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): September 15, 2020
(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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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0005 par value||BIIB||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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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 August 15, 2020, Jeffrey D. Capello ceased to be the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biogen Inc. (the “Company”) and ceased to be employed by the Company effective September 15, 2020. In connection with Mr. Capello’s departure, he will receive the severance benefits required under the Company’s executive severance policy for Executive Vice Presidents. In addition, in recognition of Mr. Capello’s contributions to the Company, the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors waived the requirement that Mr. Capello be required to repay 35% of his original cash sign-on bonus and approved a cash payment to him of $2.6 million.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
By: /s/ Suzanne Murray
Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Date: September 21, 2020