Current Report Pursuant to

Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 6, 2013




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


0-18281   04-2902449
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


35 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA   01730
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(781) 999-7300

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 1.01   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.



The information provided in Item 5.02 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On May 6, 2013, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Hologic, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Scott T. Garrett to the Board, effective as of May 8, 2013. The Board also appointed Mr. Garrett to serve as a member of the Board’s Corporate Development Committee.


Mr. Garrett is currently an Operating Partner at Water Street Healthcare Partners. Mr. Garrett joined Water Street in 2011 after approximately 35 years in the global healthcare industry. Prior to joining Water Street, Mr. Garrett served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beckman Coulter, a leading biomedical company, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Garrett joined Beckman Coulter in 2002 as President, Clinical Diagnostics Division. Prior to that, Mr. Garrett served as Vice Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Kendro Laboratory Products from 1999 to 2001. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Garrett served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring, a leading diagnostics company. He began his career at American Hospital Supply Corporation and continued there after that company was acquired by Baxter International, ultimately serving as Chief Executive of Baxter’s global laboratory business, Baxter Diagnostics. Mr. Garrett received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University and a M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Mr. Garrett currently also serves on the boards of directors of Immucor, Inc., MarketLab Inc., and AdvaMedDx.


As a non-employee director, Mr. Garrett is entitled to the Company’s standard cash and equity compensation for Board services, which is described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 16, 2013 for the Company’s 2013 annual meeting of stockholders.


In connection with his appointment, on May 8, 2013, the Company and Mr. Garrett entered into the Company’s standard director indemnification agreement, the form of which was filed with the SEC as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on March 6, 2009.


There are no transactions between Mr. Garrett and the Company that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On May 8, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Garrett to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.


Limitation on Incorporation by Reference. The information furnished in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


 The following exhibits are filed herewith:


99.1   Press Release issued by Hologic, Inc. on May 8, 2013.








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.


Date: May 8, 2013   HOLOGIC, INC.


        Glenn P. Muir
        Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer