SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
August 15, 2022
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification Number)|
|2800 Executive Way||Miramar,||Florida||33025|
|(Address of Principal Executive)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|☒||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value||SAVE||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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On July 28, 2022, Spirit Airlines, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Spirit"), filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the "Original 8-K") disclosing its entry into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") with JetBlue Airways Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("JetBlue"), and Sundown Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue. This Amendment No. 1 to the Original 8-K is being filed solely to correct a scrivener's error contained in Section 3.3(b) of the Merger Agreement filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Original 8-K. Exhibit 2.1 filed with this Amendment No. 1 replaces Exhibit 2.1 to the Original 8-K in its entirety, and all other disclosures in, and exhibits to, the Original 8-K remain unchanged.
Important Additional Information Will be Filed with the SEC
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger between JetBlue and Spirit. In connection with the proposed transaction, Spirit intends to file with the SEC a proxy statement. JetBlue and Spirit also plan to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED BY JETBLUE OR SPIRIT WITH THE SEC IN THEIR ENTIRETY CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JETBLUE, SPIRIT, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by JetBlue and Spirit through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by JetBlue and Spirit on JetBlue's Investor Relations website at and on Spirit's Investor Relations website at .
Participants in the Solicitation
JetBlue and Spirit, and certain of their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding JetBlue's directors and executive officers is contained in JetBlue's definitive proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on April 7, 2022, and in JetBlue's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on February 22, 2022. Information regarding Spirit's directors and executive officers is contained in Spirit's definitive proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such participants by reading the proxy statement and other relevant materials regarding the proposed transaction when they become available.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements in this communication, including statements concerning JetBlue and Spirit, the proposed transaction and other matters, should be considered forward-looking within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on JetBlue's and Spirit's current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to JetBlue's and Spirit's operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "indicates," "remains," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals," "targets" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed, or assured. All forward-looking statements in this communication are based upon information available to JetBlue and Spirit on the date of this communication. JetBlue and Spirit undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. All written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the proposed transaction or other matters addressed in this communication and attributable to JetBlue, Spirit or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this communication.
Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of one or both of the parties to terminate the JetBlue merger agreement; failure to obtain applicable regulatory or Spirit
stockholder approval in a timely manner or otherwise and the potential financial consequences thereof; failure to satisfy other closing conditions to the proposed transaction; failure of the parties to consummate the transaction; JetBlue's ability to finance the transaction and the indebtedness JetBlue expects to incur in connection with the transaction; the possibility that JetBlue may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected timeframes or at all; risks that JetBlue will not successfully integrate Spirit's operations with those of JetBlue, and the possibility that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected or that operating costs and business disruption (including disruptions in relationships with employees, customers or suppliers) may be greater than expected in connection with the transaction; failure to realize anticipated benefits of the combined operations; demand for the combined company's services; the growth, change and competitive landscape of the markets in which the combined company participates; expected seasonality trends; diversion of managements' attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; risks related to investor and rating agency perceptions of each of the parties and their respective business, operations, financial condition and the industry in which they operate; risks related to the potential impact of general economic, political and market factors on the companies or the proposed transaction; that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the businesses of the companies; ongoing and increase in costs related to IT network security; and other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time under the sections captioned "Risk Factors" in JetBlue's and Spirit's reports and other documents filed with the SEC from time to time, including their Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 15, 2022||SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.|
By: /s/ Thomas Canfield
|Name: Thomas Canfield|
|Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel|
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