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): October 5, 2017
Commission File Number: 0-24260
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
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3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(225) 292-2031 or (800) 467-2662
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 October 5, 2017, Gary Willis resigned as the Chief Financial Officer of Amedisys, Inc. (the Company) and accepted an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer position with another healthcare company.
On October 5, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Scott G. Ginn, currently the Companys Chief Accounting Officer, as the Companys Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Ginn, age 48, has served as the Companys Chief Accounting Officer since February 2017. He previously served as the Companys Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting from October 2015 to February 2017 and Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller from April 2007 to October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville, a professional accounting corporation. Mr. Ginn is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Ginn will participate in the Amedisys Holding, L.L.C. Severance Plan for Key Executives dated April 30, 2015, as amended. Mr. Ginn does not have a family relationship with any of the current officers or directors of the Company. There is no currently proposed transaction, and since the beginning of fiscal year 2016 there has not been any transaction, involving the Company and Mr. Ginn which was a related person transaction within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On October 6, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the resignation of Mr. Willis and the appointment of Mr. Ginn as the Companys Chief Financial Officer, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information required to be disclosed solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release dated October 6, 2017|
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.
|By:||/s/ Paul B. Kusserow|
Paul B. Kusserow
President and Chief Executive Officer
DATE: October 6, 2017