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): December 21, 2011
MERCK & CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
One Merck Drive, P.O. Box 100,
Whitehouse Station, NJ
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (908) 423-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|Item 5.03.||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
(a) Amendments to By-Laws.
The Board of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc. (the Company) adopted the following amendments to the By-Laws of the Company, effective January 1, 2012: (1) changes to Article V relating to indemnification by the Company of Directors and others; and (2) other minor technical changes.
The Companys By-Laws, as amended, are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|By-Laws of Merck & Co., Inc., effective as of January 1, 2012|
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: December 21, 2011
|Merck & Co., Inc.|
|Katie E. Fedosz|
|Senior Assistant Secretary|
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
|3.2||By-Laws of Merck & Co., Inc., effective as of January 1, 2012|