executive offices are located at 901 E 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702, our telephone number is (512) 726-3500 and our internet address is www.resideo.com. Information contained on our website does not constitute part of this prospectus. This website address is an inactive textual reference and is not intended to be an actual link to the website.

Summary Risk Factors

You should read the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, and in the documents incorporated by reference herein before deciding to invest in our securities. For a concise summary of the principal factors that could make an investment in an offering of our securities speculative or risky, please refer to the factors described under “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this prospectus.



 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves significant risks. Please see the risk factors described in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and in any accompanying prospectus supplement. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider these risks as well as other information we include or incorporate by reference in this prospectus, including those described under “Cautionary Note On Forward-Looking Statements.” The risks and uncertainties we have described are not the only ones facing our company. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also affect our business operations.

USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless otherwise indicated in any applicable prospectus supplement, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of any securities offered under this prospectus for general corporate purposes.

SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER

The descriptions of the securities contained in this prospectus, together with the applicable prospectus supplements, summarize all the material terms and provisions of the various types of securities that we may offer under this prospectus. The terms of the offering of securities, the initial offering price and the net proceeds to us will be contained in the prospectus supplement, and other offering material, relating to such offer. We will also include in the prospectus supplement information, where applicable, about material United States federal income tax considerations relating to the securities and the securities exchange, if any, on which the securities will be listed.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The summary of the general terms and provisions of our capital stock set forth below does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified by reference to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (our “Certificate”) and Amended and Restated By-Laws (our “By-laws” and together with our Certificate, our “Charter Documents”), each of which is attached as an exhibit to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K incorporated herein by reference. For additional information, please read our Charter Documents and the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).

Authorized Capital Stock

Our authorized capital stock consists of 700,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share. The number of authorized shares of either the common stock or preferred stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of our voting stock entitled to vote, voting as a single class. The common stock is our only class of securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

Common Stock

Dividend Rights

The holders of shares of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends when, as and if declared by our Board of Directors (our “Board”) at its discretion out of funds legally available for that purpose, subject to applicable law and the preferential rights of any preferred stock that may be outstanding.

Voting Rights

The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders. Corporate actions to be taken by vote of the stockholders generally require the vote of holders of a majority in voting power of the shares of capital stock of the Company entitled to vote on the matter and who are present in person or represented by proxy, except as otherwise required by law or provided in the Charter Documents. Our Certificate does not provide for cumulative voting by stockholders in the election of directors. Directors are elected by the affirmative vote of the majority of votes cast, except that if the number of nominees exceeds the number of directors to be elected, the directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast, up to the number of directors to be elected in such meeting. A majority of the votes cast means that the number of shares voted “for” a director must exceed the number of votes cast “against” that director.

Liquidation Rights

Subject to the preferential liquidation rights of any preferred stock that may be outstanding, upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding-up, the holders of our common stock will be entitled to share ratably in our assets legally available for distribution to our stockholders.

Fully Paid

The issued and outstanding shares of our common stock are fully paid and non-assessable.

Other Rights

The holders of our common stock are not entitled to preemptive rights or preferential rights to subscribe for shares of our capital stock or rights to redeem or convert the holders’ shares of our common stock.

 

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Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Equiniti Trust Company.

Listing

Our common stock is listed on the NYSE, under the ticker symbol “REZI.”

Preferred Stock

Our Certificate authorizes our Board to designate and issue from time to time one or more series of preferred stock without stockholder approval. Our Board may fix the number of shares constituting each such series and the designation of such series, the voting powers (if any) of the shares of such series, and the preferences and relative, participating, optional and other rights, if any, and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions, of the shares of each such series.

The particular terms of any series of preferred stock will be designated pursuant to a certificate of designation adopted by our board of directors or a duly authorized committee of our board of directors, which will be described in the prospectus supplement relating to the offering. Such terms will include the terms, if any, on which shares of any series of preferred stock are convertible or exchangeable into common stock. These terms may include provisions for conversion or exchange, either mandatory, at the option of the holder, or at our option, in which case the number of shares of common stock to be received by the holders of preferred stock would be calculated as of a time and in the manner stated in the applicable prospectus supplement. The description of the terms of a particular series of preferred stock that will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the certificate of designation relating to the series.

Anti-Takeover Provisions

Our Charter Documents and the DGCL contain certain provisions that may discourage an unsolicited takeover of the Company or make an unsolicited takeover of the Company more difficult. The following are some of the more significant anti-takeover provisions that are applicable to the Company:

Charter Documents

Classified Board. Our Certificate provides that, until our annual stockholder meeting in 2022, our Board will be divided into three classes, with each class consisting, as nearly as may be possible, of one-third of the total number of directors. Beginning with the 2019 annual meeting, all directors are elected to a term of office that expires at the 2022 annual meeting. Beginning at the 2022 annual meeting, all of our directors will stand for election each year for annual terms, and our Board will therefore no longer be divided into three classes.

Removal. Subject to the rights of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock, our Certificate provides that (i) until the election of directors at our annual stockholder meeting in 2022, our stockholders may remove directors only for cause and (ii) from and after the election of directors at our annual stockholder meeting in 2022, our stockholders may remove directors with or without cause. Removal requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least a majority of our voting stock entitled generally to vote on the election of directors of the Company.

Blank-Check Preferred Stock. Our Certificate authorizes our Board to designate and issue, without any further vote or action by the stockholders, preferred stock from time to time in one or more series and, with respect to each such series, to fix the number of shares constituting the series and the designation of the series, the voting powers (if any) of the shares of the series, and the preferences and relative, participating, optional and other rights, if any, and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions, of the shares of such series.

 

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No Stockholder Action by Written Consent. Subject to the rights of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock, our Certificate expressly excludes the right of our stockholders to act by written consent. Stockholder action must take place at an annual meeting or at a special meeting of our stockholders.

Special Stockholder Meetings. Our Charter Documents provide that only our Chairman of our Board or a majority of our Board may call a special meeting of stockholders, except as otherwise required by law and subject to the rights of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock. Stockholders are not permitted to call a special meeting or to require our Board to call a special meeting.

Requirements for Advance Notification of Stockholder Nominations and Proposals. Under our By-laws, stockholders of record are able to nominate persons for election to our Board or bring other business constituting a proper matter for stockholder action only by providing proper notice to our secretary. In the case of annual meetings, proper notice must be given, generally between 90 and 120 days prior to the first anniversary of the prior year’s annual meeting as first specified in the notice of meeting (without regard to any postponements or adjournments of such meeting after such notice was first sent). In the case of an election of directors to be held at a special meeting, proper notice must be given no earlier than the 90th day prior to the relevant meeting and no later than the later of the 60th day prior to such meeting or the 10th day following the public announcement of the meeting. Our By-laws also specify requirements as to the substance and form of a stockholder’s notice.

Amendments to Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws. The DGCL provides that the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of a company’s voting stock then outstanding is required to amend the company’s certificate of incorporation unless the company’s certificate of incorporation provides a higher threshold, and our Certificate does not provide for a higher threshold. Our Certificate provides that our By-laws may be amended by our Board or by the affirmative vote of holders of at least a majority of our voting stock entitled generally to vote in the election of directors of the Company.

Delaware Takeover Statute

In general, Section 203 of the DGCL prohibits a Delaware corporation with a class of voting stock listed on a national securities exchange or held of record by 2,000 or more stockholders from engaging in a “business combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a three-year period following the time that this stockholder becomes an interested stockholder, unless the business combination is approved in a prescribed manner. A “business combination” includes, among other things, a merger, asset or stock sale or other transaction resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder. An “interested stockholder” is a person who, together with affiliates and associates, owns, or did own within three years prior to the determination of interested stockholder status, 15% or more of the corporation’s voting stock. Under Section 203, a business combination between a corporation and an interested stockholder is prohibited unless it satisfies one of the following conditions:

 

   

Before the stockholder became an interested stockholder, the board of directors approved either the business combination or the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;

 

   

Upon consummation of the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding, shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers, and employee stock plans, in some instances; or

 

   

At or after the time the stockholder became an interested stockholder, the business combination was approved by the board of directors of the corporation and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding voting stock which is not owned by the interested stockholder.

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incorporation or bylaws approved by its stockholders). The Certificate does not contain a provision expressly opting out of the application of Section 203 of the DGCL; therefore, the Company is subject to the anti-takeover statute.

Exclusive Forum

Our Certificate provides, in all cases to the fullest extent permitted by law, that unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery located within the State of Delaware will be the sole and exclusive forum for any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee or stockholder of the Company to the Company or the Company’s stockholders, any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to the DGCL or as to which the DGCL confers jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery located in the State of Delaware, any action asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine or any other action asserting an “internal corporate claim” as that term is defined in Section 115 of the DGCL. However, if the Court of Chancery within the State of Delaware does not have jurisdiction, the action may be brought in any other state or federal court located within the State of Delaware.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

The following description, together with the additional information we may include in any applicable prospectus supplements, summarizes the material terms and provisions of the warrants that we may offer under this prospectus and the related warrant agreements and warrant certificates. While the terms summarized below will apply generally to any warrants that we may offer, we will describe the particular terms of any series of warrants in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement. The terms of any warrants offered under an applicable prospectus supplement may differ from the terms described below as set forth therein. Specific warrant agreements will contain additional important terms and provisions and will be incorporated by reference as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

General

We may issue warrants for the purchase of common stock and/or preferred stock in one or more series. We may issue warrants independently or together with common stock and/or preferred stock, and the warrants may be attached to or separate from these securities.

