SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Under Section 14(d)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Name of Subject Company)
(Name of Persons Filing Statement)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
Timothy M. Dozois
2300 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Persons Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications
on Behalf of the Person(s) Filing Statement)
Morrison & Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482
|☐||Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Item 1.||Subject Company Information|
The name of the subject company is Pendrell Corporation, a Washington corporation (the Corporation ). The Corporations principal executive offices are located at 2300 Carillon Point, Kirkland WA 98033 and its telephone number at its principal executive offices is 425-278-7100. The class of securities to which this Schedule 14D-9 relates is the Corporations Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the Shares ). As of October 13, 2017, there were 19,107,885 Shares outstanding.
|Item 2.||Identity and Background of Filing Person|
The Corporation is the person filing this Schedule 14D-9. This is the Corporations response to the tender offer (the Tender Offer ) submitted to holders of Shares by Lemon Creek Advisers LP and MacKenzie Capital Management LP (collectively Purchasers ) to purchase up to 1,000,000 Shares at a price of $1 per Share, as disclosed in a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO filed by Purchasers with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 9, 2017.
|Item 3.||Past Contracts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements|
There are no material agreements, arrangements or understandings between the Corporation or its affiliates and Purchasers or their affiliates. Tim Dozois, the Corporations corporate counsel and corporate secretary, serves as a director of MacKenzie Realty Capital, Inc., an affiliate of Purchasers. MacKenzie Realty Capital, Inc. is not a party to the Tender Offer, and there are no other actual or potential conflicts of interest between the Corporation or its affiliates and Purchasers or their affiliates.
|Item 4.||The Solicitation or Recommendation|
The Corporation expresses no opinion and is remaining neutral toward the Tender Offer. The Corporation has previously announced a reverse stock split, scheduled for November 30, 2017, through which the Corporation anticipates the fractionalization of approximately 82,000 Shares. The Corporation has announced that it intends to purchase the fractional Shares at a price no less than $6.55 per fractionalized Share. The Corporation does not anticipate that the Tender Offer will have any material impact on (i) the reverse stock split, (ii) the number of Shares fractionalized and purchased by the Corporation because of the reverse stock split, or (iii) the price paid by the Corporation for fractionalized Shares.
|Item 5.||Persons/Assets Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used|
Neither the Corporation nor any person acting on its behalf has employed, retained or compensated, or intends to employ, retain or compensate, any person to make solicitations or recommendations regarding the Tender Offer.
|Item 6.||Interest in Securities of the Corporation|
On September 15, 2017, the Corporation purchased 1,709 Shares at $6.79 per Share, representing the withholding of restricted stock to satisfy tax withholding obligations upon the vesting of the related restricted stock. On October 3, 2017, the Corporation purchased 200,000 Shares from a sophisticated investor who is not affiliated with the Corporation or Purchasers in a private transaction for $6.73 per share. To the best of the Corporations knowledge, after due inquiry, neither the Corporation nor any of its executive officers, directors, affiliates or beneficial owners of 10% or more of the Corporations outstanding shares has engaged in any other transaction in the Corporations securities during the past 60 days.
|Item 7.||Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals|
The Corporation expresses no opinion regarding the purpose of the Tender Offer. The Corporation is not, in any manner, altering its plans or proposals in response to the Tender Offer. The Corporation has no reason to question the information set forth in Purchasers Schedule TO.
|Item 8.||Additional Information|
Information regarding the Corporations scheduled reverse stock split and the Corporations related repurchase of fractionalized Shares can be found at
|Item 9.||Material to be Filed as Exhibits|
After due inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|Dated: October 13, 2017||By:||/s/ Timothy M. Dozois|
|Timothy M. Dozois|
|Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary|