SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION
UNDER SECTION 12(g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
OR SUSPENSION OF DUTY TO FILE REPORTS UNDER SECTIONS 13 AND 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
Commission File Number 000-06920
Applied Materials, Inc. Employee Savings and Retirement Plan
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
3050 Bowers Avenue, P.O. Box 58039, Santa Clara, California 95052-8039 (408) 727-5555
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrants principal executive offices)
Plan Interests in the Applied Materials, Inc. Employee Savings and Retirement Plan(1)
(Title of each class of securities covered by this Form)
Applied Materials, Inc. common stock, par value $.01 per share(2)
(Titles of all other classes of securities for which a duty to file reports under section 13(a) or 15(d) remains)
Please place an X in the box(es) to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon to terminate or suspend the duty to file reports:
Approximate number of holders of record as of the certification or notice date: None
As a result of the liquidation and termination of the Applied Materials, Inc. Common Stock Fund under the Applied Materials, Inc. Employee Savings and Retirement Plan (the Plan), on December 12, 2018, Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-8 Registration Statement (No. 333-124711) was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to deregister all the unsold shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, of Applied Materials, Inc. (the Company) and related plan interests of the Plan previously offered under such Form S-8. Accordingly, this Form 15 is being filed to report the suspension of the Plans duty to file Form 11-K under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.
This Form 15 has no effect on the duty of the Company to file reports under Sections 13(a) or 15(d) with respect to the Companys common stock.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Applied Materials, Inc. Employee Savings and Retirement Plan has caused this certification/notice to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned duly authorized person.
|Date:||December 12, 2018||By:||/s/ Christina Y. Lai|
|Christina Y. Lai|
|Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary|
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