SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 10, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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5619 Denver Tech Center Parkway, Suite 1000,
Greenwood Village, CO
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Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (303) 843-8040
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 11, 2012, Molycorp, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) had appointed Constantine Karayannopoulos as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Mark A. Smith, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, on December 10, 2012.
Mr. Karayannopoulos, age 52, the current Vice Chairman of the Board, will serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately until a permanent successor is found. Mr. Karayannopoulos previously served since 2005 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neo Material Technologies Inc. (now known as Molycorp Canada), a global producer, processor and developer of neodymium iron boron magnetic powders, rare earths and zirconium-based engineered materials and applications and other rare metals and their compounds, until the Company’s acquisition of Molycorp Canada on June 11, 2012.
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.
/s/ Michael F. Doolan
Michael F. Doolan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: December 14, 2012