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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 23, 2019
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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.
Appointment of Robert G. Kramer, Sr. to the Board of Directors
On January 23, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Robert G. Kramer, Sr., as a Class III director of the Company effective April 1, 2019, with an initial term expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, to fill the anticipated vacancy created by the previously announced retirement of Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi. The Board also appointed Mr. Kramer as a member of its Strategic Operations Committee, effective upon his appointment to the Board.  Mr. Kramer was not selected pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any other person. There are no transactions in which the Company is a party and in which Mr. Kramer has a material interest subject to disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.  Mr. Kramer previously entered into the Company’s standard form of Indemnification Agreement, a form of which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on January 18, 2013.
Mr. Kramer currently serves as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. On January 2, 2019, the Company promoted Mr. Kramer to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of April 1, 2019, to succeed Mr. Abdun-Nabi. Mr. Kramer will not participate in the Company’s compensation programs for non-employee directors. For a description of the compensation that Mr. Kramer will receive as President and Chief Executive Officer, refer to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 4, 2019.
Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 24, 2019, the Company issued a press release regarding the appointment to the Board of Mr. Kramer, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)                                 Exhibits.
Press release, dated January 24, 2019, announcing appointment of Robert G. Kramer, Sr. as a director.



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.

Dated: January 24, 2019
Name:       Richard S. Lindahl
Title:         Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer