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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON D.C. 20549
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FORM 8‑K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 20, 2018


The Medicines Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware
 
000-31191
 
04-3324394
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
                       

8 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, New Jersey
 
07054
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (973) 290-6000

 
(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 February 20, 2018, William W. Crouse notified The Medicines Company (the “Company”) of his decision to retire from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company effective as of the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Crouse has been a member of the Board since 2003. Mr. Crouse’s decision to retire was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.








SIGNATURES
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.

THE MEDICINES COMPANY
Date: February 26, 2018        
By:    /s/ Stephen M. Rodin                
Stephen M. Rodin
Executive Vice President and General Counsel