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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): January 7, 2011
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other
One Boston Scientific Place, Natick, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (508) 650-8000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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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 January 7, 2011, upon the recommendation of the Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee, our Board of Directors approved an amendment to the Company's 2011 Performance Incentive Plan (the “2011 PIP”) changing the date an employee must remain employed with the Company to be eligible for payments under the 2011 PIP from December 31, 2011 to the date payments are made under the 2011 PIP. Payments to be made under the 2011 PIP, if any, will be made by March 15, 2012 for payments in the United States and as soon as administratively possible following December 31, 2011 for payments outside the United States. The 2011 PIP is effective for the performance period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
A copy of the 2011 PIP, as amended, is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits (# compensatory plans or arrangements)
Boston Scientific Corporation 2011 Performance Incentive Plan, as amended, effective as of January 1, 2011. #
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and 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: January 13, 2011
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
/s/ Timothy A. Pratt
Timothy A. Pratt
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative
Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Boston Scientific Corporation 2011 Performance Incentive Plan, as amended, effective as of January 1, 2011.