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): October 20, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   001-36468   20-1751121
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)  
(IRS Employer Identification

5453 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) 
(408) 547-5500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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, $0.0001 par value ANET New York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year. 
On October 20, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Arista Networks, Inc. (the “Company”), acting upon the recommendation of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, adopted amended and restated bylaws (the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”), which became effective immediately.
Among other things, the Amended and Restated Bylaws update and revise the advance notice procedures for the nomination of directors or the proposal of other business at stockholder meetings; include a Delaware forum selection provision to provide that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, if the Court of Chancery does not have jurisdiction, another state court in Delaware or the federal district court for the District of Delaware) shall be the sole and exclusive forum for certain corporate law-related claims; include a federal forum selection provision for claims under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; update certain provisions related to stockholder meetings, including clarifying the Board may cancel, postpone or reschedule any previously scheduled annual meeting of stockholders; and make a variety of other language and conforming changes and other technical edits and updates (including to account for changes in Delaware law).
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Bylaws is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text thereof, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number
  104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

October 24, 2022
Ita Brennan
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)


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