UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report: December 15, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

The Eastern Company

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Connecticut

 

001-35383

 

06-0330020

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

 

 File Number)

 

identification No.)

 

112 Bridge Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut

 

06770

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(203) 729-2255

 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

________________________________________________

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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)

 

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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, No Par Value

EML

NASDAQ Global Market

 

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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On December 15, 2021, The Eastern Company (the “Company”) received notice that one of its directors, Michael McManus intends to retire on December 31, 2021.  Mr. McManus was Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Environmental, Health & Safety Committees.   John Everets was subsequently elected as Chairman of the Compensation Committee at the Board of Directors meeting on December 15, 2021 which will be effective on January 1, 2022.  Mr. McManus was not replaced on the Audit and Environmental, Health & Safety Committees.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release Dated December 20, 2021 Announcing Retirement of Michael McManus, Director

 

 

 

104

 

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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.

 

  The Eastern Company
       
Date:  December 20, 2021 By:

 

 

John L. Sullivan III

 
   

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 
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