As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 13, 2022
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2600 ANSYS Drive
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
ANSYS, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Ajei S. Gopal
President and Chief Executive Officer
2600 ANSYS Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(Name and address of agent for service)
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a 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.
Large accelerated filer ☒
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 Securities Act. ☐
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
Item 1. Plan Information*
Item 2. Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information*
*Information required by Part I to be included in the Section 10(a) prospectus will be sent or given to employees as specified by Rule 428 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the Note to Part I of Form S-8.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference
The following documents previously filed by ANSYS, Inc. (the “Registrant”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:
(d) The description of the Registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the Commission on June 12, 1996, as updated by the description of the Common Stock contained in Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, including any subsequently filed amendments and reports updating such description.
To the extent that any information contained in any Current Report on Form 8-K, or any exhibit thereto, was furnished to, rather than filed with, the Commission, such information or exhibit is specifically not incorporated by reference.
All reports and other documents that the Registrant subsequently files with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates the Registrant has sold all of the securities offered under this Registration Statement or that deregisters the distribution of all such securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date that the Registrant files such report or document.
Any statement contained 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 that also is, or is deemed to be, incorporated by reference herein modifies or replaces such statement. Any such statement so modified or replaced shall not be deemed, except as so modified or replaced, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) provides that a corporation may indemnify directors, officers, employees and agents against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with specified actions, suits, and proceedings, other than a derivative action by or in the right of the corporation, if they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. A similar standard is applicable in the case of derivative actions, except that indemnification extends only to expenses, including attorneys’ fees, actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such action and the statute requires court approval before there can be any indemnification where the person seeking indemnification has been found liable to the corporation. The statute provides that it is not exclusive of other indemnification that may be granted by a corporation’s certificate of incorporation, bylaws, disinterested director vote, stockholder vote, agreement, or otherwise.
The Registrant’s Fourth Amended and Restated By-Laws (the “Bylaws”) provide that (i) the Registrant will indemnify its directors and officers, and may indemnify its other employees, to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL, subject to limited exceptions; (ii) the Registrant may advance expenses in connection with a legal proceeding to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL, subject to limited exceptions; and (iii) the rights provided by the Bylaws in respect of indemnification and the advancement of expenses are not exclusive.
In addition, Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL permits Delaware corporations to include a provision in their certificates of incorporation eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a director to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, provided that such provisions shall not eliminate or limit the liability of a director: (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders; (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law; (iii) under Section 174 of the DGCL; or (iv) for any transactions from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. The Registrant’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) includes such a provision.
The Registrant has also entered into indemnification agreements with its non-employee directors and certain officers pursuant to which such non-employee directors and certain officers are provided indemnification rights that are broader than the specific indemnification provisions contained in the DGCL. These indemnification agreements generally require the Registrant, among other things, to indemnify such persons against liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service, subject to limited exceptions. These indemnification agreements may also require the Registrant to advance any expenses incurred by such persons in investigating or defending any proceeding against them as to which they could be indemnified.
In addition, the Registrant has purchased a policy of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance that insures its directors and officers against the cost of defense, settlement or payment of a judgment in some circumstances.
The Registrant believes that the provisions in the Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws and the indemnification agreements are necessary to attract and retain qualified persons as directors and executive officers.
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
Item 9. Undertakings.
(a) 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 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Filing Fee Tables” 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 (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in 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 the Registration Statement.
(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.
(b) 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 Section 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.
(c) 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.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for 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 Canonsburg, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on this 13th day of June, 2022.
