Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): July 31, 2019 (July 30, 2019)  

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


2820 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, California 95134
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(408) 470-1000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par valueALGNThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(NASDAQ Global Market)

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

In May 2018, Align Technology, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Align”), announced a $600 million stock repurchase program (the “Stock Repurchase Program”).  We currently have $400.5 million remaining available for repurchase under the Stock Repurchase Program.  On July 30, 2019, Align entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement (the “ASR Contract”) with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”)to repurchase an aggregate of $200 million of Align’s common stock.  Under the ASR Contract, Align will make an initial payment of $200 million in the aggregate to Morgan Stanley and will receive an initial delivery of approximately 689,000 shares of common stock.  The exact number of shares Align will repurchase under the ASR Contract will be based generally upon the average daily volume weighted average price of Align’s common stock during the repurchase period, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Contract. At settlement, under certain circumstances, Morgan Stanley may be required to deliver additional shares of common stock to Align, or under certain circumstances, Align may be required either to deliver shares of common stock or to make a cash payment to Morgan Stanley. Final settlement of the transactions under the ASR Contract is expected to occur no later than approximately three months from July 30, 2019. The terms of the accelerated share repurchases under the ASR Contract are subject to adjustment if Align were to enter into or announce certain types of transactions or to take certain corporate actions.

The ASR Contract contains the principal terms and provisions governing the accelerated share repurchases, including, but not limited to, the mechanism used to determine the number of shares that will be delivered, the required timing of delivery of the shares, the circumstances under which Morgan Stanley is permitted to make adjustments to valuation and calculation periods and various acknowledgements, representations and warranties made by Align, on the one hand, and Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, to one another. The foregoing description of the ASR Contract is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the ASR Contract, a copy of which will be filed with Align’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019.

In addition to the ASR, Align announced that Joe Hogan, president and CEO, intends to personally purchase $1.0 million of Align’s common stock.

A copy of the press release announcing Align’s entry into the ASR Contract is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.    Description                                                                                                       
99.1  Press Release of Align Technology, Inc. announcing Accelerated Stock Repurchase



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: July 31, 2019By: /s/ John F. Morici        
  John F. Morici
  Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit No.    Description                                                                                                       
99.1 Press Release of Align Technology, Inc. announcing Accelerated Stock Repurchase



Align Technology Announces $200 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase Program

Joe Hogan, president and CEO, intends to personally purchase $1.0 million of Align’s common stock

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced that it has entered into an accelerated stock repurchase agreement ("ASR") with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), to repurchase $200 million of Align's common stock as part of Align's $600 million stock repurchase program announced on May 23, 2018. 

Under the terms of the ASR, Align will receive an initial delivery of approximately 689,000 shares. The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on Align's volume-weighted average stock price during the term of the ASR transaction, less an agreed upon discount. The ASR transaction is expected to be completed approximately three months from July 30, 2019 and will be funded with Align’s cash on hand.  As of June 30, 2019, Align had approximately 79.9 million shares outstanding and $765.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term and long-term investments.

In addition to the ASR, Align announced that Joe Hogan, president and CEO, intends to personally purchase $1.0 million of Align’s common stock.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align’s products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

Forward-Looking Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements including statements regarding the expected completion date of the ASR transaction, the number of shares of common stock that will be initially delivered to Align under the ASR transaction, Align's expectation that it will finance the ASR transaction with cash on hand and Mr. Hogan’s intention to purchase shares of common stock. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release relating to expectations about future events or results are based upon information available to Align as of the date hereof. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Align's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 28, 2019 and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on May 2, 2019. Align undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Investor Relations Contact Press Contact 
Madelyn Homick Shannon Mangum Henderson
Align Technology, Inc.  Ethos Communication, Inc.
(408) 470-1180  (678) 261-7803
mhomick@aligntech.com  align@ethoscommunication.com