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Form 8-K for LIPOSCIENCE INC


22-Jan-2014

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Offices; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(b) (c) Resignation of Robert J. Greczyn, Jr. as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Appointment of Howard Doran as President and Chief Executive Officer On January 17, 2014, Howard Doran was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of LipoScience, Inc. (the "Company"), effective February 3, 2014. In connection with Mr. Doran's appointment, Robert J. Greczyn, Jr., the Company's current Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, will resign from his position as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 3, 2014, but continue to serve as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Doran, age 53, was most recently with Constitution Medical, Inc., a privately held developer of in vitro diagnostics, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2010 until January 2014. Before joining Constitutional Medical, Inc., Mr. Doran served as a member of the senior executive team of Hologic, Inc., a publicly traded developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products, and served as president of Hologic's global diagnostics business from 2007 until 2010. Mr. Doran joined the senior management team of Hologic at the time of Hologic's acquisition of Cytyc Corporation in 2007, where he had been serving as vice president and business unit director of Cytyc's in vitro diagnostics business and had previously served in various other leadership roles. Mr. Doran received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

(e) Compensation of Howard Doran as President and Chief Executive Officer

On January 17, 2014, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Doran (the "Employment Agreement"). Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Doran will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company beginning February 3, 2014.

Under the Employment Agreement, Mr. Doran will be paid an annual salary of $440,000 and will be eligible to receive an annual bonus of up to 60% of his base salary. Additionally, in connection with his hiring, Mr. Doran will be awarded two equity grants with a combined value equal to $880,000, comprised 75% of incentive stock options and 25% of restricted stock units. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Doran will be eligible for additional annual equity grants at a target value of 100% of his base salary beginning in 2015.

The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Doran is entitled to receive reimbursement for certain expenses related to his relocation to Raleigh, North Carolina in an amount not to exceed $175,000, net of applicable taxes. Mr. Doran will be eligible to participate on the same basis as similarly situated employees in the Company's employee benefit plans and is entitled to participate in the Company's Executive Severance Benefit Plan.

The Employment Agreement prohibits Mr. Doran from engaging in certain activities involving competition with the Company and solicitation of the Company's employees, customers and suppliers for a 12-month period following termination of his employment with the Company.

A copy of the Employment Agreement is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement.

A copy of the Company's press release issued January 22, 2014 announcing Mr. Doran's appointment is attached hereto as exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits The following exhibits are filed herewith:
    Exhibit
     Number                         Exhibit Description
      10.1          Employment Agreement, dated January 17, 2014, by and
                     between LipoScience, Inc. and Howard Doran (filed
                                         herewith)
      99.1         Press release dated January 22, 2014 (filed herewith)


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