UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549 
 
FORM 8-K 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
December 12, 2018 

NEOGENOMICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Nevada
 
001-35756
 
74-2897368
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
12701 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 9, Fort Myers, Florida
 
33913
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(239) 768-0600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
 
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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.
NeoGenomics, Inc. (the “Company”) announces that Lawrence M. Weiss, MD, age 62, has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer effective December 12, 2018. Dr. Weiss has served the Company since March 2016 as Medical Director and Director of Pathology Services. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Weiss served at Clarient Diagnostic Services, Inc. as a Pathologist and subsequently as Laboratory Director from 2011 through 2016. Dr. Weiss is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Pathology and Medicine for the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Weiss received his B.S. and M.D. summa cum laude from the University of Maryland.

NeoGenomics Laboratories Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Dr. Weiss entered into a medical services agreement effective December 12, 2018, which provided that Dr. Weiss' base compensation would be $576,300 per year. Dr. Weiss is also eligible to receive a performance based bonus which is targeted at 30% of his base compensation upon completion of specific metrics established by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and approved by the Company’s Board or the Compensation Committee of the Board for such fiscal year. Dr. Weiss is entitled to participate in all medical and other benefits that the Company has established for its employees.

Previously, Dr. Weiss was granted options to purchase up to 90,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Upon appointment as Chief Scientific Officer, he was granted options to purchase an additional 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. All option grants have an exercise price equal to the closing price per share at which such stock was quoted on the NASDAQ Stock Market on the date prior to the grant date. The option grants have five year terms, subject to continued employment, and will vest ratably over the first three anniversary dates of the grant date.

Dr. Weiss does not have any family relationships with any of the Company’s other officers or directors.

This information 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, and it shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. 

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits

99.1 Press Release of NeoGenomics, Inc. dated December 13, 2018

Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1

SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
NEOGENOMICS, INC.
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Sharon A. Virag
 
 
Sharon A. Virag
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
December 14, 2018