FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Hao Kenneth 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol SPLUNK INC [ SPLK ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O SILVER LAKE, 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
7/9/2021
(Street)
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  7/9/2021    A    2765 (1) A $0.00  2765  I  See Footnote (3)
Common Stock  7/9/2021    A    1955 (2) A $0.00  4720  I  See Footnote (3)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The reported securities are represented by restricted stock units ("RSUs"). The RSUs will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on July 9, 2022.
(2)  The reported securities are represented by RSUs. One hundred percent of the RSUs will vest on the day prior to the Issuer's 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
(3)  These securities are held by Mr. Hao for the benefit of Silver Lake Technology Management, L.L.C., certain of its affiliates, and certain of the funds they manage ("Silver Lake"). Mr. Hao serves as a director of the Issuer. Pursuant to Mr. Hao's arrangement with Silver Lake with respect to director compensation, upon the sale of these securities, the proceeds from such sale(s) are expected to be remitted to Silver Lake and/or its limited partners. Mr. Hao, through his role at Silver Lake and its affiliates, may be deemed to have an indirect interest in the securities reported herein. Pursuant to Rule 16a-1(a)(4) under the Exchange Act, this filing shall not be deemed an admission that Mr. Hao is the beneficial owner of all securities covered by this filing, and Mr. Hao disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, if any.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hao Kenneth
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X



Signatures
/s/ Kenneth Hao 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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