SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 17, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State of Incorporation)||
9001 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On May 15, 2012, our board of directors approved, subject to later declaration by the board of directors, our plan to initiate a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, which begins on July 1, 2012. We plan to pay the dividend in US currency to holders of our common stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Holders of Chess Depositary Instruments (CDIs) trading on the Australian Stock Exchange will receive an equivalent amount in Australian currency, based on the exchange rate on the record date, and reflecting the 10:1 ratio between CDIs and NYSE shares. ResMed expects the dividend will be unfranked for Australian tax purposes.
On May 12, 2012, we issued the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1. It is incorporated into this report by reference. The press release describes the plan above, as well as our plans for chief executive officer succession.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release dated May 17, 2012|
We have authorized the person whose signature appears below to sign this report on our behalf, in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
|Date: May 17, 2012||By:|
|Its:||Chief administrative officer, global general counsel|
|99.1||Press Release dated May 17, 2012.|