We will evidence each series of warrants by warrant certificates that we will issue under a separate warrant agreement. We will enter into the warrant agreement with a warrant agent. We will indicate the name and address of the warrant agent in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to a particular series of warrants.

We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement the terms of the series of warrants, including:

 

   

the offering price and aggregate number of warrants offered;

 

   

the currency for which the warrants may be purchased;

 

   

if applicable, the designation and terms of the securities with which the warrants are issued and the number of warrants issued with each such security or each principal amount of such security;

 

   

if applicable, the date on and after which the warrants and the related securities will be separately transferable;

 

   

in the case of warrants to purchase common stock or preferred stock, the number of shares of common stock or preferred stock, as the case may be, purchasable upon the exercise of one warrant and the price at which these shares may be purchased upon such exercise;

 

   

the effect of any merger, consolidation, sale or other disposition of our business on the warrant agreement and the warrants;

 

   

the terms of any rights to redeem or call the warrants;

 

   

any provisions for changes to or adjustments in the exercise price or number of securities issuable upon exercise of the warrants;

 

   

the periods during which, and places at which, the warrants are exercisable;

 

   

the manner of exercise;

 

   

the dates on which the right to exercise the warrants will commence and expire;

 

   

the manner in which the warrant agreement and warrants may be modified;

 

   

federal income tax consequences of holding or exercising the warrants;

 

   

the terms of the securities issuable upon exercise of the warrants; and

 

   

any other specific terms, preferences, rights or limitations of or restrictions on the warrants.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

The debt securities will be direct obligations of the Company and will be either senior or subordinated debt securities and may be either secured or unsecured. The debt securities will be issued under one or more indentures between us and a trustee to be named therein (the “Trustee”), the form of which is attached as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part (the “Base Indenture”). While the terms we have summarized below will apply generally to any debt securities that we may offer under this prospectus, we will describe the particular terms of any debt securities that we may offer in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement. The terms of any debt securities offered under a prospectus supplement may differ from the terms described below. Unless the context requires otherwise, whenever we refer to the indenture, we also are referring to any supplemental indentures that specify the terms of a particular series of debt securities. For purposes of this description of debt securities, references to “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer only to Resideo Technologies, Inc. and not to its subsidiaries.

General

We may issue debt securities in one or more series. A supplemental indenture will set forth specific terms of each series of debt securities. There will be prospectus supplements relating to particular series of debt securities. Each prospectus supplement will describe with respect to the particular series of debt securities offered:

 

   

the title of the debt securities;

 

   

any limit upon the aggregate principal amount of debt securities which we may issue;

 

   

the date or dates on which the debt securities will mature and the amount of principal which will be payable when the debt securities mature;

 

   

the rate or rates (which may be fixed or variable) at which the debt securities will bear interest, if any, or contingent interest, if any, as well as the dates from which interest will accrue, the dates on which interest will be payable, and the record date for the interest payable on any payment date;

 

   

the currency or currencies in which principal, premium, if any, and interest, if any, will be paid;

 

   

the place or places where principal, premium, if any, and interest, if any, on the debt securities will be payable;

 

   

any provisions regarding our right to repurchase or redeem debt securities or of holders to require us to repurchase or redeem debt securities;

 

   

whether the debt securities are senior or subordinated debt securities, and if subordinated debt securities, the terms of such subordination;

 

   

the right, if any, of holders of the debt securities to convert them into common stock or other securities, including any contingent conversion provisions and any provisions intended to prevent dilution of those conversion rights;

 

   

any provisions requiring or permitting us to make payments to a sinking fund which will be used to redeem debt securities or a purchase fund which will be used to purchase debt securities;

 

   

any index or formula used to determine the required payments of principal, premium, if any, or interest, if any;

 

   

the percentage of the principal amount of the debt securities which is payable if maturity of the debt securities is accelerated because of a default;

 

   

any special or modified events of default or covenants with respect to the debt securities; and

 

   

any other terms of the debt securities, which may be different from the terms set forth in this prospectus.

 

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The Base Indenture does not contain any restrictions on the payment of dividends or the repurchase of our securities or any financial covenants. However, supplemental indentures relating to particular series of debt securities, or other indentures or agreements to which we are a party, may contain provisions of that type.

We may issue debt securities at a discount from, or at a premium to, their stated principal amount. A prospectus supplement may describe federal income tax considerations and other special considerations applicable to a debt security issued with original issue discount or a premium.

If the principal of, premium, if any, or interest, if any, with regard to any series of debt securities is payable in a foreign currency, then in the prospectus supplement relating to those debt securities, we will describe any restrictions on currency conversions, tax considerations or other material restrictions with respect to that issue of debt securities.

Form of Debt Securities

We may issue debt securities in certificated or uncertificated form, in registered form with or without coupons or in bearer form with coupons, if applicable.

