Form 8-K



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): December 19, 2007 (December 18, 2007)


Owens & Minor, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Virginia   1-9810   54-1701843

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


9120 Lockwood Blvd., Mechanicsville, Virginia   23116
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (804) 723-7000

Not applicable

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


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

(d) As previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 24, 2007, Robert C. Sledd was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors effective November 1, 2007. At the time of his election, Mr. Sledd had not yet been named to any board committees. On December 18, 2007, the Board of Directors named Mr. Sledd to the Compensation & Benefits Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Directors.

(e) Under the Owens & Minor, Inc. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), the Compensation & Benefits Committee (“Committee”) of the Board of Directors is responsible for designating participants to whom incentive awards are made for annual incentive payments and for determining any goals or objectives on which such incentive awards are based.

On December 18, 2007, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Committee, approved the 2008 Incentive Program which designates teammates of the Company eligible to participate in the program and specifies the financial and operational goals on which awards will be based. Under the 2008 Incentive Program, corporate officers and certain other teammates are eligible to participate in the program, provided the teammate is an active employee on December 31, 2008 and the date the award is granted.

The target cash awards as a percentage of base salary for the senior corporate officers, including the named executive officers, are stated below:




Target Cash Award

As a % of Base Salary

President and CEO



CFO/ SVP Operations/ SVP General Counsel/ SVP Business Development



Other SVPs



The financial and operational objectives for the 2008 Incentive Program are based on the following criteria with the designated weights attached to them:


Performance Goal



Company Net Revenue



Company Net Income



Company Return on Assets






If the 2008 calendar year performance criteria are met, incentive awards will be approved by the Committee and the Board of Directors in the first quarter of 2009. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, no incentive award will be made if 2008 net income is less than 2007 net income.


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 19, 2007     By:  

/s/ Grace R. den Hartog

      Name:   Grace R. den Hartog
      Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary