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): August 2, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
225 Binney Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
(Address of principal executive offices; Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 679-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of Biogen Inc. (the “Company”) authorized a program to repurchase up to $3.5 billion of the Company’s common stock (the “2018 Share Repurchase Program”). The 2018 Share Repurchase Program does not have an expiration date. All share repurchases under the 2018 Share Repurchase Program will be retired.
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.
By: /s/ James Basta
Chief Corporation Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Date: August 3, 2018