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Form 8-K for THORATEC CORP


24-May-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
Holders.

At the Thoratec Corporation (the "Company") Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 22, 2013 (the "Annual Meeting"), the shareholders of the Company voted on the following three proposals, each of which are described in detail in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2013.

Proposal No. 1: To elect nine directors to serve for the ensuing year or until their successors are elected and qualified:

                                   Number of Votes
                             For       Withheld    Non Votes
Neil F. Dimick            41,305,852   7,554,880   3,640,836
Gerhard F. Burbach        48,499,988     360,744   3,640,836
J. Daniel Cole            48,259,792     600,940   3,640,836
Steven H. Collis          47,161,609   1,699,123   3,640,836
D. Keith Grossman         48,448,952     411,780   3,640,836
William A. Hawkins, III   47,326,323   1,534,409   3,640,836
Paul A. LaViolette        47,320,044   1,540,688   3,640,836
Daniel M. Mulvena         47,153,142   1,707,590   3,640,836
Todd C. Schermerhorn      48,533,309     327,423   3,640,836

Proposal No. 2: To conduct an advisory vote on the compensation of the Company's named executive officers:

                Number of Votes
For                  45,394,214
Against               3,434,893
Abstain                  31,625
Non Votes             3,640,836

Proposal No. 3: Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditors for its fiscal year ending December 28, 2013:

              Number of Votes
For                52,278,452
Against               217,526
Abstain                 5,590


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