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): March 5, 2013
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey
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|Item 3.03.||Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.|
At the close of business on March 5, 2013, the shareholder rights plan, and the rights issued thereunder, of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (the Company) expired in accordance with the terms of the plan.
The Rights Agreement between the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent, dated March 5, 2003 (the Rights Agreement), and the rights issued thereunder to purchase, under certain circumstances, one one-thousandth of a share, as adjusted, of the Companys Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock (the Rights), expired by their terms at the close of business on March 5, 2013. The shares of the Companys Class A common stock are no longer accompanied by the Rights, and the Rights Agreement is of no further force or effect. The terms of the Rights Agreement and the Rights are further described in the Companys registration statement on Form 8-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 6, 2003 (the Form 8-A). The foregoing description of the terms of the Rights Agreement and the Rights issued thereunder is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Rights Agreement, which is included as Exhibit 4.1 to the Form 8-A and incorporated herein by reference.
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.
|COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: March 11, 2013