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): September 20, 2017
Mallinckrodt public limited company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3 Lotus Park, The Causeway, Staines-Upon-Thames,
Surrey TW18 3AG, United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive offices)
+44 017 8463 6700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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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 September 20, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Mallinckrodt plc (“Mallinckrodt”) appointed David Norton as a director of Mallinckrodt plc (“Mallinckrodt”), effective immediately, to serve until the 2018 annual general meeting or until his earlier resignation, removal or death. Mr. Norton was also appointed to serve as an independent director on the Board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Portfolio Committee.
Mr. Norton will receive compensation as a non-employee director of the Board in accordance with the terms of Mallinckrodt’s director compensation structure for non-employee directors, the terms of which were previously disclosed in Mallinckrodt’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the 2017 annual general meeting of Mallinckrodt shareholders, filed with the SEC on January 18, 2017.

Item 8.01.
Other Events.

On September 20, 2017, Mallinckrodt issued a press release announcing the appointment of David Norton to the Board, which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No. and Description
99.1 Press Release of Mallinckrodt plc dated September 20, 2017

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 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.

September 20, 2017
/s/ Stephanie D. Miller
Stephanie D. Miller
Vice President, Corporate Secretary & International Legal