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): January 31, 2019
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1020 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, California 94086
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 523-2100
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 31, 2019, the Board of Directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the authorized amount available under the Company’s common stock repurchase program (“Repurchase Program”) to an aggregate of $2.0 billion, including amounts remaining under previous authorization.
The timing and total amount of repurchases will depend upon market conditions and may be made from time to time in open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, accelerated share repurchase programs, issuer self-tender offers or otherwise, as determined by the Company’s management. The repurchases will be made in compliance with, and at such times as permitted by, federal securities law and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The Repurchase Program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock. The Company expects to fund the Repurchase Program through cash and investments.
This report contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the repurchase by the Company of up to $2.0 billion of its common stock and the timing and form of stock repurchase transactions. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the Company’s management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the market prices of the Company’s common stock; the origin of funds used for such repurchases; the impact of global and regional economic and credit market conditions, as well as the risk of bank failures, insolvency or illiquidity of other financial institutions and other adverse conditions in financial markets that could cause a loss of our cash, cash equivalents, and investments; and other risk factors under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as updated by the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements using words such as “estimates,” “projects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “targeted” and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
Date: February 1, 2019
/s/ Marshall L. Mohr
Name: Marshall L. Mohr
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer