SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 3, 2010
VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|19975 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI||48152|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
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Items to be Included in this Report
Item 5.02(b). Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 3, 2010, Marcella A. Sampson, a director of Valassis Communications, Inc. (the Company), notified the Company that she plans to retire from the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) and all committees of the Board she serves on, effective December 31, 2010. Ms. Sampson has been a member of the Board since 1998 and is currently serving as a member of the Boards Compensation/Stock Option Committee and Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. We expect that, upon Ms. Sampsons retirement, the size of the Board will be reduced back to nine members (which was the size until Thomas Reddins appointment in June 2010).
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.
|VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.|
|Date: December 8, 2010||Name:||Todd Wiseley|
|Title:||General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Administration|