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): May 5, 2011



The Charles Schwab Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Commission File Number: 1-9700


Delaware   94-3025021

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

211 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(415) 667-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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

On March 30, 2011, The Charles Schwab Corporation (“CSC”) filed its definitive proxy statement relating to its annual meeting of stockholders to be held on May 17, 2011. In connection with its annual meeting, CSC’s Board of Directors recommended a vote approving the amended and restated 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). On May 5, 2011, the Board of Directors approved a further amendment to the plan to delete a provision in Section 5(b) of the Plan that allowed the buy out of stock options for cash. A copy of the Plan, as amended, is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibit


10.1 2004 Stock Incentive Plan, as proposed to be amended


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: May 9, 2011   By:  

/s/ Joseph R. Martinetto 

Joseph R. Martinetto

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.



Ex 10.1    2004 Stock Incentive Plan, as proposed to be amended