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): December 21, 2018
Mitek Systems, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
600 B Street, Suite 100
San Diego, California
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (619) 269-6800
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Mitek Systems, Inc. (“Mitek” or the “Company”) notes that it has received expressions of interest from multiple parties, including from ASG Technologies Group, Inc. (“ASG”). Mitek’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is evaluating the relative benefits of various strategic alternatives, including by means of engaging with a number of interested parties, all with a view to maximizing value for shareholders.
The Board will lead this evaluation, which will consider the relative benefits of a sale, merger or other transaction involving the Company, the current strategic plan and other potential opportunities. In connection with this evaluation, Elliott Associates, L.P. has withdrawn its nomination of directors for the 2019 annual meeting.
The Board is being advised by Evercore as its financial advisor and Paul Hastings LLP as its legal advisor.
There can be no assurance that the review being undertaken will result in a merger, sale or other transaction involving the Company. Mitek does not intend to make any further announcements regarding the evaluation unless and until the Board has approved a specific transaction or other course of action requiring disclosure.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Mitek Systems, Inc.
December 21, 2018
/s/ Jason Gray
Chief Legal Officer