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EX-99 - PRESS RELEASE - LHC Group, Incnewsrelease.htm


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) November 14, 2012 

LHC Group
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



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

420 West Pinhook Rd., Suite A, Lafayette, LA

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (337) 233-1307

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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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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 November 16, 2012, LHC Group, Inc. (the company) announced the election of Christopher S. Shackelton to its board of directors. Mr. Shackelton will serve on the audit and corporate development committees of the company's board of directors. The election of Mr. Shackelton as a director was effective November 14, 2012.

In connection with his service as a director, Mr. Shackelton will receive the company's standard non-employee director cash and equity compensation in accordance with the company's non-employee directors' compensation plan.

Mr. Shackelton has entered into the company's standard form of director indemnification agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, subject to the exceptions and limitations provided therein, the company has agreed to hold harmless and indemnify Mr. Shackelton to the fullest extent authorized by the company's certificate of incorporation, bylaws and Delaware law. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of indemnification agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.10 to the company's Form S-1/A filed on February 14, 2005, and is incorporated by reference herein.

There was no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Shackelton and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Shackelton was elected as a director. There are no transactions reportable pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K in connection with Mr. Shackelton's election as a director.

A copy of the company's press release announcing Mr. Shackelton's election as a director is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) The exhibit to this current report on Form 8-K is listed in the Exhibit Index, which appears at the end of this report and is incorporated by reference herein.


    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.

    LHC Group

November 16, 2012
  /s/   PETER J. ROMAN
Peter J. Roman
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





Press Release, dated November 16, 2012, announcing Mr. Shackelton's election as a director.