UNITED STATES
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):
April 19, 2019
(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.

(b) On April 19, 2019, Julie A. Shimer informed the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of NETGEAR, Inc. (“NETGEAR”) of her decision not to stand for re-election to the Board at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and to retire as a member of the Board at the end of her current term. There are no disagreements between NETGEAR and Dr. Shimer that caused or contributed to her decision not to stand for re-election.

Item 8.01 Other Events

On April 19, 2019, NETGEAR issued a press release announcing the date, time and location of its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. This meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at NETGEAR’s corporate headquarters in San Jose, California. The text of this press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statement 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: April 19, 2019
 /s/ Andrew W. Kim    
Andrew W. Kim
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development,
General Counsel and Secretary