Registration No.            
As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 1, 2020
 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 

FORM S-8
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
 

SIFCO Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 

 
 
 
 
Ohio
 
34-0553950
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. employer
identification no.)
 
 
970 East 64th Street, Cleveland Ohio
 
44103
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip code)

SIFCO Industries, Inc.
2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan
(Amended and Restated as of November 16, 2016)
(Full title of the plans)
Peter W. Knapper
Chief Executive Officer
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
970 East 64th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
(Name and address of agent for service)
(216) 881-8600
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
 Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Large accelerated filer
 
 
Accelerated filer
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
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Smaller reporting company
 
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Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐
 






CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title of Securities
To be Registered
 
Amount
to be
Registered (1) (2)
 
Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share (3)
 
Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price
 
Amount of
Registration Fee (3)
Common Stock, $1 par value
 
550,000
 
$4.01
 
$2,205,500
 
$286.28
 
 
 
(1)
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement shall also cover additional shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) that may be necessary to adjust the number of Shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the SIFCO Industries, Inc. 2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan (Amended and Restated as of November 16, 2016) (the “Plan”) as the result of any future stock dividend, stock split or similar adjustment to the Company’s outstanding common stock.

(2)
Represents the number of additional Shares authorized for issuance under the Plan that may be offered and sold hereunder.

(3)
Estimated solely for the purpose of determining the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h), under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Shares, as reported by NYSE American exchange on June 26, 2020.





EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Pursuant to General Instruction (E) of Form S-8, this Registration Statement on Form S-8 is being filed by SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) solely with respect to the registration of an additional Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand (550,000) shares of Common Stock of the Registrant (“Shares”) reserved and authorized for issuance under the SIFCO Industries, Inc. 2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan (Amended and Restated as of November 16, 2016) (the “Plan”). The increase in the number of Shares reserved and authorized for issuance under the Plan was approved by the Board of Directors and the requisite number of shareholders of the Registrant. After taking into account such increase, there are a total of One Million One Hundred Ninety-Six Thousand Four Hundred and One (1,196,401) Shares reserved and authorized for issuance under the Plan as of the date of this filing.
This Registration Statement on Form S-8 relates to: (i) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-150963), filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 16, 2008 with respect to the registration of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand (250,000) Shares reserved and authorized for issuance under the Plan; (ii) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-176224), filed by the Registrant with the SEC on August 11, 2011 with respect to the registration of an additional Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand (350,000) Shares reserved and authorized for issuance under the Plan; and (iii) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-219842), filed by the Registrant with the SEC on August 9, 2017 with respect to the registration of an additional Two Hundred Forty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-One (247,931) Shares reserved and authorized for issuance under the Plan, the contents of each of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference.







Part I
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
As permitted by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), this Registration Statement omits the information specified in Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing the information specified in Part I of this Registration Statement have been sent or given to eligible employees as specified in Rule 428(b) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Such documents are not being filed with the Commission either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 of the Securities Act.
Part II
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
 
Item 3.
Incorporation of Documents by Reference
The Commission allows the Registrant (File No. 1-5978) to incorporate by reference the information the Registrant files with them, which means that the Registrant can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus, and information that the Registrant files later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede the information in this prospectus. Accordingly, we incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future filings we make with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act’):
 
1.
The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.
 
2.
The Registrant’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
 
 
3.
The Registrant’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders held on January 30, 2020.
 
4.
The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on February 4, 2020, March 25, 2020 and April 13, 2020, to the extent filed and not furnished.
 
5.
The description of the Registrant’s shares of common stock contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-C, as filed pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act on May 7, 1969, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
All reports and other documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement. The Registrant’s file number with the Commission is 1-5978.
 
Item 4.
Description of Securities
Not applicable.
 
Item 5.
Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
Not applicable.






Item 6.
Indemnification of Directors and Officers
Section 1701.13(E) of the Ohio Revised Code provides in regard to indemnification of directors and officers as follows:
(1) A corporation may indemnify or agree to indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party, to any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against expenses, including attorney’s fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with such action, suit, or proceeding, if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, if the person had no reasonable cause to believe the person’s conduct was unlawful. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, the person had reasonable cause to believe that the person’s conduct was unlawful.
(2) A corporation may indemnify or agree to indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party, to any threatened, pending, or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against expenses, including attorney’s fees, actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit, if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any of the following:
(a) Any claim, issue, or matter as to which such person is adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of the person’s duty to the corporation unless, and only to the extent that, the court of common pleas or the court in which such action or suit was brought determines, upon application, that, despite the adjudication of liability, but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court of common pleas or such other court shall deem proper;
(b) Any action or suit in which the only liability asserted against a director is pursuant to section 1701.95 of the Revised Code.
(3) To the extent that a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, or in defense of any claim, issue, or matter in the action, suit, or proceeding, the person shall be indemnified against expenses, including attorney’s fees, actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the action, suit, or proceeding.
(4) Any indemnification under division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, unless ordered by a court, shall be made by the corporation only as authorized in the specific case, upon a determination that indemnification of the director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent is proper in the circumstances because the person has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section. Such determination shall be made as follows:
(a) By a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors of the indemnifying corporation who were not and are not parties to or threatened with the action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section;
(b) If the quorum described in division (E)(4)(a) of this section is not obtainable or if a majority vote of a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, in a written opinion by independent legal counsel other than an attorney, or a firm having associated with it an attorney, who has been retained by or who has performed services for the corporation or any person to be indemnified within the past five years;
(c) By the shareholders;
(d) By the court of common pleas or the court in which the action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section was brought.
Any determination made by the disinterested directors under division (E)(4)(a) or by independent legal counsel under division (E)(4)(b) of this section shall be promptly communicated to the person who threatened or brought the action or suit by or in the right of the corporation under division (E)(2) of this section, and, within ten days after receipt of that notification, the person shall have the right to petition the court of common pleas or the court in which the action or suit was brought to review the reasonableness of that determination.




(5) (a) Unless at the time of a director’s act or omission that is the subject of an action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, the articles or the regulations of a corporation state, by specific reference to this division, that the provisions of this division do not apply to the corporation and unless the only liability asserted against a director in an action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section is pursuant to section 1701.95 of the Revised Code, expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by a director in defending the action, suit, or proceeding shall be paid by the corporation as they are incurred, in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit, or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director in which the director agrees to do both of the following:
(i) Repay that amount if it is proved by clear and convincing evidence in a court of competent jurisdiction that the director’s action or failure to act involved an act or omission undertaken with deliberate intent to cause injury to the corporation or undertaken with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation;
(ii) Reasonably cooperate with the corporation concerning the action, suit, or proceeding.
(b) Expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent in defending any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in division (E)(1) or (2) of this section, may be paid by the corporation as they are incurred, in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit, or proceeding, as authorized by the directors in the specific case, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent to repay that amount, if it ultimately is determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified by the corporation.
(6) The indemnification or advancement of expenses authorized by this section shall not be exclusive of, and shall be in addition to, any other rights granted to those seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses under the articles, the regulations, any agreement, a vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in their official capacities and as to action in another capacity while holding their offices or positions, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of that person. A right to indemnification or to advancement of expenses arising under a provision of the articles or the regulations shall not be eliminated or impaired by an amendment to that provision after the occurrence of the act or omission that becomes the subject of the civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative action, suit, or proceeding for which the indemnification or advancement of expenses is sought, unless the provision in effect at the time of that act or omission explicitly authorizes that elimination or impairment after the act or omission has occurred.
(7) A corporation may purchase and maintain insurance or furnish similar protection, including, but not limited to, trust funds, letters of credit, or self-insurance, on behalf of or for any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against any liability asserted against the person and incurred by the person in any such capacity, or arising out of the person’s status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify the person against that liability under this section. Insurance may be purchased from or maintained with a person in which the corporation has a financial interest.
(8) The authority of a corporation to indemnify persons pursuant to division (E)(1) or (2) of this section does not limit the payment of expenses as they are incurred, indemnification, insurance, or other protection that may be provided pursuant to divisions (E)(5), (6), and (7) of this section. Divisions (E)(1) and (2) of this section do not create any obligation to repay or return payments made by the corporation pursuant to division (E)(5), (6), or (7).
(9) As used in division (E) of this section, “corporation” includes all constituent entities in a consolidation or merger and the new or surviving corporation, so that any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, trustee, member, manager, or agent of such a constituent entity, or is or was serving at the request of such constituent entity as a director, trustee, officer, employee, member, manager, or agent of another corporation, domestic or foreign, nonprofit or for profit, a limited liability company, or a partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, shall stand in the same position under this section with respect to the new or surviving corporation as the person would if the person had served the new or surviving corporation in the same capacity.
Article IX-A of the Registrant’s Amended and Restated Code of Regulations, dated January 28, 2016, provides as follows:
(a) The Company shall indemnify any director or officer or any former director or officer of the Company and any person who is serving or has served at the request of the Company as a director, officer, or trustee of another corporation, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the Company, to which he was, is, or is threatened to be made a party by reason of the fact that he is or was such director, officer, or trustee, provided it is determined in the manner set forth in paragraph (c) of this Article that he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company and that, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, he had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful.
(b) In the case of any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the Company, the Company shall indemnify each person indicated in paragraph (a) of this Section against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement thereof, provided it is determined in the manner set forth in paragraph (c) of this Article that he acted in good faith




and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue, or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of his duty of the Company unless and only to the extent that the court of common pleas or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability, but in view of all circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court of common pleas or such other court shall deem proper.
(c) The determinations referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article shall be made (i) by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors of the Company who were not and are not parties to or threatened with any such action, suit or proceeding, or (ii) if such a quorum is not obtainable or if a majority vote of a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, in a written opinion by independent legal counsel other than an attorney, or a firm having associated with it an attorney, who has been retained by or who has performed services for the Company, or any person to be indemnified, within the past five years, or (iii) by the shareholders, or (iv) by the court of common pleas or the court in which such action, suit or proceeding was brought.
(d) Expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred in defending any action, suit, or proceeding referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article, may be paid by the Company in advance of the final disposition of such action, suit, or proceeding as authorized by the directors in the specific case upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director, officer, or trustee to repay such amount, unless it shall ultimately be determined that he is entitled to be indemnified by the Company as authorized in this Article.
(e) The indemnification provided by this Article shall not be deemed exclusive (i) of any other rights to which those seeking indemnification may be entitled under the articles, the regulations, any agreement, any insurance purchased by the Company, vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in his official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office, or of (ii) the power of the Company to indemnify any person who is or was an employee or agent of the Company or of another corporation, joint venture, trust or other enterprise which he is serving or has served at the request of the Company, to the same extent and in the same situations and subject to the same determinations as are herein above set forth with respect to a director, officer or trustee. As used in this paragraph (e) references to the “Company” include all constituent corporations in a consolidation or merger in which the Company or a predecessor to the Company by consolidation or merger was involved. The indemnification provided by this Article shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, or trustee and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of such a person.
(f) The Company may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who or was a director, officer or employee or former director, officer or employee of the Company or any person who is serving or has served at the request of the Company as a director, officer or trustee of another corporation, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, insuring him against liability asserted against or incurred by him in any such capacity or arising out of his status as such whether or not the Company would have the power to indemnify him against such liability under this Article.
(g) The provisions of this Article shall apply to actions, suits and proceedings commenced or threatened after the adoption of this Article, whether arising from acts or omissions to act occurring before or after its adoption.
 
Item 7.
Exemption from Registration Claimed
Not applicable.
 























