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, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 000-19271 01-0393723
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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, 2018, Mr. William T. End, a Class I Director, provided IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (the “Company” or “IDEXX”) 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 2018 annual meeting of stockholders to be held on May 9, 2018. Mr. End’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.


The Company thanks Mr. End for his outstanding service, commitment and leadership during his tenure as a member of the IDEXX Board since 2000, a period during which the Company experienced significant successes and strong growth and created long-term value for our stockholders.


In accordance with the Company’s amended and restated by-laws, the Board reduced the size of the Board to eight members and the size of Class I to two, effective upon Mr. End’s retirement 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 20, 2018 By: /s/ Jacqueline L. Studer  
    Jacqueline L. Studer
    Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary