8-K Runge 8.28.2013

Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 28, 2013

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Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Item 5.02     Election of Director.
On August 27, 2013, the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company elected Dr. Marschall S. Runge as a new member, effective as of September 1, 2013. Dr. Runge, 59, is the Executive Dean for the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a member of Lilly's board, Dr. Runge will serve on the Science and Technology Committee and the Public Policy and Compliance Committee. He will serve under interim election and will stand for election by the Lilly shareholders at the company's annual meeting in May of 2013.
There is no arrangement between Dr. Runge and any person pursuant to which he was selected as a director. Dr. Runge is not a party to any transaction subject to Section 404(a) of Regulation S-K involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
Dr. Runge will participate in the Director's compensation program as described in the company's 2013 Proxy Statement which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2013.
Today, the company issued a press release announcing Dr. Runge's appointment. A copy of the release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits

99.1    Press Release of Eli Lilly and Company dated August 28, 2013


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.

By:        /s/ James B. Lootens        
Name:    James B. Lootens
Title:     Secretary and Deputy
General Counsel

Dated: August 28, 2013