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Form 8-K for MEADE INSTRUMENTS CORP


9-Dec-2011

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibi


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) Appointment of New Director Effective December 8, 2011, the Board of Directors of Meade Instruments Corp. (the "Company") appointed Mark D. Peterson to the Board of Directors. Mr. Peterson was also added to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and was appointed as Chairman of the committee. Mr. Peterson will participate in the Company's standard non-employee director compensation arrangements, under which he will receive annual cash compensation of $11,500 and an initial stock option award for 250 shares of the Company's Common Stock. Mr. Peterson, age 49, is currently a partner in the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, specializing in corporate and securities law. From March 2008 to May 2011, he served as senior vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary of Conexant Systems, Inc. (semiconductor devices). From August 2007 to March 2008, he served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Targus Group International, Inc. (mobile computing accessories). From October 1997 to August 2007, he served in various senior roles at the Company, including senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Mr. Peterson received a BS degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a JD degree from the University of California - Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. There is no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Mr. Peterson was elected as a director, and there are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Peterson.
(e) Approval of Form of Indemnity Agreement for Directors and Executive Officers. On December 8, 2011, the Company's Board of Directors approved a new form of indemnity agreement for the Company and each of its directors and executive officers, which amends and restates in its entirety the indemnity agreements previously entered between the Company and such directors and executive officers. The Company intends to enter into this form of indemnification agreement with Mr. Peterson and each of its current and future directors and executive officers. Under the new indemnity agreement, the Company agrees to indemnify each of its directors and executive officers, to the fullest extent permitted by law and the Company's Bylaws, against any claims related to his or her activities as a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company. The Company also agrees to advance expenses to the indemnified person, and the indemnified person agrees to repay the advanced amount if and to the extent it is ultimately determined that he or she was not entitled to be indemnified by the Company. The above description of the new form of indemnity agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form indemnity agreement attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

     99.1         Form of Indemnification Agreement for directors and executive
                  officers of the Company.

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