eBay Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   July 27, 2005

eBay Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 000-24821 77-0430924
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California   95125
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (408) 376-7400

Not Applicable
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.

On July 27, 2005, eBay Inc. announced that William Clay Ford, Jr. had been elected as a new member of eBay's Board of Directors. A copy of eBay's press release announcing Mr. Ford's election is attached as an exhibit to this filing.

Mr. Ford fills a vacancy created by an increase in the size of the Board of Directors from ten to eleven. eBay's Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws provide for its Board of Directors to be divided into three classes, with each class having a three-year term. Mr. Ford will be a member of the second class of directors, with a term of office expiring at eBay's annual meeting of stockholders in 2006. Mr. Ford will also join the Compensation Committee of eBay's Board of Directors.

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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.

    eBay Inc.
July 27, 2005   By:   Brian H. Levey
        Name: Brian H. Levey
        Title: Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release dated July 27, 2005, announcing that William Clay Ford, Jr. had been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of eBay Inc.