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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 28, 2015
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On August 28, 2015, Platform Specialty Products Corporation ("Platform") announced that it had received notice of the early termination of the antitrust waiting period under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ("HSR Act") in connection with its recommended offer to acquire all of the issued and to be issued shares of Alent plc ("Alent") by MacDermid Performance Acquisitions Ltd ("Bidco"), a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Platform, by way of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under the U.K. Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").
The early termination of the HSR Act waiting period satisfies a condition to the Scheme. The Scheme remains subject to certain other conditions and approvals, including, among others, Alent shareholder approval and regulatory approvals in certain other jurisdictions.
A copy of the announcement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Announcement, dated August 28, 2015.
Forward-Looking Information
This Current Report contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of the Alent group and the Platform group and certain plans and objectives of Bidco and Platform with respect to the combined business. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "hope", "aims", "continue", "will", "may", "should", "would", "could" or other words of similar meaning. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by Platform and/or Bidco and/or Alent in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, future developments and other factors they believe appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and the factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this Current Report could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct and you are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as at the date of this Current Report. None of Platform, Bidco or Alent assume any obligation to update or correct the information contained in this Current Report (whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise), except as required by applicable law.

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.
Date: August 31, 2015
/s/ Frank J. Monteiro
Frank J. Monteiro
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit No.
  Announcement, dated August 28, 2015.