SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 ________________ FORM 8-K Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ________________ Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2013 ELI LILLY AND COMPANY (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Indiana 001-06351 35-0470950 (State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.) Lilly Corporate Center 46285 Indianapolis, Indiana (Zip Code) (Address of Principal Executive Offices) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (317) 276-2000 No Change (Former name or former address, if changed since last report) 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: Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. (b) On July 8, 2013, John Lechleiter, Ph.D., resumed his position as the Company's chairman, president, and chief executive officer. As previously announced, Dr. Lechleiter had taken a medical leave of absence beginning on May 6, 2013. Derica W. Rice, who served as acting chief executive officer during Dr. Lechleiter's absence, will resume his position as executive vice president, Global Services and chief financial officer. Ellen R. Marram, who served as interim chairperson of the Board of Directors, will resume her position as the board's lead independent director. A copy of the press release issued by the Company on July 8, 2013 is furnished as Exhibit 99.1. (c) The information required under this Item is provided in paragraph 5.02(b) above and in the Company's definitive proxy statement for the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March 25, 2013 and is herein incorporated by reference. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (d) Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued by Eli Lilly and Company on July 8, 2013. Exhibit No. Description of Document 99.1 Press Release dated July 8, 2013 SIGNATURES 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. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY (Registrant) By: _______________________________ Name: Jamie E. Haney Title: Assistant Secretary and Counsel Dated: July 8, 2013 EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description of Document 99.1 Press Release dated July 8, 2013 END -0- Jul/08/2013 14:17 GMT
LILLY (ELI) & COMPANY: Form 8-K
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