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merck & co. inc. (6MK) Details

Merck & Co., Inc. provides health care solutions worldwide. The company offer therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents for use in surgery; anti-bacterial products for skin and skin structure infections; antidepressants; ophthalmic and cholesterol modification products; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive implants. In addition, the company provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; to treat brain tumors and melanoma; to prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers animal health products, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics for, and vaccines against bacterial and viral disease in fish. Additionally, the company provides companion animal products, such as diabetes mellitus treatment drugs and vaccines for dogs and cats; ointments for acute and chronic otitis; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to kill fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government entities and agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, and animal producers, as well as managed health care providers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Merck & Co. Inc formerly operated as a subsidiary of Merck KGaA.

69,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/28/15
Founded in 1891

merck & co. inc. (6MK) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.2M
Executive Vice President and President of Mer...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
President of Global Human Health and Executiv...
Total Annual Compensation: $962.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

merck & co. inc. (6MK) Key Developments

Merck Announces Executive Changes

Merck announced that Isabel De Paoli, currently Head of Group Strategy, has been appointed Head of Group Communications effective March 9, 2016. In her new role, she will be responsible for all global communications at Merck. Walter Huber, who currently holds the position, will retire following the Group's annual earnings press conference on March 8, 2016. On August 1, 2015, Isabel De Paoli will hand over operational responsibility for Group Strategy, which since the beginning of the year has also included Group Organization, to Heiko Schon. Isabel De Paoli will use the time until March to prepare for her new role. Isabel De Paoli joined Merck in August 2006 as Business Development Manager Chemicals and was appointed Head of Strategic Planning Oncology in 2009.

Merck & Co. Inc. Approves Adopts Amendments to its By-laws

On july 22, 2015, the board of Merck & Co. Inc. approved and adopted amendments to the company’s by-laws (the by-laws). the principal change to the by-laws includes the addition of a new section 3 under article ii, which implements proxy access and allows eligible shareholders who comply with the requirements set forth in the by-laws to include their own nominees for director in the company’s proxy statement along with the candidates nominated by the board. pursuant to the proxy access provision, a shareholder or a group of no more than 20 shareholders, who has maintained continuous qualifying ownership of at least 3% of the company’s outstanding common stock for at least three years and has complied with the other requirements set forth in the by-laws, may include director nominees constituting up to 20% of the board in the company’s proxy materials for an annual meeting of shareholders. the proxy access provision will be first available to shareholders in connection with the company’s 2016 annual meeting of shareholders. additional amendments to the by-laws of the company are as follows: amendment to section 6 of article i to clarify and update the advance notice requirements and procedures for shareholders to present business for consideration by the shareholders at an annual meeting of the shareholders; amendment to section 2 of article ii to clarify and update the advance notice requirements and procedures for shareholders to nominate candidates for election as directors of the company at an annual meeting or a special meeting of shareholders; amendment to article v relating to indemnification by the company of directors and others in connection with any proceeding, investigation or appeal as defined in the by-laws; and other non-substantive changes.

Merck Announces Board Appointments

Merck announced that Pamela J. Craig, retired chief financial officer of Accenture, and Dr. Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty, vice president for medicine of The Johns Hopkins University and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will join the company’s board of directors, effective Sept. 1, 2015. The addition expands the Merck board to 14 members. Ms. Craig will serve as a member of the company’s audit committee, and Dr. Rothman will serve as a member of the company’s research committee. They will both stand for election by the company’s shareholders in May 2016. Ms. Craig served as the chief financial officer of Accenture, from 2006 until her retirement in 2013. Dr. Rothman oversees the Johns Hopkins Health System and school of medicine. A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, he joined Johns Hopkins in July 2012 after having served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and leader of its clinical practice plan since 2008.


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