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): November 15, 2017 (November 9, 2017)



Trimble Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-14845   94-2802192

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

I.D. No.)

935 Stewart Drive,

Sunnyvale, California,

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 481-8000



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

New Form of Indemnification Agreement

On November 9, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Trimble Inc. (“Trimble”) approved a new form of standard indemnification agreement between Trimble and each director of the Board and certain of its officers (the “New Form of Indemnification Agreement”). The New Form of Indemnification Agreement will supersede the previous form of indemnification agreement, which was initially designed for a California corporation. The New Form of Indemnification Agreement also clarifies the mechanisms for advancing expenses and determining indemnification eligibility.

The New Form of Indemnification Agreement requires the Company to indemnify each director and officer against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of the individual’s status as a director and/or officer of the Company, to advance expenses incurred as a result of a proceeding as to which the individual may be indemnified and to cover such individual under any directors’ and officers’ liability policy the Company chooses to maintain. The New Form of Indemnification Agreement is intended to provide indemnification rights to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and shall be in addition to any other rights the directors and officers may have under the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

The foregoing summary and description of the provisions of the New Form of Indemnification Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the New Form of Indemnification Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Stock Repurchase Program

On November 15, 2017, Trimble announced that the Board approved the repurchase of up to $600 million of its common stock. The share repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and replaces the prior authorization of $400 million, which was recently completed. The new repurchase program goes into effect immediately and shares may be purchased from time to time, subject to business and market conditions and other investment opportunities, through open market transactions, privately-negotiated transactions, or by other means. The program may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time at the Company’s discretion without notice. Year to date, Trimble repurchased approximately 3.6 million shares of its common stock for a total of approximately $130 million.

The press release announcing the share repurchase program is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.






10.1    Form of Indemnification Agreement between the Company and its officers and directors
99.1    Press Release, dated November 15, 2017, of Trimble Inc.


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.




a Delaware corporation

Dated: November 15, 2017     By:  

/s/ James A. Kirkland

      James A. Kirkland
      Senior Vice President and General Counsel