SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- As previously announced by Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors has been conducting an investigation into the Company's stock option practices and has reached a preliminary conclusion that the actual measurement dates for financial accounting purposes of certain stock option grants issued in the past differ from the recorded grant dates of such awards.
Although the investigation is ongoing, upon the recommendation of management and the Audit Committee, the Juniper Board of Directors has concluded that the Company will need to restate historical financial statements to record additional non-cash charges for stock-based compensation expense related to past option grants. The Company has not determined the amount of such charges, the resulting tax and accounting impact, or which specific periods require restatement. Accordingly, the Company today filed a Form 8-K with the SEC stating that the financial statements and all earnings press releases and similar communications issued by the Company relating to periods beginning on or after January 1, 2003 should therefore not be relied upon.
In addition, the Company today filed a Notification of Late Filing on Form
12b-25 with the SEC indicating that the Company missed the prescribed deadline for its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2006. As a result of this delinquency, the Company expects to receive a notice of delisting from Nasdaq in accordance with Nasdaq's standard process.
Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)