SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 28, 2016
Universal Display Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant Specified in Charter)
(State or Other
|375 Phillips Boulevard|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (609) 671-0980
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On June 28, 2016, UDC Ireland Limited (UDC Ireland), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (the Registrant) formed under the laws of the Republic of Ireland, entered into an IP Transfer Agreement (the IP Transfer Agreement) with BASF SE, a company organized, existing and doing business under and by virtue of the laws of Germany and the European Union (BASF). Under the IP Transfer Agreement, BASF sold to UDC Ireland all of its rights, title and interest to its owned and co-owned intellectual property rights relating to the composition of, development, manufacture and use of OLED (organic light emitting diode) materials, including, but not limited to, OLED lighting and display stacks field in exchange for a cash payment of approximately $96 million. In addition, UDC Ireland took on certain rights and obligations under three joint research and development agreements to which BASF was a party. The Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, covenants and indemnifications.
|Item 2.01||Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.|
The transactions contemplated by the IP Transfer Agreement were consummated on June 28, 2016.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated in this Item 2.01 by reference.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION|
|Name:||Sidney D. Rosenblatt|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: July 1, 2016
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