Tellabs 8-K 2011
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 8, 2011
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 14, 2011, Tellabs, Inc. (Tellabs) announced the resignation of Timothy J. Wiggins, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of the close of business on December 30, 2011. Mr. Wiggins tendered his resignation to become Chief Financial Officer at DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services. There were no disagreements between him and Tellabs on any matter that resulted in his resignation. We also announced that, effective December 31, 2011, Thomas P. Minichiello will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer and will manage the transition process until a successor is named. Mr. Minichiello is currently our Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. We have initiated an internal and external executive search for a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Mr. Wiggins.
Mr. Minichiello, 52, has been Tellabs Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2007. From 2004 to August 2007, Mr. Minichiello served as our Vice President, Financial Operations. Previously, Mr. Minichiello held the positions of Vice President of Finance for Global Sales and Service, Vice President of Finance for North America, and Director of Finance for our global product divisions and North American sales and marketing functions. Mr. Minichiello joined Tellabs in 2001 as Controller for our optical networking products group. Mr. Minichiello holds a M.B.A. from DePaul University, a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. Mr. Minichiello is a Certified Public Accountant.
A copy of the press release issued by Tellabs is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 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 thereunto duly authorized.
December 13, 2011