SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 9, 2014 (April 4, 2014)
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|777 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, New York||10591-6707|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (914) 847-7000
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On April 4, 2014, Eric M. Shooter, Ph.D., retired from his position as a member of the board of directors (the Board) of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company). Dr. Shooters intention to retire was previously reported in the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 5, 2014.
Also on April 4, 2014, the Board elected Robert A. Ingram to the Board as a Class I director. Mr. Ingram has also been appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board. In accordance with the requirements of the New York Business Corporation Law, Mr. Ingram will hold office until the 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting of the Company, which is expected to be held on June 13, 2014.
Mr. Ingrams election to the Board followed his designation by Sanofi (as defined below) as its designee and the exercise of Sanofis right to designate a member of the Board in accordance with the Amended and Restated Investor Agreement, dated as of January 11, 2014, by and among Sanofi, sanofi-aventis US LLC, Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc., sanofi-aventis Amerique du Nord (collectively, Sanofi) and the Company (previously filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 13, 2014).
Mr. Ingram will receive compensation from the Company for his service as a director in accordance with the Companys compensation practices for non-employee directors, including an annual retainer of $55,000 and an annual $10,000 Compensation Committee retainer. On the day of his appointment, Mr. Ingram was granted an option to purchase 20,000 shares of the Companys common stock, $0.001 par value per share, under the Company Second Amended and Restated 2000 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan), and will be eligible for annual awards to non-employee directors under the Plan.
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.
|Date: April 9, 2014||REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Name:||Joseph J. LaRosa|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|