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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On January 11, 2017, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “AAM”) will present at the 2017 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference. The presentation to be used during the conference is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and includes, among other things, updated information regarding AAM’s 2016 financial outlook, 2017 financial targets, new and incremental business backlog for the years 2017 – 2019 and the proposed acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (“MPG”).
The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 11, 2017, AAM will present at the 2017 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Presentation dated January 11, 2017.
Forward Looking Statements
This report may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements with respect to the proposed acquisition of MPG and the anticipated consequences and benefits of such proposed acquisition and other information relating to matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include the receipt and timing of necessary regulatory approvals, the ability to finance the acquisition, the ability to successfully operate and integrate MPG operations and realize estimated synergies, and the other factors detailed from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those described under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Important Information and Where to Find It
This Current Report is provided for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of AAM or MPG. In connection with the proposed acquisition of MPG, AAM has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes the preliminary joint proxy statement of AAM and MPG and which also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of AAM. The information in the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of AAM and MPG after the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC. Investors are urged to read the Registration Statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus (including any amendments or supplements thereto) and other documents filed by AAM with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as these documents contain (or will contain) important information. Those documents, as well as AAM’s other public filings with the SEC, may be obtained without charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov and at AAM’s website at http://www.aam.com. Investors may also obtain a free copy of the Registration Statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus and the filings with the SEC that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus from AAM by directing a request to American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., One Dauch Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48211, USA, Attention: Investor Relations, Telephone: +1 313-758-2404.
Participants in Solicitation
AAM and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in a solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding AAM’s directors and executive officers is available in AAM’s proxy statement for its 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 24, 2016. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the Registration Statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (or will be contained in any amendments or supplements thereto) and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
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.