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): December 16, 2005
A. O. Smith Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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P.O. Box 245008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-9508
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On November 16, 2005, the Company announced that Terry M. Murphy will join A. O. Smith Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2006. A copy of the Companys press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein. On December 16, 2005, the Companys Board of Directors elected Mr. Murphy to these offices effective January 1, 2006.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
|99.1||A. O. Smith Corporation News Release dated November 16, 2005.|
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.
|A. O. SMITH CORPORATION|
Date: December 22, 2005
W. David Romoser
W. David Romoser
Vice President, General Counsel
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K Dated December 22, 2005.
|99.1||News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated November 16, 2005|