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 7, 2011
THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 590
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure|
On February 23, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the Court) entered an order providing for preliminary approval of a settlement (the Settlement) in connection with the consolidated shareholder derivative action captioned In re Cooper Companies, Inc. Derivative Litigation, Case No. SACV 06 00300 CJC (RNB), and a parallel consolidated shareholder derivative action pending in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Alameda. In its order, the Court also approved the form of notice relating to the Settlement, and set a hearing date of May 2, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. to consider whether to grant final approval of the Settlement.
As required by the Courts order, a copy of the Notice of Settlement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The notice can also be viewed on The Cooper Companies, Inc.s website (www.coopercos.com) in the investor relations section (http://investor.coopercos.com/index.cfm).
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Notice of Settlement|
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.
|THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.|
|Dated: March 7, 2011||By: /s/ Rodney E. Folden|
|Name:||Rodney E. Folden|
|Title:||Vice President and Corporate Controller,|
|(Principal Accounting Officer)|
|Notice of Settlement|