Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2018

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
(Address of Principal
Executive Offices)

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (317) 276-2000

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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

At the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders of Eli Lilly and Company (the “Company”) on May 7, 2018, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment and restatement of the 2002 Lilly Stock Plan (the “Amended Stock Plan”) to, among other things, (i) decrease the number of shares reserved for issuance under the plan to 53,000,000, (ii) eliminate the single-trigger change in control (as defined under the Amended Stock Plan) vesting acceleration provision applicable to time-based awards, with time-based awards no longer vesting in connection with a change in control unless they are not assumed, substituted or otherwise replaced, (iii) permit vesting of performance-based awards upon a change in control at a rate greater than the actual level of attainment and/or pro-rated vesting of the award based on any reduction to the performance period, (iv) impose an annual limit on the size of equity awards that may be granted to non-employee directors during a calendar year, (v) add a “clawback” provision permitting the Company to recover awards or payments from participants, including as may be required under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, (vi) authorize the grant of other share-based awards, including potential types of awards denominated or based on the stock of the Company that may not fall into a category of awards previously available under the plan, and (vii) eliminate the plan’s automatic expiration date, with the Amended Stock Plan continuing in effect until terminated by the Company’s board of directors.

A summary of the principal features and copy of the Amended Stock Plan is set forth under Item 6 and Appendix C, respectively, of the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2018, which description and copy are incorporated herein by reference.


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 thereunto duly authorized.

By:     /s/ Bronwen L. Mantlo
Name:     Bronwen L. Mantlo
Title:     Corporate Secretary
Dated: May 11, 2018