SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Phillips Laura J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
7 CUSTOM HOUSE STREET

(Street)
PORTLAND ME 04101

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
06/01/2019
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COVETRUS, INC. [ CVET ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
See Remarks
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units (1) 05/02/2022 Common Stock 12,128 (2) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) (3) 05/02/2029 Common Stock 35,782 32.98 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") were granted to the Reporting Person on May 2, 2019. Subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service as an employee of the Issuer, the RSUs will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on May 2, 2020.
2. Each RSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's common stock or the cash value thereof.
3. The stock options were granted to the Reporting Person on May 2, 2019. The stock options vest and become exercisable in three equal annual installments beginning on May 2, 2020.
Remarks:
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
/s/ Erin Powers Brennan, as attorney-in-fact for Laura J. Phillips 06/10/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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                         LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR
                         SECTION 16 REPORTING PURPOSES

       KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Christine Komola and Erin Powers Brennan, signing singly, as
his or her true and lawful attorney- in-fact to:

            (1)   execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
       undersigned's capacity as an officer of Covetrus, Inc. (the "Company"),
       Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities
       Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and the rules and
       regulations promulgated thereunder and any other forms or reports the
       undersigned may be required to file in connection with the undersigned's
       ownership, acquisition, or disposition of securities of the Company;

            (2)   seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the
       undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the Company's
       securities from any third party, including brokers, employee benefit plan
       administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes any
       such person to release any such information to any attorney-in-fact and
       further approves and ratifies any such release of information;

            (3)   do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the
       undersigned which may
 be necessary or desirable to complete and execute
       any such Form 3, 4, or 5, or other form or report, and timely file such
       form or report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and any
       stock exchange or similar authority; and

            (3)   take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection
       with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be
       of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the
       undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such
       attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned, pursuant to this Limited
       Power of Attorney, shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and
       conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in his or her discretion.

       The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power
and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever
requisite, necessary, and proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights
and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the
undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of
substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such
attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause
to be done by virtue of this Limited Power of Attorney and the rights and powers
herein granted.

       The undersigned hereby acknowledges that (a) the foregoing attorneys-in-
fact are serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned; (b) this
Limited Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, each such attorney-
in-fact to act in his or her discretion on information provided to such
attorney- in-fact without independent verification of such information; (c) any
documents prepared and/or executed by any attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Limited Power of Attorney shall be in such form and
shall contain such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his
or her sole discretion, deems necessary or advisable; (d) neither the Company
nor any attorney-in-fact assumes (i) any liability for the undersigned's
responsibility to comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act, (ii) any
liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements or
(iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement
under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and (e) this Limited Power of Attorney
does not relieve the undersigned from responsibility for compliance with the
undersigned's obligations under the Exchange Act, including, without limitation,
the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

       This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of, and transactions in, securities issued by the
Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered
to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

                               [Signature Page Follows]

       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to
be executed as of this 3rd day of June, 2019.


                                        /s/ Laura J. Phillips
                                       --------------------------
                                       Name: Laura J. Phillips