American Greetings Corporation 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): September 26, 2007
American Greetings Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Ohio   1-13859   34-0065325
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One American Road
Cleveland, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216) 252-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On September 26, 2007, Erwin Weiss, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Resource Planning, of American Greetings Corporation (“American Greetings”) adopted a pre-arranged, non-discretionary stock trading plan with respect to (1) the sale of shares owned by Mr. Weiss as of September 26, 2007, (2) the exercise of options to purchase American Greetings Class A common shares previously granted to him and (3) the sale of Class A common shares acquired upon exercise of such options. The trading plan was adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 (“Rule 10b5-1”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and American Greetings’ policies governing stock transactions by directors, executive officers and other employees. Rule 10b5-1 allows corporate insiders to establish prearranged stock trading plans when they are not in possession of material non-public information.
Commencing on September 26, 2007, and ending on September 25, 2009, Mr. Weiss’s Rule 10b5-1 trading plan provides for the sale of 17,000 Class A common shares and the periodic exercises of options to purchase up to 138,000 Class A common shares and the subsequent sale of the acquired shares on the open market at prevailing market prices, in each case subject to minimum price thresholds. Mr. Weiss’s Rule 10b5-1 trading plan is subject to specified limitations, including early termination or suspension upon the occurrence of certain events.
Transactions made under the Rule 10b5-1 trading plan will be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations. Except as may be required by law, American Greetings does not undertake to report stock trading plans by other American Greetings officers or directors, or to report modifications or termination of any publicly-announced plan, including the plan of Mr. Erwin Weiss.
The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.



     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 hereto duly authorized.
  American Greetings Corporation
  By:   /s/ Catherine M. Kilbane   
    Catherine M. Kilbane, Senior Vice   
    President, General Counsel and Secretary  
Date: September 27, 2007