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WDC Western Digital

Filed: 19 Nov 20, 4:15pm

 

 

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): November 18, 2020

 

 

 

LOGO

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 001-08703 33-0956711

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

5601 Great Oaks Parkway

San Jose, California

  95119
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)

(408) 717-6000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not applicable

(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):

 

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 Par Value Per Share WDC 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.02

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

Amended and Restated 2017 Performance Incentive Plan

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Western Digital Corporation (the “Company”) previously adopted an amendment and restatement of the Western Digital Corporation Amended and Restated 2017 Performance Incentive Plan (the “2017 Plan”), subject to approval by the Company’s stockholders. As disclosed in Item 5.07 of this Form 8-K, the Company’s stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the 2017 Plan on November 18, 2020. The amendment and restatement of the 2017 Plan increases the number of shares of the Company’s common stock available for award grants under the 2017 Plan by 9,800,000 shares, from 95,780,215 shares to a new maximum aggregate limit of 105,580,215 shares as of August 11, 2020.

The Board, one or more committees appointed by the Board, or an officer to whom the Board or a Board committee has delegated certain of its authority, administers the 2017 Plan. The Board has delegated general administrative authority for the 2017 Plan to the Compensation and Talent Committee of the Board, except the Board retains administrative authority with respect to awards granted to non-employee members of the Board. The administrator of the 2017 Plan has broad authority under the plan to, among other things, select participants and determine the type(s) of award(s) that they are to receive, and determine the number of shares that are to be subject to awards and the terms and conditions of awards, including the price (if any) to be paid for the shares or the award.

Persons eligible to receive awards under the 2017 Plan include officers or employees of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, members of the Board, and certain consultants and advisors to the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

The maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock that may be issued or transferred pursuant to awards under the 2017 Plan, as amended and restated, equals:

 

 (i)

105,580,215 shares of the Company’s common stock, plus

 

 (ii)

the number of any shares of the Company’s common stock subject to stock options outstanding under the SanDisk Corporation 2013 Incentive Plan (which was assumed by the Company in May 2016 and is referred to herein as the “SanDisk Plan”) as of August 11, 2020 which expire, or for any reason are cancelled or terminated, after August 11, 2020 without being exercised, plus

 

 (iii)

1.72 times the number of any shares of the Company’s common stock subject to restricted share unit awards outstanding and unvested under the SanDisk Plan as of August 11, 2020 which are forfeited, terminated, cancelled, or otherwise reacquired after August 11, 2020 without having become vested.

As of August 11, 2020, a total of 14,216,265 shares of Company common stock were subject to outstanding awards granted under the 2017 Plan, a total of 14,969,913 shares of Company common stock were available for new award grants under the 2017 Plan (before giving effect to the 9.8 million share increase approved by the Company’s stockholders on November 18, 2020, but after taking into account shares previously issued or transferred pursuant to awards under the 2017 Plan as of August 11, 2020), 243,286 shares of Company common stock were subject to stock options outstanding under the SanDisk Plan and 181,930 shares of Company common stock were subject to outstanding and unvested restricted share unit awards under the SanDisk Plan. Shares issued in respect of any “full-value award” (generally, any award other than a stock option or stock appreciation right) granted under the 2017 Plan will continue to be counted against the share limit described above as 1.72 shares for every one share actually issued in connection with the award.

To the extent that an award is settled in cash or a form other than shares, the shares that would have been delivered had there been no such cash or other settlement will not be counted against the shares available for issuance under the 2017 Plan. In the event that shares are delivered in respect of a dividend equivalent right, only the actual number of shares delivered with respect to the award shall be counted against the share limits of the 2017 Plan. To the extent that shares are delivered pursuant to the exercise of a stock appreciation right or stock option, the number of underlying shares as to which the exercise relates shall be counted against the applicable share limits, as opposed to only counting the shares actually issued. Shares that are subject to or underlie awards granted under the 2018 Plan that are not paid or delivered (whether due to expiration, cancellation, termination, forfeiture, failure to vest or any other reason) will again be available for subsequent awards under our 2017 Plan. In addition, the 2017 Plan generally provides that shares issued in connection with awards that are granted by or become obligations of the Company through the assumption of awards (or in substitution for awards) in connection with an acquisition of

 

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another company will not count against the shares available for issuance under the 2017 Plan. Shares that are reacquired or withheld by us as full or partial payment in connection with a full-value award under our 2017 Plan or the SanDisk Plan, as well as shares reacquired or withheld by us to satisfy the tax withholding obligations related to a full-value award under our 2017 Plan or the SanDisk Plan, will not count against the share limit of and will be available for new award grants under our 2017 Plan.

The types of awards that may be granted under the 2017 Plan include stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, stock bonuses, performance stock, stock units, phantom stock, dividend equivalents and similar awards, which are granted or denominated in shares of the Company’s common stock, as well as cash bonus awards.

As is customary in incentive plans of this nature, each share limit and the number and kind of shares available under the 2017 Plan and any outstanding awards, as well as the exercise or purchase price of awards, and the performance targets under certain types of performance-based awards, are subject to adjustment in the event of certain reorganizations, mergers, combinations, recapitalizations, stock splits, stock dividends, or other similar events that change the number or kind of shares outstanding, and extraordinary dividends or distributions of property to the stockholders.

The foregoing summary of the 2017 Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the 2017 Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The annual meeting of stockholders of the Company was held on November 18, 2020. Results of the voting at the annual meeting of stockholders are set forth below.

Election of Directors. The stockholders elected the following eight directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The voting results were as follows:

 

   For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes 

Kimberly E. Alexy

   201,368,393    12,119,935    265,203    48,581,463 

Martin I. Cole

   208,231,670    5,195,110    326,751    48,581,463 

Kathleen A. Cote

   202,001,175    11,479,737    272,619    48,581,463 

Tunç Doluca

   210,067,262    3,389,758    296,511    48,581,463 

David V. Goeckeler

   209,980,215    3,489,362    283,954    48,581,463 

Matthew E. Massengill

   206,587,261    6,858,852    307,418    48,581,463 

Paula A. Price

   210,079,505    3,391,413    282,613    48,581,463 

Stephanie A. Streeter

   211,465,923    2,005,096    282,512    48,581,463 

Advisory Vote on Named Executive Officer Compensation. The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the named executive officer compensation described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the annual meeting of stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 5, 2020. The voting results were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

196,004,174 17,113,273 636,084 48,581,463

Approval of the 2017 Plan. As described in more detail in Item 5.02 above, the stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the 2017 Plan to increase by 9.8 million the number of shares of the Company’s common stock available for issuance under that plan. The voting results were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

194,531,165 18,876,245 346,121 48,581,463

 

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Ratification of Appointment of KPMG LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The stockholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021. The voting results were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

249,643,186 12,305,113 386,695

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)

The following exhibit is filed as a part of this report.

 

Exhibit
No.
  Description
10.1  Western Digital Corporation Amended and Restated 2017 Performance Incentive Plan, amended and restated as of August 11, 2020
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded with the Inline XBRL document)

 

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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.

 

   Western Digital Corporation
   (Registrant)
  By: 

/s/ Michael C. Ray

Date: November 19, 2020   Michael C. Ray
   

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

and Secretary

 

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