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 16, 2011
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On February 16, 2011, Celgene Corporation (the Company) announced the election of Michael A. Friedman, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Friedman is an experienced healthcare leader with a distinguished career in oncology research, regulatory strategy and public healthcare policy. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of City of Hope, a leading cancer research, treatment and education institution, as well as director of the organizations Comprehensive Cancer Center and holder of the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Directors Distinguished Chair. Before leading City of Hope, Dr. Friedman was senior vice president of research and development, medical and public policy for Pharmacia Corporation and Chief Medical Officer for biomedical preparedness at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Additionally, Dr. Friedman previously served as deputy commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), later serving as acting commissioner, and as Associate Director of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
As a member of the Companys Board of Directors, Dr. Friedman will receive an annual fee of $75,000. In addition, under the Companys 2008 Stock Incentive Plan, on February 16, 2011, the Company granted to Dr. Friedman a non-qualified option to purchase 25,000 shares of the Companys common stock. The option will vest in four equal annual installments commencing on the first anniversary of the date of grant.
Attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.1 is the Press Release announcing the election.
On February 16, 2011, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $1.0 billion of the Companys common stock through December 2012. This authorization is in addition to the $500.0 million authorization announced on January 10, 2011. The $500.0 million program announced in April 2009 has been fully utilized.
Attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.2 is the Press Release announcing the authorization.
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated February 16, 2011 announcing the election of Michael A. Friedman, MD, to the Companys Board of Directors.
Exhibit 99.2 Press Release dated February 16, 2011 announcing authorization of up to an additional $1.0 billion for share repurchase.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.