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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 23, 2012

 

 

Symantec Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-17781   77-0181864

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA   94043
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code (650) 527-8000

 

 

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):

 

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 23, 2012, Stephen E. Gillett, age 36, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Digital Ventures of Starbucks Corporation, was appointed by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Symantec Corporation (the “Company”) as an independent director of the Company. Mr. Gillett’s appointment is effective on January 23, 2012. A press release announcing Mr. Gillett’s appointment to the Board is attached as exhibit 99.01 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Pursuant to the Company’s Non-Employee Director Grant Policy, each non-employee member of the Board shall be granted an annual award of fully-vested shares of the Company’s common stock having a fair market value on the Grant Date equal to $200,000 issued under the Company’s 2004 Equity Incentive Plan. Mr. Gillett will receive an initial grant on January 30, 2012, the first business day during which the Company’s trading window is open following the date of his appointment to the Board, representing a prorated amount based on the number of days from the date of his appointment to the Board through fiscal year 2012.

On the effective date of his appointment, Mr. Gillett is expected to enter into the Company’s standard form of Indemnity Agreement which provides for indemnification of the indemnitee to the full extent allowed by Delaware law.

On the date of his appointment, Mr. Gillett was appointed to the Audit Committee.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number    Exhibit Title or Description
99.01    Press release issued by Symantec Corporation, dated January 26, 2012.


SIGNATURE

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.

 

    Symantec Corporation
Date: January 26, 2012     By:  

/s/ Gregory King

     

Gregory King

Vice President, Corporate Legal Services

and Assistant Secretary


Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit Number    Exhibit Title or Description
99.01    Press release issued by Symantec Corporation, dated January 26, 2012.