20180619 8K Borgstrom


Washington, D.C. 20549




Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 19, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1655 Roberts Boulevard, N.W., Kennesaw, Georgia  30144
(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (770) 419-3355


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


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Section 5

Corp. Governance and Management


Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On June 19, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CryoLife, Inc. a Florida corporation (NYSE: CRY) (the “Company”) increased the size of the Company’s Board to nine members and elected Marna P. Borgstrom as a director of the Company. Ms.  Borgstrom will be included as one of the Company’s directors who will stand for reelection by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s Annual Meeting to be held in May 2019. On June 19, 2018, the Company issued a press release regarding Ms.  Borgstrom’s appointment, a copy of which is attached hereto.

The Board has affirmatively determined that  Ms.  Borgstrom qualifies as an independent director under the categorical standards of the corporate governance rules of New York Stock Exchange as defined under applicable law.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms.  Borgstrom and any person pursuant to which Ms.  Borgstrom was selected as a director, and there are no actual or proposed transactions between Ms.  Borgstrom or any of her related persons and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.404(a)) in connection with her appointment as a director of the Company.

As of the date of her appointment, Ms.  Borgstrom is entitled to receive compensation and participate in the plans of the Company applicable to all of the Company’s directors, as more particularly described on page  19 of the Company’s proxy statement filed April 3, 2018, under the sub-heading “Elements of Non-Employee Director Compensation. In accordance with such plans, Ms.  Borgstrom will be granted, as soon as practicable after any applicable trading blackout has been lifted, a restricted stock award valued at $114,583 on the grant date, such award to vest one year front grant. In addition, commencing on July 1, 2018, Ms. Borgstrom will receive monthly cash compensation for her service on the Board ($3,750/month) and for her service on the Compliance Committee ($416.66/month)  until such time as the Company’s Board determines to modify the cash component for director compensation or committee membership or Ms.  Borgstrom ceases to be a director or to serve on the Compliance Committee. Each of the foregoing awards was made in respect of, and prorated to, Ms.  Borgstrom’s service from the date of her appointment until the anticipated date of the Company’s next Annual Meeting.

Except as set forth above, there is no other material Company plan, contract or arrangement in which Ms.  Borgstrom will participate in connection with her appointment.






Section 9Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Item 9.01(d)Exhibits

(a)Financial Statements

Not applicable

(b)Pro Forma Financial Information.

Not applicable.

(c)Shell Company Transactions.

Not applicable.



Exhibit Number



Press release dated June 19, 2018

*This exhibit is furnished, not filed.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, CryoLife, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date:  June 20, 2018


/s/ D. Ashley Lee


D. Ashley Lee


Executive Vice President, Chief    Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer



2018.06.19 8K Borgstrom exh 99.1

Exhibit 99.1



                                                                             Phone: 770-419-3355








The Ruth Group

D. Ashley Lee

Tram Bui / Emma Poalillo

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

646-536-7035 / 7024

tbui@theruthgroup.com  /

Phone: 770-419-3355


Marna Borgstrom Joins CryoLife Board of Directors

ATLANTA, GA…(June 19, 2018)…CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, today announced the appointment of Marna Borgstrom to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

Pat Mackin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Marna has nearly 40 years of escalating senior leadership experience at Yale New Haven Health System, where she was an integral part of the system’s strategy and evolution into a multi-unit health system as the current CEO.   Marna is well-versed in driving profitability while operating on a budget and has deep experience in developing partnerships and recruiting and retaining executives and physician leaders.  Her extensive experience coupled with her knowledge and recognition within the healthcare industry will complement our Board and provide invaluable guidance as we continue our mission as a market leader.”

Ms. Borgstrom stated, “I  appreciate the opportunity to join the CryoLife Board of Directors, as I see the Company’s unwavering commitment to the advancement of patient standard of care and quality of life matched only by my own.  I look forward to working with the CryoLife team as they continue to drive the Company’s growth and industry awareness.”  

Since 2005, Ms. Borgstrom has presided as President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to a board member of the Yale New Haven Health System, an integrated health care delivery system that operates in Connecticut, western Rhode Island and Westchester County (New York)Additionally, Ms. Borgstrom currently serves on several nationally recognized boards including Vizient, Inc., a privately held, member-driven health care performance improvement company, the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare and the Healthcare InstituteMs. Borgstrom received her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and Masters in Public Health from Yale University.  



About CryoLife

Headquartered in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, CryoLife is a leader in the manufacturing, processing, and distribution of medical devices and implantable tissues used in cardiac and vascular surgical procedures focused on aortic repair.  CryoLife markets and sells products in more than 90 countries worldwide.  For additional information about CryoLife, visit our website, www.cryolife.com

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