Encompass Health Corp 8-K 2007
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): February 28, 2007
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (205) 967-7116
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On February 28, 2007, the Board of Directors (the Board) of HealthSouth Corporation (the Company) passed resolutions amending the Companys Amended and Restated By-Laws, as adopted on September 21, 2006 (the By-Laws), to require a majority vote for the election of directors and to change the requirements for stockholder nominations for director, such amendments to become effective immediately. The Board replaced Section 3.4(a) of the By-Laws to provide that the Companys directors shall be elected by the vote of the majority of the votes cast at any meeting for the election of directors at which a quorum is present; provided, however, directors of the Company will still be elected by a plurality of the votes cast at any meeting of stockholders for which (i) a stockholder nominated person is eligible for election to the board of directors and (ii) such nomination has not been withdrawn by such stockholder on or prior to the tenth (10th) day preceding the date the Company first mails its notice of meeting for such meeting to the stockholders.
The Board also replaced the fourth paragraph of Section 3.4(b) of the By-Laws to require, among other things, that all nominations by a stockholder include a statement that the stockholder nominee, if elected, intends to submit an irrevocable resignation to be effective upon (i) such nominees failure to receive the required vote at the next meeting at which they are nominated for re-election and (ii) acceptance by the Board of such resignation.
The foregoing summary of the amendments to the By-Laws is incomplete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the amendments, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
On February 28, 2007, the Board also amended the Corporate Governance Guidelines of HealthSouth Corporation (the Corporate Governance Guidelines) to reflect the amendments to the By-Laws and to require, among other things, that all candidates selected by the Board (i) for election as directors or (ii) to fill a vacancy or newly created position on the Board submit irrevocable resignations that will be effective upon (a) the failure to receive the required vote at the next meeting at which they are nominated for re-election and (b) acceptance by the Board of such resignation.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See the Exhibit Index which is incorporated herein by reference.
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 hereto duly authorized.
John P. Whittington, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary