Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): July 5, 2018



Premier, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-36092   35-2477140

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

13034 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Charlotte, NC 28277

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(704) 357-0022

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On July 5, 2018, Kelly E. Rakowski informed Premier, Inc. (the “Company”) that she will resign from her position as Senior Vice President – Premier Performance Partners, effective as of July 20, 2018. Prior to the effectiveness of her resignation, Ms. Rakowski will continue in her current role with the Company and will assist the Company in transitioning her responsibilities through the date of her departure. Ms. Rakowski is expected to be a named executive officer in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

The Company announced the promotion of Leigh Anderson, the Company’s current Chief Information Officer, to President of Performance Services effective as of July 20, 2018. In his new role, Mr. Anderson will continue to report to Michael J. Alkire, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, and will have overall responsibility for the Company’s Performance Services segment. The Company expects to commence a search for a new head of performance partners that will report directly to Mr. Anderson.


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.


Premier, Inc.
By:   /s/ Susan D. DeVore
  Name: Susan D. DeVore
  Title:   Chief Executive Officer and President

Date: July 11, 2018