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|Item 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
On April 9, 2021, the Board of Directors of Regal Beloit Corporation (the “Company”) adopted an amendment and restatement of Section 8.02(a) of Article VIII of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”), effective as of that same date (the “Amendment”). The Amendment amends the exclusive forum provision contained in the Bylaws to change the choice of forum to any commercial court established pursuant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Order No. 16-05 and amendments thereto.
Specifically, the Amendment provides that unless a majority of the Board of Directors, acting on behalf of the Company, consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum (which consent may be given at any time, including during the pendency of litigation), any commercial court established pursuant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Order No. 16-05 and amendments thereto (or, if such commercial courts established pursuant to such order do not have jurisdiction or cease to exist, any circuit court located within the State of Wisconsin or, if no circuit court located within the State of Wisconsin has jurisdiction, any other state court located within the State of Wisconsin, or if no state court located within the State of Wisconsin has jurisdiction, a federal district court located in the State of Wisconsin), to the fullest extent permitted by law, shall be the sole and exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Company to the Company or the Company’s shareholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any of its directors, officers or other employees arising pursuant to any provision of the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law, these bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation (in each case, as may be amended from time to time), or (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any of its directors, officers or other employees governed by the internal affairs doctrine of the State of Wisconsin, in all cases subject to the court’s having personal jurisdiction over all indispensable parties named as defendants. Unless a majority of the Board, acting on behalf of the Company, consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum (which consent may be given at any time, including during the pendency of litigation), the federal district courts of the United States of America, to the fullest extent permitted by law, shall be the sole and exclusive forum for the resolution of any action asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|(d)||Exhibits. The following exhibit is being filed herewith:|
REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
Exhibit Index to Report on Form 8-K
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|3.1||Section 8.02(a) of Article VIII of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Regal Beloit Corporation, as amended on April 9, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded 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.
|REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION|
|Date: April 9, 2021||By:||/s/ Thomas E. Valentyn|
|Thomas E. Valentyn|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|