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): November 9, 2016
IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine||04092|
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 November 9, 2016, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Michael Williams, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, will be leaving the Company in February 2017 and is stepping down from his current position effective November 9, 2016. Dr. Williams will remain employed at the Company until February 28, 2017 in order to assist in the transition of his responsibilities. In connection with this, the Company agreed to pay Dr. Williams a lump sum of $460,000, the amount of $450,000 in 26 bi-weekly installments, and certain other benefits, all in consideration of Dr. Williams’s agreement to certain non-competition and non-solicitation obligations and a standard release of claims.
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.
|IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC.|
|Date: November 15, 2016||By:||/s/ Jacqueline L. Studer|
|Jacqueline L. Studer|
|Corporate Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary