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Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On November 2, 2023, Viasat, Inc. (“Viasat”) announced that it reached an important milestone in its integration program following its acquisition of Inmarsat. As part of its ongoing strategy to streamline operations and better serve its growing customer base, Viasat has completed a rationalization of roles in its global business, which is intended to achieve both operational and cost efficiencies. As part of the role rationalization, Viasat will reduce its global workforce by approximately 800 roles, or approximately 10% of its global workforce. Viasat expects to incur charges associated with the workforce reduction of approximately $45 million, primarily related to employee severance payments, benefits and related termination costs. Viasat expects that these charges will be predominantly incurred during the second half of fiscal year 2024.
The estimates of charges, costs and expenses that Viasat expects to incur in connection with the workforce reduction are subject to a number of assumptions and actual results may differ materially from estimates. Viasat may also incur additional cash expenditures or charges not currently contemplated due to unanticipated events that may occur, including in connection with the implementation of the workforce reduction.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to the timing and scope of the workforce reduction, the amount and timing of the related charges and costs, and intended objectives and benefits of the workforce reduction. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: the preliminary nature of Viasat’s estimates of the charges and cash expenditures to be incurred, any timing delays in implementing the workforce reduction due to legal requirements or otherwise, and potential disruptions to Viasat’s business and operations. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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.
|Date: November 2, 2023||By:|
|Title:||Associate General Counsel|