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COGENT, INC.
Filed by
3M CO
FORM SC TO-C
(Written communication relating to an issuer or third party)
Filed 08/30/10
Address
Telephone
CIK
SIC Code
Industry
Sector
Fiscal Year
639 NORTH ROSEMEAD BLVD
BUILDING 1
PASADENA, CA 91107
626-325-9600
0001289434
3841 - Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus
Constr. - Supplies & Fixtures
Capital Goods
12/31
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE TO
TENDER OFFER STATEMENT UNDER SECTION 14(d)(1) OR 13(e)(1)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
COGENT, INC.
(Name of Subject Company (Issuer))
3M COMPANY
VENTURA ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Names of Filing Persons (Offerors))
Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value Per Share
(Title of Class of Securities)
19239Y 10 8
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
Gregg M. Larson
Deputy General Counsel and Secretary
3M Company
3M Center
St. Paul, Minnesota 55144
(651) 733-2204
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications on Behalf of Filing Persons)
Copies to:
Christopher E. Austin
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
One Liberty Plaza
New York, New York 10006
(212) 225-2000
CALCULATION OF FILING FEE
*
Transaction Valuation*
Amount of Filing Fee*
Not Applicable*
Not Applicable*
A filing fee is not required in connection with this filing as it relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a
tender offer.
Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously
paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the form or schedule and the date of its filing.
Amount Previously Paid:
Form of Registration No.:

N/A
N/A
Filing Party:
Date Filed:
N/A
N/A
Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of the tender offer.
Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

third party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1
issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4
going private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3
amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2
Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer: This filing on Schedule TO relates to a planned tender offer by Ventura Acquisition Corporation (“Purchaser”), a Delaware corporation and an
indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M Company, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), to purchase all outstanding shares of Common Stock, par
value $0.001 per share, of Cogent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Cogent”), to be commenced pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of
August 29, 2010, by and among the Company, Purchaser and Cogent.
Additional Information
The planned tender offer described in this document and the exhibits hereto has not yet been commenced. This document and the exhibits hereto
are neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Cogent. At the time the tender offer is commenced, the Company and
Purchaser intend to file a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO containing an offer to purchase, forms of letters of transmittal and other documents
relating to the tender offer and Cogent intends to file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. The
Company, Purchaser and Cogent intend to mail these documents to the stockholders of Cogent. These documents will contain important information
about the tender offer and stockholders of Cogent are urged to read them carefully when they become available. Stockholders of Cogent will be able to
obtain a free copy of these documents (when they become available) and other documents filed by Cogent, the Company or Purchaser with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) at the website maintained by the Commission at www.sec.gov. In addition, stockholders will be able to
obtain a free copy of these documents (when they become available) from the information agent named in the offer to purchase or from the Company.
Forward-Looking Statements
This document and the exhibits hereto contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or
uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that
could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements about the expected terms of the proposed acquisition; the ability to complete the
proposed transaction; the expected benefits and costs of the transaction; management plans relating to the transaction; the expected timing of the
completion of the transaction; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of
integration plans; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and
assumptions include that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all, upon favorable terms; the possibility that expected benefits may not
materialize as expected; that, prior to the completion of the transaction, Cogent’s business may not perform as expected due to transaction-related
uncertainty or other factors; that the Company is unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in the
Company’s and Cogent’s reports filed with the Commission, including but not limited to the risks described under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and in Part II, Item 1A in the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal
quarters ended March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010. The Company and Cogent assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking
statements.
2
EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit
Number
99.1
99.2
Description
3M Company Presentation to Cogent, Inc. Employees, dated August 30, 2010
3M Company Presentation to Cogent, Inc. Employees, dated August 30, 2010
3
Exhibit 99.1
© 3M 2010.
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Rights
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© 3M 2010.
All R ight s
Rese rved.
Today w e
announc ed a
de fi ni tive
agre eme nt for
3M ’s
acquisit ion of
Ve nt ura. W e
expec t to
conclude t he
agre eme nt
some time i n
the fourth
qua rte r
follow ing all
the nec essa ry
steps
associa ted w ith
the ac quisition
of a public
company.
