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) August 16, 2017 (August 10, 2017)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34507   11-3664322

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

300 Harmon Meadow Blvd.

Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

(201) 868-5959

(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.

(b) Departure of Daniel Lamadrid

On August 10, 2017, Daniel Lamadrid, Senior Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (the “Company”), tendered his resignation to the Company. Mr. Lamadrid resigned from his position at the Company in order to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Lamadrid’s decision was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company.

With Mr. Lamadrid’s resignation, George Pabst, currently Vice President - Internal Audit and Loss Prevention, will assume the role of Vice President - Corporate Controller.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: August 16, 2017     By:   /s/ David M. Kastin
      Name:   David M. Kastin
      Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
        Corporate Secretary