Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One Technology DriveMilpitasCalifornia95035
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 875-3000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareKLACThe Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
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Item 5.03Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On May 6, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of KLA Corporation (the “Company”) approved and adopted amendments to the existing By-laws of the Company (as so amended, the “By-laws”).

The By-laws provide for proxy access and permit a stockholder, or a group of up to 20 stockholders, owning 3% or more of the Company’s outstanding common stock continuously for at least three years to nominate and include in the Company’s proxy materials directors constituting up to 25% of the Board or two individuals, whichever is greater, provided that the stockholder(s) and nominee(s) satisfy the requirements specified in Article II, Section 12 of the By-laws.

The By-laws also revise the advance notice disclosure requirements to require the stockholder proposing business or nominating directors to provide certain information about the stockholder’s ownership of securities in the Company (including ownership of derivative securities) and material litigation, relationships and interests in material agreements with or involving the Company. Further, the By-laws require the stockholder to provide additional information regarding any candidate the stockholder proposes to nominate for election as a director, including all information with respect to such nominee that would be required to be set forth in a stockholder’s notice if such nominee were a stockholder delivering such notice and a description of any direct or indirect material interest in any material contract or agreement between or among the nominating stockholder and each nominee or his or her respective associates. All disclosures must be updated as of the record date for stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting and as of the date that is ten (10) business days prior to the meeting.

Additionally, the By-laws require any candidate for the Board, whether nominated by a stockholder or the Board, to provide certain background information and representations regarding disclosure of voting or compensation arrangements, compliance with the Company’s policies and guidelines and intent to serve the entire term.

The amendments also include certain technical, conforming, modernizing and clarifying changes to the By-laws. The foregoing description of the amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the By-laws, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01Other Events.
On May 6, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.90 per share on the Company's common stock. Such dividend shall be payable on June 1, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 17, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed herewith.
Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 6, 2021By:
/s/ Mary Beth Wilkinson
Name:Mary Beth Wilkinson
Title:Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer