Form 8-K





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): September 30, 2015




(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   1-16789   04-3565120

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

51 Sawyer Road, Suite 200, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(781) 647-3900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 30, 2015, David Teitel, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance and a named executive officer, resigned from his employment with Alere Inc. (the “Company”). In connection with his resignation, Mr. Teitel and the Company entered into a Severance Agreement and Release (the “Severance Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Severance Agreement, Mr. Teitel will be entitled to receive the following benefits: (a) a lump-sum cash payment equal to twelve (12) months of base salary ($430,000 in the aggregate); (b) continued eligibility to participate in the Company’s health and dental insurance plans for thirty (30) days following September 30, 2015 at the Company’s expense, (c) acceleration of the vesting of 10,000 restricted stock units; (d) 75% of Mr. Teitel’s target 2015 short-term incentive plan payment (such pro-ration reflects Mr. Teitel’s employment for 75% of calendar 2015), which amount would equal approximately $145,000 if the applicable targets are achieved and would be paid in a lump-sum in 2016; and (e) outplacement services. In addition, Mr. Teitel provided a release of claims against the Company under the Severance Agreement.

The Severance Agreement also includes certain commitments by Mr. Teitel, including non-disclosure, non-competition and non-disparagement covenants. The non-competition and non-solicitation covenants will be in effect for one year (and the non-disclosure obligation continues indefinitely). The foregoing description of the Severance Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Severance Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated in this Item 5.02 by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.





10.1    Severance Agreement and Release between Alere Inc. and David Teitel, dated September 30, 2015.


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.


Date: October 6, 2015     By:  

/s/ Douglas Barry

      Douglas Barry
      Associate General Counsel






10.1    Severance Agreement and Release between Alere Inc. and David Teitel, dated September 30, 2015.