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) July 24, 2014
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
1501 First Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, Washington 98134
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
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(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 24, 2014, the Board of Directors of RealNetworks, Inc. established the date of the company’s 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. The annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Any shareholders who wish to have a proposal considered for inclusion in RealNetworks’ proxy materials for presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders must ensure that their proposal is received by RealNetworks no later than August 1, 2014 at its principal executive offices at 1501 First Avenue South, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington 98134, Attention: Corporate Secretary. The proposal must be made in accordance with the provisions of Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Shareholders who intend to present a proposal at the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders without inclusion of the proposal in RealNetworks’ proxy materials must provide notice of such proposal to RealNetworks at its principal executive offices, such notice to be received no later than August 1, 2014. In order to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission rules, RealNetworks intends to commence the printing of its proxy materials the week following the August 1 deadline for receipt of shareholder proposals. RealNetworks reserves the right to reject, rule out of order or take other appropriate action with respect to any proposal that does not comply with these and other applicable requirements.
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.
/s/ Michael Parham
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Dated: July 24, 2014