Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets. The Offer and withdrawal rights expired at 11:59 p.m. , New York time on February 3, 2014 . Computershare Trust Company, N.A. , the depositary, has advised that 25,830,607 Shares were validly tendered into and not withdrawn from the Offer (not including 2,323,053 Shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery), representing approximately 66.0% of the Shares outstanding. All Shares that were validly tendered into the Offer and not properly withdrawn have been accepted for payment by Merger Sub. On February 4, 2014 , as a result of the acceptance of the Shares tendered in the Offer, Merger Sub acquired sufficient Shares to close the merger of Purchaser with and into the Company (the "Merger") without the affirmative vote of the stockholders of the Company pursuant to Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the "DGCL"). In the Merger, each Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the "Effective Time") (other than shares held by Parent, Merger Sub or held by the Company as treasury stock and shares held by the Company's stockholders who are entitled to and properly demand appraisal of such shares pursuant to the applicable provisions of Delaware law) was converted into the right to receive an amount of cash equal to the Offer Price, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. The Company was the surviving corporation in the Merger and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. The foregoing summary description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 18, 2013 , which is incorporated herein by reference. The aggregate consideration paid by Parent in the Offer and the Merger was approximately $1.4 billion . Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing On February 4, 2014 , in connection with the consummation of the Merger, the Company notified the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") of its intent to remove the Shares from listing on the NYSE and requested that the NYSE file a delisting application with the SEC to delist and deregister the Shares. February 4, 2014 was the last day that the Shares traded on the NYSE . The Company expects the NYSE to promptly file with the SEC a Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), on Form 25 to delist and deregister the Shares. The Company intends to file with the SEC a certification on Form 15 under the Exchange Act, requesting the deregistration of the Shares and the suspension of the Company's reporting obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Item 3.03 Material Modification of Rights of Security Holders The information disclosed under Item 2.01, Item 3.01 and Item 5.01 of this Current Report on 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03. Item 5.01 Changes in Control of Registrant. As a result of Merger Sub's acceptance of Shares in the Offer on February 4, 2014 , a change in control of the Company occurred. At the Effective Time, the Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. The information disclosed under Item 2.01, Item 3.01, Item 3.03, Item 5.02 and Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.01. Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. In connection with the Merger and as contemplated by the Merger Agreement, each director of the Company immediately prior to the Effective Time voluntarily resigned from and ceased serving on the Company's board of directors (the "Board") effective as of the Effective Time. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, on February 4, 2013 , the board of directors of Merger Sub immediately prior to the Effective Time, which consisted of Charles T. Dawson , Peter A. Fera , Jr. and Edward P. Taibi , became the Board following the Merger. Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year In connection with the consummation of the Merger, at the Effective Time the Company's certificate of incorporation and bylaws were amended and restated effective so as to read in their entirety as set forth in Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 hereto, respectively, which are incorporated by reference herein. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. Exhibit Number Description 3.1 Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Valassis Communications, Inc. 3.2 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Valassis Communications, Inc. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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