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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) October 25, 2022 (October 19, 2022)



Harsco Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-03970   23-1483991

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


350 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill,


(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (717) 763-7064

(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 Instructions A.2. below):


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))

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


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $1.25 per share   HSC   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 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On October 19, 2022, in connection with the effectiveness of new Securities and Exchange Commission rules regarding universal proxy cards, certain recent changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) and a periodic review of the by-laws of Harsco Corporation (the “Company”), the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) adopted amended and restated by-laws (the “Amended and Restated By-laws”), effective immediately. Among other things, the amendments effected by the Amended and Restated By-laws:



Clarify that the elections of directors shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast along with a resignation policy in uncontested elections, and by a plurality of the votes in contested elections;



Clarify that the Board may postpone, reschedule or cancel meetings of stockholders;



Clarify the powers of the chair of stockholder meetings;



Enhance procedural mechanics and disclosure requirements in connection with stockholder nominations of directors and submission of stockholder proposals (other than proposals to be included in the Company’s proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) made in connection with annual and special meetings of stockholders, including, without limitation, as follows:



Requiring additional disclosures;



Addressing matters relating to Rule 14a-19 under the Exchange Act (the “Universal Proxy Rules”) (e.g., providing the Company a remedy if a stockholder fails to satisfy the Universal Proxy Rule requirements, requiring stockholders intending to use the Universal Proxy Rules to notify the Company of any change in such intent within two business days and to provide reasonable evidence of the satisfaction of the requirements under the Universal Proxy Rules at least five business days before the applicable meeting, etc.);



Requiring that proposed nominees make themselves available for and submit to interviews by the Board or any Board committee within 10 days following the date of any reasonable request therefor from the Board or any Board committee;



Modify the provisions relating to adjournment procedures and lists of stockholders entitled to vote at stockholder meetings, in each case, to reflect recent amendments to the DGCL;



Add provisions that, in an emergency, permit any director or certain officers to call Board meetings, lower quorum thresholds for Board meetings and permit certain officers to be deemed directors for purposes of obtaining a quorum for as long as the emergency is ongoing;



Provide that stockholder meetings may be held by means of remote communication; and



Make various other updates, including ministerial and conforming changes, including changes in furtherance of gender neutrality.

The foregoing summary of the amendments effected by the Amended and Restated By-laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amended and Restated By-laws, which are filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




    3.1    Amended and Restated By-laws of Harsco Corporation adopted on October 19, 2022.
104.0    Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 25, 2022     By:  

/s/ Russell C. Hochman

      Russell C. Hochman

Senior Vice President and General Counsel,

Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary

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