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): March 24, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(Commission file number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



55 Walls Drive, Fairfield, Connecticut




(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (203) 254-6060

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

$2.50 par value Common Stock


NYSE American


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:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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.

On March 24, 2020, Acme United Corporation (the “Corporation”) announced that the location of the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders has been changed and will be held in a virtual meeting format only. A copy of the press release announcing the location change is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. Further information regarding this change to the location of the Annual Meeting can be found in the proxy supplement filed by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2020.

The information furnished in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


ITEM 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits


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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.



By/s/  Walter C. Johnsen


Walter C. Johnsen

President and

Chief Executive Officer

Dated:   March 24, 2020



By/s/  Paul G. Driscoll


Paul G. Driscoll

Vice President and

     Chief Financial Officer

Dated:  March 24, 2020









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