We may issue debt securities of a series in the form of one or more global certificates evidencing all or a portion of the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities of that series. We may deposit the global certificates with depositaries, and the global certificates may be subject to restrictions upon transfer or upon exchange for debt securities in individually certificated form.

Events of Default and Remedies

An event of default with respect to each series of debt securities will include:

 

   

our default in payment of the principal of or premium, if any, on any debt securities when it becomes due and payable at its stated maturity or upon redemption, acceleration or otherwise, of any series beyond any applicable grace period specified in a supplemental indenture;

 

   

our default for 30 days or a different period specified in a supplemental indenture, which may be no period, in payment of any installment of interest due with regard to debt securities of any series;

 

   

our default for 90 days after notice in the observance or performance of any other covenants or agreements with regard to any debt securities of a series or the indenture; and

 

   

certain events involving our bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization.

The Trustee may withhold notice to the holders of any series of debt securities of any default (except a default in payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest, if any) if the Trustee considers it in the interest of the holders of the series to do so.

The Trustee will give to the holders of any debt securities of a series notice of any default with regard to such debt securities of that series known to the Trustee (upon receipt in writing by a trust officer), within 90 days after it occurs; provided, that, except in the case of a default in the payment of the principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on any debt security, the Trustee will be protected in withholding notice of the default if and so long as a committee of its trust officers in good faith determines it in the interest of the holders of the series to do so.

If any event of default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee, by notice to us, or the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the series of debt securities then outstanding, by notice to us and the Trustee, may declare the principal of and accrued interest, if any, on all the debt securities of that series to be due and payable immediately. However, if we cure all events of default (except the failure to pay principal, premium

 

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or interest which became due solely because of the acceleration) and certain other conditions are met, that declaration may be rescinded and past defaults may be waived by the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the series of debt securities then outstanding.

The holders of a majority of the outstanding principal amount of a series of debt securities will have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting proceedings for any remedy available to the Trustee, subject to certain limitations specified in the indenture.

A prospectus supplement will describe any additional or different events of default and remedies which apply to any series of debt securities.

Modification of the Indenture or Other Indentures

Unless otherwise indicated in an applicable prospectus supplement (and related supplemental indenture relating to a particular series of debt securities), we and the Trustee may, without the consent of holders of debt securities, modify the indenture to (i) cure errors, omissions, defects, inconsistencies or ambiguities, (ii) comply with covenants in the indenture described below under the heading “Mergers and Other Transactions,” (iii) establish the form and terms of any debt securities of any series as contemplated in the indenture, (iv) provide for uncertificated debt securities in addition to or in place of certificated debt securities or (v) amend, modify or supplement the Base Indenture, or any supplemental indenture, to make any change that does not materially adversely affect the rights of any holder of debt securities, provided that any amendment, modification or supplement that conforms the Base Indenture or any supplemental indenture, as applied to any series of debt securities, to the terms described in the prospectus (including any prospectus supplement) pursuant to which such debt securities were initially sold shall be deemed not to adversely affect the rights of holders.

We and the Trustee may also (i) amend or supplement the indenture or the debt securities without notice to any holder but with the written consent of the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the debt securities of all series then outstanding or (ii) supplement the Base Indenture with regard to a series of debt securities, amend or supplement a supplemental indenture relating to a series of debt securities, or amend the debt securities of a series, without notice to any holder but with the written consent of the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the debt securities of that series then outstanding. The holders of a majority in principal amount of the debt securities of all series then outstanding may waive compliance by us with any provision of the indenture or the debt securities without notice to any holder. The holders of a majority in principal amount of the debt securities of any series then outstanding may waive compliance with any provision of the Base Indenture, any supplemental indenture or the debt securities of that series with regard to the debt securities of that series without notice to any holder. However, without the consent of the holder so affected, no amendment, supplement or waiver, including a waiver of existing events of default, may: extend the fixed maturity of any debt securities, reduce the rate or extend the time for payment of interest, if any, on any debt securities, reduce the principal amount of any debt securities or the premium, if any, on any debt securities, impair or affect the right of a holder to institute suit for the payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest, if any, with regard to any debt securities, change the currency in which any debt securities are payable or impair the right, if any, to convert any debt securities into common stock or any other of our securities, reduce the percentage of debt securities required to consent to an amendment, supplement or waiver, reduce the amount payable upon the redemption of any debt security or change the time at which any debt security may or will be redeemed, modify the provisions of any supplemental indenture with respect to subordination of any debt securities of a series in a manner adverse to the holders or make any change to certain provisions of the indenture relating to, among other things, the right of holders of debt securities to receive payment of the principal of, premium and interest on those debt securities, to demand conversion and to waive existing events of default.

Mergers and Other Transactions

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convey, transfer or lease our properties and assets substantially as an entirety to another person, unless (1) the entity formed by the consolidation or into which we are merged, or which acquires or leases our properties and assets substantially as an entirety, is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, a State of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, and assumes by a supplemental indenture all our obligations with regard to outstanding debt securities and our other covenants under the indenture, (2) with regard to each series of debt securities, immediately after giving effect to the transaction, no event of default with respect to that series of debt securities, and no event which would become an event of default, will have occurred and be continuing and (3) we have delivered to the Trustee an officers’ certificate and an opinion of counsel, stating that the consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and the supplemental indenture (or the supplemental indentures together) comply with the applicable section of the indenture and that all the conditions precedent relating to the transaction set forth in the applicable section of the indenture have been fulfilled.

Upon any event described in the immediately preceding paragraph, the successor entity will succeed to and be substituted for us, and may exercise every right of ours under the Base Indenture and each supplemental indenture relating to outstanding series of debt securities, and the predecessor entity will be relieved of all obligations and covenants under the Base Indenture and each supplemental indenture.

Concerning the Trustee

You should note that if the Trustee becomes a creditor of ours, the indenture and the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 limit the rights of the Trustee to obtain payment of claims in certain cases, or to realize on certain property received in respect of certain claims, as security or otherwise. The Trustee and its affiliates may engage in, and will be permitted to continue to engage in, other transactions with us and our affiliates. If, however, the Trustee, acquires any “conflicting interest” within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, it must eliminate the conflict or resign.

The holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding debt securities of any series may direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee with regard to that series or of exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee with regard to the debt securities of that series. However, the Trustee may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law or the indenture or, subject to the indenture, that the Trustee determines is unduly prejudicial to the rights of other holders or that would involve the Trustee in personal liability; provided, however, that the Trustee may take any other action deemed proper by the Trustee that is not inconsistent with such direction. Prior to taking any action as a result of a direction given under this paragraph, the Trustee will be entitled to indemnification satisfactory to it in its sole discretion against all losses and expenses caused by taking or not taking that action. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee, in the exercise of its rights and powers, must use the degree of care and skill in their exercise, as a prudent person would exercise in the conduct of his or her own affairs, provided that, the Trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture at the request of any of the holders of the debt securities, unless they have offered to the Trustee indemnity or security satisfactory to the Trustee.

Governing Law

Each of the Base Indenture, each supplemental indenture, and the debt securities issued under them will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We may sell our securities from time to time pursuant to underwritten public offerings, negotiated transactions, block trades or a combination of these methods. We may sell our securities separately or together:

 

   

to or through one or more underwriters, brokers or dealers;

 

   

through agents;

 

   

directly to one or more purchasers; or

 

   

through a combination of any of these methods of sale.

We may distribute our securities from time to time in one or more transactions:

 

   

at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed;

 

   

at market prices prevailing at the time of sale;

 

   

at prices related to such prevailing market prices; or

 

   

at negotiated prices.

The related prospectus supplement will set forth the terms of each offering, including:

 

   

the name or names of any agents, dealers, underwriters or investors who purchase the securities;

 

   

the purchase price of the securities being offered and the proceeds we will receive from the sale;

 

   

the amount of any compensation, discounts, commissions or fees to be received by the underwriters, dealer or agents;

 

   

any options under which underwriters may purchase additional securities from us;

 

   

any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers;

 

   

any securities exchanges on which such securities may be listed;

 

   

the terms of any indemnification provisions, including indemnification from liabilities under the federal securities laws; and

 

   

the nature of any transaction by an underwriter, dealer or agent during the offering that is intended to stabilize or maintain the market prices of the securities.

Direct Sales and Sales Through Agents

We may solicit directly offers to purchase securities being offered by this prospectus. We may also designate agents to solicit offers to purchase our securities from time to time. We may sell our securities offered by this prospectus by any method permitted by law, including sales deemed to be an “at the market” offering as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act, including without limitation sales made directly on the NYSE, on any other existing trading market for our securities or to or through a market maker. We will name in a prospectus supplement any agent involved in the offer or sale of our securities.

Sales Through Underwriters or Dealers

If we utilize a dealer in the sale of our securities being offered by this prospectus, we will sell our securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell our securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of resale.

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in the prospectus supplement that the underwriter will use to make resales of our securities to the public. In connection with the sale of our securities, we or the purchasers of our securities for whom the underwriter may act as agent may compensate the underwriter in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions. The underwriter may sell our securities to or through dealers, and the underwriter may compensate those dealers in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions.

We will provide in the applicable prospectus supplement any compensation we will pay to underwriters, dealers or agents in connection with the offering of our securities, and any discounts, concessions or commissions allowed by underwriters to participating dealers. In compliance with guidelines of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, the maximum consideration or discount to be received by any FINRA member or independent broker dealer may not exceed 8% of the aggregate amount of securities pursuant to this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement. Underwriters, dealers and agents participating in the distribution of our securities may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of our securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions. In the event that an offering made pursuant to this prospectus is subject to FINRA Rule 5121, the prospectus supplement will comply with the prominent disclosure provisions of that rule.

To facilitate the offering of our securities, certain persons participating in the offering may engage in transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the price of our securities. This may include over-allotments or short sales of our securities, which involves the sale by persons participating in the offering of more securities than we sold to them. In these circumstances, these persons would cover such over-allotments or short positions by making purchases in the open market or by exercising an option to purchase additional securities. In addition, these persons may stabilize or maintain the price of our securities by bidding for or purchasing our securities in the open market or by imposing penalty bids, whereby selling concessions allowed to dealers participating in the offering may be reclaimed if the securities sold by them are repurchased in connection with stabilization transactions. The effect of these transactions may be to stabilize or maintain the market price of our securities at a level above that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. These transactions may be discontinued at any time.

Delayed Delivery Contracts

We may authorize underwriters, dealers or agents to solicit offers by certain purchasers to purchase our securities from us at the public offering price set forth in the prospectus supplement pursuant to delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. The contracts will be subject only to those conditions set forth in the prospectus supplement, and the prospectus supplement will set forth any commissions we pay for solicitation of these contracts.

Derivative Transactions

We may enter into derivative transactions with third parties, or sell our securities not covered by this prospectus to third parties in privately negotiated transactions. If the applicable prospectus supplement so indicates, in connection with any derivative transaction, the third parties may sell our securities covered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, including in short sale transactions. If so, the third party may use our securities pledged by us or borrowed from us or others to settle those sales or to close out any related open borrowings of securities, and may use our securities received from us in settlement of those derivatives to close out any related open borrowings of securities. The third party in such sale transactions will be an underwriter and will be identified in the applicable prospectus supplement or a post-effective amendment to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. In addition, we may otherwise loan or pledge our securities to a financial institution or other third party that in turn may sell our securities short using this prospectus. Such financial institution or other third party may transfer its economic short position to investors in our securities or in connection with a concurrent offering of other securities.

 

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General Information

Any securities offered other than common stock will be a new issue and, other than the common stock, which is listed on the NYSE, will have no established trading market. We may elect to list any series of securities on an exchange, and in the case of the common stock, on any additional exchange, but, unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement and/or other offering material, we shall not be obligated to do so. No assurance can be given as to the liquidity of the trading market for any of the securities.

The underwriters, dealers and agents may engage in transactions with us, or perform services for us, in the ordinary course of business. We may provide the underwriters, dealers and agents with indemnification against civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or contribution with respect to payments that they may make with respect to these liabilities.

 

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RECLASSIFICATION

On January 1, 2020, the Company changed its classification of research and development expenses from Cost of goods sold to Selling, general and administrative expenses, such that research and development expenses are excluded from the calculation of Gross profit. This change had no impact on Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) Per Share or the Consolidated Balance Sheet, Statements of Cash Flow or Equity. The Company determined the impact on previously issued consolidated annual and interim financial statements was not material. As a result, the Company recast the previously issued interim financial statements for comparative 2019 periods in each of its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the first, second and third quarters of 2020. Also, the consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (our “2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K”) have not been recast to reflect this change. The following table summarizes the amounts previously reported in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K and a decrease in Cost of goods sold and an increase in Gross profit and in Selling, general and administrative expenses of $87 million, $59 million, and $71 million for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively to reflect the change that occurred on January 1, 2020 (in millions):

 

     Recasted
Years Ended December 31,
    Originally Reported
Years Ended December 31,
 
     2019     2018     2017     2019     2018     2017  

Net revenue

   $     4,988     $     4,827     $     4,519     $     4,988     $     4,827     $     4,519  

Cost of goods sold

     3,711       3,402       3,132       3,798       3,461       3,203  

Gross profit

     1,277       1,425       1,387       1,190       1,366       1,316  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     1,019       932       942       932       873       871  

Operating profit

   $ 258     $ 493     $ 445     $ 258     $ 493     $ 445  

Cost of goods sold

   $ 3,711     $ 3,402     $ 3,132     $ 3,798     $ 3,461     $ 3,203  

% change compared with prior period

     9     9       10     8  

Gross profit percentage

     26     30     31     24     28     29

Selling, general and administrative expense

   $ 1,019     $ 932     $ 942     $ 932     $ 873     $ 871  

% of revenue

     20     19     21     19     18     19

The reclassification also impacted “Note 7. Restructuring Charges” in the 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K. For the year ended December 31, 2019 the total restructuring related to Cost of goods sold decreased $7 million with a corresponding increase in Selling, general and administrative expenses.

This reclassification impacted the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” Cost of goods gold and Selling, general and administrative Expense discussions. However, there was no impact on the Company’s Review of Business Segments. Below contains the recasted discussion.

Cost of Goods Sold

2019 compared with 2018

Cost of goods sold for 2019 was $3,711 million, an increase of $309 million, or 9%, from $3,402 million in 2018. This $309 million increase in cost of goods sold was primarily driven by higher revenue in the ADI Global Distribution segment, material and labor inflation and increased production costs including inventory write-downs, changes in sales mix, headquarter allocations previously classified in selling, general and administrative expense in the period prior to the Spin-Off, restructuring costs and Spin-Off related costs totaling $388 million. The increased costs were partially offset by foreign currency translation and savings in other miscellaneous costs of goods sold totaling $79 million.

 

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The primary drivers to the decrease in gross profit percentage were a 200 basis points (“bps”) impact from changes in sales mix, 100 bps impact from material and labor inflation and fixed production costs, and 100 bps impact from headquarter allocations previously classified in selling, general and administrative expense in the period prior to the Spin-Off.

2018 compared with 2017

Cost of goods sold for 2018 was $3,402 million, an increase of $270 million, or 9%, from $3,132 million in 2017. This increase in cost of goods sold was primarily driven by higher revenue in both the ADI Global Distribution and Products & Solutions segments, foreign currency translation, material and labor inflation, and changes in sales mix, and totaling $270 million.

The decrease in gross profit percentage was primarily driven by a 200 bps impact of net direct material and labor inflation partially offset by 100 bps impact from higher sales prices.

Selling, General and Administrative Expense

2019 compared with 2018

Selling, general and administrative expense for 2019 was $1,019 million, an increase of $87 million, from $932 million in 2018. The increase was driven by Spin-Off related costs, license fees associated with the Trademark License Agreement, restructuring costs, research and development, labor cost inflation, legal expenses, and impact of acquisitions totaling $174 million. These increases were partially offset by headquarter cost allocation now partially classified in cost of goods sold, foreign currency translation, and miscellaneous cost reductions totaling $87 million.

2018 compared with 2017

Selling, general and administrative expense for 2018 was $932 million, a decrease of $10 million from $942 million in 2017. The decrease was driven by reductions in operating expenses and lower restructuring costs of $20 million, offset by foreign currency translation totaling $10 million.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, New York will pass upon the validity of any securities we offer by this prospectus.

EXPERTS

The financial statements, incorporated in this prospectus by reference from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the effectiveness of Resideo Technologies, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting, have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their reports, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements have been so incorporated in reliance upon the reports of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file reports and proxy statements with the SEC. These filings include our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and proxy statements on Schedule 14A, as well as any amendments to those reports and proxy statements and are available free of charge through our website at www.resideo.com as soon as reasonably practicable after we file them with, or furnish them to, the SEC. Our website and the information contained on, or that can be accessed through, the website will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in, and are not considered part of, this prospectus. You should not rely on any such information in making your decision whether to purchase our securities. The SEC also maintains a website at www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding us and other issuers that file electronically with the SEC.

We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act relating to the securities being offered by this prospectus. This prospectus, which constitutes part of that registration statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement or the exhibits and schedules which are part of the registration statement. For further information about us and the securities offered, see the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules thereto. Statements contained in this prospectus regarding the contents of any contract or any other document to which reference is made are not necessarily complete, and, in each instance where a copy of a contract or other document has been filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, reference is made to the copy so filed, each of those statements being qualified in all respects by the reference.

 

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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” into this prospectus the information we file with the SEC in other documents, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents instead of having to repeat the information in this prospectus. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus, and later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede such information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future information filed (rather than furnished) with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act between the date of this prospectus and the date all securities to which this prospectus relates have been sold or the offering is otherwise terminated and also between the date of the initial registration statement and prior to effectiveness of the registration statement, provided, however, that we are not incorporating any information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K (or any exhibits to the extent furnished in connection with such Items) or any information that is otherwise furnished under applicable SEC rules rather than filed:

 

   

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on February 27, 2020;

 

   

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020, June  30, 2020 and September 26, 2020, as filed with the SEC on May 7, 2020, August 4, 2020 and November 5, 2020, respectively;

 

   

the information included in our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the SEC on April 24, 2020, as supplemented by the Definitive Additional Materials filed with the SEC on May 19, 2020, in each case to the extent incorporated by reference in Part III of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019;

 

   

our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC on January  7, 2020, March  19, 2020, April  23, 2020 (only with respect to the Item 1.01, 5.02, 8.01 and 9.01 information), May  19, 2020, May  29, 2020, June  10, 2020 and July 31, 2020; and

 

   

the description of our common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 10, as filed with the SEC on October 2, 2018, as updated by Exhibit 4.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, including any further amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating the description.

We will furnish without charge to you a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference, including exhibits to these documents, upon written or oral request. Direct your written request to: Investor Relations, Resideo Technologies, Inc., 901 E 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702, (512) 726-3500, Attention: Jason Willey.

