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 6, 2016
Philip Morris International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
120 Park Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (917) 663-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers.
On December 6, 2016, the Board of Directors of Philip Morris International Inc. (“the Company”) elected Mr. Massimo Ferragamo to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Ferragamo was also elected a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees. The Board of Directors determined that Mr. Ferragamo is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, as well as within the meaning of Rule 10A-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Mr. Ferragamo will be compensated for his service on the Company’s Board of Directors pursuant to the existing non-employee director compensation programs. These compensation programs are described in detail in the Company’s proxy statement dated March 24, 2016 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on such date.
A copy of the press release issued by the Company announcing the election of Mr. Ferragamo is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
In connection with the election of Mr. Ferragamo to the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors amended Article II, Section 2 of its Amended and Restated By-Laws, in order to increase the size of the Board from twelve (12) to thirteen (13) directors effective as of December 6, 2016. The Company’s Amended and Restated By-Laws are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
3.1 Amended and Restated By-Laws of Philip Morris International Inc. (effective as of December 6, 2016)
99.1 Philip Morris International Inc. Press Release dated December 6, 2016
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.
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
By: /s/ JERRY WHITSON
Name: Jerry Whitson
Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
DATE: December 9, 2016
Amended and Restated By-Laws of Philip Morris International Inc. (effective as of December 6, 2016)
Philip Morris International Inc. Press Release dated December 6, 2016