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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 3, 2018
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
Share Repurchase Authorization
On April 3, 2018, NetApp, Inc. (the Company) authorized the repurchase by the Company of an additional $4 billion in shares of its common stock (the Share Repurchase Authorization). The Share Repurchase Authorization does not have an expiration date and does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares. Any share repurchases will be made in the open market. The Share Repurchase Authorization may be terminated, increased or decreased by the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) at any time.
Authorization of Dividend Increase
On April 5, 2018, the Company announced at its Financial Analyst Day its authorization of an increase in the Companys regular quarterly cash dividend from $0.20 to $0.40 per share of common stock. The increase is expected to be effective for the dividend paid in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, subject to declaration by the Board.
This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the statements regarding the Companys authorization to repurchase shares and intent to increase the dividend. All of these forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. Actual events, including the timing and amounts of any repurchases and any dividend, may differ materially from the potential or expected events described above for a variety of reasons, including changes to our liquidity position, the possibility that the repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued, final approval by the Board of dividends, and other equally important factors that are described in reports and documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the factors described under the section titled Risk Factors in our most recently submitted reports on Form 10-Q and 10-K. We disclaim any obligation to update information contained in this Form 8-K whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|April 5, 2018||By:||/s/ Matthew K. Fawcett|
|Matthew K. Fawcett|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|