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):
May 9, 2012

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

One Technology Drive, P.O. Box 188, Rogers, Connecticut 06263-0188
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)

(860) 774-9605
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 2.05     Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On May 9, 2012, the management of Rogers Corporation (the “Company”), in connection with its continuing efforts to reduce operating costs, committed to a plan to cease operations at the manufacturing site it has been leasing in Bremen, Germany.  The manufacture of certain silicone materials produced in the Bremen facility will be consolidated into the Company’s existing facility in Carol Stream, Illinois.  The Bremen operation, which was acquired as part of the Company’s acquisition of certain assets of MTI Global, Inc. in 2009, has not been profitable.

The Company expects to incur expenses and charges during the second quarter of 2012 in connection with its plan to close the Bremen facility.  These expenses and charges, which cannot be reasonably estimated at this time, will include, without limitation, the following major components: (i) those associated with the early termination of the lease for the 68,000 square foot building; (ii) those associated with the separation from employment of approximately 33 employees at the facility; (iii) those associated with physically removing and transporting certain manufacturing equipment and preparing the building for return to the landlord; and (iv) possible impairment of assets.  An amendment to this Form 8-K will be timely filed when estimates for these expenses and charges are formulated.




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/ Dennis M. Loughran
    Dennis M. Loughran
    Vice President, Finance and
       Chief Financial Officer

Date:  May 11, 2012