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Form 8-K for AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC


21-Jun-2013

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financi


Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 18, 2013, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") entered into an underwriting agreement with BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, on behalf of the several underwriters named therein, in connection with the offer and sale of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.875% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "Notes") in an underwritten public offering (the "Offering"). The underwriting agreement contains customary representations and covenants and includes the terms and conditions of the sale of the Notes, indemnification and contribution obligations and other terms and conditions customary in agreements of this type.

The Notes are being issued pursuant to the Indenture, dated as of October 24, 2007, (the "Indenture") between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the "Trustee"), and the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 21, 2013, between the Company and the Trustee (the "Supplemental Indenture") with the following principal terms.

The Notes are being issued at a price to the public of 99.544% of their principal amount. The Notes will mature on July 15, 2023 and bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.875% per annum, payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, commencing on January 15, 2014. The Notes are unsecured and will rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company's other senior unsecured indebtedness.

The Notes are redeemable, in whole or in part at any time prior to April 15, 2023, at the Company's option, at a redemption price equal to the greater of the following amounts, plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the date of redemption: (a) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed on the redemption date; or (b) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments thereon discounted to the date of redemption, on a semi-annual basis, at the applicable Treasury Rate (as defined in the Supplemental Indenture) plus 30 basis points for the Notes. If the Notes are redeemed on or after April 15, 2023, the redemption price will equal 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed on the redemption date, plus accrued but unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the redemption date. In addition, upon the occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined in the Supplemental Indenture) of the Company that results in a decrease of the ratings of the Notes by one of Fitch Ratings Ltd. ("Fitch"), Moody's Investors Service Inc. (Moody's) or Standard & Poor's Rating Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P"), such that the applicable Notes are rated below investment grade by each of Fitch, Moody's and S&P, the Company will be required to make an offer to repurchase the Notes at a price equal to 101% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of repurchase.

The Indenture contains covenants that limit the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to grant liens on certain assets to secure indebtedness, and to enter into sale and lease-back transactions, subject to certain exceptions.

The Notes are subject to customary events of default, including: (a) the Company's failure to pay principal or premium, if any, on the Notes when due at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise; (b) the Company's failure to pay interest for 30 days after the interest becomes due and payable; (c) the Company's failure to repurchase Notes tendered for repurchase following the occurrence of a Change of Control Repurchase Event (as defined in the Supplemental Indenture); (d) the Company's failure to perform, or its breach of, any other covenant or warranty in the Indenture for 90 days after either the Trustee or holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Notes have given the Company written notice of the default or breach in the manner required by the Indenture; (e) specified events involving the Company's bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization; and (f) (1) a failure to make any payment at maturity, including any applicable grace period, on any indebtedness of the Company (other than indebtedness of the Company owing to any of its subsidiaries) outstanding in an amount in excess of


$100 million and continuance of this failure to pay or (2) a default on any indebtedness of the Company (other than indebtedness owing to any of its subsidiaries), which default results in the acceleration of such indebtedness in an amount in excess of $100 million without such indebtedness having been discharged or the acceleration having been cured, waived, rescinded or annulled, in the case of clause (1) or (2) above.

The descriptions above are summaries and are qualified in their entirety by the Indenture, filed as Exhibit 4.01 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on October 24, 2007 (File No. 333-146892) and the underwriting agreement, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the form of Note, each filed as Exhibit No. 1.01, 4.01 and 4.02 hereto, respectively, and, in each case, incorporated by reference herein.



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 above under Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.



Item 8.01. Other Events.

In connection with the Offering, the Company is filing a legal opinion and consent as Exhibit No. 5.01 and Exhibit No. 23.01, respectively, to this current report on Form 8-K.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
No.                                     Description
1.01      Underwriting Agreement, dated June 18, 2013, by and among the Company,
          BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Merrill
          Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, on behalf of the several
          underwriters named therein
4.01      Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 21, 2013, between the
          Company and U.S. Bank National Association
4.02      Form of Global Note for the Company's 3.875% Senior Notes due 2023
          (contained in Exhibit 4.01)
5.01      Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP
23.01     Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit No. 5.01)


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