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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 2, 2018
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New Jersey
I-3215
22-1024240
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey  08933
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  732-524-0400
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Item 8.01. Other Events

On October 2, 2018, Johnson & Johnson (the "Company") announced that it has completed the divestiture of its LifeScan business to Platinum Equity for approximately $2.1 billion. LifeScan, Inc. is a world leader in blood glucose monitoring and maker of the OneTouch® brand of products. It generated net revenues of approximately $1.5 billion in 2017.

The Company will discuss this transaction during its scheduled quarterly earnings call on October 16, 2018.

The related press release dated October 2, 2018 is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)    Exhibits.

Exhibit No.    Description

99.1Johnson & Johnson Press Release dated October 2, 2018.



SIGNATURES
 
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.
 


 
 
Johnson & Johnson
(Registrant)
 
October 2, 2018
 
By:
/s/ Renee A. Brutus
 
 
 
 
Renee A. Brutus
Assistant Secretary
 





Exhibit



Exhibit 99.1


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Johnson & Johnson Completes Divestiture of LifeScan to Platinum Equity

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 2, 2018 - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has completed the divestiture of its LifeScan business to Platinum Equity for approximately $2.1 billion.

LifeScan, Inc. is a world leader in blood glucose monitoring and maker of the OneTouch® brand of products. It generated net revenues of approximately $1.5 billion in 2017.

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies will continue to serve those impacted by diabetes through innovative products, services and solutions from its Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer businesses. This includes important leadership and innovation in areas such as bariatric surgery and through medicines such as INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) and INVOKAMET® (canagliflozin/metformin HCl).

Johnson & Johnson will discuss this transaction during its scheduled quarterly earnings call on October 16, 2018.

About Johnson & Johnson
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.