Genomic Health, Inc.
GENOMIC HEALTH INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/28/2017 16:26:28)





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 28, 2017 (September 26, 2017)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


301 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (650) 556-9300


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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 26, 2017, the Board of Directors of Genomic Health, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted the Genomic Health, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan will be effective as of January 1, 2018. The Plan is intended to be an “unfunded” plan and will be maintained by the Company primarily for the purpose of providing deferred compensation to a select group of employees and members of the Board of Directors. Accordingly, the Plan is also intended to be exempt from Sections 201(2), 301(a)(3) and 401(a)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and to comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Deferred Compensation under the Plan will consist of elective deferrals, if any, made by Plan participants. Deferrals under the plan will be fully vested at all times. Under the Plan, the Company will provide participants with the opportunity to defer a maximum of 75% of their base salary, bonuses, commercial incentives and Board of Directors fees (or such other percentage that may be prescribed by the Plan administrator). Payment obligations, if any, under the Plan are payable in cash on a date or dates selected by the participant pursuant to the terms of the Plan, or upon certain specified events such as termination of employment, death, or disability, subject to change in certain specified circumstances.






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.



Dated:  September 28, 2017











/s/ Jason W. Radford



Jason W. Radford



Chief Legal Officer