SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 2, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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|Item 5.03.||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year|
(a) Amendment to Bylaws
On March 2, 2011, the Board of Directors (the Board) of VMware, Inc. (the Company) voted to amend the Companys Bylaws. In summary, the Bylaws have been amended as follows:
Section 2.7 has been revised to provide that a stockholder proxy shall be valid for three years, or such longer period provided by the proxy.
Section 2.8 has been revised to restate the procedures and requirements for stockholders seeking to nominate directors or propose business to be properly brought before meetings of stockholders.
Section 2.13 has been added to specify the treatment of abstentions and broker non-votes in matters voted on by stockholders of the Company.
Section 3.2 has been revised to specify that directors are elected by plurality in all elections where a stockholder nominee has not been withdrawn prior to the mailing date for the notice of the stockholder meeting.
Article IV has been revised to clarify provisions regarding the definitions and duties of officers of the Company.
Section 5.2 has been revised to specify the setting of record dates for stockholder meeting in the case of adjournments, stockholder consents without a meeting or where the Board has not determined a record date.
Section 6.10 has been added to indicate that, absent certain circumstances, the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware shall be the Companys exclusive forum.
Section 8.1 has been revised to change members of the Board of Directors to the defined term Entire Board of Directors.
A copy of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, effective March 2, 2011, is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated
herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|3.1||Amended and Restated Bylaws, as of March 2, 2011.|
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.
Date: March 8, 2011
|S. Dawn Smith|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary