SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 26, 2005
Owens & Minor, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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4800 Cox Road
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (804) 747-9794
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Board Approval of Compensation for Chairman of the Board. On October 26, 2005, the Board of Directors of the Registrant, upon the recommendation of the Governance & Nominating Committee, approved compensation of $100,000 to be paid to G. Gilmer Minor, III for his services as non-executive Chairman of the Board for the period from November 1, 2005 through the date of the 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders currently scheduled for April 28, 2006. Effective November 1, 2005, Mr. Minor retired from the employment of the Registrant and also became eligible for all other fees and compensation payable to non-employee directors of the Registrant.
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: November 1, 2005||OWENS & MINOR, INC.|
/s/ Grace R. den Hartog
|Name:||Grace R. den Hartog|
|Title:||Senior Vice President|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|