Form 8-K





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): December 17, 2009




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   1-1136   22-079-0350

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

345 Park Avenue

New York, NY, 10154

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 546-4000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

(a) On December 17, 2009, the Board of Directors amended the Bylaws of the Registrant primarily to (i) reflect recent statutory developments regarding the setting of record dates and (ii) permit the Secretary and Treasurer of the Registrant to appoint Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Treasurers, respectively. The amendments are described below:


  1. Bylaw 50 was amended to track the language in Section 213 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware to allow the Board of Directors to fix one date as the record date to determine the stockholders entitled to receive notice of a stockholder meeting and fix another later date on or before the date of the meeting as the record date to determine stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting. The amendment to Bylaw 50 necessitated corresponding amendments to Sections 7, 11 and 13 of the Bylaws.


  2. Bylaws 29, 38 and 39 were amended to permit each of the Treasurer and Secretary to appoint individuals to serve as Assistant Treasurers and Assistant Secretaries of the Company, respectively.

A copy of the revised Bylaws, effective December 17, 2009, is attached to this report as Exhibit 3.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statement and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



3.1    Bylaws of the Registrant, effective as of December 17, 2009.


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.


    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Dated: December 23, 2009     By:   /s/    SANDRA LEUNG        
      Name:   Sandra Leung
      Title:   Senior Vice President and General Counsel



Exhibit No.



3.1    Bylaws of the Registrant, effective as of December 17, 2009.