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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

(Rule 141(a)-101)

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Filed by the Registrant þ

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Check the appropriate box:

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o Confidential, for use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

o Definitive Proxy Statement

o Definitive Additional Materials

o Soliciting Material Pursuant to Rule 14a-11(c) or Rule 14a-12

Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

Not Applicable

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement if other than the Registrant)

Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

þ No fee required

o Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(4) and 0-11

(1)

 

Title of each Class of securities to which transaction applies:                                          

 

 

 

(2)

 

Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:                                          

 

 

 

(3)

 

Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule: 0-11:                     

 

 

 

(4)

 

Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:                                          

 

 

 

(5)

 

Total fee paid:                                         

o Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

o Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:                     

 

 

 

(2)

 

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(3)

 

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(4)

 

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HARRIS STRATEX NETWORKS, INC.

637 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

To Be Held on November 19, 2009

 

TO THE HOLDERS OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK OF HARRIS STRATEX NETWORKS, INC.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. will be held at our facilities, located at 120 Rose Orchard Way, San Jose, California, on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 2:30 p.m., local time, for the following purposes:

 

1. Election of eight Class A directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.

 

2. Ratification of the appointment by our Audit Committee of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2010.

 

3. Approval of the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

4. Approval of the Amended and Restated 2007 Stock Equity Plan.

 

5. Approval of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

 

6. The transaction of such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting, or any adjournments or postponements thereof.

 

Only holders of Class A common stock of record at the close of business on September 22, 2009 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and all adjournments or postponements thereof.

 

Whether or not you expect to attend in person, we urge you to submit a proxy to vote your shares in accordance with the instructions that we provide to you and as set forth in the proxy statement for the 2009 Annual Meeting. This will help ensure the presence of a quorum at the meeting.

 

By Order of the Board of Directors

 

/s/  Meena Elliott

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

October [7], 2009

 

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials

for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on November 19, 2009

 

This proxy statement, the proxy card and our 2009 Annual Report are available at

http://www.proxydocs.com/HSTX
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ABOUT THE MEETING

 

 

1

 

What is the purpose of the meeting?

 

 

1

 

What is the record date, and who is entitled to vote at the meeting?

 

 

1

 

What are the voting rights of the holders of Harris Stratex common stock at the meeting?

 

 

1

 

Who can attend the Annual Meeting?

 

 

2

 

How do I vote?

 

 

2

 

Why did I receive a one-page notice in the mail regarding the Internet availability of proxy materials this year instead of a full set of proxy materials?

 

 

2

 

How can I access the proxy materials and annual report on the Internet?

 

 

2

 

Why are we soliciting proxies?

 

 

2

 

How do I revoke my proxy?

 

 

2

 

What vote is required to approve each item?

 

 

3

 

What constitutes a quorum, abstention, and broker “non-votes”?

 

 

3

 

Who pays for the cost of solicitation?

 

 

3

 

What is the deadline for submitting proposals and director nominations for the 2010 Annual Meeting?

 

 

3

 

Who will count the votes?

 

 

4

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

 

4

 

Board Members

 

 

4

 

Board and Committee Meetings and Attendance

 

 

5

 

Directors’ Biographies

 

 

5

 

Board of Directors Committees

 

 

7

 

Audit Committee

 

 

8

 

Compensation Committee

 

 

8

 

Compensation Committee Interlock and Insider Participation

 

 

8

 

Governance and Nominating Committee

 

 

8

 

Stockholder Communications with the Board

 

 

9

 

Code of Conduct

 

 

9

 

TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PERSONS

 

 

9

 

DIRECTOR COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

 

 

11

 

Fiscal 2009 Compensation of Non-Employee Directors

 

 

12

 

Indemnification

 

 

12

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

 

 

14

 

REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

15

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S FEES

 

 

17

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

 

17

 

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

 

 

17

 

Compensation Committee Report

 

 

23

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

 

24

 

Grants of Plan-Based Awards in Fiscal 2009

 

 

27

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End 2009

 

 

28

 

Option Exercises and Stock Vested in Fiscal 2009

 

 

30

 

Equity Compensation Plan Summary

 

 

30

 
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