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): January 17, 2005


Adobe Systems Incorporated

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


345 Park Avenue

San Jose, California 95110-2704

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 536-6000


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.


(c) On January 17, 2005, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that Shantanu Narayen was named President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Narayen joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of Adobe’s engineering technology group. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Products in January 1999, and to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Products in March 2001. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Narayen co-founded Pictra Inc., a digital photo sharing software company, in 1996. He was Director of Desktop and Collaboration products at Silicon Graphics Inc. and held various senior manager positions at Apple Computer Inc. before founding Pictra.


In this new position, Mr. Narayen will continue to report to Bruce R. Chizen, who will remain as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board.


A copy of the press release announcing the promotion is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(c)          Exhibits


99.1 Press release issued on January 17, 2005 entitled “Adobe Promotes Shantanu Narayen to President and Chief Operating Officer.”






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Date: January 18, 2005






Murray J. Demo



Senior Vice President and Chief



Financial Officer