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):
October 2, 2016
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
345 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(Address of Principal Executive Offices including Zip Code)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On October 2, 2016, Ken Kannappan, the President and CEO of Plantronics, Inc. (“Plantronics” or the “Company”), retired from the Company, and Joe Burton replaced Mr. Kannappan as President and CEO, all as previously announced by the Company on August 2, 2016.
In addition, Mr. Kannappan voluntarily chose to resign as a member of the board of directors of the Company ("Board") effective as of October 2, 2016 and the Board accepted his resignation. There were no disagreements between Mr. Kannappan and the Company. Furthermore, pursuant to its previously announced intentions, the Board appointed Mr. Burton as a member of the Board, which appointment occurred October 2, 2016, immediately following Mr. Kannappan's resignation.
A copy of the press release announcing the President and Chief Executive Officer transition and the resignation and appointment of directors is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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.
October 3, 2016
/s/ Pam Strayer
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer