GRACO INC false 0000042888 0000042888 2021-02-26 2021-02-26





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): February 26, 2021



Graco Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Minnesota   001-09249   41-0285640

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


88 - 11th Avenue Northeast

Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(612) 623-6000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   GGG   The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company  

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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.

On February 26, 2021, the Management Organization and Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors approved the grant of 25,000 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) to Dale D. Johnson, the Company’s President, Worldwide Contractor Equipment Division. The date of the grant is February 26, 2021. The RSUs will vest in full on December 31, 2024, subject to Mr. Johnson’s continued employment through that date. If Mr. Johnson’s employment terminates for any reason other than death, disability or termination by the Company without cause, all RSUs will be forfeited. In the event of Mr. Johnson’s death or disability, termination of employment by the Company without cause, or a change of control, all unvested RSUs will vest immediately. Upon vesting, the RSUs will be settled by issuing to Mr. Johnson 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The RSUs were granted pursuant to the form of Executive Officer Restricted Stock Unit Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





10.1    Executive Officer Restricted Stock Unit Agreement. Form of agreement used to award restricted stock units to Dale D. Johnson under the Graco Inc. 2019 Stock Incentive Plan.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (included within the Inline XBRL document).


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.


            GRACO INC.
Date: February 26, 2021     By:  

/s/ Karen Park Gallivan

      Karen Park Gallivan

Its: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and

Corporate Secretary