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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)




Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 24, 2019



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)



Delaware 1-13738 58-1701987
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer 
of Incorporation)   Identification No.)
289 Great Road, Acton, Massachusetts 1720
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(978) 206-8220

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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


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1.       On January 24, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Psychemedics Corporation (the “Company”) approved the terms of cash performance bonus arrangements with each of its executive officers and certain other employees for 2019 (the “cash bonus arrangements”). Bonus payments under the cash bonus arrangements are calculated and paid as follows:


Each participant has the opportunity to earn as bonus compensation up to an aggregate of an additional 25% of his or her base salary at the end of 2019 based on achievement of Company and individual goals. Each participant's target percentages consist of the following:


a.Up to 7.5% of base salary based on the Company’s achievement of pre-determined domestic revenue goals for 2019; plus


b.Up to 7.5% of base salary based on the Company’s achievement of pre-determined earnings per share goals for 2019; plus


c.Up to 10% of base salary based on the employee’s achievement of pre-determined individual objectives for 2019.


The foregoing targets (a), (b) and (c) are cumulative and achievement of any such target is not dependent upon achievement of any other listed target.


The Compensation Committee reserves the right to withdraw, amend, add to and terminate the cash bonus arrangements, or any portion of them, in its discretion at any time, including, but not limited to, changing or eliminating the threshold amounts giving rise to the payment of target percentages, determining the calculation of such threshold amounts, and adjusting threshold amounts to take into account special non-recurring items, in determining financial and individual performance.


Following the end of fiscal year 2019, the Chief Executive Officer will review and assess the performance of each of the other participants with respect to achievement of his or her individual goals and provide his recommendations thereon to the Compensation Committee. In addition, the Compensation Committee will review and assess the Chief Executive Officer's performance with respect to achievement of his individual goals. The Compensation Committee will then determine the level of payout of the portion of the Chief Executive Officer’s bonus arrangement with respect to individual and Company goals, and each of the other participants, based on the Committee's review and assessment of the performance of each individual toward his or her individual goals and Company goals.











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.


Dated: January 28, 2019      
  By: /s/ Neil Lerner  
    Neil Lerner, Vice President - Finance


























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