Analog Devices 8-K 2011
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): December 19, 2011
Analog Devices, Inc.
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (781) 329-4700
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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On December 16, 2011, Analog Devices, Inc. (the Company) received a notice required by Section 101(i)(2)(E) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, regarding a blackout period, described below, under The Analog Devices, Inc. Investment Partnership Plan (the Plan), as a result of the conversion of the Analog Devices Stock Fund (the Stock Fund) from a unitized stock fund to a real-time traded fund. Due to this change, Plan participants will be temporarily unable to request exchanges or obtain loans or distributions involving Plan assets invested in the common stock of the Company through the Stock Fund during a temporary blackout period that is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, January 23, 2012, and is expected to end on or about Thursday, January 26, 2012 (the Plan Blackout Period).
On December 19, 2011 the Company sent a blackout trading restriction notice (the BTR Notice) to its executive officers and directors informing them that, pursuant to Section 306(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules promulgated thereunder, they would be prohibited during the Plan Blackout Period from purchasing or selling shares of the Companys common stock (including derivative securities pertaining to such shares) acquired in connection with their service or employment as a director or an executive officer.
A copy of the BTR Notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Any inquiries regarding the Plan Blackout Period may be directed to Fidelity Investments at 1-888-ADI-7300.
See the Exhibit Index attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
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.