SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2018
Cardinal Health, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
7000 Cardinal Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 5, 2018, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Cardinal Health, Inc. (the "Company") elected J. Michael Losh to the Board, effective immediately, to serve until the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor is elected and qualified. The Board also appointed Mr. Losh to serve as chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Losh is the retired Chief Financial Officer of General Motors Corporation and serves on the boards of directors of several other leading public companies. He previously served on the Company's Board (from 1996 through the spin-off of CareFusion Corporation in 2009) and as the Company's interim Chief Financial Officer (from July 2004 through May 2005).
Mr. Losh will participate in the non-management director compensation arrangements described in the Company's proxy statement for its 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. Following the Board’s recently-approved change to these compensation arrangements to provide directors elected between annual meetings of shareholders a prorated initial grant of restricted share units (“RSUs”), Mr. Losh also will receive a prorated initial grant of $161,465 of RSUs, reflecting his dates of service. The Board has determined that Mr. Losh is independent under the standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines and is an “audit committee financial expert” for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company issued a news release on December 7, 2018 announcing the election of Mr. Losh to the Board, which is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Date: December 7, 2018
/s/ Jessica L. Mayer
Name: Jessica L. Mayer
Title: Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary