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Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K

Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: February 1, 2012
Date of earliest event reported: January 31, 2012

Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1 Grand Canal Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

+353 1 897 2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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.
On January 31, 2012, Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals S.à r.l. (a subsidiary of Warner Chilcott plc (the “Company”)) entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Marinus Johannes van Zoonen, the Company’s President, Europe/International and Marketing.  The agreement was effective as of such date.  The agreement, which follows the standard form of employment agreement used by the Company for its named executive officers, replaces and supersedes Mr. van Zoonen’s prior arrangements that carried over from his employment with The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) when the Company acquired P&G’s global branded pharmaceutical business in October 2009.  The agreement provides for a minimum annual base salary of 542,372 Swiss Francs (or $576,758 based on the Swiss Franc to U.S. dollar exchange rate as of January 3, 2012) and provides that Mr. van Zoonen is eligible to (i) participate in incentive compensation programs of the Company on a basis comparable to other key executives and (ii) receive a discretionary annual cash incentive.  The agreement also provides for certain benefits (including severance and, in some circumstances, health and welfare benefits) in the event of a termination of employment by reason of death or disability, by the Company without cause or by Mr. van Zoonen for good reason.  The agreement includes substantial restrictive covenants.

In connection with entering into the agreement, Mr. van Zoonen received a $4,000,000 special equity grant consisting of 34% restricted share units, 33% performance share units and 33% options to purchase ordinary shares of the Company.  This special grant and Mr. van Zoonens annual equity grant were made on January 31, 2012, and each vest ratably over four years (subject to continued employment and, with respect to the performance share unit awards, performance conditions).  Mr. van Zoonen will also receive an expatriate package that includes certain health and welfare benefits.

The foregoing description of Mr. van Zoonen’s employment agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of his employment agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d).           Exhibits
Employment Agreement with Marinus Johannes van Zoonen entered into on January 31, 2012.

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.
Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company
/s/ Paul Herendeen
    Name: Paul Herendeen  
    Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: February 1, 2012