Item 8.
Exhibits
 
 
 
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
 
  3.1
 
 
 
  3.2
 
 
 
  4.1
 
 
 
  4.2
 
 
 
 
  5.1*
 
 
 
23.1*
 
 
 
23.2*
 
 
 
24.1*
 
(Asterisk denotes exhibits filed herewith.)
 
Item 9.
Undertakings.
(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in the volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the Registration Statement is on Form S-8 and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of Exchange Act, that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act, and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for




indemnification against such liabilities (other than payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and had duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Cleveland, State of Ohio, on this 1st day of July, 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Peter W. Knapper
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter W. Knapper
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
Each of the undersigned hereby appoints each of Peter W. Knapper and Thomas R. Kubera as attorney in fact and agent for the undersigned, with full power of substitution, for and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned, to sign and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act, any and all amendments (including post effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and any and all applications, instruments and other documents to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pertaining to the registration of securities covered hereby, with full power and authority to do and perform any and all acts and things as may be necessary or desirable in furtherance of such registration.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in such capacity and on this 1st day of July, 2020. 
 
 
 
 
 
Name and Signature
 
Title
 
Date
 
 
 
/s/ Peter W. Knapper
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
July 1, 2020
Peter W. Knapper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Thomas R. Kubera
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
July 1, 2020
Thomas R. Kubera
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Norman E. Wells
 
Chairman
 
July 1, 2020
Norman E. Wells
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Jeffrey P. Gotschall
 
Director
 
July 1, 2020
Jeffrey P. Gotschall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Donald C. Molten, Jr.
 
Director
 
July 1, 2020
Donald C. Molten, Jr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Alayne L. Reitman
 
Director
 
July 1, 2020
Alayne L. Reitman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Mark J. Silk
 
Director
 
July 1, 2020
Mark J. Silk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Hudson D. Smith
 
Director
 
July 1, 2020
Hudson D. Smith
 
 
 
 


 

Exhibit


Exhibit 5.1
July 1, 2020
Board of Directors
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
970 East 64th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Members of the Board of Directors:
SIFCO Industries, Inc., an Ohio corporation (the “Company”), intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Act”) a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) with respect to an additional 550,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $1.00 per share (the “Common Stock”), to be issued by the Company under the SIFCO Industries, Inc. 2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan (Amended and Restated as of November 16, 2016) (as amended, the “Plan”). Capitalized terms not defined in this letter have the meanings given to them in the Plan. This opinion letter is delivered in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Act.
You have requested our opinion in connection with the Company’s filing of the Registration Statement. In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction as being true copies, of all such records of the Company, all such agreements, certificates of officers of the Company and others, and such other documents, certificates and corporate or other records as we have deemed necessary as a basis for the opinions expressed in this letter, including, without limitation, the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, the Registration Statement and the Plan.
In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of all natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies.
We have investigated such questions of law for the purpose of rendering the opinions in this letter as we have deemed necessary. We express no opinion in this letter concerning any law other than the laws of the State of Ohio.
The opinions expressed herein assume that there is no change in the facts, circumstances and law in effect on the date of this opinion, particularly, as they relate to corporate authority and the Company’s good standing under Ohio law. We have assumed the Company will remain in good standing as an Ohio corporation at all times when shares of Common Stock are issued pursuant to the Plan.
On the basis of and in reliance on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Shares of the Common Stock to be issued pursuant to the Plan, when and if issued, paid for and delivered in accordance with the terms of the Plan, will be legally issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
The opinion in this letter is rendered only to the Company in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement. We consent to the filing of this letter as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
Very truly yours,
 
/s/ Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP



Exhibit


Exhibit 23.1
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We have issued our report dated December 16, 2019 with respect to the consolidated financial statements of SIFCO Industries, Inc. included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2019, which are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement. We consent to the incorporation by reference of the aforementioned report in this Registration Statement.

 
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
 
Cleveland, Ohio
July 1, 2020