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): May 9, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 000-19271 01-0393723
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number)                (IRS Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)    


One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine 04092
(Address of principal executive offices) (ZIP Code)



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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Mr. William T. End, a Class I Director and Lead Director, retired from the IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (the “Company” or “IDEXX”) Board of Directors (the “Board”) immediately following the expiration of his term on May 9, 2018, the date of the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). In accordance with the Company’s amended and restated by-laws, the Board reduced the size of the Board to eight and the size of Class I to two members, effective upon Mr. End’s retirement from the Board.


Also, on May 9, 2018, the independent Board members elected Mr. Lawrence D. Kingsley, a Class II Director, as its Lead Director effective immediately.


Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


On May 9, 2018, the Company held its Annual Meeting, at which a quorum was present in person or by proxy. 


At the Annual Meeting, shareholders considered and voted on the following proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s proxy statement dated March 29, 2018, (the "Proxy Statement"): (1) the election of two Class I directors for terms expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders; (2) the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered accounting firm for the current fiscal year; (3) the adoption of the 2018 Stock Incentive Plan; and (4) the approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as presented in the Company's proxy statement delivered to shareholders in connection with the Annual Meeting.


The voting results at the Annual Meeting with respect to each of the matters described above, were as follows:


Proposal One: Election of Directors















Broker Non-Votes

Bruce L. Claflin   65,796,031    3,812,955    78,131    8,740,277 
Daniel M. Junius   69,135,946    473,007    78,164    8,740,277 


Proposal Two:

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


For   77,560,720 
Against   821,135 
Abstain   45,539 
Broker Non-Votes   N/A 





Proposal Three:

Adoption of the 2018 Stock Incentive Plan


For   60,440,724 
Against   9,180,845 
Abstain   65,548 
Broker Non-Votes   8,740,277 


Proposal Four:

Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation


For   66,761,624 
Against   2,835,428 
Abstain   90,065 
Broker Non-Votes   8,740,277 







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: May 15, 2018 By: /s/ Jacqueline L. Studer
    Jacqueline L. Studer
    Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary