Sequenom 8-K 2009
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 9, 2009
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
3595 JOHN HOPKINS COURT
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On February 11, 2009, the registrant issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. A copy of the press release and accompanying information is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report.
The information in this Item 2.02, and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this current report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, whether filed before or after the date hereof regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing, unless the registrant expressly sets forth in such filing that such information is to be considered filed or incorporated by reference therein.
(e) On February 9, 2009, the Compensation Committee of the registrants Board of Directors amended the registrants Change of Control Severance Benefit Plan, which covers certain employees of the registrant. As amended, the registrants Change of Control Severance Benefit Plan now provides that upon a covered termination of employment, (i) a Tier II participant (including Paul Hawran, Charles Cantor and Elizabeth Dragon) would have all stock awards that utilize time-based vesting immediately vest in full and (ii) a Tier III participant (including Steven Owings) would have all stock awards that utilize time-based vesting immediately vest with respect to the next 24 months of scheduled vesting installments.
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.
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