Form 8-K Young
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): February 12, 2014
Biogen Idec Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission file number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
225 Binney Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (617) 679-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 February 12, 2014, William D. Young, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biogen Idec Inc. (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will retire from the Board at the end of his current term, which expires at the Company's 2014 annual meeting of stockholders. Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos, a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2008, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to assume the role of Chairman of the Board following the end of Mr. Young’s term.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
BIOGEN IDEC INC.
/S/ ROBERT A. LICHT
Robert A. Licht
Senior Vice President
Date: February 18, 2014