Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2017
Illumina, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(Commission File Number)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92122
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(858) 202-4500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

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


On February 18, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Illumina, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from ten to 11 members and elected John Thompson to serve on the Board beginning May 3, 2017. Mr. Thompson has been assigned to serve in the class of directors standing for election at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, which currently includes Blaine Bowman, Karin Eastham, and Jay Flatley, and consistent with the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, Mr. Thompson will stand for election by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders to serve for a three-year term commencing with such meeting. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Thompson and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director. In addition, Mr. Thompson is not a party to any transaction with the Company reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933. Mr. Thompson will participate in the non-employee director compensation programs described under “Director Compensation” in the Company’s proxy statement filed on April 8, 2016.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Thompson is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


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.

February 21, 2017
Charles E. Dadswell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary