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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)

JULY 23, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-37702   95-3540776

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

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(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Amgen Center Drive

Thousand Oaks, California

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Common stock, $0.0001 par value    AMGN    The NASDAQ Global Select Market LLC
1.250% Senior Notes Due 2022    AMGN22    New York Stock Exchange
2.000% Senior Notes Due 2026    AMGN26    New York Stock Exchange

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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 July 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of Amgen Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Linda H. Louie, age 48, to serve as the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”), effective immediately. Ms. Louie will be the Company’s principal accounting officer; she will not be an executive officer of the Company.

Ms. Louie previously served as the Company’s Executive Director, Accounting since June 2015 and was a Director of Finance at the Company from April 2011 to June 2015. From June 2000 until April 2011, Ms. Louie progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility at the Company. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

In connection with the appointment of Ms. Louie as CAO, the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board approved Ms. Louie’s compensation in this role, including: (i) annual base salary of $425,000; (ii) an annual bonus target stated as a percentage of base salary of 40%; and (iii) an award of restricted stock units with a grant date value of $320,000, pursuant to the Company’s standard terms and conditions and subject to Ms. Louie’s continued employment with the Company, bringing her total 2020 equity grant value to $520,000. Ms. Louie does not have an employment agreement with the Company.

Additional Information

There are no family relationships between Ms. Louie and any other director or executive officer of the Company, or with any person selected to become an officer or a director of the Company.




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: July 23, 2020     By:   /s/ Jonathan P. Graham
    Name:   Jonathan P. Graham

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and


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