SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 23, 2010
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(Commission File Number)
Freier Platz 10
CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, including Area Code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously disclosed, pursuant to a proposal included in Tyco International Ltd.s (the Company) proxy statement for its annual general meeting of shareholders held on March 10, 2010, shareholders approved a dividend in the form of a capital reduction equal to 0.90 Swiss francs (CHF) per share payable in four quarterly installments through the end of the second fiscal quarter of 2011. The third installment of the distribution, equal to CHF 0.23 per share, was paid to shareholder on or about November 23, 2010. The US dollar amount of the dividend payment was $0.2307 per share, based on the USD/CHF exchange rate in effect on November 16, 2010 of 0.9968.
In connection with the payment of this distribution, the Company amended its Articles of Association to reflect the reduction in par value of CHF 0.23 per share, effective upon their filing with the commercial register of the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. As a result, the par value of each share of the Company is now CHF 6.93.
A copy of the amended Articles of Association is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.