Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 27, 2018



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

On November 27, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Western Digital Corporation (the “Company”) unanimously appointed Kimberly Alexy and Stephanie Streeter to serve as members of the Board until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. Concurrent with their appointments as directors, Ms. Alexy and Ms. Streeter were each appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Alexy or Ms. Streeter and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Alexy or Ms. Streeter was appointed to serve on the Board. Neither Ms. Alexy nor Ms. Streeter has any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Ms. Alexy and Ms. Streeter will receive compensation for their services as directors in accordance with the Company’s standard compensation program for non-employee directors, which is summarized in Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 24, 2018. In accordance with the Company’s customary practice, the Company will also enter into its standard form of indemnity agreement with each of Ms. Alexy and Ms. Streeter, which agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC on November 8, 2002.


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


Date: November 29, 2018


/s/ Michael C. Ray

      Michael C. Ray

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

and Secretary