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):
July 2, 2018
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)  
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(408) 907-8000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)  

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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.

(d) On July 2, 2018, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of NETGEAR, Inc. ("NETGEAR") elected Bradley Maiorino to serve as a member of the Board and also appointed Mr. Maiorino to serve as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Cybersecurity Committee of the Board, effective immediately.
Upon joining the Board, Mr. Maiorino received a grant of two thousand eight hundred and thirty-one (2,831) restricted stock units, which will vest on the date of NETGEAR’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (but in no event will such restricted stock units vest less than fifty (50) weeks from the date of grant), subject to Mr. Maiorino continuing to serve as a member of the Board until such date. NETGEAR and Mr. Maiorino also entered into NETGEAR's standard Indemnification Agreement for directors.
On July 3, 2018, NETGEAR issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Maiorino to the Board. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number


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.

Dated: July 3, 2018
 /s/ Andrew W. Kim    
Andrew W. Kim
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development,
General Counsel and Secretary