8-K 1 htm_45999.htm LIVE FILING RealNetworks, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   September 4, 2012

RealNetworks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Washington 0-23137 91-1628146
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
2601 Elliott Avenue, Suite 1000, Seattle, Washington   98121
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (206) 674-2700

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.

Effective September 4, 2012, Eric Benhamou, a member of the Board of Directors of RealNetworks, Inc. (the "Company"), informed the Company that he will not stand for re-election at the Company's 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). Mr. Benhamou has served as a director since 2003, and there is no disagreement with the Company that led to his decision not to stand for re-election. Mr. Benhamou will continue to serve as lead independent director, chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Strategic Transactions Committees of the Board of Directors until the expiration of his term at the Annual Meeting.


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.

    RealNetworks, Inc.
September 10, 2012   By:   /s/ Michael Parham
        Name: Michael Parham
        Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel