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): November 2, 2005
MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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121 Gamma Drive
RIDC Industrial Park
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (412) 967-3000
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 2, 2005, the Companys Board of Directors authorized the repurchase by the Company from time to time of up to $100 million in shares of the Companys Common Stock. A copy of the Companys press release announcing the new share repurchase program is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The new authorization replaces the share repurchase program approved October 26, 2004.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed herewith:
|99.1||Press Release dated November 3, 2005, announcing the share repurchase program described in Item 8.01.|
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.
|MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY|
/s/ Douglas K. McClaine
|Douglas K. McClaine|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: November 7, 2005