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): February 14, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 000-19271 01-0393723
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of incorporation)    


One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine 04092
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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 14, 2017, Mr. Thomas Craig, a Class II Director, provided IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (the “Company”) notice of his intention to retire from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) immediately following the expiration of his term on the date of the Company’s 2017 annual meeting of stockholders to be held on May 3, 2017 (the “2017 Annual Meeting”). Mr. Craig’s decision to retire from the Board does not arise from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.


In addition, and in accordance with the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines, Dr. Barry C. Johnson, a Class III Director, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 73, will also retire effective on the date of the 2017 Annual Meeting.


The Company thanks each of Mr. Craig and Dr. Johnson for his service and commitment during his tenure as a member of the Board.


In accordance with the Company’s bylaws, the Board reduced the size of the Board to eight members, the size of Class II to three, and the size of Class III to two, effective upon Mr. Craig’s and Dr. John’s retirements from the Board.







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: February 21, 2017 By: /s/ Jacqueline L. Studer
    Jacqueline L. Studer
    Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary