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Section 1: S-8 (FORM S-8)

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

 

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or

organization)

88-0326081

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

   

6225 Neil Road

Reno, Nevada

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

89511-1136

(Zip Code)

 

Ormat Technologies, Inc. 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan

(Full title of the plan)

 

Connie Stechman

Vice President

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

6225 Neil Road, Suite 300

Reno, Nevada 89511

(775) 356-9029

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

Scott Sonnenblick, Esq.

Linklaters LLP

1345 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10105

(212) 903-9000

 

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer X

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of each class

of securities

to be registered

Amount

to be

registered(1)

Proposed maximum

offering price

per share(2)

Proposed

maximum

aggregate offering

price(3)

Amount of

registration

fee

Common Stock, par value $.001 per share

5,000,000

$57.71

$288,550,000

$35,924.48

         

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers any additional shares of common stock that become issuable under the Ormat Technologies, Inc. 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction.

 

(2)

Estimated solely for purposes of determining the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low prices of the registrant’s Common Stock as reported on The New York Stock Exchange on May 1, 2018.

 

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PART I
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The information specified in Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this filing in accordance with the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing the information specified in Part I will be delivered to the participants in the plan covered by this Registration Statement as required by Rule 428(b)(1). The documents containing the information specified in Part I and the documents incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

PART II
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference

 

Ormat Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby incorporates by reference in this Registration Statement the following documents previously filed with the Commission:

 

 

(a)

The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed on March 16, 2018;

 

(b)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2018;

 

(c)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2018;

 

(d)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 24, 2018;

 

(e)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 27, 2018;

 

(f)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 1, 2018;

 

(g)

The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 26, 2018; and

 

(h)

The description of the Company’s common stock contained in the Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-32347), filed on November 8, 2004.

 

In addition, each document or report subsequently filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), after the date of this Registration Statement, but prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement that indicates that all securities offered by this Registration Statement have been sold or that deregisters all such securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company is not incorporating any document or other information furnished and not filed in accordance with Commission rules.

 

Any statement contained herein or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which is also incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

Item 4. Description of Securities

 

Not applicable

 

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Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability for:

 

any breach of his or her duty of loyalty to us or our stockholders;

 

acts or omissions not in good faith which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;

 

the payment of dividends or the redemption or purchase of stock in violation of Delaware law; or

 

any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit

 

As permitted by Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL, the Company's Certificate of Incorporation contains a provision that provides for such limitation of liability.  The effect of this provision is to restrict the Company's rights and the rights of the Company's stockholders in derivative suits to recover monetary damages against a director for breach of fiduciary duty as a director.

 

Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation may indemnify directors and officers as well as other employees and individuals against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with any threatened, pending or completed actions, suits or proceedings in which such person is made a party by reason of such person being or having been a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company, subject to certain limitations.  The DGCL provides that Section 145 is not exclusive of other rights to which those seeking indemnification may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.  As permitted by Section 145 of the DGCL, the Company's By-laws provide that the Company has the power, under specified circumstances, to indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents in connection with actions, suits or proceedings brought against them by a third party or in the right of the Company, by reason of the fact that they were or are such directors, officers, employees or agents, against expenses incurred in any such action, suit or proceeding.

 

In addition, the Company has entered into separate indemnification agreements with certain of its directors and officers that provide indemnification to its directors and officers under certain circumstances for acts or omissions, which may not be covered by directors and officers liability insurance, and may, in some cases, be broader than the specific indemnification provisions contained under Delaware law. The Company also maintains standard policies of insurance under which coverage is provided to its directors and officers to insure against certain liabilities that such persons may incur in their capacities as directors and officers of the Company.

 

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 8. Exhibits

 

4.1      Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, incorporated by reference to Appendix A to Ormat Technologies, Inc’s Proxy Statement on Form DEF 14 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 10, 2017.

 

4.2       Fourth Amended and Restated By-laws, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 2, 2013.

 

4.3       Form of Common Share Stock Certificate, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Ormat Technologies, Inc. Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-117527) filed on July 20, 2004.

