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): September 15, 2006



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware   000-25711   77-0430270

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3585 Monroe Street

Santa Clara, California 95051

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 579-2800

Not Applicable

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


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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On September 15, 2006, Extreme Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors appointed a special committee to review the company’s historical practices for stock option grants and the accounting for option grants. As a result of the ongoing investigation, the Company will delay filing its Form 10-K for the year ended July 2, 2006.

The Company also announced that had earlier received and responded to an informal inquiry letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting that the Company voluntarily provide documents related to the same subject matter and that the Company was cooperating with such request.

A copy of the press release regarding these matters is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements; Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.  


99.1   Press release dated September 15, 2006 announcing initiation of independent investigation into stock option grants and delay in filing Form 10-K


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 15, 2006   EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.

/s/ Michael J. Palu

    Michael J. Palu
    Acting Chief Financial Officer