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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2021

MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Pennsylvania1-1557946-4914539
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township,Pennsylvania 16066-5207
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 724-776-8600
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par value
MSA
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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.



Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The annual meeting of shareholders of MSA Safety Incorporated was held on May 19, 2021. The following matters were acted upon:
1. Election of Directors
Sandra Phillips Rogers and John T. Ryan, III were elected to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2024, by the following votes:
NomineeVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Sandra Phillips Rogers
27,468,4694,670,8593,257,358
John T. Ryan, III
31,469,724669,6043,257,358
Continuing as directors, with terms expiring in 2022, are Robert A. Bruggeworth, Gregory B. Jordan, Rebecca B. Roberts and William R. Sperry. Continuing as directors, with terms expiring in 2023, are Diane M. Pearse, William M. Lambert and and Nishan J. Vartanian.

2. Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Ernst & Young LLP was selected as the independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021, by the following votes:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
35,128,067253,50615,113

3. Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
The results of the advisory vote to approve the executive compensation of the Company’s named executive officers were as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
31,569,050519,76250,5163,257,358




SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, MSA Safety Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
(Registrant)
By
/s/ Stephanie L. Sciullo
Stephanie L. Sciullo
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Date: May 19, 2021





EXHIBIT INDEX


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