Form 8-K





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): May 22, 2008



Owens & Minor, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Virginia   1-9810   54-1701843

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


9120 Lockwood Blvd., Mechanicsville, Virginia   23116
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (804) 723-7000

Not applicable

(former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On May 16, 2008, Craig R. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor, Inc. (the “Company”), adopted a stock trading plan designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Smith’s 10b5-1 plan provides for the sale of up to 65,000 shares of Company common stock to be acquired through the exercise of stock options scheduled to expire in January and February of 2009. Shares will be sold under Mr. Smith’s plan on the open market at prevailing prices on specified dates (subject to minimum price thresholds set forth in his plan).

The purpose of Mr. Smith’s 10b5-1 plan is to allow him to spread stock trades relating to expiring options over an extended period of time on pre-arranged dates to reduce market impact and avoid concerns about transactions occurring at times when he could possess material non-public information. Transactions under the plan will be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations.

Except to the extent required by law, the Company does not undertake to report Rule 10b5-1 plans that may be adopted by any officers or directors in the future or to report any modifications or termination of any publicly announced trading plan.


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 22, 2008   By:  

/s/ Grace R. den Hartog

  Name:   Grace R. den Hartog
  Title:   Senior Vice President, General
    Counsel and Corporate Secretary