We’ll be able
to provide
more de tail s i n
the w eeks a nd
months a head.
In the
me anti me , it is
busine ss as
usua l. © 3M
2010. A ll
Rights
Rese rved.
Welc ome
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3M Compa ny
Fac ts BA CKE D
BY 3M
RES OU RCE S
$23.1 billion
Sale s in 2009
63% Sal es
outsi de of U S
$3.2 billion N et
Income $1.3
bi llion R&D
Spending $903
mi llion Capit al
Spending 75,000
Employee s >3M
Corporate
Sourc e: 3M
Compa ny 2009
Ye ar-End Fa ct
Shee t
© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
3M Compa ny
Fac ts
ST RUC TU RE
Ge orge Buc kley,
Chairman,
Pre sident a nd
CEO 35
internationa l
companie s with
ma nufa cturing
ope ra tions 35
with la bora torie s
More tha n 35
busine ss units,
organiz ed into six
busine sses
Operat ions i n
more tha n 65
countrie s 6,700
re searche rs
worldwide >3M
Corporate S ourc e:
3M Compa ny
2009 Y ear-End
Fac t Shee t
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3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
3M Corpora te
Struc ture Di splay &
Graphics S ale s:
$3.1B O .I: $0.6B
Safety, S ecurity &
Prote cti on S ervice s
Sale s: $3.2B O.I:
$0.7B Consumer &
Offic e S ale s: $3.5B
O.I: $0.7B
Industrial &
Transportation
Sale s: $7.1B O.I:
$1.2B > 3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s He alth
Care Sa les: $4.3B
O.I: $1.4B E le ctro
& C ommunic ati ons
Sale s: $2.3B O.I:
$0.3B S ource : 3M
Compa ny 2009
Annual Re port
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© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
SS&P S Business
Struc ture
Industrial
Mi ne ra ls Products
Division
Oc cupationa l
He alth a nd
Environme ntal
Safety D ivision
Building and
Comme rcia l
Service s Divi sion
Sec urity S ys tems
Division T ra ck &
Trac e D ivision
>3M Corporate
>3M Businesse s
>Sa fe ty Sec urit y
& P rote cti on
Service s Jea n
Lobey, E xec utive
VP C orrosion
Prote cti on
Produc ts Divisi on
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Rights Rese rve d.
© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
SSD Business
Struc ture Se curity
Ma teria ls >3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s
>Sa fe ty Sec urit y
& P rote cti on
Service s
>Se curity
Systems D ivision
Mi chae l De lkoski,
VP a nd GM
Issuanc e S yst ems
Authenti ca tion
Systems
© 3M 2010. All
Rights
Rese rved. © 3M
2010. A ll Rights
Rese rved.
Sec urity
Systems
Division
Trusted partne r
committe d t o
security G lobal
industry lea der
with loc al
pe rspe ctive
Broa d
capa bilitie s to
me et your ne eds
>3M Corporate
>3M Businesse s
>Sa fe ty
Sec urity &
Prote cti on
Service s
>Se curity
Systems
Division
He lping protec t
pe ople,
doc uments and
goods 30 years
industry
experienc e
Ongoing
innova tion and
R&D E xpert
consultants a nd
de signers
Le verage 3M
Compa ny’s
gl oba l re sourc es
3M offic es in 60
countrie s 3M
contri bute s to
security
sol ut ions a round
the w orld
Customde signed
syst ems
Proprieta ry 3M
tec hnologie s
End-to-end
sol ut ions
© 3M 2010. All Rights
Rese rved. © 3M 2010.
All R ight s Rese rve d.
Relia ble e nrollme nt and
entitle ment F ul l
production of se cure
doc uments Se cure and
confide ntial da ta
ma nage ment Biome tric s
Sec urity S ys tems
Division S ECU RIT Y
MA T E RIA L S
ISS UA N CE S YS TE M S
AU TH E NT ICA TIO N
SYS T EM S c omplete
security solutions >3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s >Sa fe ty
Sec urity & P rote ction
Service s >Se curity
Systems D ivision
Trave l Doc ume nts
Lic ense s and ID Cards
La bels a nd S tamps
Capture and e va luat e
da ta in rea l time
Ac cura tel y i de ntify and
ve ri fy E nable rapid
re sponse Biometric s
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Rights Rese rve d.
Personaliz ati on
Cre ate / ac tivate
va lid ID (print,
ma teria ls) Q C
(rea de r)
Personaliz ati on
applica tion
softw are
Entit leme nt
Permission (que ry
dB s – ma y include
bi ome trics a nd
unique identifiers)
Entit leme nt
applica tion
softw are D eli ve ry
De livery service
De livery
applica tion
softw are Ca rds
Card bodie s
Cont act chip
inlays Contac tle ss
chip inlays F ixed
print Pa ssports
Passport bookle ts
ePa ssport c hip
inlays Fixe d print
Othe r D ocs /
Tokens P aper
doc uments
La bels /
converting Fixed
print Pe rson
Authenti ca tion
Biometric
applica tion
(mat ching)
softw are
Docume nt
Eva luation
Docume nt
integrity
(a ut he ntica tion)
applica tion
softw are Re spons e
Use r inte rfac e
(door, ga te, lights)
Use case spec ific
applica tion
softw are Issuance
Authenti ca tion
Sec urity M a terial s
Sec ure Ma teria ls
Sec urity substrate s
La minate s
Embe dde d
ma teria ls Da ta
Capture Biome tric
capture D ocument
capture H uman
evalua tion and
re act ion
Enrollment
Bre eder document
capture a nd
authentic ati on
Biometric c apture
Enrollment
applica tion
softw are
Biometrics Is K ey
to O ur Portfolio
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Rights Rese rve d.
Personaliz ati on
Cre ate / ac tivate
va lid ID (print,
ma teria ls) Q C
(rea de r)
Personaliz ati on
applica tion
softw are
Entit leme nt
Permission (que ry
dB s – ma y include
bi ome trics a nd
unique identifiers)
Entit leme nt
applica tion
softw are D eli ve ry
De livery service
De livery
applica tion
softw are Ca rds
Card bodie s
Cont act chip
inlays Contac tle ss
chip inlays F ixed
print Pa ssports
Passport bookle ts
ePa ssport c hip
inlays Fixe d print
Othe r D ocs /
Tokens P aper
doc uments
La bels /
converting Fixed
print Pe rson
Authenti ca tion
Biometric
applica tion
(mat ching)
softw are
Docume nt
Eva luation
Docume nt
integrity
(a ut he ntica tion)
applica tion
softw are Re spons e
Use r inte rfac e
(door, ga te, lights)
Use case spec ific
applica tion
softw are Issuance
Authenti ca tion
Sec urity M a terial s
Sec ure Ma teria ls
Sec urity substrate s
La minate s
Embe dde d
ma teria ls Da ta
Capture Biome tric
capture D ocument
capture H uman
evalua tion and
re act ion
Enrollment
Bre eder document
capture a nd
authentic ati on
Biometric c apture
Enrollment
applica tion
softw are
Biometrics Is K ey
to O ur Portfolio
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Rights Rese rve d.
EN RO LL &
EN T IT L E 3M
Issuanc e S yst ems
Core sol ut ion:
3M ™ Ide ntity
Docume nt
Issuanc e S yst em
Industry-lea di ng
da ta-capture
de vice s and ID ma nage ment
softw are Customde signed softwa re
and hardw are t o
he lp mee t your
ne eds D esigne d t o
enhance
ope ra tional
effic ienc y, reduc e
costs and a ddress
risks > 3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s
>Sa fe ty Sec urit y
& P rote cti on
Service s
>Se curity Syste ms
Division > 3M
Issuanc e S yst ems
customize d
re liable
compre hensive
Stat e of the art
fingerpri nt and
pa lm print
tec hnology Cost
effe ctive , F BI
certified N IS T
compliant
Ha ndhe ld porta bl e
de vice s
Supporting
gove rnment
agenc ies
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Rights Rese rve d. ©
3M 2010. All Rights
Rese rved.
TY PICA L
APP L ICA T IO NS
FOR SE CUR IT Y
MA T E RIA L S
Sec urity M a terial s
and Cre dentia ls
Identi fic ation c ards
Trave l doc uments
Sec urity pa pe r
doc uments >3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s >Sa fe ty
Sec urity &
Prote cti on S ervice s
>Se curity Syste ms
Division > 3M
Sec urity M a terial s
doc uments sec ure
brand prot ect ion
Government e xc ise
label s Bra nd
protec tion and ass et
tra cking labe ls
© 3M 2010. All
Rights
Rese rved. © 3M
2010. A ll Rights
Rese rved.
Sec urity
Ma teria ls and
Cre dentia ls
Ta mperre sistant
tec hnologie s
Cont act and
contac t-less
chip-enable d
doc uments
Cards, label s
and stamps
Films and
substra tes St rips
and patc he s
>3M Corporate
>3M Businesse s
>Sa fe ty
Sec urity &
Prote cti on
Service s
>Se curity
Systems
Division > 3M
Sec urity
Ma teria ls Ove rt,
covert and
forensic se curity
tec hnologie s
La minate ,
ove rla y and
substra te ID
card and bio
da ta pa ge
tec hnologie s
Va rious le ve ls
of sec urit y
printing
tec hnologie s
security mat erial
truste d
tec hnologie s
© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
© 3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
3M
Authenti ca tion
Systems > 3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s
>Sa fe ty Sec urit y
& P rote cti on
Service s
>Se curity
Systems D ivision
>3M
Authenti ca tion
Systems se cure
integrate d
acc ura te Border
Ma nageme nt
Solutions
Softw a re
Solutions for
Trave ler
Proc essing
Docume nt
Authenti ca tion
Solutions
Biogra phi c
va lidat ion S ec ure
Docume nt
Qual ity
Assurance Full
Line of D ocument
Rea de rs
Biometric
Capture D evic es
and M atc hi ng
Softw a re
Consul tancy
Ma intena nce
Service s and
Te ch. Support
Systems
Inte grat ion
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Rights Rese rve d. ©
3M 2010. All
Rights Rese rve d.
Issuanc e
Authenti ca tion
3M /V e nt ura
EN RO LL &
EN T IT L E
PRO DU CE
PE RSO NA L IZ E
DE L IV E R
CAP TU RE DA T A
EV AL U AT E
DO CU ME N T
ID EN T IF Y &
VE RIFY
RES PO ND >3M
Corporate > 3M
Businesse s >Sa fe ty
Sec urity &
Prote cti on S ervice s
>Se curity Syste ms
Division T ogethe r
we are the globa l
lea de r for
identifica tion and
authentic ati on
syst ems
© 3M 2010.
All R ight s
Rese rved.
Tha nk Y ou
Exhibit 99.2
Innovative
De liver Grow
3M China
Corporate
Overview
Ke nne th Yu,
Ma naging
Direc tor, 3M
China & China
Region
Our Mi ssion
To be the most
innova tive
enterpri se T o
be the
preferred
supplie r i n
serve d markets
Our Va lues
Sati sfying our
customers wi th
supe rior qualit y,
va lue a nd
servi ce.
Providing
inve stors w ith a n
attrac tive return
through
sust ained, high qua lity grow th.
Respec ting our
soc ial and
physic al
environme nt .
Being a
company
employee s are
proud to be part
of.
3M O verview
Founde d in1902
He adquarter: St.
Paul, M innesota ,
USA O ne of 30
companie s in the
Dow Jone s
Industrial
Average A
compone nt of
the Sta ndard &
Poor’s 500
Index 2009 Fac ts
Worldw ide sa les
$ 23.12 billion
R&D
Expenditures
$ 1.29 billion
Employee s
74,835 person
Ranks No. 351
on F ortune
Global 500
companie s in
2009
3M China
Overview
Founde d in
1984, the first
foreign-inve sted
enterpri se
outsi de of
Shenzhe n
spe cia l
economic zones
Tota l
inve stment
more tha n $ 700
mi llion Ove r
5700+
employee s
“Most A dmired
Fore igninve sted
Ente rprise in
China” “ The
Best
Citiz enship”
3M China
Fac ilitie s HQ :
Shanghai
Ma nufa ctories:
Shanghai(5 ),
Suzhou
(1),GuangZ hou
(1) 3M R&D
Cente r / T ec hnica l
Cente rs :
Shanghai /
Beiji ng,
Guangz hou,
Suzhou 3M
Offic es: 25
munic ipal c itie s &
di stric ts
Distribution
Cente rs: T ia nj in
ShenZ hen
Shanghai F uzhou
Guangz hou
Wuhan Shenya ng
Chengdu S hanghai
Beiji ng S he nzhe n
Suzhu Qi ngda o
Na nj in Ha ngz hou
Xi’an Chongqing
Tia njin Da lia n
Kunming
Zhe ngZ hou
Urumqi xi amen
Jinan Ni ngbo
Wuxi Changchun
Changsha
Growth E ngine is
Working in China
3M China R&D
Cente r Custome r
Te chnica l Ce nt er
Consume r D ispla y
Cente r H all of
Fame Innovation
Auditorium
Ta pe/Fi lm
De ve lopment L ab
Aging L ab
Communic ati on
Ma rke t L ab
Dyneon L ab South
China T ec hnic al
Cente r Custome r
Te chnica l Ce nt er
Adhesi ve & Ta pe
La b C hemic al L ab
North China
Te chnica l Ce nt er
Respiratory La b
De nt al L ab Suz hou
Optic al L ab
PUJIA NG
JIN SH AN
GU AN G ZH O U
CAO H EJIN G
XINQ IAO
SUZ H OU 3M
Expands
Ma nufa cturing
Capac ity 01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08
+41% 3M China
Capex
WAIG AO Q IA O
Suzhou
Plant
Guangz hou
Plant
Jinsha n
Plant
Pujiang
Plant
Xinqia o
Plant
M ore tha n 60,000
products deve loped
Promote ove r 500
ne w products
annually 50% of
gl oba l popula tion
use 3M ’s products
in da ily live s
Consume r a nd
Offic e E le ctro and
Communic ati ons
Displa y and
Graphics S afety,
Sec urity &
Prote cti on
Industrial a nd
Transportation
He alth Ca re Six
Ma rke t-Le ading
Businesse s
Industri al &
Transportation
Business
Safety,
Sec urity &
Prote cti on
Service
Business
He alth Ca re
Business
Displa y &
Graphics
Business
Ele ctro &
Communic ati on
Business
Consume r &
Offic e
Business
M ore T han 45
Core
Te chnologies
Innovation -Core Te chnology
Plat forms
3M Core T ec hnologi es
Ma rke ts A dhe sives
Abrasive s Ceramic s
Ele ctronic P acka ging
Mi crorepl ica tion Light
Ma nageme nt Spe cia lty
Ma teria ls Nonw oven
Ma teria ls Polymer
Me lt Proce ssing
Archite cture &
Const ruc tion
Automotive, M a rine &
Ae rospac e E le ctroni cs
Ma nufa cturing
Graphic A rts He alt h
Care H ome & L eisure
Ma nufa cturing &
Industry O ffic e Sa fe ty:
Transportation &
Personal S ecurity
Util ities &
Te lec ommunic ati ons
Inte gr. Syste ms De sign
Te chnologies
Plat formsM ul tiple
Ma rke ts
Innovation
Paradigm 15%
princi pl e to
encourage
sponta neous
innova tion
Explore new
tec hnology fi elds
Boundle ss
communica tion &
colla borati on c ross
functi ons &
de partments
69,000 new
products over 1
century (3 new
products e ve ry 2
da ys) 35% of sale s
comes from the
ne w products in
the las t 4 ye ars
Average 500 ne w
products e ach ye ar
T hanks!
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