SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): November 30, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 732-524-0400
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements for Certain Officers.
On November 30, 2012, the Company announced that its Board of Directors elected Alex Gorsky Chairman, Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson effective December 28, 2012. Mr. Gorsky was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2012. Current Chairman William C. Weldon will step down from the Board on December 28, 2012 and will not stand for reelection in 2013. The Company's related press release is attached to this Report as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated November 30, 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.
Johnson & Johnson
December 3, 2012
/s/ Douglas K. Chia
Douglas K. Chia