 

4.4      Ormat Technologies, Inc. 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan, incorporated by reference to Appendix A to Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on March 27, 2018.

 

5.1       Opinion of Linklaters LLP, filed herewith.

 

23.1     Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, filed herewith.

 

23.2     Consent of Linklaters LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1), filed herewith.

 

Item 9. Undertakings

 

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

 

(i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

 

(ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

 

(iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

 

 

  

provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (1)(ii)  do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

 

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(2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof;

 

(3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering;

 

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements of filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of Reno, Nevada, on May 8, 2018.

 

 

 

 

ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Isaac Angel      

 

 

 

Name: Isaac Angel

 

 

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

 

Signature

 

 

Title

Date

 

 

     

/s/ Isaac Angel

 

 

 

 

Isaac Angel

 

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

May 8, 2018

 

 

     

/s/ Doron Blachar

 

 

 

 

Doron Blachar

 

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

May 8, 2018

 

 

     

/s/ Todd Freeland

 

 

 

 

Todd Freeland

 

 

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

May 8, 2018

 

 

     

/s/ Stan Koyanagi

 

 

 

 

Stan Koyanagi

 

 

Director

May 8, 2018

 

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/s/ Dan Falk

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Falk

 

 

 

Director

May 8, 2018

 

 

 

   

/s/ David Granot

 

 

 

 

 

David Granot

 

 

 

Director

May 8, 2018

 

 

 

   

/s/ Ravit Bar Niv

 

 

 

   

Ravit Bar Niv

 

 

 

Director

May 8, 2018

 

 

 

   
/s/ Yuichi Nishigori

 

 

   
Yuichi Nishigori

 

 

Director May 8, 2018
 

 

 

   
/s/ Dafna Sharir

 

 

   
Dafna Sharir

 

 

Director  
 

 

 

  May 8, 2018
/s/ Stanley B. Stern

 

 

   
Stanley B. Stern

 

 

Director May 8, 2018
 

 

 

   
/s/ Byron Wong

 

 

   
Byron Wong

 

 

Director May 8, 2018

 

 

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Section 2: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)

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Exhibit 5.1

 

 

Linklaters LLP

1345 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10105

Telephone (+1) 212 903 9000

Facsimile (+1) 212 903 9100

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

6225 Neil Road

Reno, Nevada

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2018

       
   

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Registration of 5,000,000 shares of Common Stock of Ormat Technology, Inc.

 

 

We have acted as special United States counsel to Ormat Technologies, Inc. (“Ormat”) in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) filed by Ormat with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), for the offering of up to 5,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Ormat (“Common Stock”) to be issued under the Ormat Technologies, Inc. 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Plan”).

 

This opinion is limited to the federal laws of the United States and the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, and we express no opinion as to the effect of the laws of any other State of the United States or the laws of any other jurisdiction.

 

We have examined the Registration Statement and the exhibits filed therewith (including the Plan), a copy of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Ormat (the “Certificate”), a copy of the Fourth Amended and Restated By-laws of Ormat and such certificates and other documents, and such questions of law, as we have considered necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this opinion. We have assumed that all relevant documents conform to the forms examined by us and that the signatures on all documents examined by us are genuine, assumptions that we have not independently verified.

 

In our opinion, when the Shares have been issued and delivered against payment therefor (which shall be in an amount not less than the par value thereof) in accordance with the terms of the Plan, such Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

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In connection with our opinion set forth above, we have assumed that upon the issuance of any of the Shares, the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of shares of Common Stock that Ormat is then authorized to issue under its Certificate, as then amended.

 

We hereby consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our firm in the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

Very truly yours,

 

/s/ Linklaters LLP

 

Linklaters LLP

 

 

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Section 3: EX-23.1 (EXHIBIT 23.1)

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Exhibit 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Ormat Technologies, Inc. of our report dated March 16, 2018 relating to the financial statements and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, which appears in Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

San Francisco, CA

 

May 8, 2018

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