As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 21, 2022.

Registration No. 333-

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Under

The Securities Act of 1933

 

 

AUTODESK, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   94-2819853
(State of incorporation)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

111 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael, CA 94903

(Address, including zip code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

Autodesk, Inc. 2022 Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the Plan)

Ruth Ann Keene

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Autodesk, Inc.

111 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 507-5000

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

Copies to:

Thomas J. Ivey

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

525 University Avenue

Palo Alto, California 94301

(650) 470-4522

 

 

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.  ☐

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This registration statement on Form S-8 is filed by Autodesk, Inc. (the “Registrant,” “we,” or “us”) to register up to an aggregate of 23,000,000 shares of the Registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“common stock”), issuable under the Autodesk, Inc. 2022 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2022 Plan”). The Registrant intends to register on subsequent registration statements on Form S-8 additional shares of common stock issuable under the 2022 Plan as needed.

PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

Item 1. Plan Information.

Not filed as part of this Registration Statement pursuant to the Note to Part I of Form S-8.

Item 2. Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information.

Not filed as part of this Registration Statement pursuant to the Note to Part I of Form S-8.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission are incorporated by reference into this registration statement:

 

  (a)

The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2022, filed with the Commission on March 14, 2022;

 

  (b)

The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2022, filed with the Commission on June 2, 2022;

 

  (c)

The information specifically incorporated by reference in the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2022 from the Registrant’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the Commission on May 3, 2022;

 

  (d)

The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on April  28, 2022 and June 21, 2022; and

 

  (e)

The description of the Registrant’s common stock set forth in Exhibit 4.6 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2020.

In addition, all reports and other documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), subsequent to the date of this registration statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates all securities offered hereby 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 a part hereof from the date of filing of such reports and other documents. In no event, however, unless stated otherwise in the applicable report, will any information that the Registrant has disclosed or will disclose under Item 2.02 or 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K that the Registrant may from time to time furnish to the Commission be incorporated by reference into, or otherwise become a part of, this registration statement.


For purposes of this registration statement, any statement contained herein or in a document all or a portion of which is 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 other subsequently filed document which also is or 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.

As permitted by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Registrant’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation includes a provision that eliminates the personal liability of its directors for monetary damages for breach or alleged breach of their duty of care. In addition, as permitted by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Registrant’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) provide that: (i) the Registrant is required to indemnify its directors and officers and persons serving in such capacities in other business enterprises (including, for example, subsidiaries of the Registrant) at the Registrant’s request, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law; (ii) the Registrant may, in its discretion, indemnify employees and agents in those circumstances where indemnification is not required by law; (iii) the Registrant is required to advance expenses, as incurred, to its directors and officers in connection with defending a proceeding, provided that payment of expenses incurred by a director or officer of the Registrant in advance of the final disposition of such proceeding shall be made only on receipt of an undertaking by the officer or director to repay all amounts advanced if it should ultimately be determined that the officer or director is not entitled to be indemnified; (iv) the rights conferred in the Bylaws are not exclusive, and the Registrant is authorized to enter into indemnification agreements with its directors, officers and employees; and (v) the Registrant may not retroactively amend the Bylaw provisions in a way that is adverse to such directors, officers and employees.

The Registrant’s policy is to enter into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and officers that provide the maximum indemnity allowed to directors and officers by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Bylaws, as well as certain additional procedural protections. In addition, the indemnification agreements provide that directors and officers will be indemnified to the fullest possible extent permitted by law against all expenses (including attorney’s fees) and settlement amounts paid or incurred by them in an action or proceeding, including any action by or in the right of the Registrant, arising out of such person’s services as a director or officer of the Registrant, any subsidiary of the Registrant or any other company or enterprise to which such person provides services at the request of the Registrant.


The Registrant will not be obligated pursuant to the indemnification agreements to indemnify or advance expenses to an indemnified party with respect to proceedings or claims initiated by the indemnified party and not by way of defense, except with respect to proceedings specifically authorized by the Board of Directors or brought to enforce a right to indemnification under the indemnification agreement, the Registrant’s Bylaws or any statute or law. Under the indemnification agreements, the Registrant is not obligated to indemnify the indemnified party (i) for any expenses incurred by the indemnified party with respect to any proceeding instituted by the indemnified party to enforce or interpret the indemnification agreement, if a court of competent jurisdiction determines that each of the material assertions made by the indemnified party in such proceeding was not made in good faith or was frivolous; (ii) for any amounts paid in settlement of a proceeding unless the Registrant consents to such settlement; (iii) on account of any suit in which judgment is rendered against the indemnified party for an accounting of profits made from the purchase or sale by the indemnified party of securities of the Registrant pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act and related laws; or (iv) if a final decision by a court having jurisdiction in the matter shall determine that such indemnification is not lawful.

The indemnification provisions in the Bylaws and the indemnification agreements entered into between the Registrant and its directors and officers may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of the Registrant’s directors and officers for liabilities arising under the Securities Act.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
 

Description

3.1(1)   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant
3.2(2)   Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant
5.1   Opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
23.1   Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, Ernst & Young LLP
23.2   Consent of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
24.1   Power of Attorney (included on the signature page)
99.1(3)   Autodesk, Inc. 2022 Equity Incentive Plan
99.2(4)   Autodesk, Inc. 2022 Equity Incentive Plan Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement
107.1   Calculation of Filing Fee Table

 

(1)

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2006, filed on March 30, 2006.

(2)

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on June 15, 2018.

(3)

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on June 21, 2022.

(4)

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on June 21, 2022.


Item 9. Undertakings.

The 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 this 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 this 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 20 percent 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 (1)(i) and (1)(ii) of this section 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 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.

The 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.

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 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 hereunder, 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 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 of 1933, 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 San Rafael, state of California, on this 21st day of June 2022.

 

AUTODESK, INC.
By:  

/s/ Andrew Anagnost

Andrew Anagnost
President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below severally constitutes and appoints Andrew Anagnost, Deborah L. Clifford and Ruth Ann Keene, jointly and severally as his or her attorneys-in-fact, each with the power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any amendments to this registration statement on Form S-8 and to file the same, with exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in order to effectuate the same as fully, to all intents and purposes, as they or he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each of said attorney-in-fact, or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons on this 21st day of June 2022 in the capacities indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

/s/ Andrew Anagnost

Andrew Anagnost

   Chief Executive Officer, President and Director (Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ Deborah L. Clifford

Deborah L. Clifford

   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)

/s/ Stephen W. Hope

Stephen W. Hope

   Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)

/s/ Stacy J. Smith

Stacy J. Smith

   Director (Non-executive Chairman of the Board)

/s/ Karen Blasing

Karen Blasing

   Director

/s/ Reid French

Reid French

   Director


/s/ Ayanna Howard

Ayanna Howard

   Director

/s/ Mary T. McDowell

Mary T. McDowell

   Director

/s/ Blake J. Irving

Blake J. Irving

   Director

/s/ Stephen Milligan

Stephen Milligan

   Director

/s/ Lorrie M. Norrington

Lorrie M. Norrington

   Director

/s/ Elizabeth Rafael

Elizabeth Rafael

   Director
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