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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):
September 10, 2020


(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 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(Address of Principal Executive Offices including Zip Code)

(831) 426-5858
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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.

Adoption of 2020 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan

On September 10, 2020, the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” or the “Company”) adopted the 2020 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and related forms of agreement under the Plan. Pursuant to the Plan, the Company may grant equity incentive compensation as a material inducement for certain individuals to commence employment with Poly within the meaning of Rule 303A.08 of the Listed Company Manual of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Awards granted under the Plan may be in the form of stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, or any combination of those awards. The only individuals eligible to receive grants of awards under the Plan are individuals who satisfy the standards for “inducement awards” under Rule 303A.08 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.

A total of 1,000,000 shares are reserved for grant under the Plan, subject to adjustment as provided in the Plan. Shares issued under the Plan may include authorized but unissued shares or reacquired common stock. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. The Plan will continue in effect until it is terminated by the Board.

The Plan is not intended to be treated as an “equity-compensation plan” within the meaning of Rule 303A.08 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, and, as such, stockholder approval is not required for the Plan. The Plan and forms of agreement under the Plan generally have terms and conditions consistent with those set forth in the Poly 2003 Stock Plan.

The foregoing is only a brief description of the above-specified compensation arrangements and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan and the forms of agreement under the Plan which are incorporated by reference to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

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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. 

September 14, 2020
/s/ Charles D. Boynton
Charles D. Boynton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer