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 21, 2012
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
Amendment to Bylaws of Altera Corporation
On November 21, 2012, the board of directors of Altera Corporation (the Company) approved certain amendments to the Companys Amended and Restated Bylaws (the Bylaws). These amendments change or clarify, among other things, the required vote for certain actions, the process by which stockholder lists are made available, the process by which stockholders may propose matters to be brought before a stockholder meeting, the content and manner of notice for stockholder meetings and the conduct of such meetings, the process for fixing a record date for an adjourned stockholder meeting, the authority of the committees of the board of directors, the term of directors and officers, and the wording of certain indemnification provisions. The amendments also make a number of other clarifying and conforming changes to various provisions of the Bylaws.
The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Companys Bylaws, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 26, 2012