Form 8-K





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): June 2, 2016 (May 31, 2016)



Broadcom Limited

Broadcom Cayman L.P.

(Exact name of registrants as specified in its charter)





Cayman Islands







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


Broadcom Limited

1 Yishun Avenue 7

Singapore 768923

Broadcom Cayman L.P.

c/o Broadcom Limited

1 Yishun Avenue 7

Singapore 768923



(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrants’ telephone number, including area code: (65) 6755-7888



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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On June 2, 2016, Broadcom Limited (“Broadcom” or the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended May 1, 2016. The Company will host an investor conference call on June 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss these results.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the press release dated June 2, 2016, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 31, 2016, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) of the Company approved the following increases in annual base salary for the following executive officers of the Company, in each case effective as of July 1, 2016:


Name    Increase    

Annual Base

Salary effective

July 1, 2016


Thomas H. Krause, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development

     10 %   $ 371,158   

Henry Samueli, Chief Technical Officer

     167 %   $ 100,000   

Kirsten Spears, Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

     15 %   $ 332,964   

In addition, the Committee also approved increases of less than 5% to the annual base salary of each of the following executive officers of the Company: Charlie Kawwas, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Bryan T. Ingram, Senior Vice President and General Manager Wireless Semiconductor Division, and Patricia H. McCall, Vice President and General Counsel, in each case effective July 1, 2016.

On June 1, 2016, the Board of Directors, after consultation with, and upon the recommendation of, the Committee, approved a 14% increase in the annual base salary for Hock E. Tan, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, resulting in annual base salary of $1,100,000, effective July 1, 2016.


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On June 2, 2016, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has declared an interim cash dividend on the Company’s ordinary shares of $0.50 per share. A corresponding distribution will also be paid by Broadcom Cayman L.P. (the “Partnership”), of which the Company is the General Partner, to holders of the Partnership’s restricted exchangeable partnership units (“REUs”) in the amount of $0.50 per REU. The dividend and the distribution are both payable on June 30, 2016 to shareholders or unitholders of record, as applicable, at the close of business (5:00 p.m.), Eastern Time, on June 17, 2016.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.






99.1    Press release, dated June 2, 2016, entitled “Broadcom Limited Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results and Interim Dividend.”

The information contained in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1 (other than with respect to the information also disclosed in Item 8.01) , shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the registrant, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing. The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) the expected benefits of the our acquisition of Broadcom Corporation, or the Acquisition, (ii) our plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations and products, (iii) our competitive position and opportunities, (iv) the impact of the transaction on the market for our products, (v) other statements identified by words such as “will”, “expect”, “intends”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “should”, “intend”, “plan”, “potential”, “predict” “project”, “aim”, and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s and management’s control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include any risks associated with our recent acquisition of Broadcom Corporation, or BRCM, and other acquisitions we may make, including delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating BRCM and other acquired companies with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected from BRCM and other acquisitions we may make; loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; our ability to accurately estimate customers’ demand and adjust our manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; the significant indebtedness incurred by us in February 2016 in connection with the Acquisition, including the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; increased dependence on a small number of markets; our ability to timely increase our internal manufacturing capacity to meet customer demand; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; global economic conditions and concerns; our competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of those design wins; rates of growth in our target markets; our dependence on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain and our ability to improve our cost structure through our manufacturing outsourcing program; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers’ manufacturing facilities or other significant operations; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; dependence on and risks associated with distributors of our products; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature.

Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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.

Date: June 2, 2016


Broadcom Limited
Broadcom Cayman L.P., by its general partner Broadcom Limited

        /s/ Thomas H. Krause, Jr.

Name:     Thomas H. Krause, Jr.
Title:     Acting Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development







99.1    Press release, dated June 2, 2016, entitled “Broadcom Limited Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results and Interim Dividend.”