QUALCOMM INC/DE0000804328false5775 Morehouse DriveSan DiegoCalifornia00008043282024-01-222024-01-22

Washington, D.C. 20549

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

January 22, 2024
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
QUALCOMM Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Common Stock, $0.0001 par value QCOMThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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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.
(c) On January 22, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of QUALCOMM Incorporated (the “Company”), appointed Akash Palkhiwala, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to also serve as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this expanded role, Mr. Palkhiwala will now also be responsible for the global go-to-market organization and operations. Mr. Palkhiwala will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since November 2019. Information regarding Mr. Palkhiwala, including his business experience, is set forth in the “Information about our Executive Officers” section of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2023. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Palkhiwala and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Palkhiwala and any director or any other executive officer of the Company, and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with Mr. Palkhiwala’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer, on January 22, 2024, the HR and Compensation Committee of the Board approved the following additional compensation for him, effective immediately: (i) Mr. Palkhiwala received an increase in base salary of $150,000 per year, and (ii) Mr. Palkhiwala received grants of performance stock units and restricted stock units having an aggregate grant date fair value of $3,000,000, with the weighting and vesting of those awards consistent with our standard practices. Mr. Palkhiwala will also continue to be eligible to participate in standard Company benefit programs available to similarly situated officers (including, but not limited to, health care coverage, and the employee stock purchase plan, 401(k) plan, non-qualified deferred compensation plan and charitable contribution matching program), subject to standard limitations.


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.
 QUALCOMM Incorporated
Date: January 22, 2024By:/s/ Ann Chaplin
  Ann Chaplin
  General Counsel and Corporate Secretary