Form 8-K














May 11, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




DELAWARE   000-49602   77-0118518

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1251 McKay Drive

San Jose, California 95131

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(408) 904-1100

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.001 per share   SYNA   The NASDAQ Global Select Market




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

(b), (e)

Effective May 11, 2019, Richard Bergman resigned his position as a director of Synaptics Incorporated (“Synaptics”). Mr. Bergman’s resignation as a director of Synaptics was not a result of any disagreement with Synaptics on any matter relating to Synaptics’ operations, policies or practices.

In connection with the departure of Richard Bergman as Synaptics’ Chief Executive Officer on March 14, 2019, Mr. Bergman and Synaptics have entered into a separation agreement and release effective May 11, 2019 under which Mr. Bergman has released all claims he may have against Synaptics and Mr. Bergman will receive: (i) a cash payment equal to 12 months’ of Mr. Bergman’s annual base salary, or $700,000, payable in installments over 12 months on regular payroll dates; (ii) 100% of Mr. Bergman’s targeted bonus, or $1,015,000, payable in installments over 12 months on regular payroll dates; (iii) eighteen months of COBRA continuation coverage under Synaptics’ health insurance benefit plan, and (iv) an additional cash payment of $425,400, payable in a lump sum within five business days after the effective date of the separation agreement and release. All unvested options and restricted stock units held by Mr. Bergman as of May 11, 2019, shall cease to vest, and Mr. Bergman shall have the ability to exercise his vested stock options until the earlier of March 14, 2020, or the date on which any particular option grant expires.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Synaptics Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 11, 2019     By:  

/s/ John McFarland

      John McFarland
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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