Beckman Coulter 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
December 4, 2008
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
BECKMAN COULTER, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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:
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 4, 2008, the Board of Directors of Beckman Coulter, Inc. (the Company) approved an amendment and restatement to the Companys Bylaws. The following is a summary of changes effected by adoption of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, which summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto.
In addition to the amendments summarized below, the Amended and Restated Bylaws include certain non-substantive changes to conform to current provisions of Delaware law and to improve style and readability.
Article I Corporate Offices
Article II Meetings of Stockholders
Article III Directors
Article IV Officers
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.