As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2018
Registration No. 333-
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
1035 N. McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954
(Address of Principal Executive Offices including Zip Code)
Calix, Inc. Amended and Restated 2017 Nonqualified Employee Stock Purchase Plan

(Full Title of the Plan)
Carl Russo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Calix, Inc.
1035 N. McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 766-3000
(Name and Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)
Copy To:
Patrick A. Pohlen, Esq.
Kathleen M. Wells, Esq.
Latham & Watkins LLP
140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. Check one:


Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ¨


Title of securities
to be
to be
registered (1)
offering price
per share
offering price
Amount of
registration fee
Common Stock, $0.025 Par Value



Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of common stock which become issuable under the plan covered by this Registration Statement by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction effected without the receipt of consideration which results in an increase in the number of outstanding shares of the Registrant’s common stock.
Represents 2,500,000 additional shares of common stock available for future issuance under the Registrant’s Amended and Restated 2017 Nonqualified Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Nonqualified ESPP”).
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(h) and (c) under the Securities Act. The offering price is based on the average of the high and low sales price per share of the Registrant’s common stock on August 2, 2018 as reported on the New York Stock Exchange.


This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statement”) registers an additional 2,500,000 shares of common stock, $0.025 par value per share (the “Common Stock”) of Calix, Inc. (the “Registrant”) issuable under the Nonqualified ESPP as described further below.
By a Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 18, 2017 (File No. 333-166245) (the “Original Registration Statement”), the Registrant registered 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock issuable under the Nonqualified ESPP.
Pursuant to Instruction E of Form S-8, the contents of the Original Registration Statement are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be sent or given to participants as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act. These documents and the documents incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
Item 3.
Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference the information we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is an important part of this Registration Statement, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the following documents we have filed, or may file, with the SEC:
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2018 (File No. 001-34674) and Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 10, 2018, including the information specifically incorporated by reference therein from our definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A that was filed with the SEC on April 3, 2018;
Our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-34674), filed with the SEC on May 10, 2018 and August 8, 2018;
Our Current Reports on Form 8-K (File No. 001-34674) filed with the SEC on February 13, 2018 (Items 1.01 and 5.02 only), March 16, 2018 (Item 5.02 only), April 12, 2018 and May 18, 2018; and the Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on May 3, 2018, each only to the extent filed and not furnished; and
The description of our Common Stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-34674), filed with the SEC under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), on March 23, 2010, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.
All documents filed by us pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities covered hereby then remaining unsold are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and are a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents, except as to any portion of any future statement, report or document that is not deemed filed under such provisions. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein, or in any subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute part of this Registration Statement. Under no circumstances will any information filed under Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K be deemed incorporated herein by reference unless such Form 8-K expressly provides to the contrary.


Item 4.
Description of Securities.
Not applicable.

Item 5.
Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Not applicable.

Item 6.
Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) permits a corporation to include in its charter documents, and in agreements between the corporation and its directors and officers, provisions expanding the scope of indemnification beyond that specifically provided by the current law.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation contains provisions that limit the liability of our directors for monetary damages to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Consequently, our directors will not be personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duties as directors, except liability for:
any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to us or to our stockholders;
any act or omission not in good faith or that involves intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
unlawful payments of dividends or unlawful stock repurchases or redemptions as provided in Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law; or
any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws provide that we are required to indemnify our directors and officers, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Our amended and restated bylaws also provide that we are obligated to advance expenses incurred by a director or officer in advance of the final disposition of any action or proceeding, and permit us to secure insurance on behalf of any officer, director, employee or other agent for any liability arising out of his or her actions in that capacity regardless of whether we would otherwise be permitted to indemnify him or her under the provisions of Delaware law.
We have entered and expect to continue to enter into agreements to indemnify our directors, executive officers and other employees as determined by our board of directors. With specified exceptions, these agreements provide for indemnification for related expenses including, among other things, attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by any of these individuals in any action or proceeding. We believe that these bylaw provisions and indemnification agreements are necessary to attract and retain qualified persons as directors and officers.
We also maintain directors’ and officers’ liability insurance.

Item 7.
Exemption From Registration Claimed.
Not applicable.


Item 8.










Item 9.
(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.


(b) The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Petaluma, State of California, on this 8th day of August, 2018.
/s/ Cory Sindelar
Cory Sindelar
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer


KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below does hereby constitute and appoint Carl Russo and Cory Sindelar, and each of them, with full power of substitution and full power to act without the other, his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent to act for him in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file this registration statement, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in order to effectuate the same as fully, to all intents and purposes, as they or he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.
/s/ Carl Russo    
Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
August 8, 2018
Carl Russo
/s/ Cory Sindelar    
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
August 8, 2018
Cory Sindelar
/s/ Don Listwin    
Chairman of the Board of Directors
August 8, 2018
Don Listwin
/s/ Christopher Bowick   
August 8, 2018
Christopher Bowick
/s/ Kathy Crusco
August 8, 2018
Kathy Crusco
/s/ Kevin DeNuccio    
August 8, 2018
Kevin DeNuccio
/s/ Michael Everett    
August 8, 2018
Michael Everett
/s/ Kira Makagon
August 8, 2018
Kira Makagon
/s/ Michael Matthews    
August 8, 2018
Michael Matthews
/s/ Kevin Peters
August 8, 2018
Kevin Peters
/s/ J. Daniel Plants
August 8, 2018
J. Daniel Plants