A statement contained in a document incorporated by reference into this prospectus shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement or in any other subsequently filed document which is also incorporated in this prospectus modifies or replaces such statement. Any statements so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

 

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INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14. Other expenses of issuance and distribution.

The following table sets forth the costs and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, payable by us in connection with the sale of the securities being registered. All amounts shown are estimates, except the SEC registration fee.

 

Item

   Amount
to be Paid
 

SEC registration fee

   $     *  

FINRA filing fee

     **  

Legal fees and expenses

     **  

Accountants’ fees and expenses

     **  

Trustees’ and transfer agents’ expenses

     **  

Printing expenses

     **  

Miscellaneous

     **  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ **  
  

 

 

 

 

*

Deferred in accordance with Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r) under the Securities Act.

**

Estimated fees and expenses are not presently known and will be reflected in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Item 15. Indemnification of directors and officers.

Limitation on liability and indemnification of directors and officers

Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation may indemnify directors and officers against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with any threatened, pending or completed actions, suits or proceedings in which such person is made a party by reason of such person being or having been a director or officer of the registrant. The DGCL provides that Section 145 is not exclusive of other rights to which those seeking indemnification may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise. The Company’s By-laws provide for indemnification by the Company of its directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL or other applicable law.

Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) for unlawful payments of dividends or unlawful stock repurchases, redemptions or other distributions, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. The Company’s Certificate provides that the Company may, through By-law provisions, agreements with agents or other persons, votes of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise provide indemnification rights to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL or any other law of the State of Delaware.

The Company maintains standard policies of insurance under which coverage is provided (a) to its directors and officers against loss rising from claims made by reason of breach of duty or other wrongful act, and (b) to the Company with respect to payments which may be made by the Company to such officers and directors pursuant to the above indemnification provision or otherwise as a matter of law.

See also the undertakings set out in response to Item 17 herein.

 

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Item 16. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Exhibit Description

  1.1*   Form of Underwriting Agreement
  3.1(1)   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Resideo Technologies, Inc.
  3.2(1)   Amended and Restated By-laws of Resideo Technologies, Inc.
  4.1   Form of Indenture between Resideo Technologies, Inc. and the trustee to be named therein
  4.2*   Form of Debt Security
  4.3*   Form of Certificate of Designation
  4.4*   Form of Preferred Stock Certificate
  4.5*   Form of Warrant Agreement
  4.6*   Form of Warrant Certificate
  5.1   Opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP regarding the validity of the securities being registered
23.1   Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP
23.2   Consent of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
24.1   Power of Attorney (included in the signature pages hereto)
25.1*   Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended

 

(1)

Incorporated by reference to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on October 29, 2018.

*

To be filed by amendment or pursuant to a report to be filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, if applicable, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 17. 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;

(ii)To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the 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 the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in the 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 SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% 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 the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

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provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

 

  (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, 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.

 

  (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.

 

  (4)

That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

 

  (A)

Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

  (B)

Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

  (5)

That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

  (i)

Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

 

  (ii)

Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

  (iii)

The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

  (iv)

Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

 

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(b) The undersigned registrant hereby further undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the 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 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 SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act 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 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

(d) To file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “Trust Indenture Act”), in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SEC under Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Austin, State of Texas, on November 16, 2020.

 

RESIDEO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
By:   /s/ Anthony L. Trunzo
  Anthony L. Trunzo
 

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Each of the undersigned directors and officers of Resideo Technologies, Inc. hereby constitutes and appoints each of Jay Geldmacher, Anthony L. Trunzo and Jeannine J. Lane, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to execute any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, to sign any registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to cause the same to be filed with all exhibits thereto, and all documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and desirable to be done in and about the premises as fully and to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all acts and things that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or their or his substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement on Form S-3 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name    Title   Date

/s/ Jay Geldmacher

Jay Geldmacher

  

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  November 16, 2020

/s/ Anthony L. Trunzo

Anthony L. Trunzo

  

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

  November 16, 2020

/s/ AnnMarie Geddes

AnnMarie Geddes

   Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)   November 16, 2020

/s/ Roger B. Fradin

Roger B. Fradin

   Chairman of the Board   November 16, 2020

/s/ Paul F. Deninger

Paul F. Deninger

   Director   November 16, 2020

/s/ Cynthia Hostetler

Cynthia Hostetler

   Director   November 16, 2020

/s/ Brian G. Kushner

Brian G. Kushner

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Name    Title   Date

 

/s/ Jack R. Lazar

Jack R. Lazar

  

 

Director

 

 

November 16, 2020

/s/ Nina L. Richardson

Nina L. Richardson

   Director   November 16, 2020

/s/ Andrew C. Teich

Andrew C. Teich

   Director   November 16, 2020

/s/ Sharon Wienbar

Sharon Wienbar

   Director   November 16, 2020