Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 2)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
October 13, 2017 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
State of Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
899 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(408) 235-7700
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Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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.
Fortinet, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K on May 30, 2017 (as subsequently amended on May 31, 2017) disclosing that, on May 24, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Peter D. Cohen to join the Board as a Class I director whose term will expire at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders, with such increase and appointment being effective as of July 14, 2017.
For clarity, the Board increased the size of the Board to eight from seven, not to nine, and it currently stands at eight.
At the time of Mr. Cohen’s appointment, the Board had not yet determined on which of the Board’s standing committees Mr. Cohen would serve.
On October 13, 2017, the Board appointed Mr. Cohen to the Human Resources Committee of the Board (formerly the Compensation Committee) and the Governance Committee of the Board (formerly the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee), in each case, effective immediately as of the same date.

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.

John Whittle
Vice President and General Counsel
Date: October 19, 2017