Amendment to a previously filed 8-K

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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2017

The Medicines Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

8 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, New Jersey
(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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Explanatory Note
This Current Report on Form 8-K/A (this “Amendment”) is being filed as an amendment to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by The Medicines Company (the “Company”) on June 1, 2017 (the “Original 8-K”). The Original 8-K was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to report the results of the matters submitted to a vote by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 25, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”). The sole purpose of this Amendment is to disclose, in accordance with Item 5.07(d) of Form 8-K, the Company’s decision as to how frequently the Company will hold future shareholder advisory votes regarding named executive officer compensation. Except as set forth herein, no other modifications have been made to the Original 8-K.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on, among other matters, an advisory proposal concerning the frequency of future advisory votes on named executive officer compensation. As reported in the Original 8-K, more than a majority of the votes cast by the stockholders were in favor of holding future advisory votes on named executive officer compensation once every year. Based on these results, the Company intends to hold the advisory vote on named executive officer compensation once every year. The Company intends to continue holding such advisory votes once every year until the next required vote on the frequency of advisory votes on named executive officer compensation, which will be no later than the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2023, or until the Board of Directors otherwise determines that a different frequency for such advisory votes is in the best interests of the Company.


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.
Date: October 20, 2017
/s/ Stephen M. Rodin
Stephen M. Rodin
Executive Vice President and General Counsel