Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

December 21, 2015

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)





Apple Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


California   001-36743   94-2404110

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS. Employer

Identification No.)

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, California 95014

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(408) 996-1010

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

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

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

On December 21, 2015, the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. adopted amendments to Apple’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (as so amended, the “Bylaws”) to implement proxy access. The Bylaws include a new Section 5.15 that permits a shareholder, or a group of up to twenty shareholders, owning at least three percent of Apple’s outstanding shares of common stock continuously for at least three years to nominate and include in Apple’s annual meeting proxy materials director nominees constituting up to twenty percent of the Board, provided that the shareholder(s) and nominee(s) satisfy the requirements specified in the Bylaws.

The Bylaws also include changes to the Advance Notice of Shareholder Business and Nominations provisions in Section 5.14 to account for proxy access and a number of ministerial, clarifying and conforming changes to Sections 2.4, 5.4 and 10.6.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.





Exhibit Description

3.2    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Apple Inc., effective as of December 21, 2015.


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.


Date: December 22, 2015     Apple Inc.
    By:   /s/ D. Bruce Sewell

D. Bruce Sewell

Senior Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit Index





Exhibit Description

3.2    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Apple Inc., effective as of December 21, 2015.