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)

June 10, 2010



Autodesk, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-14338   94-2819853

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Approval of EIP and Amendments to 2008 Plan

At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Autodesk, Inc. (“Autodesk” or the “Company”) held on June 10, 2010 (the “Annual Meeting”), the stockholders of Autodesk voted on and approved the Autodesk Executive Incentive Plan, as amended (the “EIP”), and amendments to the Autodesk 2008 Employee Stock Plan (the “2008 Plan”).

The terms and conditions of the EIP and the 2008 Plan are described in Autodesk’s Proxy Statement dated April 27, 2010. The EIP and the 2008 Plan are filed as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2 hereto, respectively, and are each incorporated by reference herein.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On June 10, 2010, the Board of Directors of Autodesk amended Article III, Section 3.2 of the Company’s Bylaws to change the number of directors from nine (9) to eight (8). The Bylaws are filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The information contained in Item 5.02 above is hereby incorporated by reference. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of Autodesk re-elected the following individuals to the Board of Directors. Each Director will serve for the ensuing year and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.



   Votes For    Votes Against    Abstentions*    Broker
Non Votes*

Carl Bass

   178,431,001    5,248,315    85,420    16,279,346

Crawford W. Beveridge

   175,406,255    8,223,722    134,759    16,279,346

J. Hallam Dawson

   175,290,629    8,341,315    132,792    16,279,346

Per-Kristian Halvorsen

   169,649,511    13,984,434    130,791    16,279,346

Sean M. Maloney

   172,384,797    11,244,884    135,055    16,279,346

Mary T. McDowell

   182,200,343    1,433,156    131,237    16,279,346

Charles J. Robel

   181,399,134    2,230,318    135,284    16,279,346

Steven M. West

   171,857,035    11,774,025    133,676    16,279,346


* Abstentions and broker non-votes do not affect the outcome of the election.

In addition, the following proposals were voted on and approved at our Annual Meeting.


     Votes For    Votes Against    Abstentions    Broker
Non Votes

Proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011

   192,685,649    7,157,871    200,562    0

Proposal to approve the Executive Incentive Plan

   173,292,357    10,100,049    372,330    16,279,346

Proposal to approve amendments to the 2008 Employee Stock Plan

   131,225,423    52,291,109    248,204    16,279,346

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



3.1   Bylaws, as amended
10.1   Autodesk, Inc. Executive Incentive Plan
10.2   Autodesk, Inc. 2008 Employee 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.





Pascal W. Di Fronzo

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: June 14, 2010



Exhibit No.



3.1   Bylaws, as amended
10.1   Autodesk, Inc. Executive Incentive Plan
10.2   Autodesk, Inc. 2008 Employee Stock Plan