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): August 17, 2011
A. O. Smith Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
11270 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-9508
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number)
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 Instruction A.2. below):
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
On August 17, 2011, A. O. Smith Corporation (the Company) issued a news release that it and Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) have reached a final agreement with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in connection with the governments approval of the Companys sale of its electric motor business to RBC. Subject to receipt of final court approval, the Company anticipates closing the transaction on or about August 22, 2011.
A copy of the Companys news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this Current Report) and is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
(99.1) News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated August 17, 2011.
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: August 18, 2011||By:|| |
/s/ James F. Stern
James F. Stern
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K Dated August 17, 2011
|99.1||News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated August 17, 2011|