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): April 18, 2018
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
851 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (954) 267-3000
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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 April 18, 2018, each of Godfrey R. Sullivan and Graham V. Smith decided not to stand for re-election as a director of Citrix Systems, Inc. (the Company) at the 2018 annual meeting of the Companys stockholders (the 2018 Annual Meeting). Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Smith each advised the Company that the decision to not stand for re-election did not involve any disagreement with the Company. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Smith will continue to serve as directors until the 2018 Annual Meeting.
On April 18, 2018, the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) appointed Nanci E. Caldwell to succeed Mr. Sullivan as lead independent director, effective immediately. Ms. Caldwell will also serve as chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board and Mr. Peter J. Sacripanti will serve as chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board, each effective immediately following the 2018 Annual Meeting.
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.
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: April 18, 2018
/s/ Antonio G. Gomes
Antonio G. Gomes
Senior Vice President and General Counsel