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): February 17, 2011
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On February 17, 2011, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release regarding financial results for the first quarter ended January 29, 2011. The Company also posted on its website (www.BRCD.com) slides with accompanying prepared remarks regarding such financial results and forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the Companys estimated financial results of the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. Copies of the press release and slides with accompanying prepared remarks by the Company are attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, and the information in Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Item 2.02 and Item 9.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibits attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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.