Form 8-K




Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


September 2, 2005



Autodesk, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-14338   94-2819853
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


111 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael, California 94903

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(415) 507-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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


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Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On September 2, 2005, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Autodesk, Inc. (the “Company”) approved amendments to the Company’s 1996 Stock Plan (the “1996 Plan”) to (1) eliminate the Company’s ability to grant future awards of restricted stock, stock appreciation rights and performance shares under the 1996 Plan, (2) prohibit the repricing of stock options without stockholder approval and (3) reduce the maximum term of options granted under the 1996 Plan after September 2, 2005 from ten years to six years.


Item 1.02.  Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement


On September 2, 2005, the Board approved the termination of the Company’s 2006 Stock Plan, effective immediately. The 2006 Stock Plan was adopted by the Board on March 10, 2005, subject to stockholder approval at the Company’s 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 23, 2005 (the “2005 Annual Meeting”). Stockholder approval was not obtained at the 2005 Annual Meeting, and no awards were made under the 2006 Stock Plan.



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/ Alfred J. Castino


Alfred J. Castino

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Date: September 9, 2005