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 11, 2012
MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 724-776-8600
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:
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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.
Election of Director
On December 11, 2012 the Board of Directors of Mine Safety Appliances Company elected Alvaro Garcia-Tunon to the Companys Board of Directors. The Companys press release announcing the election is filed as an exhibit to this report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished as part of this Report.
|99.1||Press Release dated December 14, 2012|
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|
|Douglas K. McClaine|
|Vice President, General Counsel|
Date: December 14, 2012