Apple
APPLE COMPUTER INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/15/2005 17:18:02)
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C., 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported):  08/09/2005
 
APPLE COMPUTER INC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
Commission File Number:  000-10030
 
CA
  
94-2404110
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
  
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
  
Identification No.)
 
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
 
(408) 996-1010
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Items to be Included in this Report

 
Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
 
On August 9, 2005, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc. ("Apple") consented in advance to allow Apple's executive officers to satisfy their tax withholding obligations arising upon the vesting of restricted stock or restricted stock units by electing to have Apple withhold that number of shares with a fair market value equal to the minimum amount to be withheld under applicable tax laws. Based on the restricted stock and restricted stock units currently outstanding, the first applicable vesting date occurs during the second quarter of fiscal 2006.

An election to have Apple withhold shares to satisfy the tax withholding obligations is permitted under section 16 of the 2003 Employee Stock Plan. An election may be made by completing the Election to Satisfy Withholding Obligation With Stock form attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

If an executive officer elects to satisfy the tax withholding obligation arising upon the vesting of his or her restricted stock or restricted stock units by having Apple withhold that number of shares with a fair market value equal to the amount required to be withheld, the shares withheld will be cancelled and will not be available for re-issuance under the 2003 Employee Stock Plan.

 

 

Signature(s)
 
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.
 
     
 
APPLE COMPUTER INC
 
 
Date: August 15, 2005.
     
By:
 
/s/    Peter Oppenheimer

               
Peter Oppenheimer
               
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 


 

Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit No.

  
Description

EX-99.1
  
Form of Election To Satisfy Tax Withholding With Stock

Exhibit

APPLE COMPUTER, INC.

ELECTION TO SATISFY TAX WITHHOLDING OBLIGATION WITH STOCK

WHEREAS , on _________[DATE], _____________[NAME] was granted _________________ of [restricted stock/restricted stock units] under the 2003 Employee Stock Plan (the "2003 Plan") (formerly the 1998 Executive officer Stock Plan).

WHEREAS, Section 16 of the 2003 Plan permits participants, with the consent of the 2003 Plan administrator, to satisfy the withholding obligation arising upon the vesting of a [restricted stock/restricted stock unit] award by electing to have Apple withhold that number of shares with a fair market value equal to the amount required to be withheld.

WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of Apple's Board of Directors (the administrator of the 2003 Plan) has consented in advance to the election by _______________[NAME] to satisfy his/her tax withholding obligation arising upon the vesting of the [restricted stock/restricted stock units] by having Apple withhold that number of shares with a fair market value equal to the minimum amount required to be withheld under applicable tax laws.

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1. Tax Withholding Election . ___________________[NAME] hereby elects to satisfy his/her tax withholding obligation arising upon the vesting of the [restricted stock/restricted stock unit] by having Apple withhold that number of shares with a fair market value equal to the minimum amount required to be withheld under applicable tax laws.

2. Agreement . The [Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement/Option Cancellation and Restricted Stock Award Agreement] (the "Agreement") remains in full force and effect.

3. Entire Agreement . This Election, taken together with the Agreement, represents the entire agreement of the parties, supersedes any and all previous contracts, arrangements or understandings between the parties with respect to the [restricted stock/restricted stock unit] award, and may be amended at any time only by mutual written agreement of the parties hereto.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Agreement effective as of ______________[DATE].

 

____________________________

(NAME OF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)

APPLE COMPUTER, INC.

By: ____________________________

Its: ____________________________