SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 29, 2015
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
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88 11th Avenue Northeast
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (612) 623-6000
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On June 29, 2015, Graco Inc. (the Company) announced that Christian E. Rothe has been appointed as the Companys new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Rothe succeeds James A. Graner, who will retire from his role as Chief Financial Officer effective August 31, 2015.
Mr. Rothe, 41, has served as Vice President and Treasurer for the Company since June 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rothe held various positions in business development, accounting and finance, including, most recently, at Gardner Denver, Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered products, as Vice President, Treasurer from January 2011 to June 2011, Vice President - Finance, Industrial Products Group from October 2008 to January 2011, and Director, Strategic Planning and Development from October 2006 to October 2008.
Effective September 1, 2015, Mr. Rothes annual base salary will be increased to $350,000. For the portion of the annual performance period under the Companys Incentive Bonus Plan beginning September 1, 2015 and ending December 25, 2015, Mr. Rothes target payout will be increased to 70% of his base salary and his maximum payout will be increased to 105% of his base salary.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release dated June 29, 2015.|
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 29, 2015||By:||
/s/ Karen Park Gallivan
|Karen Park Gallivan|
|Its: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
|99.1||Press Release dated June 29, 2015.||Filed Electronically|