SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
(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): July 7, 2015
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
25 Greens Hill Lane
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (802) 775-0325
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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This Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K/A amends the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 8, 2015 (the Original Filing) by Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (the Company). The Original Filing reported, among other items, the appointment of James E. OConnor to the Companys Board of Directors (the Board). At the time of the Original Filing, the Board had not made any determinations regarding committee assignments for Mr. OConnor. The Company hereby amends the Original Filing to include information on the committee assignments in Item 5.02 below. Other than providing the additional information in Item 5.02 below, no other disclosure in the Original Filing is amended by this Form 8-K/A.
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On and effective as of July 28, 2015, the Board appointed Mr. OConnor to the Boards Compensation Committee.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
The information included in Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.
Important Additional Information And Where To Find It
Casella, its directors and certain of its executive officers are deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Casellas stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at Casellas 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information regarding the names of Casellas directors and executive officers and their respective interests in Casella by security holdings or otherwise can be found in Casellas Form 10-KT/A for the transition period from May 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, filed with the SEC on April 30, 2015. To the extent holdings of Casellas securities have changed since the amounts set forth in Casellas Form 10-KT/A for the transition period from May 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, such changes have been reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Casella intends to file a proxy statement and accompanying WHITE proxy card with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies from Casella stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at Casellas 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Additional information regarding the identity of participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in Casellas proxy statement for its 2015 Annual Meeting, including the schedules and appendices thereto. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ ANY SUCH PROXY STATEMENT AND THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY CARD AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED BY CASELLA WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders will be able to obtain the Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements to the Proxy Statement, the accompanying WHITE proxy card, and other documents filed by Casella with the SEC for no charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge at the Investor Relations section of Casellas corporate website at www.casella.com, by writing to Casellas Corporate Secretary at Casella Waste Systems, Inc., 25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland, VT 05701, or by calling Casellas Corporate Secretary at (802) 772-2257.
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.
|CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC.|
|Date: July 29, 2015||By:||/s/ Edmond R. Coletta|
Edmond R. Coletta
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer