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): December 11, 2018
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
311 Enterprise Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (609) 275-0500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 11, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) approved the adoption of the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”).
The Amended and Restated Bylaws include a new Section 8.02, which provides that unless the Company consents to the selection of an alternative forum, a state court located within the State of Delaware (or, if no state court located within the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware) will be the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, (b) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director or officer or other employee of the Company, (c) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any director or officer or other employee of the Company arising pursuant to any provision of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware or the Company’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws or (d) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any director or officer or other employee of the Company governed by the internal affairs doctrine.
The Amended and Restated Bylaws also include a new Section 8.03, which provides that if any provision of the Company’s bylaws is held to be illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be impaired.
In addition to the amendments described above, the Amended and Restated Bylaws rename Article 8 as “MISCELLANEOUS.” Article 8 was previously named “AMENDMENTS.”
The adoption of the Amended and Restated Bylaws became effective on December 11, 2018.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
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.
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Date: December 12, 2018
/s/ Glenn G. Coleman
Glenn G. Coleman
Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer