SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 25, 2019
MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 724-776-8600
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
d. Election of Director
On February 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (the “Company”) elected Gregory B. Jordan to the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. The Company’s press release announcing the election is filed as an exhibit to this report.
At this time, Mr. Jordan has not been appointed to any Board committees. For his services, Mr. Jordan will receive the compensation paid to non-employee directors as described in the “Compensation of Directors” section of the Company’s most recent Proxy Statement dated April 6, 2018, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Jordan presently serves as executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”), a company with which the Company presently maintains certain business dealings, including a Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement pursuant to which PNC serves as administrative agent and a lender. Total amounts paid by MSA to PNC in 2018 were approximately 0.02% of PNC’s 2018 revenues. In electing Mr. Jordan, the MSA Board of Directors has determined that MSA’s dealings with PNC do not constitute a related party transaction with respect to Mr. Jordan under Item 404 of Regulation S-K or under the Company’s Related Party Transactions Policy.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished as part of this Report.
99.1 Press Release dated February 26, 2019
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 thereunto duly authorized.
MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
By /s/ Douglas K. McClaine
Douglas K. McClaine
Senior Vice President, Secretary and
Chief Legal Officer
Date: February 26, 2019