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§ 240.14d-101 Schedule 14D-9.
Securities and Exchange Commission,
Washington, D.C. 20549
Solicitation/Recommendation Statement under Section 14(d)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. ___)
(Name of Subject Company)
(Names of Persons Filing Statement)
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
(Name, address, and telephone numbers of person authorized to receive notices and communications on behalf of the persons filing statement)
[ ] Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.
A. File eight copies of the statement, including all exhibits, with the Commission if paper filing is permitted.
B. If the filing contains only preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer, no signature is required. The filer need not respond to the items in the schedule. Any pre-commencement communications that are filed under cover of this schedule need not be incorporated by reference into the schedule.
C. If an item is inapplicable or the answer is in the negative, so state. The statement published, sent or given to security holders may omit negative and not applicable responses. If the schedule includes any information that is not published, sent or given to security holders, provide that information or specifically incorporate it by reference under the appropriate item number and heading in the schedule. Do not recite the text of disclosure requirements in the schedule or any document published, sent or given to security holders. Indicate clearly the coverage of the requirements without referring to the text of the items.
D. Information contained in exhibits to the statement may be incorporated by reference in answer or partial answer to any item unless it would render the answer misleading, incomplete, unclear or confusing. A copy of any information that is incorporated by reference or a copy of the pertinent pages of a document containing the information must be submitted with this statement as an exhibit, unless it was previously filed with the Commission electronically on EDGAR. If an exhibit contains information responding to more than one item in the schedule, all information in that exhibit may be incorporated by reference once in response to the several items in the schedule for which it provides an answer. Information incorporated by reference is deemed filed with the Commission for all purposes of the Act.
E. Amendments disclosing a material change in the information set forth in this statement may omit any information previously disclosed in this statement.
Item 1. Subject Company Information
Furnish the information required by Item 1002(a) and (b) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1002 of this chapter).
Item 2. Identity and Background of Filing Person
Furnish the information required by Item 1003(a) and (d) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1003 of this chapter).
Item 3. Past Contacts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements
Furnish the information required by Item 1005(d) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1005 of this chapter).
Item 4. The Solicitation or Recommendation
Furnish the information required by Item 1012(a) through (c) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1012 of this chapter).
Item 5. Person/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used
Furnish the information required by Item 1009(a) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1009 of this chapter).
Item 6. Interest in Securities of the Subject Company
Furnish the information required by Item 1008(b) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1008 of this chapter).
Item 7. Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals
Furnish the information required by Item 1006(d) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1006 of this chapter).
Item 8. Additional Information
Furnish the information required by Item 1011(b) and (c) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1011 of this chapter).
Item 9. Exhibits
File as an exhibit to the Schedule all documents specified by Item 1016(a), (e) and (g) of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1016 of this chapter).
Signature. After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
(Name and title)
Instruction to Signature: The statement must be signed by the filing person or that person's authorized representative. If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by an authorized representative (other than an executive officer of a corporation or general partner of a partnership), evidence of the representative's authority to sign on behalf of the person must be filed with the statement. The name and any title of each person who signs the statement must be typed or printed beneath the signature. See § 240.14d-1(h) with respect to signature requirements.