Description of Securities

EX-4.8 2 rtn-12312019xexx48.htm DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES Exhibit

Exhibit 4.8


The following summary describes the common stock, $0.01 par value, of Raytheon Company (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us,” and “our”), which are the only securities of the Company registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The following description is a summary and does not purport to be complete. It is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended (which we refer to as our “restated certificate of incorporation”) and our amended and restated bylaws (which we refer to as our “bylaws”), each of which are incorporated by reference as an exhibit to this Annual Report on Form 10-K of which this Exhibit 4.8 is a part. The terms of these securities also may be affected by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (which we refer to below as the “DGCL”).

We are authorized to issue up to 1,450,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share and 200,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, of which 4,000,000 shares have been designated as Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value. We may issue preferred stock from time to time in one or more series, without stockholder approval, when authorized by our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors has been authorized, subject to limitations provided in our restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the issuance of shares of our preferred stock in multiple series. With respect to each series of our preferred stock, our Board of Directors has the authority to fix the number of shares of such series and the voting powers (if any), designation, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, and qualifications, limitations, or restrictions of such series. As of the date of the Annual Report of which this Exhibit 4.8 is a part, no shares of preferred stock are outstanding.

Holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote per share and shall vote together as a single class on all matters to be voted on by our stockholders. Pursuant to our restated certificate of incorporation there are no cumulative voting rights in the election of directors. The approval of corporate actions may also require the approval of the holders of any series of our preferred stock.

Our common stock will be the only type of our capital stock entitled to vote in the election and removal of directors and other matters presented to our stockholders from time to time, unless we issue voting preferred stock or our restated certificate of incorporation is amended or the law requires otherwise.

Our common stockholders will be entitled to receive dividends and distributions declared by our Board of Directors, to the extent permitted by outstanding shares of preferred stock and by our restated certificate of incorporation. If a dividend is declared, it will be distributed pro rata to our common stockholders on a per share basis.
If we are liquidated or dissolved, our common stockholders will be entitled to receive our assets and funds available for distribution to common stockholders in proportion to the number of shares they hold. Our common stockholders may not receive any assets or funds until our creditors have been paid in full and the preferential or participating rights of our preferred stockholders have been satisfied. If we participate in a corporate merger, consolidation, purchase or acquisition of property or stock, or other reorganization, any payments or shares of stock allocated to our common stockholders will be distributed pro rata to holders of our common stock on a per share basis. If we redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire for payment any shares of our common stock, we will treat each share of common stock identically.
Holders of our common stock will not have any preemptive, subscription or conversion rights with respect to shares of our common stock. We may issue additional shares of our common stock, if authorized by our Board of Directors, without the common stockholders’ approval, unless required by Delaware law or a stock exchange on which our securities are traded. If we receive the appropriate payment, shares of our common stock that we issue will be fully paid and nonassessable.

Our Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of preferred stock with voting, conversion, liquidation and other rights that may adversely affect the rights of holders of our common stock.
Certain provisions of the DGCL could make it more difficult to consummate an acquisition of control of us by means of a tender offer, a proxy fight, open market purchases or otherwise in a transaction not approved by our Board of Directors. These provisions may reduce our vulnerability to an unsolicited proposal for the restructuring or sale of all or substantially all of our


assets or an unsolicited takeover attempt which is unfair to our stockholders. The summary below does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the DGCL.
Section 203 of the DGCL restricts a wide range of transactions (“business combinations”) between a corporation and an interested stockholder. An “interested stockholder” is, generally, any person who beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 15% or more of the corporation’s outstanding voting stock. Business combinations are broadly defined to include (i) mergers or consolidations with, (ii) sales or other dispositions of more than 10% of the corporation’s assets to, (iii) certain transactions resulting in the issuance or transfer of any stock of the corporation or any subsidiary to, (iv) certain transactions resulting in an increase in the proportionate share of stock of the corporation or any subsidiary owned by, or (v) receipt of the benefit (other than proportionately as a stockholder) of any loans, advances or other financial benefits by, an interested stockholder. Section 203 provides that an interested stockholder may not engage in a business combination with the corporation for a period of three years from the time of becoming an interested stockholder unless (a) the Board of Directors approved either the business combination or the transaction which resulted in the person becoming an interested stockholder prior to the time that person became an interested stockholder; (b) upon consummation of the transaction which resulted in the person becoming an interested stockholder, that person owned at least 85% of the corporation’s voting stock (excluding, for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding, but not the outstanding voting stock owned by the interested stockholder, shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers and shares owned by certain employee stock plans); or (c) the business combination is approved by the Board of Directors and authorized by the affirmative vote of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock not owned by the interested stockholder. The restrictions on business combinations with interested stockholders contained in Section 203 of the DGCL do not apply to a corporation whose certificate of incorporation or bylaws contains a provision expressly electing not to be governed by the statute; however, neither our restated certificate of incorporation nor our bylaws contains a provision electing to “opt-out” of Section 203.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RTN.”