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) January 3, 2013
F5 Networks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
401 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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5.02(d)On January 3, 2013, the Board of Directors (the Board) of F5 Networks, Inc. (the Company) elected Sandra Bergeron as a Class I director and Steve Smith as a Class III director. In connection with their services as directors, Ms. Bergeron and Mr. Smith will be entitled to the customary compensation arrangements for the Companys non-employee directors which include an annual retainer in the amount of $50,000. In addition, the members of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees (including the Committee chairs) are paid annual payments of $15,000, $10,000 and $10,000 respectively. Ms. Bergeron will serve as a member of the Boards Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Mr. Smith will serve as a member of the Boards Compensation Committee. In addition, Ms. Bergeron and Mr. Smith each will be awarded 391 restricted stock units (RSUs) under the Companys 2005 Equity Incentive Plan, which grant shall be issued on February 1, 2013, and would fully vest on the day prior to the annual meeting of shareholders for fiscal year 2012.
On January 7, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Ms. Bergeron and Mr. Smith to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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: January 7, 2013