By: /s/ Ajei S. Gopal
Ajei S. Gopal
President and Chief Executive Officer
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each of the undersigned directors and officers of ANSYS, Inc., a Delaware corporation, do hereby constitute and appoint Ajei S. Gopal, Nicole Anasenes and Janet Lee, or any one of them, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorneys and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution in each, to do any and all acts and things in our name and on our behalf in our respective capacities as directors and officers and to execute any and all instruments for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, which said attorneys and agents, or any one of them, may deem necessary or advisable to enable said corporation to comply with the Securities Act, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with this Registration Statement, including specifically, but without limitation, power and authority to sign for us or any of us in our names in the capacities indicated below, any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) hereto, and each of the undersigned does hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys and agents, or any one of them or any substitute, shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This Power of Attorney may be executed in any number of counterparts.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
|/s/ AJEI S. GOPAL ||President, Chief Executive Officer and Director|
(Principal Executive Officer)
|June 13, 2022|
|Ajei S. Gopal|
|/s/ NICOLE ANASENES||Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance|
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
|June 13, 2022|
|/s/ RONALD W. HOVSEPIAN||Chairman of the Board and Director||June 13, 2022|
|Ronald W. Hovsepian|
|/s/ ROBERT M. CALDERONI||Director||June 13, 2022|
|Robert M. Calderoni|
|/s/ ANIL CHAKRAVARTHY||Director||June 13, 2022|
|/s/ GLENDA M. DORCHAK||Director||June 13, 2022|
|Glenda M. Dorchak|
|/s/ JIM FRANKOLA||Director||June 13, 2022|
|/s/ DR. ALEC D. GALLIMORE||Director||June 13, 2022|
|Dr. Alec D. Gallimore|
|/s/ BARBARA V. SCHERER||Director||June 13, 2022|
|Barbara V. Scherer|
|/s/ RAVI K. VIJAYARAGHAVAN||Director||June 13, 2022|
|Ravi K. Vijayaraghavan|
Calculation of Filing Fee Tables
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1: Newly Registered Securities
|Security Type||Security Class Title||Fee Calculation Rule|
Proposed Maximum Offering Price Per Unit(3)
Maximum Aggregate Offering Price(3)
|Fee Rate||Amount of Registration Fee|
|Equity||Common stock, $0.01 par value per share||Other||750,000||$260.9113||$195,683,475.00||0.0000927||$18,140|
|Total Offering Amounts||$195,683,475.00||$18,140|
|Total Fee Offsets||—|
|Net Fee Due||$18,140|
(1) Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers such indeterminable number of additional shares of common stock of the Registrant as may become issuable to prevent dilution in the event of stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalization or similar transactions.
(2) Represents shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of ANSYS, Inc. issuable pursuant to the ANSYS, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan being registered pursuant to this Registration Statement.
(3) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low prices of the common stock of the Registrant on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on June 8, 2022.
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
ANSYS, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies as follows:
1. The name of the Corporation is ANSYS, Inc. The date of the filing of its original Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware was January 12, 1994. The name under which the Corporation filed its original Certificate of Incorporation was SAS Holdings, Inc.
2. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation only restates and integrates and does not further amend the provisions of the Fifth Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 18, 2020 (the “Fifth Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), as theretofore amended or supplemented. There is no discrepancy between the provisions of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation and the provisions of the Fifth Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as theretofore amended or supplemented. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted by the Board of Directors in accordance with the provisions of Section 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”).
3. The text of the Fifth Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby restated and integrated in its entirety to provide as herein set forth in full.
The name of the Corporation is ANSYS, Inc.
The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is 1209 Orange Street, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle. The name of its registered agent at such address is The Corporation Trust Company.
The nature of the business or purposes to be conducted or promoted by the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the DGCL.
Section 1. Number of Shares.
The total number of shares of capital stock which the Corporation shall have the authority to issue is Three Hundred Two Million (302,000,000) shares, of which (i) Two Million (2,000,000) shares shall be Undesignated Preferred Stock, par value $.01 per share (the “Preferred Stock”), and (ii) Three Hundred Million (300,000,000) shares shall be Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (the “Common Stock”). As set forth in this Article IV, the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof is authorized from time to time to establish and designate one or more series of Preferred Stock, to fix and determine the variations in the relative rights and preferences as between the different series of Preferred Stock in the manner hereinafter set forth in this Article IV, and to fix or alter the number of shares comprising any such series and the designation thereof to the extent permitted by law.
The number of authorized shares of the class of Preferred Stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the Common Stock, without a vote of the holders of the Preferred Stock, pursuant to the resolution or resolutions establishing the class of Preferred Stock or this Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as it may be amended from time to time.
Section 2. General.
The designations, powers, preferences and rights of, and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions upon, each class or series of stock shall be determined in accordance with, or as set forth below in, Sections 3 and 4 of this Article IV.
Section 3. Common Stock.
Subject to all of the rights, powers and preferences of the Preferred Stock, and except as provided by law or in this Article IV (or in any certificate of designation of any series of Preferred Stock) or by the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof pursuant to this Article IV:
(a)the holders of the Common Stock shall have the exclusive right to vote for the election of Directors and on all other matters requiring stockholder action, each share being entitled to one vote;
(b)dividends may be declared and paid or set apart for payment upon the Common Stock out of any assets or funds of the Corporation legally available for the payment of dividends, but only when and as declared by the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof; and
(c)upon the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, the net assets of the Corporation shall be distributed pro rata to the holders of the Common Stock in accordance with their respective rights and interests.
Section 4. Preferred Stock.
