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)
October 17, 2008
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
State of Delaware   0-25871   77-0333710
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
100 Cardinal Way
Redwood City, California 94063

(Address of principal executive offices)
(650) 385-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
Effective October 17, 2008, Mark Garrett was appointed to the Board of Directors as a Class I director. Mr. Garrett has been appointed to serve on the Board’s Audit Committee.
Mr. Garrett will participate in the non-employee director compensation arrangements described in Informatica’s 2008 proxy statement. Under the terms of those arrangements, Mr. Garrett will receive, among other things, annual compensation of $35,000 for serving on the Board and an additional $15,000 for serving on the Audit Committee, and an initial option to purchase 60,000 shares of Informatica’s common stock. The initial option vests as to one-third of the shares on the first anniversary of the grant date, with the remaining shares vesting in equal monthly installments thereafter. In addition, Mr. Garrett will execute Informatica’s standard form of indemnification agreement.



     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: October 21, 2008     INFORMATICA CORPORATION
  By:   /s/ Earl E. Fry    
    Earl E. Fry   
    Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary