Form 8-K / 425





Washington, D.C. 20549













(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-37429   20-2705720

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

333 108th Avenue NE,

Bellevue, Washington 98004

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(425) 679-7200

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Not Applicable

(Former name or former address if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

As previously announced, on November 4, 2015, Expedia, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company” or “Expedia”), HomeAway, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“HomeAway”), and HMS 1 Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Expedia (“Purchaser”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Transaction Agreement”). Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, Purchaser commenced an exchange offer (the “Offer”) to purchase any and all of the outstanding shares of HomeAway common stock subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. Following consummation of the Offer, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Transaction Agreement, (i) Purchaser will be merged with and into HomeAway (the “First Merger”), with HomeAway surviving the First Merger and (ii) immediately following the First Merger, HomeAway will be merged with and into Expedia (the “Second Merger” and together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”), with Expedia surviving the Second Merger.

On December 10, 2015, the German Federal Cartel Office granted clearance of the Offer and the Mergers. With such clearance, the condition to the Offer relating to the clearance under the German Act Against Restrictions of Competition, as amended, has been satisfied. As a result of this clearance, all regulatory approvals for the Offer and Mergers have been obtained.

Expedia expects to complete the Offer at or immediately after the expiration of the Offer at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, at the end of December 14, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining conditions, including the minimum tender condition, as of such time.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements reflect views and assumptions regarding expectations and projections about future events and are based on currently available information. The use of words such as “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” and “believes,” among others, generally identifies forward-looking statements. However, these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements and may include statements relating to future revenues, expenses, margins, profitability, net income/(loss), earnings per share and other measures of results of operations; the prospects for future growth of our business and the expected completion of the Offer and the Mergers, among others. These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict.

Actual results and the timing and outcome of events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: an increasingly competitive global environment; risks related to our dynamic industry; changes in search engine algorithms and dynamics or other traffic-generating arrangements; our failure to maintain and expand our relationships and contractual agreements with travel suppliers or travel distribution partners; our failure to maintain and expand our brand awareness or increased costs to do so; our failure to invest in and adapt to technological developments or industry trends; risks related to our acquisitions, investments or significant commercial arrangements; risks related to our operations in international markets, including China; our failure to comply with current laws, rules and regulations, or changes to such laws, rules and regulations; application of existing tax laws, rules or regulations; amendments to existing tax laws, rules or regulations or enactment of new unfavorable tax laws, rules or regulations; adverse outcomes in legal proceedings to which we are a party; declines or disruptions in the travel industry; payments-related and fraud risks; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; volatility in our stock price; liquidity constraints or our inability to access the capital markets when necessary or desirable; system interruption, security breaches or lack of redundancy in our information systems; our failure to comply with governmental regulation and other legal obligations related to our processing, storage and use of personal information, payment card information and other consumer data; failure to retain or motivate key personnel or hire, retain and motivate qualified personnel, including senior management; changes in control of Expedia; management and director conflicts of interest; risks related to actions taken by our business partners and third party service providers, including failure to comply with our requirements or standards or the requirements or standards of governmental authorities, or any cessation of their operations; risks related to the failure of counterparties to perform their financial obligations; risks related to our

long-term indebtedness; our inability to effectively operate our businesses due to restrictive covenants in the agreements governing our indebtedness; our failure to protect our intellectual property or proprietary information from copying or use by others, including potential competitors; the ability of Expedia and HomeAway to consummate the HomeAway acquisition on a timely basis or at all and the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the HomeAway acquisition; the ability of Expedia to successfully integrate HomeAway’s operations; the ability of Expedia to implement its plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to HomeAway’s business after the completion of the transaction and realize expected synergies; and other risks detailed in Expedia’s public filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and subsequent Forms 10-Q, and HomeAway’s public filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and subsequent Forms 10-Q.

Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K may not in fact occur. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on those statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to publicly or otherwise update or revise any forward-looking statement or other statement in this Current Report on Form 8-K, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results express or implied by these forward-looking statements will not be realized.

Other Important Information

This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares, nor is it a substitute for the registration statement and the exchange offer materials that Expedia and its acquisition subsidiary have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). THE EXCHANGE OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO EXCHANGE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9 FILED BY HOMEAWAY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. HOMEAWAY STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS (AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME) CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT HOLDERS OF HOMEAWAY SECURITIES SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING EXCHANGING THEIR SECURITIES. The Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, are available to all holders of HomeAway common stock at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement are available for free at the SEC’s website at Additional copies may be obtained for free by contacting Expedia’s Investor Relations department at (425) 679-3759 or D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the exchange offer, at (800) 622-1573.

In addition to the Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, Expedia and HomeAway file annual, quarterly and current reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other information filed by Expedia and HomeAway at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Expedia and HomeAway’s filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at


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.


By:   /s/ Robert J. Dzielak
Name:   Robert J. Dzielak
Title:   Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Dated:   December 10, 2015