FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Scheppele Stephanie Melissa 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/22/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol SMITH A O CORP [AOS]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION, 44 VANTAGE WAY
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
SVP - CIO /
(Street)
NASHVILLE, TN 37228      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

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 Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: 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
Employee Stock Options (Right to Buy)   (1) 7/13/2030  Common Stock  13210  $48.68  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (2) 7/13/2023  Common Stock  2570  $48.68  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The employee stock options were granted on 07/13/2020 under the A. O. Smith Combined Incentive Compensation Plan, a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3. The options become exercisable in three annual installments of 1/3 of the award starting on 07/13/2021.
(2)  The restricted stock units were granted on 07/13/2020 under the A. O. Smith Combined Incentive Compensation Plan, a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3. The restricted stock units become payable date of 07/13/2023.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Scheppele Stephanie Melissa
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
44 VANTAGE WAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37228


SVP - CIO

Signatures
James F. Stern, Attorney-in-Fact for Stephanie Melissa Scheppele 8/26/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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