Life Technologies Corporation (Form: 8-K/A)  




(Amendment No. 1)


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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   April 28, 2011

Life Technologies Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 000-25317 33-0373077
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California   92008
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (760) 603-7200

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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

This Form 8-K/A is being filed as an amendment ("Amendment No. 1") to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Life Technologies Corporation (the "Company") with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2011 (the "Original Filing"). The sole purpose of this Amendment No. 1 is to disclose the Company’s decision regarding how frequently it will conduct stockholder advisory votes on executive compensation. No other changes have been made to the Original Filing.

At the Company’s 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Company’s stockholders voted on, among other matters, a proposal regarding the frequency of future stockholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers – or future "say-on-pay" votes. As previously reported by the Company, a majority of the votes cast on the frequency proposal were cast in favor of holding an annual "say-on-pay" vote.

In light of the voting results with respect to the frequency proposal, at a meeting held on July 24, 2011, the Company’s Compensation & Organizational Development Committee of the Board of Directors decided that the Company will hold an advisory "say-on-pay" vote every year in connection with its annual meeting of stockholders until the next vote on the frequency of stockholder votes on the compensation of executives. The Company is required to hold votes on frequency every six years.

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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.

    Life Technologies Corporation
July 25, 2011   By:   John A. Cottingham
        Name: John A. Cottingham
        Title: Chief Legal Officer