SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 25, 2018
ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
520 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, California
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Registrants telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
Resignation of William S. Anderson as Director
On and effective as of July 25, 2018, William S. Anderson resigned from the Board of Directors of Acacia Research Corporation (the Company). Mr. Anderson was a member of the Companys Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Anderson served as the Chairman of the Companys Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Anderson served as a member of the Companys Board of Directors since August 2007. Mr. Anderson resigned for the reasons set forth in Mr. Andersons resignation letter, attached hereto as Exhibit 17.1. Upon further review and as an update to prior disclosures, the Company has determined that Mr. Anderson did not meet the minimum director attendance requirement for Board of Director and committee meetings held during 2017. Under the Companys governance policies, the Company requested repayment of, and Mr. Anderson promptly remitted, a pro rata amount of Mr. Andersons monthly director fees.
Resignation of Paul Falzone as Director
On and effective as of July 25, 2018, Paul Falzone resigned from the Companys Board of Directors. Mr. Falzone was a member of the Companys Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee, and Strategic Review Committee. Mr. Falzone served as the Chairman of the Companys Compensation Committee.
Mr. Falzone was appointed a member of the Companys Board of Directors in March 2018. Mr. Falzone resigned for the reasons set forth in Mr. Falzones resignation letter, attached hereto as Exhibit 17.2.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|17.1||Resignation Letter of William S. Anderson, dated July 25, 2018.|
|17.2||Resignation Letter of Paul Falzone, dated July 25, 2018.|
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.
|ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION|
|Date: July 31, 2018|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|