Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership


 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Schedule 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.: 2 )*

 

 

 

Name of issuer:  Brocade Communications Systems Inc

 

 

Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

 

 

CUSIP Number:  111621306

 

 

Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement: December 31, 2013

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

  (X) Rule 13d-1(b)

  (  ) Rule 13d-1(c)

  (  ) Rule 13d-1(d)

 

  *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

  The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

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13G

CUSIP No.:  111621306

 

 

1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

  S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

  The Vanguard Group - 23-1945930

 

2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE [LINE] IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

A.

B.

 

3.  SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4.  CITIZENSHIP OF PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Pennsylvania

 

(For questions 5-8, report the number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person with:)

 

5.  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  279,891

 

6.  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

     

 

7.  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  25,957,171

 

8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

   250,391

 

9.  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  26,207,562

 

10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

  N/A

 

11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

  5.90%

 

12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

  IA

 


 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Act of 1934

 

Check the following [line] if a fee is being paid with this statement   N/A

 

Item 1(a) - Name of Issuer:

 

  Brocade Communications Systems Inc

 

 

Item 1(b) - Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

 

  130 Holger Way

  San Jose, Ca 95134

 

Item 2(a) - Name of Person Filing:

 

  The Vanguard Group - 23-1945930

 

Item 2(b) – Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, residence:

 

  100 Vanguard Blvd.

  Malvern, PA  19355

 

Item 2(c) – Citizenship:

 

  Pennsylvania

 

Item 2(d) - Title of Class of Securities:

 

  Common Stock

 

Item 2(e) - CUSIP Number

 

  111621306

 

Item 3 - Type of Filing:

 

  This statement is being filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1.  An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).

 

Item 4 - Ownership:

 

  (a) Amount Beneficially Owned:

 

  26,207,562

 

  (b) Percent of Class:

 

  5.90%

 


 

 

  (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

  (i)  sole power to vote or direct to vote:  279,891

 

  (ii)  shared power to vote or direct to vote:     

 

  (iii)  sole power to dispose of or to direct the disposition of:  25,957,171

 

  (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:  250,391

 

Comments:

 

 

Item 5 - Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:

 

  Not Applicable

 

Item 6 - Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:

 

  Not applicable

 

Item 7 - Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired The Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company

 

  See Attached Appendix A

 

Item 8 - Identification and Classification of Members of Group:

 

  Not applicable

 

Item 9 - Notice of Dissolution of Group:

 

  Not applicable

 

Item 10 - Certification:

 

  By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such purpose or effect.

 

Signature

 

  After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

 

Date:  2/6/14

 

By /s/ F. William McNabb III*  

 

F. William McNabb III

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

*By: /s/ Glenn Booraem

 


 

 

Glenn Booraem, pursuant to a Power of Attorney filed September 9, 2013, see File Number 005-56905, Incorporated by Reference

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A

 

 Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company ("VFTC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc., is the beneficial owner of  250,391 shares or  .05% of the Common Stock outstanding of the Company as a result of its serving as investment manager of collective trust accounts.

 

Vanguard Investments Australia, Ltd. ("VIA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc., is the beneficial owner of  29,500 shares or    .00% of the Common Stock outstanding of the Company as a result of its serving as investment manager of Australian investment offerings.

 

 

 

 

By /s/ F. William McNabb III*  

 

F. William McNabb III

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

*By: /s/ Glenn Booraem

Glenn Booraem, pursuant to a Power of Attorney filed September 9, 2013, see File Number 005-56905, Incorporated by Reference