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): May 24, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On May 24, 2011, Michael P. Mogul informed the Company of his intention to resign from his position as Group President, Orthopaedics and all other positions with the Company, effective June 10, 2011 in order to accept the role of Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc.
On May 31, 2011, Stryker Corporation announced the appointment of Kevin Lobo, Group President, Neurotechnology and Spine, to the role of Group President, Orthopaedics. A copy of the press release announcing the appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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.
May 31, 2011 /s/ CURT R. HARTMAN
Date Curt R. Hartman
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer