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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): November 18, 2020
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
001-12215 16-1387862
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
500 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(973) 520-2700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value DGX New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
    Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 8.01 Other Events

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (the “Company”) has lifted the temporary suspension, announced on April 22, 2020, of the Company’s common stock repurchase program. As of November 18, 2020, $1.2 billion remained available under the Company’s share repurchase authorization. The share repurchase authorization has no set expiration or termination date.

Signature
    
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.

                        November 18, 2020


QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INCORPORATED



                        By:    /s/ William J. O'Shaughnessy, Jr.
William J. O'Shaughnessy, Jr.
Secretary

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