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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): April 20, 2020


Biogen Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)

225 Binney Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

(Address of principal executive offices; Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 679-2000

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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Common Stock, $0.0005 par value




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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.

(b) On April 20, 2020, Biogen Inc. (the “Company”) announced that pursuant to the retirement provisions set forth in the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles, Lynn Schenk will be retiring from the Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective as of the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders.

Ms. Schenk has served the Company with distinction since she joined the board of IDEC Pharmaceuticals (“IDEC”) in 1995. Ms. Schenk has served as a director of the Company since 2003, following IDEC’s merger with Biogen, Inc. Throughout her tenure Ms. Schenk, who was a National Association of Corporate Directors top 100 Director’s honoree in 2017, has been a vital contributor to the Company and its Board. Ms. Schenk’s experience in the public and private sector, as well her strong public policy, government and legal experience, have been especially important to the Company’s success in the highly regulated life sciences industry.

The Company and the Board are very grateful to Ms. Schenk for her many contributions and years of dedicated service.



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.

Biogen Inc.




 /s/ F. Ty Edmondson


 F. Ty Edmondson


 Chief Corporate and Compliance Counsel and  Assistant Secretary

Date: April 20, 2020