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): April 30, 2021
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
690 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, California 94043
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 584-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock (par value of $0.01 per share)||SNPS||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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 30, 2021, the Compensation and Organizational Development Committee of the Board of Directors of Synopsys, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a $2.775 million relocation assistance payment to Sassine Ghazi, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, pursuant to a Relocation Assistance Agreement (the “Relocation Agreement”) to incentivize him to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Company is headquartered. Such payment is subject to repayment by Mr. Ghazi if (i) the Company terminates his employment for cause or he resigns other than for good reason prior to December 31, 2023, pro-rated based on Mr. Ghazi’s termination date, or (ii) he fails to relocate by October 31, 2021.
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.
|Dated: April 30, 2021||By:|
/S/ JOHN F. RUNKEL, JR.
|John F. Runkel, Jr.|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|