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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2018




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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of Citrix Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Andrew Del Matto as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of February 19, 2018. As of that date, Mr. Del Matto will succeed Mark M. Coyle as “principal financial officer” of the Company for purposes of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Coyle was serving as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis, and will continue with the Company in the role of Senior Vice President, Finance of the Company following the effectiveness of Mr. Del Matto’s appointment.

Mr. Del Matto, age 59, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Fortinet, Inc., a network security company, from January 2014 to February 2018. From January 2005 to December 2013, Mr. Del Matto served in various positions at Symantec Corporation, a cyber security company, including as acting Chief Financial Officer from October 2013 to December 2013 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from April 2012 to October 2013. At Symantec, Mr. Del Matto also served in prior capacities as Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance Business Operations, as Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and as head of the Revenue Operations team. Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Del Matto was employed in a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles by Inktomi Corporation, a search and content distribution software provider to enterprises and internet search providers, and SGI Corporation.

There are no other arrangements or understandings between Mr. Del Matto and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Del Matto was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Del Matto is not a party to any transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Del Matto will receive an initial base salary of $550,000, with target variable cash incentive compensation equal to 90% of his base salary. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Del Matto will receive reimbursement of certain relocation expenses, with a portion of each subject to repayment by Mr. Del Matto if he voluntarily resigns or is terminated for cause within the first year of his employment with the Company. Also in connection with his appointment, Mr. Del Matto will receive an award of time-based restricted stock units having a value of $4.5 million on the grant date, which will vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period subject to his continued employment with the Company. Mr. Del Matto will be eligible to participate in the Company’s annual executive equity award program beginning in 2018, as well as all other compensation and benefit plans available to the Company’s executive officers.

As a member of the Company’s executive leadership team, Mr. Del Matto will enter into both an Executive Agreement and an Indemnification Agreement with the Company in the forms previously approved for executive officers of the Company. A summary of the form of Executive Agreement is set forth in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 20, 2017 under the caption “Senior Executive Agreements,” which summary is incorporated herein by reference. The form of Executive Agreement was included as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 20, 2017. The form of Indemnification Agreement, which generally provides, among other matters, for the Company to indemnify the executive officer to the fullest extent permitted by law and advance to the executive officer all related expenses (subject to reimbursement if it is subsequently determined that indemnification is not permitted), was included as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure. 

A press release, dated February 5, 2018, announcing the appointment of Andrew Del Matto as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






99.1*    Press Release dated February 5, 2018 of Citrix Systems, Inc.


* Furnished herewith.


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: February 5, 2018     By:   /s/ Antonio G. Gomes
    Name:   Antonio G. Gomes
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit 99.1


For media inquiries, contact:

Julie Geer, Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Eduardo Fleites, Citrix Systems, Inc.

(954) 229-5758 or eduardo.fleites@citrix.com

Citrix Announces Drew Del Matto as New Chief Financial Officer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — February 5, 2018 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced that Andrew “Drew” Del Matto has been appointed executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), reporting to Citrix president and CEO, David Henshall, effective February 19, 2018. He joins Citrix from Fortinet, where he has been CFO since 2014.

“Citrix is dedicated to accelerating its cloud transformation, which has required us to rethink our entire business and financial model, processes and systems,” said Henshall. “Drew’s extensive background in financial management at leading cloud security companies complements our seasoned Citrix leadership team, many of whom have also helped other leading companies with their cloud transformations.”

“I am excited to join Citrix at such a pivotal period for the company,” said Del Matto. “Citrix has a unique opportunity in the market as the company accelerates its delivery of secure cloud solutions, and I’m excited to be a part of such a seasoned team as we continue on the path of transformation.”

As CFO, Del Matto will be responsible for all of the company’s financial and capital management strategies, budgeting and planning, financial accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations and Citrix’s information technology function. He will succeed Mark Coyle, who has served as Citrix’s Interim CFO since July 2017. Coyle will remain at Citrix and will report to Del Matto in his continuing role as Senior Vice President, Finance.

“I want to thank Mark for his work as Interim CFO over the past several months as we drove the acceleration of our new business model,” said Henshall. “We are thankful for his many contributions during this time of rapid change.”

Del Matto helped lead Fortinet through a period of high growth and business transformation. Prior to Fortinet, Del Matto held a variety of executive management roles at Symantec, including acting chief financial officer, as well as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. He also served as Symantec’s corporate treasurer and vice president of finance business operations, responsible for all treasury functions, various aspects of mergers and acquisitions, pricing and licensing, financial planning and analysis, and revenue operations. Prior to Symantec, he held senior finance leadership roles with Inktomi Corporation and SGI Corporation.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

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