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): March 20, 2024

(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 GFF 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

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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

Amendment No. 1 to the Griffon Corporation Amended and Restated 2016 Equity Incentive Plan

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Griffon Corporation (“Griffon”) previously approved Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to Griffon's Amended and Restated 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan”), subject to approval by Griffon’s shareholders (the “Shareholders”) at Griffon’s 2024 annual meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The Shareholders approved the Amendment on March 20, 2024, as indicated in Item 5.07 below.

The Amendment increases the number of shares of common stock available for future awards of equity-based compensation under the Incentive Plan by 2,600,000 shares, such that the total shares authorized for issuance under the Incentive Plan is 8,850,000 shares (plus shares underlying any awards under the Griffon Corporation 2011 Equity Incentive Plan that are forfeited or cancelled). As of December 31, 2023, there were 154,369 shares available for grant under the Incentive Plan.

The foregoing discussion of the Incentive Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to (i) the description of the Incentive Plan and the Amendment included in Griffon’s Proxy Statement relating to the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 29, 2024 (the “Proxy Statement”), and (ii) the full text of the Incentive Plan and the Amendment, which are included as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On March 20, 2024, Griffon held the Annual Meeting. Of the 51,309,064 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, 47,984,661 shares, or 93.5%, were represented at the meeting in person or by proxy, and therefore a quorum was present. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of Shareholders at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

Item No. 1: Each of Henry A. Alpert, Jerome L. Coben, H. C. Charles Diao, Louis J. Grabowsky, Lacy M. Johnson, Ronald J. Kramer, Victor Eugene Renuart, James W. Sight, Samanta Hegedus Stewart, Kevin F. Sullivan, Michelle L. Taylor and Cheryl L. Turnbull were elected to serve on the Board until Griffon’s 2025 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, by the votes set forth below:


NomineeForWithheldBroker Non-Votes
Henry A. Alpert42,442,2021,529,4744,012,985
Jerome L. Coben43,042,056929,6204,012,985
H. C. Charles Diao42,848,8781,122,7984,012,985
Louis J. Grabowsky43,210,588761,0884,012,985
Lacy M. Johnson39,307,7404,663,9364,012,985
Ronald J. Kramer42,608,1351,363,5404,012,986
General Victor Eugene Renuart43,284,032687,6444,012,985
James W. Sight43,393,324632,3514,012,986
Samanta Hegedus Stewart42,661,6641,310,0124,012,985
Kevin F. Sullivan43,005,250966,4254,012,986
Michelle L. Taylor43,267,552704,1244,012,985
Cheryl L. Turnbull43,010,233961,4444,012,984

Item No. 2: The Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, by the votes set forth below:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-votes

Item No. 3: The Shareholders approved the Amendment to authorize an increase in the number of shares available for future awards, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, by the votes set forth below:


Item No. 4: The Shareholders ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as Griffon’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2024, by the votes set forth below:


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit NumberExhibit

* Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.



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 L. Kaplan        
    Seth L. Kaplan
    Senior Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

Date: March 22, 2024