Alkermes plc
Extract: Planned Defense Change from a 8-K on 07/29/2020   Download
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The company announced today that it plans to take a series of actions as part of its commitment to corporate governance best practices and regular Board refreshment.


First, the Board will recommend that shareholders approve, at the company’s 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, an amendment to the company’s Articles of Association to declassify the Board. Currently, the Board has three classes of directors, with directors in each class elected to three-year terms. Once the Board is declassified, the directors will be combined into a single class elected annually.




Second, the Board has engaged a leading recruitment firm to identify independent director candidates whose experience and expertise offer valuable insights and strategic leadership at this stage in Alkermes’ evolution. As part of this process, the company expects certain of its longer-serving directors will retire from the Board.  This Board refreshment process will continue and build on the efforts undertaken by the company in the fall of 2019 that led to the addition of two highly-qualified, independent directors, Dr. Richard Gaynor and Mr. Andy Wilson, to the Board.