NEO Neogenomics

Filed: 12 Oct 21, 5:03pm

Washington, DC 20549 
FORM 8-K  
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
October 5, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
12701 Commonwealth Drive,Suite 9,Fort Myers,Florida33913
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(239) 768-0600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock ($0.001 par value)NEOThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 5, 2021, Douglas M. VanOort, the former Chief Executive Officer of NeoGenomics, Inc. (the “Company”) and currently the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, notified the Board of his voluntary decision to retire from the Company and that in connection with his retirement he was tendering his resignation as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective October 7, 2021. Mr. VanOort will remain as a director on the Board but plans to retire as a member of the Board before the end of the year as the Board concludes an ongoing search process. Mr. VanOort’s decision to retire and resign as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company, the Company’s management or the Board on any matter relating to the operations, policies or practices of the Company.
On October 5, 2021, the Board acknowledged Mr. VanOort’s decision to retire, accepted Mr. VanOort’s resignation as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Company effective October 7, 2021, and appointed Lynn A. Tetrault, the Company’s Lead Independent Director, as the non-executive Chair of the Board, effective October 7, 2021. Ms. Tetrault has served as Lead Independent Director of the Board since July 2020 and has been on the Board since June 2015. The Board also approved Ms. Tetrault to receive an additional quarterly fee of $15,625, and an equity grant in the amount of $50,000 for serving as Chair of the Board.
Following the effective date of his resignation as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Mr. VanOort’s compensation as a director is consistent with the compensation of other directors as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2021.
Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 12, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. VanOort’s retirement as the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors and the appointment of Lynn Tetrault as the new Non-executive Chair of the Board, the entire text of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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.
By:/s/ Kathryn B. McKenzie
Kathryn B. McKenzie
Chief Financial Officer
October 12, 2021