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): December 14, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
210 East Grand Ave.
South San Francisco, California 94080
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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):
Item 5.04 Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrants Employee Benefit Plans.
On December 14, 2012, Exelixis, Inc. (the Company) sent a notice to participants in the Exelixis, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the Plan), including Company directors and executive officers, informing them that it had received a notice of an upcoming suspension period from the plan administrator of the 401(k) Plan indicating that such suspension period will begin at 4:00 p.m., Eastern time, on January 14, 2013, and is expected to end on or before January 17, 2013 (the Plan Blackout Period). During the Plan Blackout Period, 401(k) Plan participants will be unable to access the portion of their accounts invested in the Exelixis Stock Fund to perform exchanges, make future investment elections, obtain a loan, obtain a distribution, or exercise rights otherwise available with respect to the portion of their account invested in the Exelixis Stock Fund. The temporary suspension is required to facilitate the conversion of the Exelixis Stock Fund under the 401(k) Plan from a unitized basis to a real-time traded basis.
The Company received the Plan Blackout Period notice required by section 101(i)(2)(E) of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, on December 14, 2012.
On December 14, 2012, notice was provided to the Companys directors and executive officers informing them of the prohibitions on trading in the Companys securities during the Plan Blackout Period. The notice was provided pursuant to Section 306(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the rules and the regulations thereunder, and a copy of the notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The name, address and telephone number of the person designated by the Company to respond to inquiries about the Plan Blackout Period is:
James B. Bucher
Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs and Secretary
210 East Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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.