SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 29, 2012
Orthofix International N.V.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 011-59-99-465-8525
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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.
Amendments to Employment Agreements with Robert S. Vaters and Michael Finegan
On August 29, 2012, Orthofix International N.V. (the Company), through its subsidiary Orthofix Inc., entered into amendment no. 1 to its amended and restated employment agreement with Robert S. Vaters and amendment no. 3 to its amended and restated employment agreement with Michael Finegan (collectively, the Amendments). The Amendments memorialize that the grants to Messrs. Vaters and Finegan of stock options on June 25, 2012 and restricted stock on July 31, 2012, respectively, are not subject to the accelerated vesting and extended exercise period provisions that otherwise apply to their outstanding Company equity awards in the case of certain termination events, including a termination by the Company without cause.
This summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendments, which are filed herewith as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10.1 Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2012, by and between Orthofix Inc. and Robert S. Vaters.
10.2 Amendment No. 3 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2012, by and between Orthofix Inc. and Michael Finegan.
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: August 31, 2012