As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 21, 2020

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   20-1751121

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

5453 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, California 95054

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

 

Awake Security, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

 

 

Jayshree Ullal

President and Chief Executive Officer

Arista Networks, Inc.

5453 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, California 95054

(408) 547-5500

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

 

 

Larry W. Sonsini

Raj S. Judge

Mark B. Baudler

Andrew D. Hoffman

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

650 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, California 94304

(650) 493-9300

   

Marc Taxay

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Arista Networks, Inc.

5453 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, California 95054

(408) 547-5500

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Securities
to be Registered
 

Amount

to be

Registered

  Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share
  Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price
  Amount of
Registration Fee

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, issuable in respect of assumed options outstanding under the Awake Security, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan

  115,338(2)   $224.18(3)   $25,856,473(3)   $2,821(3)

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of the registrant’s common stock that become issuable under the Awake Security, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) by reason of an event such as any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction effected without receipt of consideration that increases the number of the Registrant’s outstanding shares of Common Stock.

(2)

Represents 115,338 shares of the registrant’s common stock issuable in connection with stock options awarded under the Plan that were assumed by and converted into stock options of the registrant on October 7, 2020, in connection with the registrant’s acquisition of Awake Security, Inc.

(3)

Estimated in accordance with Rules 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee on the basis $224.18 per share, which represents the average of the high and low prices of the registrant’s common stock on October 15, 2020, as reported on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 is being filed by Arista Networks, Inc. (the “Company” or the “Registrant”) to register 115,338 of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) pursuant to the Company’s assumption of the Plan and the outstanding awards thereunder.

PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The information specified in Item 1 and Item 2 of Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be delivered to the participants in the equity benefit plans covered by this Registration Statement as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The Registrant hereby incorporates by reference into this Registration Statement the following documents previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”):

 

(1)    The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Commission on February 13, 2020;
(2)    The Registrant’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Commission on April 15, 2020;
(3)    All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Registrant’s Annual Report referred to in clause (1) above (other than the portions of these documents not deemed to be filed); and
(4)    The description of the Registrant’s common stock contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-36468) filed with the Commission on May 27, 2014, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act on or after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement that indicates that all securities offered have been sold or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such documents; provided, however, that documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed in accordance with the rules of the Commission shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.


Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law authorizes a corporation’s board of directors to grant, and authorizes a court to award, indemnity to officers, directors and other corporate agents. As permitted by Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation includes provisions that eliminate the personal liability of its directors for monetary damages for breach of their fiduciary duty as directors, excluding liability for any breach of the duty of loyalty.

In addition, as permitted by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws of the Registrant provide that:

 

   

The Registrant shall indemnify its directors and officers for serving the Registrant in those capacities or for serving other business enterprises at the Registrant’s request, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Delaware law provides that a corporation may indemnify such person if such person acted in good faith and in a manner such person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Registrant and, with respect to any criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe such person’s conduct was unlawful.

 

   

The Registrant may, in its discretion, indemnify employees and agents in those circumstances where indemnification is permitted by applicable law.

 

   

The Registrant is required to advance expenses, as incurred, to its directors and officers in connection with defending a proceeding, except that such director or officer shall undertake to repay such advances if it is ultimately determined that such person is not entitled to indemnification.

 

   

The Registrant will not be obligated pursuant to the amended and restated bylaws to indemnify a person with respect to proceedings initiated by that person, except with respect to proceedings authorized by the Registrant’s board of directors or brought to enforce a right to indemnification.

 

   

The rights conferred in the amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws are not exclusive, and the Registrant is authorized to enter into indemnification agreements with its directors, officers, employees and agents and to obtain insurance to indemnify such persons.

 

   

The Registrant may not retroactively amend the bylaw provisions to reduce its indemnification obligations to directors, officers, employees and agents.

The Registrant has entered into separate indemnification agreements with each of its directors and officers that provide the maximum indemnity allowed to directors and executive officers by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and also to provide for certain additional procedural protections. The Registrant also maintains directors and officers insurance to insure such persons against certain liabilities.

These indemnification provisions and the indemnification agreements entered into between the Registrant and its officers and directors may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of the Registrant’s officers and directors for liabilities (including reimbursement of expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.


Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

4.1    Form of Common Stock Certificate of the Registrant (which is incorporated herein by reference to the Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-194899), as amended
5.1*    Opinion of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation
23.1*    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
23.2*    Consent of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation (see Exhibit 5.1)
24.1*    Power of Attorney (contained on signature page hereto)
99.1*    Awake Security, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan

 

*

Filed herewith.

Item 9. Undertakings.

 

A.

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

  (i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

  (ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

  (iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement.

Provided, however, that paragraphs (A)(1)(i) and (A)(1)(ii) do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-8, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

 

  (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

B.

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.


C.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act, may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question of whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of Santa Clara, State of California, on this 21st day of October, 2020.

 

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
By:   /s/ JAYSHREE ULLAL
  Jayshree Ullal
  President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Jayshree Ullal, Ita Brennan and Marc Taxay, and each of them, as their true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent with full power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this Registration Statement and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact, proxy and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully for all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact, proxy and agent, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement and the Power of Attorney have been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/S/ JAYSHREE ULLAL

Jayshree Ullal

   President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
  October 21, 2020

/S/ ITA BRENNAN

Ita Brennan

   Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting and
Financial Officer)
  October 21, 2020

/S/ ANDY BECHTOLSHEIM

Andy Bechtolsheim

   Founder, Chief Development Officer and Chairman of the
Board of Directors
  October 21, 2020

/S/ KELLY BATTLES

Kelly Battles

   Director   October 21, 2020

/S/ CHARLES GIANCARLO

Charles Giancarlo

   Director   October 21, 2020

/S/ ANN MATHER

Ann Mather

   Director   October 21, 2020

/S/ DAN SCHEINMAN

Dan Scheinman

   Director   October 21, 2020

/S/ MARK TEMPLETON

Mark Templeton

   Director   October 21, 2020

/S/ NIKOS THEODOSOPOULOS

Nikos Theodosopoulos

   Director   October 21, 2020