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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) 

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 9, 2020

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in charter)

 

Delaware

 

000-19807

 

56-1546236

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

690 East Middlefield Road

Mountain View, California 94043

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 584-5000

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock ($0.01 par value)

 

SNPS

 

Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e) Amendment of 2006 Employee Equity Incentive Plan; Amendment of Employee Stock Purchase Plan

At the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Synopsys, Inc. (“Synopsys”) held on April 9, 2020, Synopsys’ stockholders approved Synopsys’ 2006 Employee Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Amended Employee Equity Plan”), in order to, among other items, increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan by 3,500,000. Synopsys’ Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the Compensation Committee of the Board previously approved the Amended Employee Equity Plan, subject to such stockholder approval. Synopsys’ executive officers are eligible to participate in the Amended Employee Equity Plan.

At the Annual Meeting, Synopsys’ stockholders also approved an amendment to Synopsys’ Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Amended ESPP”) primarily to increase the number of shares of common stock available for future issuance under the plan by 5,000,000. The Board and the Compensation Committee of the Board previously approved the Amended ESPP, subject to such stockholder approval. Synopsys’ executive officers are eligible to participate in the Amended ESPP.

Summaries of the Amended Employee Equity Plan and the Amended ESPP are set forth in Synopsys’ definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 18, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”). Those summaries and the descriptions above of the Amended Employee Equity Plan and Amended ESPP do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Amended Employee Equity Plan and Amended ESPP, which are filed as Exhibits 10.4 and 10.7, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are each incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a) (b) Stockholder Meeting Results

As described in Item 5.02(e) above, Synopsys held its Annual Meeting on April 9, 2020. As of the record date, February 10, 2020, 150,210,879 shares of Synopsys common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 134,474,873 shares of Synopsys common stock, constituting a quorum, were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

Synopsys’ stockholders voted on five proposals at the Annual Meeting. The proposals are further described in the Proxy Statement. The final results of the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.

Proposal 1: Synopsys’ stockholders elected nine directors to Synopsys’ Board, to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are elected. The voting results regarding this proposal are set forth below: 

 

For

   

Withhold

   

Broker Non-Votes

 

Aart J. de Geus

   

114,890,647

     

8,558,698

     

11,025,528

 

Chi-Foon Chan

   

120,934,372

     

2,514,973

     

11,025,528

 

Janice D. Chaffin

   

108,972,126

     

14,477,219

     

11,025,528

 

Bruce R. Chizen

   

101,033,483

     

22,415,862

     

11,025,528

 

Mercedes Johnson

   

121,085,776

     

2,363,569

     

11,025,528

 

Chrysostomos L. “Max” Nikias

   

122,108,541

     

1,340,804

     

11,025,528

 

John Schwarz

   

114,133,925

     

9,315,420

     

11,025,528

 

Roy Vallee

   

113,275,290

     

10,174,055

     

11,025,528

 

Steven C. Walske

   

114,360,642

     

9,088,703

     

11,025,528

 


Proposal 2: As described in Item 5.02(e) above, Synopsys’ stockholders approved the Amended Employee Equity Plan in order to, among other items, increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan by 3,500,000. The Amended Employee Equity Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.4 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The voting results regarding this proposal are set forth below:

For:

   

112,631,323

 

Against:

   

10,736,120

 

Abstain:

   

81,902

 

Broker Non-Votes:

   

11,025,528

 

Proposal 3: As described in Item 5.02(e) above, Synopsys’ stockholders approved the Amended ESPP primarily to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan by 5,000,000. The Amended ESPP is filed as Exhibit 10.7 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The voting results regarding this proposal are set forth below:

For:

   

122,054,793

 

Against:

   

1,362,483

 

Abstain:

   

32,069

 

Broker Non-Votes:

   

11,025,528

 

Proposal 4: Synopsys’ stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Synopsys’ named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The voting results regarding this proposal are set forth below:

For:

   

116,323,791

 

Against:

   

7,040,034

 

Abstain:

   

85,520

 

Broker Non-Votes:

   

11,025,528

 

Proposal 5: Synopsys’ stockholders ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as Synopsys’ independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2020. The voting results regarding this proposal are set forth below:

For:

   

129,280,095

 

Against:

   

5,142,794

 

Abstain:

   

51,984

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit
Number

   

Description

         
 

10.4

   

2006 Employee Equity Incentive Plan, as amended

         
 

10.5

   

Form of Restricted Stock Unit Grant Notice and Award Agreement under 2006 Employee Equity Incentive Plan

         
 

10.6

   

Form of Notice of Grant of Stock Options and Option Agreement under 2006 Employee Equity Incentive Plan

         
 

10.7

   

Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as amended

         
 

104

   

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

             

Dated: April 15, 2020

 

 

By:

 

/S/ John F. Runkel, Jr.

 

 

 

John F. Runkel, Jr.

 

 

 

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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