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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2017



Western Digital Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-08703   33-0956711

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5601 Great Oaks Parkway

San Jose, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(408) 717-6000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 17, 2017, Western Digital Corporation announced that it made a voluntary prepayment of its Euro-denominated term B loans in full using cash on hand. The press release making this statement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


        99.1    Press Release issued by Western Digital Corporation on November 17, 2017 regarding prepayment of its Euro-denominated term B loans.




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, thereunto duly authorized.



Western Digital Corporation


    By:   /s/ Michael C. Ray
Date: November 17, 2017       Michael C. Ray

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

and Secretary