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) March 13, 2007
MERRIMAC INDUSTRIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
41 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell, New Jersey
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (973) 575-1300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.
On March 13, 2007, Merrimac Industries, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Stock Purchase and Confidentiality Agreement (the Agreement) with Adam Smith Investment Partners, L.P. (ASIP), Adam Smith Capital Management LLC (ASCM), Diamond Capital Management (DCM), Adam Smith Investments, Ltd. (ASI), Richard Grossman (RG), Orin Hirschman (OH), and Richard and Ana Grossman JTWROS (RAG, and collectively with ASIP, ASCM, DCM ASI RG, and OH, the Sellers). Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company repurchased from the Sellers in a private transaction 238,700 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share, for the treasury at a price of $9.00 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $2,148,300.
ITEM 3.03. MATERIAL MODIFICATION TO RIGHTS OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
On March 14, 2007, the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (which acquired Wachovia Bank, National Association), as Rights Agent (the "Rights Agent") executed the eighth amendment (the Amendment) to the Companys Rights Agreement dated as of March 9, 1999, as amended as of June 9, 1999, April 7, 2000, October 26, 2000, February 21, 2001, February 28, 2002, September 18, 2002 and December 13, 2004 (the "Rights Agreement").
The Amendment increases the percentage of beneficial ownership required to trigger rights under the Rights Agreement from 10 percent to 12.5 percent by changing the definition of an Acquiring Person under the Rights Agreement. The Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Amendment No. 8 to the Companys Rights Agreement, dated as of March 14, 2007, between the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
Press release dated March 14, 2007.
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.
MERRIMAC INDUSTRIES, INC.
By: /s/ Robert V. Condon
Name: Robert V. Condon
Title: Vice President, Finance
and Chief Financial Officer
Date: March 14, 2007