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): November 7, 2012
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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 November 7, 2012, Altera Corporation (the "Company") announced the election of Shane V. Robison to serve as a new member of the Company's board of directors and compensation committee, effective November 7, 2012. Mr. Robison is currently a director of Fusion-io, Inc. Mr. Robison will participate in the non-employee director compensation arrangements described in the Company's 2012 proxy statement. He will receive an annual cash retainer of $50,000 for his service on the board of directors and an annual cash retainer of $10,000 for his service on the compensation committee. As a new non-employee director, Mr. Bowman received a stock option grant of 40,000 shares upon first becoming a director. In connection with the election, the Company entered into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Robison, the terms of which are identical in all material respects to the form of indemnification agreement that the Company has previously entered into with each of its directors, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 10.3 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2008.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Robison's election is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release dated November 7, 2012
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 : November 7, 2012
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