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): June 21, 2018



Biogen Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   0-19311   33-0112644

(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

Not Applicable

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

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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) Gregory F. Covino has notified Biogen Inc. (the “Company”) that he will step down as Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective July 11, 2018.

(c) Effective July 11, 2018, Jeffrey D. Capello, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer.

Mr. Capello, 53, has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Capello served as the Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Health Options, Inc., a behavioral health company, with responsibility for finance, human resources, information technology, real estate and procurement, from October 2016 until November 2017. From July 2015 until September 2016, Mr. Capello was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Monomoy Advisors which focuses on helping companies drive shareholder value. From July 2014 until June 2015, Mr. Capello served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, an in vitro diagnostics company that was acquired by the Carlyle Group from Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for global finance and business development. Prior to his role at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Mr. Capello served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, from March 2010 to December 2013. At Boston Scientific, Mr. Capello was responsible for the worldwide management of Boston Scientific’s finance, information systems, business development and corporate strategy functions. Mr. Capello joined Boston Scientific in June 2008 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer until March 2010. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities for global finance and business development at PerkinElmer, Inc., a life sciences tool company, from 2006 to 2008. Previously, he served as PerkinElmer’s Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer from 2001 to 2006. Prior to his tenure at PerkinElmer, Mr. Capello was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, both in the United States and in the Netherlands. Mr. Capello serves on the Board of Directors of OvaScience, Inc., a biotechnology company, and served on the Board of Directors of Flex Pharma, Inc., a biotechnology company, from April 2015 to June 2018. Mr. Capello holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Capello is also a certified public accountant.




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.

    By:     /s/ James Basta                                                               
        James Basta  
              Chief Corporation Counsel and Assistant Secretary    

Date: June 26, 2018