8-K 1 d707505d8k.htm 8-K 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): March 21, 2019



Baxter International Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-4448   36-0781620

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


One Baxter Parkway,

Deerfield, Illinois

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(224) 948-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(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.

Departure of Officer

On March 21, 2019, Baxter International Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Brik V. Eyre will retire from the Company effective June 30, 2019. In anticipation of his retirement, he will cease serving as Senior Vice President and President, Americas effective as of April 1, 2019. He will remain employed by the Company through June 30, 2019, as a non-executive officer in an advisory capacity to continue to support the transition (as discussed in Item 8.01 below).

Item 8.01 Other Events

Effective April 1, 2019, Mr. Giuseppe Accogli will stop serving in his current role as the Company’s Senior Vice President and President, Global Businesses and become the Company’s Senior Vice President and President, Americas. Mr. Accogli has begun to work with Mr. Eyre on the transition into his new role.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: March 21, 2019



By:   /s/ Ellen K. McIntosh

Ellen K. McIntosh