This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Apr 22, 2008.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 22, 2008, the Company announced that on April 21, 2008, David S. Wichmann, Executive Vice President and President of the Commercial Markets Group of the Company, assumed the role of President, UnitedHealth Group Operations with responsibility for managing, on an enterprise-wide basis, several areas of the Company, including optimizing business performance, strengthening and aligning the Companys organization, overseeing the Companys operations, technology, and quality agenda, and managing corporate development, research, international operations and all integration efforts. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated in this Item 5.02 by reference.
Mr. Wichmann served as Executive Vice President of the Company and President of the Commercial Markets Group from December 2006 to April 2008. From July 2004 to December 2006, Mr. Wichmann served as President and Chief Operating Officer of UnitedHeathcare. From June 2003 to July 2004, Mr. Wichmann served as Chief Executive Officer of Specialized Care Services (now
OptumHealth). He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Specialized Care Services during 2003. Mr. Wichmann joined UnitedHealth Group in 1998 and held various executive positions with the Company from 1998 to 2003.
Mr. Wichmann has not been directly or indirectly involved in any transaction, proposed transaction, or series of similar transactions with the Company required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Company and Mr. Wichmann have not entered into any new agreement or made any material amendments to Mr. Wichmanns existing employment agreement in connection with the new appointment.