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): January 23, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
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(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 544-7000
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 23, 2013, Altera Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 21, 2013, the Company's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share. The quarterly dividend will be paid on March 1, 2013 to stockholders of record on February 11, 2013.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release dated January 23, 2013
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.
/s/ Ronald J. Pasek
Ronald J. Pasek
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Dated: January 23, 2013
Exhibit No. Description
Press release dated January 23, 2013