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) November 6, 2017

General Electric Company
      (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)      

New York       001-00035       14-0689340
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
41 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

      Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 443-3000      
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 6, 2017, General Electric Company (the “Company”) filed a prospectus supplement to its registration statement on Form S-3 dated February 29, 2016 (No. 333-209821) with respect to the offering of shares of its common stock (the “Shares”) under its stock purchase and dividend reinvestment program, GE Stock Direct (the “Plan”). Attached hereto as Exhibit 5.1 is the legal opinion with respect to the validity of the Shares to be issued by the Company under the Plan.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is being furnished as part of this report:

Exhibit Description

5.1    Opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



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.

General Electric Company  
Date: November 6, 2017 /s/ Christoph A. Pereira  
Christoph A. Pereira
Vice President, Chief Corporate, Securities  
and Finance Counsel