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Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On March 2, 2021, the Board of Directors of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (the “Corporation”) amended the Company’s bylaws to add an exclusive forum provision as new Section 7.06 and an emergency bylaws provision as new Section 3.18.
Under Section 7.06(a), unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware does not have jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware) shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for: (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer, other employee or stockholder of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware or as to which the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware confers jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or (iv) any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the Corporation’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws (in each case, as they may be amended from time to time) or governed by the internal affairs doctrine. Section 7.06(a) does not apply to claims arising under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction.
Under Section 7.06(b), unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for the resolution of any claims arising under the Securities Act of 1933.
The emergency bylaws provision under Section 3.18 provides that, in the event of any emergency, disaster, catastrophe or other similar emergency condition of a type described in Section 110(a) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (an “Emergency”), notwithstanding any different or conflicting provisions in the Corporation’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws, during such Emergency: a meeting of the Board of Directors or a committee thereof may be called by any director, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or the Secretary by such means as, in the judgment of the person calling the meeting, may be feasible at the time, and notice of any such meeting of the Board of Directors or any committee may be given, in the judgment of the person calling the meeting, only to such directors as it may be feasible to reach at the time and by such means as may be feasible at the time. Such notice shall be given at such time in advance of the meeting as, in the judgment of the person calling the meeting, circumstances permit. The director or directors in attendance at a meeting called in accordance with Section 3.18(a) shall constitute a quorum.
The foregoing description of the amendments to the bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amended bylaws, a copy of which is included in this report as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Restated Bylaws of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., as amended|
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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.
|HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|Date: March 30, 2021||By:|
|Charles R. Monroe, Jr.|
|Corporate Vice President,|
|Associate General Counsel and Secretary|