UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
|(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
|(I.R.S. employer identification no.)|
1600 FARADAY AVENUE
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92008
MOLECULAR PROBES, INC. 2001 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
MOLECULAR PROBES, INC. 2002 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
C. ERIC WINZER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
1600 FARADAY AVENUE
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92008
This registration statement shall hereafter become effective in accordance with Rule 462 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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|Molecular Probes, Inc. 2001 Stock Incentive Plan|
Par Value $.01
|Molecular Probes, Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan|
Par Value $.01
1 The securities to be registered include options and rights to acquire Common Stock.
2 Pursuant to Rule 416(a), this registration statement also covers any additional securities that may be offered or issued in connection with any stock split, stock dividend or similar transaction.
3 Estimated pursuant to Rule 457 solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee based upon the weighted average exercise price of the outstanding stock options as of August 20, 2003, the date such stock options were assumed by the Registrant, subject to appropriate adjustments to the number of shares and exercise price of each such stock option.
4 Estimated pursuant to Rule 457 solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee. The price is based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Common Stock on August 20, 2003, as reported on the NASDAQ National Market.
5 Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into as of July 2, 2003, by and among Invitrogen Corporation, Mallard Acquisition Corporation, Molecular Probes, Inc. and Richard P. Haugland (as shareholder agent), the Registrant assumed all of the outstanding options to purchase stock of Molecular Probes, Inc. under the Molecular Probes, Inc. 2001 Stock Incentive Plan and the Molecular Probes, Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan and as a result of such option assumption, such stock options which hereafter become exercisable to purchase shares of Registrants Common Stock, subject to appropriate adjustments to the number of shares and exercise price of each such option.
6 Represents shares available for future issuance pursuant to the assumption of the Molecular Probes, Inc. 2001 Stock Incentive Plan and the Molecular Probes, Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan, subject to appropriate adjustment to the number of shares reserved under such plans.
|PART II INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT|
|Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference|
|Item 4. Description of Securities|
|Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel|
|Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers|
|Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed|
|Item 8. Exhibits|
|Item 9. Undertakings|
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference
Invitrogen Corporation (the Company) hereby incorporates by reference in this registration statement the following documents:
(a) The Companys latest annual report on Form 10-K filed pursuant to Sections 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), containing audited financial statements for the Companys latest fiscal year ended December 31, 2002 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2003.
(b) All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the registrant document referred to in (a) above.
(c) The description of the Companys Common Stock contained in the Companys Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed under the Exchange Act, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this registration statement which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.
Item 4. Description of Securities
The class of securities to be offered is registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers
Section 102(b) of the Delaware General Corporation Law authorizes a corporation to provide in its Certificate of Incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach or alleged breach of the directors duty of care. While this statute does not change directors duty of care, it enables corporations to limit available relief to equitable remedies such as injunction or rescission. The statute has no effect on a directors duty of loyalty or liability for acts or omissions not in good faith or involving intentional misconduct or knowing violations of law, illegal payment of dividends or stock redemptions or repurchases, or for any transaction from which the director derives an improper personal benefit.
As permitted by the statute, the Company has adopted provisions in its Certificate of Incorporation which eliminate to the fullest extent permissible under Delaware law the personal liability of its directors to the Company and its stockholders for monetary damages for breach or alleged breach of their duty of care.
Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporate Law provides generally that a corporation shall have the power, and in some cases is required, to indemnify an agent, including an officer or director, who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation) by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, against certain expenses, judgments, fines, settlements, and other amounts under certain circumstances.
The Companys Bylaws provide for indemnification (to the full extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law) of directors, officers, employees and other agents of the Company against all expenses, liability and loss (including attorneys fees, judgment, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties, amounts paid or to be paid in settlement and amounts expended in seeking indemnification granted to such person under applicable law, this Bylaw or any agreement with the Company) reasonably incurred or suffered by such person in connection therewith, subject to certain provisions. The Companys Bylaws also empower it to maintain directors and officers liability insurance coverage and to enter into indemnification agreements with its directors, officers, employees or agents.
These indemnification provisions may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of the Companys officers and directors for liabilities (including reimbursement of expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act.
Under the form of Underwriting Agreement filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Registration Statement of Form S-1 (No. 333-68665), initially filed on December 10, 1998, and as amended through the date hereof, the Underwriters are obligated under certain circumstances, to indemnify directors and officers of the Company against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed
Item 8. Exhibits
See Exhibit Index.
Item 9. Undertakings
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (l)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the
question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Carlsbad, State of California, on August 27, 2003.
|By:||/s/ C. Eric Winzer|
|C. Eric Winzer, Chief Financial Officer|
SIGNATURES AND POWER OF ATTORNEY
The officers and directors of Invitrogen Corporation whose signatures appear below, hereby constitute and appoint GREGORY T. LUCIER and C. ERIC WINZER, and each of them, their true and lawful attorneys and agents, with full power of substitution, each with power to act alone, to sign and execute on behalf of the undersigned any amendment or amendments to this registration statement on Form S-8, and each of the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that each of said attorney and agent, or their or his substitutes, shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
|/s/ Gregory T. Lucier
Gregory T. Lucier
|President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)||8/27/03
|/s/ C. Eric Winzer
C. Eric Winzer
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
|/s/ John M. Radak
John M. Radak
Vice President, Finance
(Principal Accounting Officer)
|/s/ Bradley G. Lorimier
Bradley G. Lorimier
|Chairman of the Board||8/22/03
|Raymond V. Dittamore|
|/s/ Donald W. Grimm
Donald W. Grimm
|/s/ Balakrishnan S. Iyer||Director||8/25/03|
|Balakrishnan S. Iyer|
|/s/ David E. McCarty||Director||8/22/03|
|David E. McCarty|
|William J. Mercer|
|/s/ Jay M. Short||Director||8/26/03|
|Jay M. Short, Ph. D|
|/s/ James R. Glynn||Director||8/23/03|
|James R. Glynn|
|4.1||Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended, is incorporated by reference to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 (No. 000-25317).|
|4.2||Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company are incorporated by reference to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-68665). A further amendment to the Bylaws adopted by a Resolution of the Board of Directors dated July 19, 2001 is incorporated by reference to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 (No. 000-25317).|
|5||Opinion re legality|
|23.1||Consent of Counsel (included in Exhibit 5)|
|23.2||Consent of Ernst & Young LLP|
|24||Power of Attorney (included in signature pages to this registration statement)|
|99.1||Molecular Probes, Inc. 2001 Stock Incentive Plan|
|99.2||Molecular Probes, Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan|