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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): November 12, 2019

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware             1-06620         11-1893410
(State or Other Jurisdiction      (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)          File Number) Identification No.)

712 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, New York                       10019
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)         (Zip Code)

(212) 957-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

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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, $0.25 par value
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 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 12, 2019, General Donald J. Kutyna retired from Griffon’s Board of Directors after over fourteen years of distinguished service. General Kutyna’s decision was not the result of any disagreement with us relating to our operations, policies or practices.

On November 12, 2019, Lacy M. Johnson was elected to serve on Griffon’s Board of Directors as a Class I Director, and entered into a customary indemnification agreement with Griffon which provides that Griffon will indemnify Mr. Johnson to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and which includes provisions relating to the advancement of expenses incurred by or on behalf of Mr. Johnson. This indemnification agreement is in the same form as the indemnification agreement entered into between Griffon and each of its other directors and each of its executive officers; the form of the indemnification agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Mr. Johnson was also appointed to serve on Griffon’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Johnson will receive compensation for his services pursuant to our director compensation program. This program is filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Pursuant to our director compensation program, Mr. Johnson received a grant of 4,146 restricted shares of Griffon common stock at the time of his election to the Board, which grant vests at the rate of one-third a year for three years.



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/ Seth Kaplan        
    Seth L. Kaplan
Senior Vice President

Date: November 15, 2019