XRX / Xerox Corp. / DEASON DARWIN - AMENDMENT NO. 3 (Activist Investment)

SecurityXRX / Xerox Corp.
Form TypeSC 13D/A
File Date2018-02-13

Document List

XRX / Xerox Corp. / DEASON DARWIN - AMENDMENT NO. 3 (Activist Investment)
XRX / Xerox Corp. / DEASON DARWIN - EXHIBIT 99.1
XRX / Xerox Corp. / DEASON DARWIN - EXHIBIT 99.2 (Activist Investment)

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

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SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

RULE 13d-2(a)

 

(Amendment No. 3)[1]

 

Xerox Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, $1 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

984121 60 8

(CUSIP Number)

 

Darwin Deason

5956 Sherry Ln, Suite 800

Dallas, TX 75225

(214) 378-3600

 

ROBERT J. LECLERC

KING & SPALDING LLP

1185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 556-2204

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

February 13, 2018

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box x.

 

Note. Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

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1          The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

            The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued on following pages)

 

 

 

 

  

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Darwin Deason

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*(a) x

(b) ¨

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS

OO (see Item 3 to the Original Schedule 13D)

5 CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e) ¨
6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

USA

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

15,322,341*

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0-

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

15,322,341*

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0-

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

38,778,428**

12 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

15.2%**

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN


* Includes 6,741,572 Shares issuable upon the conversion of 180,000 shares of Xerox Series B Preferred Stock.

 

** Includes 23,456,087 Shares beneficially owned by Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates and 6,741,572 Shares issuable upon the conversion of 180,000 shares of Xerox Series B Preferred Stock, owned by Mr. Deason and his affiliates. As previously disclosed, the Reporting Person has agreed to act in concert with Mr. Icahn and his affiliates with respect to certain matters, and as a result, the Reporting Person and Mr. Icahn and his affiliates have formed a "group" within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Act (the “Act”). The group may be deemed to beneficially own (as that term is defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Act) all of the Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Person and all of the Shares beneficially owned by Mr. Icahn and his affiliates. However, the Reporting Person expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the 23,456,087 Shares beneficially owned by Mr. Icahn and his affiliates. Mr. Icahn and his affiliates expressly retain sole voting and dispositive power over such 23,456,087 Shares, and the Reporting Person has neither sole nor shared voting or dispositive power over such 23,456,087 Shares. Mr. Icahn and his affiliates have filed a separate Schedule 13D with respect to their interests.

 

 

 

  

This amendment No. 3 to Schedule 13D relates to the Schedule 13D filed on January 17, 2018 (the “Original Schedule 13D”) by the Reporting Person (“Amendment No. 3”). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment No. 3 shall have the meanings set forth in the Original Schedule 13D.

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

 

Item 4 is hereby amended to add the following:

 

On February 13, 2018 Darwin Deason filed a complaint against Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (“Fuji”), the Issuer, the Issuer’s directors, and Ms. Ursula M. Burns, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Issuer between May 2010 and May 2017, and CEO from July 2009 until May 2016 (the “Complaint”) in the Supreme Court of the State of New York to, among other matters, enjoin Fuji, and all persons acting in concert with them, from proceeding with the previously announced change of control transaction whereby Fuji will acquire majority ownership and control of the Issuer.

 

A copy of Mr. Deason’s press release of February 13, 2018, relating to the Complaint is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Complaint is attached as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 is hereby amended to add the following exhibits:

 

99.1 Press Release dated February 13, 2018

 

99.2 Complaint dated February 13, 2018

  

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: February 13, 2018

  

 

  By: /s/ Darwin Deason
    Darwin Deason

   

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

DARWIN DEASON, XEROX’S THIRD-LARGEST SHAREHOLDER, SEEKS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL XEROX SHAREHOLDERS, TO ENJOIN XEROX/FUJI TRANSACTION AND JOINT VENTURE ON THE BASIS OF FRAUD AND BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES

 

New York, N.Y., February 13, 2018.  Darwin Deason, a long-term and third-largest shareholder of Xerox Corp. (“Xerox”), has filed a lawsuit against Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (“Fuji”), Xerox, current Xerox board members and Ursula M. Burns, Xerox’s former Chairman and CEO. The complaint was filed on February 13, 2018, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. 

 

In the complaint, Mr. Deason alleges the following:

 

• The Xerox/Fuji transaction is the result of an improper and fraudulently concealed “crown jewel” lock-up agreement that Xerox entered into with Fuji 17 years ago, that was never disclosed to Xerox’s shareholders before the signing of the Xerox/Fuji transaction;

 

• The “crown jewel” lock-up agreement precludes a transparent and fair process for the potential sale of Xerox;

 

• Despite its duty to do so, Xerox’s board fraudulently never disclosed the “crown jewel” lock-up;

 

• Fuji and Fuji Xerox participated in a “WorldCom”-like accounting scandal that was uncovered in 2017 and gave Xerox the right to terminate the crown jewel lock-up provision, but the Xerox Board failed to terminate the provision;

 

• Xerox publicly admitted that the lock up “limit[ed] Xerox’s strategic flexibility”, which caused the Xerox board to sell 50.1% of Xerox to Fuji;

 

• Xerox/Fuji deal is extremely off-market:

 

- No control premium for Xerox shareholders

- 50.1%/49.9% Fuji control

- Xerox CEO and board members retain jobs

- No Xerox market check or sale process

- Xerox share price has declined 2.4% since the unaffected date (1/10) to Friday’s close (date prior to issuance of Icahn/Deason letter); and

 

• Deason seeks to enjoin the transaction, terminate the Xerox/Fuji joint venture lock-up and joint venture agreements and pursue strategic alternatives for Xerox.

 

King & Spalding LLP is representing Mr. Deason in this matter.

 

SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL ICAHN, DARWIN DEASON AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES FROM THE SHAREHOLDERS OF XEROX CORPORATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN XEROX CORPORATION AND FUJIFILM HOLDINGS CORPORATION (THE “TRANSACTION”) AND/OR FOR USE AT THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF XEROX CORPORATION (THE “ANNUAL MEETING”) WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION. WHEN COMPLETED, A DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND A FORM OF PROXY RELATED TO THE TRANSACTION AND/OR THE ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE MAILED TO SHAREHOLDERS OF XEROX CORPORATION AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV. INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION IS CONTAINED IN THE SCHEDULE 14A FILED BY CARL ICAHN, DARWIN DEASON AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON JANUARY 22, 2018.