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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2024






(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-08703   33-0956711
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


5601 Great Oaks Parkway  
San Jose, California   95119
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(408) 717-6000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not applicable

(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 class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value Per Share   WDC  

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Global Select Market)

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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.

On May 20, 2024, following its annual review of our executives’ compensation levels, the Compensation and Talent Committee of the Board of Directors of Western Digital Corporation (the “Company”) approved compensation adjustments for Wissam G. Jabre, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and Robert W. Soderbery, the Company’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash, effective as of June 29, 2024. The table below sets forth the adjusted annual base salary and annual long-term incentive (“LTI”) target percentage amounts, as a percentage of annual base salary, for each of the foregoing executive officers.


Name   Position   Annual Base Salary   Annual LTI Target %

Wissam G. Jabre

  Chief Financial Officer   $725,000   600%

Robert W. Soderbery

  Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash   $750,000   600%



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, thereunto duly authorized.


        Western Digital Corporation
Date: May 24, 2024     By:  

/s/ Cynthia Tregillis

      Cynthia Tregillis
      Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
and Secretary