Subject to any limitations prescribed by law, the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof is expressly authorized to provide for the issuance of the shares of Preferred Stock in one or more series of such stock, and by filing a certificate pursuant to applicable law of the State of Delaware, to establish or change from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series, and to fix the designations, powers, preferences and the relative, participating, optional or other special rights of the shares of each series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof. Any action by the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof under this Section 4 shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors then in office or a majority of the members
of such committee. The Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof shall have the right to determine or fix one or more of the following with respect to each series of Preferred Stock to the extent permitted by law:
(a)The distinctive serial designation and the number of shares constituting such series;
(b)The dividend rates or the amount of dividends to be paid on the shares of such series, whether dividends shall be cumulative and, if so, from which date or dates, the payment date or dates for dividends, and the participating and other rights, if any, with respect to dividends;
(c)The voting powers, full or limited, if any, of the shares of such series;
(d)Whether the shares of such series shall be redeemable and, if so, the price or prices at which, and the terms and conditions on which, such shares may be redeemed;
(e)The amount or amounts payable upon the shares of such series and any preferences applicable thereto in the event of voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation;
(f)Whether the shares of such series shall be entitled to the benefit of a sinking or retirement fund to be applied to the purchase or redemption of such shares, and if so entitled, the amount of such fund and the manner of its application, including the price or prices at which such shares may be redeemed or purchased through the application of such fund;
(g)Whether the shares of such series shall be convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares of any other class or classes or of any other series of the same or any other class or classes of stock of the Corporation and, if so convertible or exchangeable, the conversion price or prices, or the rate or rates of exchange, and the adjustments thereof, if any, at which such conversion or exchange may be made, and any other terms and conditions of such conversion or exchange;
(h)The price or other consideration for which the shares of such series shall be issued;
(i)Whether the shares of such series which are redeemed or converted shall have the status of authorized but unissued shares of Preferred Stock (or series thereof) and whether such shares may be reissued as shares of the same or any other class or series of stock; and
(j)Such other powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof as the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof may deem advisable.
Any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation at any annual or special meeting of stockholders of the Corporation must be effected at a duly called annual or special meeting of stockholders and may not be taken or effected by a written consent of stockholders in lieu thereof.
Section 1. General.
The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors except as otherwise provided herein or required by law.
Section 2. Election of Directors.
Election of Directors need not be by written ballot unless the By-laws of the Corporation shall so provide.
Section 3. Terms of Directors.
The number of Directors of the Corporation shall be fixed by resolution duly adopted from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Directors, other than those who may be elected by the holders of any series of Preferred Stock of the Corporation, shall be classified, with respect to the term for which they severally hold office, into three classes, as nearly equal in number as possible. The initial Class I Directors of the Corporation shall be Peter J. Smith and Dr. John A. Swanson; the initial Class II Directors of the Corporation shall be Roger J. Heinen, Jr., Roger B. Kafker and Jacqueline C. Morby; and the initial Class III Directors of the Corporation shall be Gary B. Eichhorn and John F. Smith. The initial Class I Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 1997, the initial Class II Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 1998, and the initial Class III Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 1999. At each annual meeting of stockholders, the successor or successors of the class of Directors whose term expires at that meeting shall be elected and shall hold office for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders held in the third year following the year of their election. The Directors elected to each class shall hold office until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, whenever, pursuant to the provisions of Article IV of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the holders of any one or more series of Preferred Stock shall have the right, voting separately as a series or together with holders of other such series, to elect Directors at an annual or special meeting of stockholders, the election, term of office, filling of vacancies and other features of such directorships shall be governed by the terms of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation and any certificate of designations applicable thereto, and such Directors so elected shall not be divided into classes pursuant to this Section 3.
During any period when the holders of any series of Preferred Stock have the right to elect additional Directors as provided for or fixed pursuant to the provisions of Article IV hereof, then upon commencement and for the duration of the period during which such right continues: (i) the then otherwise total authorized number of Directors of the Corporation shall automatically be increased by such specified number of Directors, and the holders of such Preferred Stock shall be entitled to elect the additional Directors so provided for or fixed pursuant to said provisions, and (ii) each such additional Director shall serve until such Director's successor shall have been duly elected and qualified, or until such Director's right to hold such office terminates pursuant to said provisions, whichever occurs earlier, subject to such Director's earlier death, disqualification, resignation or removal. Except as otherwise provided by the Board in the resolution or resolutions establishing such series, whenever the holders of any series of Preferred Stock having such right to elect additional Directors are divested of such right pursuant to the provisions of such stock, the terms of office of all such additional Directors elected by the holders of such stock, or elected to fill any vacancies resulting from the death, resignation, disqualification or removal of such additional Directors, shall forthwith terminate and the total and authorized number of Directors of the Corporation shall be reduced accordingly.
Section 4. Vacancies.
Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect Directors and to fill vacancies in the Board of Directors relating thereto, any and all vacancies in the Board of Directors, however occurring, including, without limitation, by reason of an increase in size of the Board of Directors, or the death, resignation, disqualification or removal of a Director, shall be filled solely by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors then in office, even if less than a quorum of the Board of Directors. Any Director appointed in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of Directors in which the new directorship was created or the vacancy occurred and until such Director's successor shall have been duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier resignation or removal. Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect Directors, when the number of Directors is increased or decreased, the Board of Directors shall determine the class or classes to which the increased or decreased number of Directors shall be apportioned; provided, however, that no decrease in the number of Directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent Director. In the event of a vacancy in the Board of Directors, the remaining Directors, except as otherwise provided by law, may exercise the powers of the full Board of Directors until the vacancy is filled.
Section 5. Removal.
Subject to the rights, if any, of any series of Preferred Stock to elect Directors and to remove any Director whom the holders of any such stock have the right to elect, any Director (including persons elected by Directors to fill vacancies in the Board of Directors) may be removed from office (i) only with cause and (ii) only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total votes which would be eligible to be cast by stockholders in the election of such Director. At least 30 days prior to any meeting of stockholders at which it is proposed that any Director be removed from office, written notice of such proposed removal shall be sent to the Director whose removal will be considered at the meeting. For purposes of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation, “cause,” with respect to the removal of any Director shall mean only (i) conviction of a felony, (ii) declaration of unsound mind by order of court, (iii) gross dereliction of duty, (iv) commission of any action involving moral turpitude, or (v) commission of an action which constitutes intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law if such action in either event results both in an improper substantial personal benefit and a material injury to the Corporation.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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 (i) for any breach of the Director's duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 of the DGCL or (iv) for any transaction from which the Director derived an improper personal benefit. If the DGCL is amended after the effective date of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of Directors, then the liability of a Director of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL, as so amended.
Any repeal or modification of this Article VII by either of (i) the stockholders of the Corporation or (ii) an amendment to the DGCL, shall not adversely affect any right or protection existing at the time of such repeal or modification with respect to any acts or omissions occurring before such repeal or modification of a person serving as a Director at the time of such repeal or modification.
AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
Section 1. Amendment by Directors.
Except as otherwise provided by law, the By-laws of the Corporation may be amended or repealed by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Amendment by Stockholders.
The By-laws of the Corporation may be amended or repealed at any annual meeting of stockholders, or special meeting of stockholders called for such purpose, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total votes eligible to be cast on such amendment or repeal by holders of voting stock, voting together as a single class.
AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
The Corporation reserves the right to amend or repeal this Restated Certificate of Incorporation in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by statute and this Restated Certificate of Incorporation, and all rights conferred upon stockholders herein are granted subject to this reservation. No amendment or repeal of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation shall be made unless the same is first approved by the Board of Directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors in accordance with Section 242 of the DGCL, and, except as otherwise provided by law, thereafter approved by the stockholders. Whenever any vote of the holders of voting stock is required, and in addition to any other vote of holders of voting stock that is required by this Restated Certificate of Incorporation or by law, the affirmative vote of a majority of the total votes eligible to be cast by holders of voting stock with respect to such amendment or repeal, voting together as a single class, at a duly constituted meeting of stockholders called expressly for such purpose shall be required to amend or repeal any provisions of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, ANSYS, Inc. has caused this Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by Ajei S. Gopal, its President and Chief Executive Officer, this 25th day of May, 2022.
/s/ Ajei S. Gopal
Ajei S. Gopal
President and Chief Executive Officer
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June 13, 2022
2600 ANSYS Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Re: Registration Statement on Form S-8 Filed by ANSYS, Inc.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel for ANSYS, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the registration of 750,000 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company that may be issued or delivered and sold pursuant to the ANSYS, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plan”). In connection with the opinion expressed herein, we have examined such documents, records and matters of law as we have deemed relevant or necessary for purposes of such opinion.
Based on the foregoing, and subject to the further limitations, qualifications and assumptions set forth herein, we are of the opinion that the Shares that may be issued or delivered and sold pursuant to the Plan will be, when issued or delivered and sold in accordance with the Plan, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, provided that the consideration for the Shares is at least equal to the stated par value thereof.
The opinion expressed herein is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, as currently in effect, and we express no opinion with respect to the laws of any other jurisdiction on the opinion expressed herein. In addition, we have assumed that the resolutions authorizing the Company to issue or deliver and sell the Shares pursuant to the Plan will be in full force and effect at all times at which the Shares are issued or delivered and sold by the Company, and that the Company will take no action inconsistent with such resolutions.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed by the Company to effect the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”). In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are included in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Jones Day
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CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports dated February 23, 2022, relating to the financial statements of ANSYS, Inc., and the effectiveness of ANSYS, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of ANSYS, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2021.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
June 13, 2022