Form 8-K Mallinckrodt plc For: Aug 12

August 17, 2022 9:01 AM EDT

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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): August 12, 2022


Mallinckrodt plc 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Ireland 001-35803 98-1088325
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


College Business & Technology Park, Cruiserath, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland 
(Address of principal executive offices)


+353 1 6960 000 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Appointment of Karen Ling


On August 12, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Mallinckrodt plc (the “Company” or “Mallinckrodt”) appointed Karen L. Ling as a director of Mallinckrodt, to serve until the end of the Company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting or, if earlier, her resignation, removal or death.


Ms. Ling most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for American International Group, Inc., a position she retired from in May 2021 and had held since July 2019. From March 2015 until July 2019, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Allergan plc. From July 2014 until March 2015, Ms. Ling served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at Actavis plc, prior to its acquisition of Allergan and name change to Allergan. From January 2014 until July 2014, Ms. Ling was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Forest Laboratories, prior to its acquisition by Actavis. Prior to this, from 2011 until January 2014, Ms. Ling was Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Global Human Health and Consumer Care businesses worldwide for Merck & Co., Inc. She also served as Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits, at Merck from November 2009 until 2011. From May 2008 until November 2009, she served as Group Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits at Schering-Plough, prior to its acquisition by Merck. Prior to joining Schering-Plough, Ms. Ling held various positions at Wyeth, LLC.


In addition to the Mallinckrodt Board, Ms. Ling serves as a director on the board of iRhythm Technologies, Inc. and TherapeuticsMD, Inc., positions she has held since 2021 and 2020, respectively. Ms. Ling holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and a JD from Boston University School of Law. Ms. Ling’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her extensive experience in human resources and past leadership roles at publicly traded pharmaceutical companies.


There are no transactions between Ms. Ling, on the one hand, and Mallinckrodt, on the other hand, that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Ling and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected to the Board.


Ms. Ling will receive compensation as a non-employee director of the Board as follows:


Cash Retainers


·Board Members. Each non-employee director receives an annual cash retainer of $75,000, paid in quarterly installments at the beginning of each quarter.


·Committee Chairs. The Chair of the Audit Committee receives a supplemental annual cash retainer of $25,000. The Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Governance and Compliance Committee will each receive a supplemental annual cash retainer of $17,500.


·Committee Members. Each member of the Audit Committee (excluding the chair) receives a supplemental annual cash retainer of $15,000. Each member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Governance and Compliance Committee (excluding the chairs) receives a supplemental annual cash retainer of $10,500.


·In addition, each non-employee director receives $1,500 for each meeting attended that is in excess of 10 meetings (including meetings of the Board and each committee of the Board).





Equity Awards


·Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”). Within 15 days after her appointment to the Board, Ms. Ling will receive a grant of 26,276 RSUs, which grant of RSUs will vest ratably on each of the first two anniversaries of Mallinckrodt’s emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings on June 16, 2022. Ms. Ling will also receive a grant of 26,277 RSUs as soon as reasonably practicable following January 1, 2023, subject to her continued service through such date and any applicable limit on director grants under the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals 2022 Stock and Incentive Plan, which RSUs are expected to vest ratably on each of the first two anniversaries of Mallinckrodt's emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On August 17, 2022, Mallinckrodt issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Ling to its board of directors. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.


The information contained in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall be deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)            Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
99.1   Press Release, dated August 17, 2022.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







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.


Dated: August 17, 2022 By: /s/ Mark Tyndall
    Mark Tyndall
    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary




Exhibit 99.1



Mallinckrodt Announces Appointment of Karen Ling to Its Board of Directors


DUBLIN, August 17, 2022 – Mallinckrodt plc (OTCMKTS: MNKPF) (“Mallinckrodt” or the “Company”), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Karen Ling has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective August 12, 2022. With the addition of Ms. Ling, the Mallinckrodt Board will expand to eight directors, seven of whom are independent.


“We are thrilled to welcome a leader of Karen’s caliber to the Mallinckrodt Board,” said Paul Bisaro, Chairman of the Mallinckrodt Board of Directors. “Karen is an accomplished global human resources executive, with decades of experience and a proven record of helping lead companies through times of transition and transformation, creating and implementing performance-driven compensation and benefits programs, and enhancing corporate culture initiatives. I am confident that we will benefit from her expertise and guidance on the Board as we look at ways to strengthen our organization and drive employee engagement around meeting our business objectives and continuing to put patients first.”


“I have great admiration for the work Mallinckrodt does to serve patients, and I am honored to join Mallinckrodt at such an important time for the Company,” said Ms. Ling. “Together with my fellow directors and the management team, I am excited to help guide Mallinckrodt as it re-energizes its teams, renews its focus on making a positive impact on the lives of patients and drives shareholder value creation.”


Ms. Ling has more than 25 years of experience in human resources leadership and has worked extensively in the pharmaceutical industry. She most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) from 2019 to 2021, leading the Company’s global human resources function. Prior to AIG, Ms. Ling served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Allergan from 2014 to 2019. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Ling held a number of leadership positions at Merck, culminating in her role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Merck’s Global Human Health and Consumer Care businesses. Prior to Merck, she spent 14 years at Wyeth in various positions leading human resources in the company’s pharmaceutical division and subsequently at the corporate level. Throughout her career, Ms. Ling has led the integration of successive acquisitions, enhanced compensation and benefits programs, implemented initiatives to strengthen corporate culture, and evolved and improved talent acquisition and retention practices.


Ms. Ling serves on the boards of iRhythm Technologies and TherapeuticsMD, where she chairs the Compensation Committee. She also serves on the advisory committee of Galderma and the boards of two non-profit organizations, ExpandED and the JED Foundation.


Ms. Ling holds a J.D. from Boston University and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.


About Mallinckrodt


Mallinckrodt is a global business consisting of multiple wholly owned subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market and distribute specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. The Company's Specialty Brands reportable segment's areas of focus include autoimmune and rare diseases in specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, pulmonology, ophthalmology and oncology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; analgesics; cultured skin substitutes and gastrointestinal products. Its Specialty Generics reportable segment includes specialty generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients. To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit





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Statements in this document that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding Mallinckrodt’s future financial condition and operating results, legal, economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Mallinckrodt’s businesses, and any other statements regarding events or developments Mallinckrodt believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, may be “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. The “Risk Factors” section of Mallinckrodt’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and other filings with the SEC identify and describe in more detail the risks and uncertainties to which Mallinckrodt’s businesses are subject. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date hereof and Mallinckrodt does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise, except as required by law.



Investor Relations 

Daniel J. Speciale 

Global Corporate Controller and Chief Investor Relations Officer 


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Derek Belz 

Vice President, Investor Relations 


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