Report (Date of earliest event reported)
DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 11, 2012, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a one-time special dividend in the amount of $4.00 per share on the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, to be paid on December 27, 2012 to the stockholders of record of the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock as of the close of business on December 21, 2012.
In connection with the one-time special dividend, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved adjustments to certain stock options, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock units outstanding on the day following the record date for the special dividend in a manner intended to preserve the pre-cash dividend economic value of such awards.
A copy of the press release announcing the one-time special dividend is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
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.